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Pentaho Customer StoneGate Senior Living Wins Nucleus Research Technology ROI Award

July 14, 2012

Analyst firm recognizes Pentaho-based expense management system for integration of social collaboration, mobile access and analytics, resulting in 2800% ROI

June 14, 2012, — Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced that its customer StoneGate Senior Living has been named a Nucleus Research 2012 Technology ROI award winner. Nucleus Research selected StoneGate Senior Living as an award winner because StoneGate achieved a 2,800 percent ROI from its Pentaho-based expense management system, which integrates social collaboration, mobile access and analytics.

Now in its ninth year, Nucleus Research’s Technology ROI Award recognizes the top 10 end-user organizations each year that have successfully leveraged IT deployments to maximize value per dollar spent. StoneGate Senior Living’s ROI, in combination with this year’s other nine winners, represent the highest cumulative return on investment to date, according to Nucleus Research.

Providing support services to senior living and care properties that offer health care, assisted living, memory support and independent living, StoneGate Senior Living has been recognized by Nucleus Research for the successful implementation of the Pentaho Business Analytics platform as the foundation for its expense management system. After careful evaluation, Nucleus Research determined that StoneGate Senior Living has clearly demonstrated a high return on its technology investment by linking IT strategy and business goals with its use of Pentaho Business Analytics.

Using Pentaho, StoneGate has been able to automate the collection and analysis of expense data across all 30 StoneGate facilities, which include six businesses operating within each facility. The organization also uses Pentaho to pull data from seven different systems, including purchasing supply chain management, time card, accounting, rehab tracking and patient care systems.

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“Much of our financial forecasting, planning and analytic activities rely on Pentaho technologies. These resources allow business users to easily approach and analyze data, obtaining visibility and insight into expenses and profitability. By finding and honing in on essential financial performance information for each aspect of the business, we are able to operate more efficiently, deliver superior quality of care to residents and make better overall business decisions. Using Pentaho, our employees are also able to access, analyze and visualize data on their iPads or other mobile devices, further proving that the value of analytics extends far beyond the desktop,” said Brandon Jackson, Vice President of Finance and Business Intelligence at StoneGate Senior Living.

“The move toward cloud-based solutions, along with the integration of social collaboration, mobile access and analytics is extending the value of IT solutions and driving up ROI. We recently found an average of $5.60 return per dollar spent on CRM and $10.66 per dollar spent on analytics. StoneGate Senior Living’s return is well above average, showing significant ROI and exemplifying how an organization can increase value from technology such as Pentaho’s,” said Ian Campbell, CEO at Nucleus Research.

“Not only has StoneGate Senior Living achieved impressive ROI using Pentaho’s comprehensive data analytics and integration platform, but it has done so only one month after deploying. Nucleus Research’s strong track-record of identifying ROI is a true testament to StoneGate Senior Living’s ability to bring to life the ongoing business value of business analytics,” said Rosanne Saccone, Chief Marketing Officer at Pentaho.

About StoneGate Senior Living
StoneGate Senior Living provides support services to senior living and care properties that offer skilled health care, assisted living, memory support and independent living at locations in Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. Founded and led by a team of senior living industry veterans, StoneGate understands that careful attention to customer expectations is vital to the success of a senior living and care community. For more information, go to:

About Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company
Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company, is a leading data integration and business analytics company with an enterprise-class, open source-based platform for diverse big data deployments. Pentaho’s unified data integration and analytics platform is comprehensive, completely embeddable and delivers governed data to power any analytics in any environment. Pentaho’s mission is to help organizations across multiple industries harness the value from all their data, including big data and IoT, enabling them to find new revenue streams, operate more efficiently, deliver outstanding service and minimize risk. Pentaho has over 15,000 product deployments and 1,500 commercial customers today including ABN-AMRO Clearing, BT, EMC, NASDAQ and Sears Holdings Corporation. For more information visit