Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pentaho BI Ad-Hoc for the iPad

A leading open source BI software provider, Pentaho, has a nice ad-hoc reporting tool for the Apple iPad. 

Richard Daley, the Pentaho CEO and co-founder, says:
"We've always been believers in Mobile BI as evidenced by being the first to support the iPhone and now the first to support ad-hoc analysis for the iPad. With technology like Analyzer, any business user can create reports in a couple of minutes with just the touch of a finger. It doesn't get much easier than this." 

Pentaho's ad-hoc Analyzer tool is quite impressive.  See the iPad video for yourself.

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