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Pentaho can be embedded into existing applications, hosted in the cloud and deployed as-a-service

Embeddable, cloud-ready and future-proof big data analytics

LONDON - 13 February 2015 - Delivering the future of analytics, Pentaho Corporation announced today that The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has awarded it a place on the UK government’s on-line procurement framework, G-Cloud 6. All government departments can now access, shortlist and purchase the full range of Pentaho’s cloud-ready Business Analytics software and consulting services through G-Cloud’s Digital Marketplace in the ‘Software-as-a-Service’ area.

Pentaho competes in both the commercial open source and SME arenas, supporting the government’s twin aims to drive savings for the taxpayer and improve the quality of commercial and procurement activity. The Cabinet Office mandated last March 2013 that open source software be the preferred option for all new digital public services. It has also been working hard to level the IT playing field for small and medium-sized vendors seeking to compete for government contracts.

Pentaho also supports government’s needs that are particularly relevant as the nation approaches a general election during a time of continued fiscal prudence. For example, the ease with which Pentaho can be embedded into existing applications, hosted in the cloud and deployed as-a-service supports cross-government initiatives designed to save money while improving front-line services. These include shared council services and open data initiatives. Pentaho’s open, future-proof architecture and licensing model eliminates lock-in, ensuring it will adapt to the IT strategies adopted by successive governments.

Commenting on the news, Paul Scholey, Vice President of Sales EMEA, Pentaho stated, “Government departments across the UK are looking at how their data can support more efficient and collaborative ways of working and deliver better, more transparent citizen services. Through G-Cloud, the public sector gains easier access to the kind of advanced, big data analytics that currently benefit our large commercial customers.”

About Pentaho
Pentaho is delivering the future of business analytics. Pentaho's open source heritage drives our continued innovation in a modern, integrated, embeddable platform built for the future of analytics, including diverse and big data requirements. Powerful business analytics are made easy with Pentaho's cost-effective suite for data access, visualization, integration, analysis and mining. For a free evaluation, download Pentaho Business Analytics at www.pentaho.com/get-started.

About the Crown Commercial Service
CCS is an executive agency of the Cabinet Office and operates as a trading fund under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973. Their remit is to work with both departments and organisations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and improve the quality of service delivery.

Pentaho UK media contact
Sarah Lafferty
Round Earth Consulting
slafferty@roundearthconsulting.com
+44 7917 222 144
Twitter @ladylaff

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