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"We can easily do our own customizations.""I can't name the features the way the Knowage community calls them because I still don't know the lingo. However, I can describe them. I like the ability to join more than one report, set all fields on one end, and replicate that on the other reports. I like that a lot. I think it's one of the features that got me using Knowage. They have tables, and I like that too. They took SQL scripts and many other scripts and enabled them to even correlate with Python. That's also one of the best things about Knowage. You could also decide to get information per user role, and this is also a feature that I like in Knowage.""The embedding feature is great."

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"The most valuable feature of Pentaho is the Tableau report.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""We were able to install it without any assistance from tech support."

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Cons
"It would be better if more resources were available to help us learn how to use it. I wanted to use Knowage for a more extended period, but learning materials around the product were not really available and were not really straightforward. I've also seen inconsistencies between versions. For example, under the tools, especially in the cockpit, the way you create reports is now different. You will also find some configurations within a particular state, like a line chart, which differs from version to version. I think consistency is an essential feature in a product, especially for business intelligence products.""The dashboard components could be better.""The only challenge here is that it's a Java-based platform. It requires very high technical skills."

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"Another concern is that Pentaho is not customizable or interactive.""The repository should be improved.""We did not achieve the ROI. The work delivered to users had lesser value than the subscription cost."

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  • "Knowage is open-source, and an enterprise edition is also available."
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  • "We were lucky enough to find a Pentaho OEM partner who offered a data warehouse model and the ETL software for about 60K SGD per year."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It's an open-source product; we use the open-source edition for Knowage.
    Top Answer:The integration could be better. We've been struggling a bit with embedding it without the need to log on. The dashboard components could be better. They could do a lot more. If you compare it with… more »
    Top Answer:We primarily use the solution to embed reports. We are using it as a server to share our embedded reports.
    Top Answer:There are many...It would rather depend what System BI architecture or Enterprise legacy you have at your end...I would recommend as follows:  1) If you have legacies of SAP, Oracle  - look for SAP… more »
    Top Answer:We were lucky enough to find a Pentaho OEM partner who offered a data warehouse model and the ETL software for about 60K SGD per year.
    Top Answer:To implement a logic we may need to use several components. In other tools such as Informatica, equivalent logic can be implemented with lesser components. To set the Java memory size, the… more »
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    Also Known As
    SpagoBI
    Pentaho, Kettle, Hitachi Pentaho Business Analytics
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    Overview

    Knowage (formerly SpagoBI) has a 14-years history. The actual release is the 6.3.

    Knowage offers FULL ANALYTICAL CAPABILITIES, with a special focus on big data analytics and comprehensive support to rich and multi-source data analysis. Knowage provides different modules, each one focused on a specific domain but mutually combinable (Big Data, Smart Intelligence, Enterprise Reporting, Location Intelligence, Performance Management, Predictive Analysis). Moreover, Knowage is an OPEN SOURCE solution: the source code is freely accessible, everyone is allowed to join the community and build the own business solution to ensure strategic decision-making and improved productivity.

    Knowage suite is supported by Engineering Group, the leading Italian software and services company, with about 10,000 people and more than 50 offices worldwide. Maintenance and support services (such as trainings, migration support, proof-of-concepts, etc) are provided by Engineering Group (KNOWAGE Labs) under subscription.

    Pentaho is an open source business intelligence company that provides a wide range of tools to help their customers better manage their businesses. These tools include data integration software, mining tools, dashboard applications, online analytical processing options, and more.

    Pentaho has two product categories: There is the standard enterprise version. This is the product that comes directly from Pentaho itself with all of the benefits, features, and programs that come along with a paid application such us analysis services, dashboard design, and interactive reporting.

    The alternative is an open source version, which the public is permitted to add to and tweak the product. This solution has its advantages, aside from the fact that it is free, in that there are many more people working on the project to improve its quality and breadth of functionality.

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    Sample Customers
    FIAT Group, Italian air navigation service provider, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Telecom Italia, ASL Genovese, San Giovanni Battista University Hospital
    Cargo 2000 Lufthansa, Marketo, ModCloth, Cardiac Science, Telefonica, ExactTarget, Active Broadband Networks, and Brussels Airport.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization5%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Marketing Services Firm7%
    Educational Organization7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government13%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise35%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise30%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Knowage is ranked 12th in Reporting Tools with 4 reviews while Pentaho Business Analytics is ranked 10th in Reporting Tools with 3 reviews. Knowage is rated 7.6, while Pentaho Business Analytics is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Knowage writes "Open-source with great embedding capabilities but the dashboards could be better". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pentaho Business Analytics writes "Great automation, easy migration, and a rather simple setup". Knowage is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau, TIBCO Jaspersoft, QlikView and Oracle OBIEE, whereas Pentaho Business Analytics is most compared with Microsoft BI, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Tableau, IBM Cognos and MicroStrategy.

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