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InfoAxon has 10+ years of rich open source solutions delivery experience. InfoAxon has a well defined Open Source BI Practice which is a collection of frameworks, templates, tools, methodologies, services and pre-integrated solutions resulting into customized BI Solutions for specific verticals or specific business problems. At InfoAxon, we have adopted and developed deep understanding on Pentaho BI platform which is one of the worlds leading Open source BI Platforms. We have rich experience in delivering customized BI Solutions using Pentaho as core BI engine.


  • 1.Capability Paper Pentaho BI Capability Profile InfoAxons Pentaho BI Integration CapabilitiesInfoAxons Pentaho BI IntegrationCapabilities

2. Capability PaperChallengeOrganizations are under continuous pressure to improve their business performance, cut costs and do more with less. Also they areexpected to quickly launch new solutions and services to capitalize on changing business environment and capture greenfieldbusiness opportunities.Todays Knowledge Workers are also becoming more and more demanding and need business intelligence which aids their day-to-day work and not just few standard business reports with pre-formatted data. And they need it in the way which makes sense tothem with full control of their data and how they want to analyze the data. Knowledge Worker Productivity Improvement is fastbecoming one of the key drivers for BI Solutions.This is posing great challenge to IT teams in organizations today. They are expected to be innovative, deliver flexible businessintelligence solutions to manage fast changing requirements and reduce costs, all at the same time.Open Source BI: Delivering Business ValueOrganizations realize that they cant meet the expectations of business, IT and end-users by building on closed source, proprietaryBI products which are too expensive, rigid and complicated.Open source BI provides a viable alternative solution to meet the BI needs of todays knowledge driven organizations. By their verynature, open source BI applications are more flexible, based on open standards and less expensive to acquire, deploy and supportthan proprietary solutions. When correctly designed and implemented with right open source integration partner like InfoAxon,open source BI Solution will provide sustainable business benefits.Open Source BI also allows businesses to quickly deliver (or prototype) business intelligence solutions with just what they needwithout the need for investing in entire suite of BI Products.InfoAxons Open Source BI PracticeInfoAxon has 10+ years of rich open source solutions delivery experience. Our focus on Open Source has resulted into InfoAxonsOpen Source BI Practice is aligned with following trends: Customers are looking for Solutions and not technical product implementation Flexible and Infrastructure-light BI Solutions are preferred over rigid & huge BI Suites Current generation of BI software viewed as inhibiting business change & delivery of innovative business solutions and services Move towards Open Source, SOA and alternate delivery models such as SaaS Web2.0 leading to collaborative way of working and software usage Users will look at what they already have and how they could re-use it innovativelyInfoAxon has a well defined Open Source BI Practice which is a collection of frameworks, templates, tools, methodologies,services and pre-integrated solutions resulting into customized BI Solutions for specific verticals or specific business problems. 3. Capability PaperThe BI Practice ensures that the BI Solutions are well designed, architected, deployed and supported properly. The practice drawsheavily from our Open Source Platforming approach wherein various open source components, frameworks and tools are pre-integrated to create a unified Platform. The resulting Platform is used to create various vertical specific business solutions andservices.BI PracticeTools &Pre-Methodologies Services Pre-Technologies designed Rapid BI Advisory & integrated Database & Templates: Methodology ConsultingSolutions Warehouse: Open Source Analysis, Design & KPI and ReportingPlatforming Architecture BI Portals with Rich Infobright , MySQL,QueriesDashboards and EnterpriseDB, Agile & Iterative Implementation & ManagementData Mashups PostgreSQL, Oracle,Development DeploymentDashboards White labeled, MS SQL Continous Integration Support & Source Data Multi-tenant SaaSETL Tools: Pentaho Framework Fusion MaintenanceAnalysis BI Platforms PDI, TalendBuild Framework Training Dimensional Enterprise Reporting Tools: Use of DataModeling Reporting and Data Pentaho, BIRT, JasperVisualization &Analysis Platforms Reports ETL DesignsModeling Tools Data Integration & KPI & Data Continous & Warehouse solution Visualizations:Automated QA withpre-built Test Suites Embedded BI for ProtoViz, corporate FusionCharts, CDF Project Management applications such as (Community Frameworks and ERP, CRM, HRM etc. DashbaordGovernance Framework), Pentaho Extend your BI JFree Chartsinvestments using our Data Analysis (OLAP)Visualization Layer Tools: Mondrian Big Data Analysis: HadoopInfoAxons Open Source BI practice ensures that all the aspects of a practical BI solution are packaged together and delivered On-premise, On-demand (cloud based SaaS offerings) or Embedded.The open source BI team at InfoAxon consists of a mix of technical and functional professionals providing technical and businessinsights required for providing a comprehensive BI solution. Their years of experience in executing open source BI solutions equipthem with the knowledge, skills and expertise to provide the right solution. Over the years, the team has gained experience ofdelivering BI solutions in various domains such as Retail, Social Housing, Telecom and Professional Services. 4. Capability PaperInfoAxon Powered PentahoInfoAxon has over 5 years of experience in delivering customized BI Solutions by leveraging its Open Source BI Practice whichensures that BI Solutions are well designed, architected, deployed and supported properly.At InfoAxon, we have adopted and developed deepunderstanding on Pentaho BI platform which is one ofPentaho BI Platformthe worlds leading Open source BI Platforms. Wehave rich experience in delivering customized BI Pentaho provides an open source BI Platform made up ofSolutions using Pentaho as core BI engine.following components all managed from a central BI serverThrough our multiple BI solutions implementations, Data Integration (ETL)our engineering teams have further customized andenhanced Pentaho with: Reporting & Dashboarding new functionalitiesOLAP Analysis integration with other open source frameworks such as with Web2.0 Portal Framework,Ad-hoc analysis creation of multi-tenant SaaS based servicesData-mining such as Hosted Retail Analytics, and further add-ons (which we call Solution Accelerators) to streamline and fast track BI solutions development and deployment for our customers.To the end customers, this results into alternative, innovative & cost- effective BI Solutions that meet their needs as opposed totraditional BI systems that come with rigid, large footprints and require big budgets to implement. Also, since we already haverepository of pre-built, pre-integrated and pre-tested BI solutions which caters to most of the common BI scenarios, considerablyless effort is required to implement and maintain BI solutions for the customers resulting into faster turnaround and lower TCO. Data Integration & Reporting Dashboards AnalysisWarehousePDI: Kettle ETL, Spoon, CDA (CommunityCommunity Mondrian KitchenData access) layerDashboard Designing of CubePentaho Workbench for OLAP cubes schema Pentaho Report Framework (CDF) MDX & jPivot design Designer JFree ChartsMetadata layer design Adhoc reports KPI enabled for Ad-hoc AnalysisDasboard Data Warehouse and Action Sequence Data Mart construction Report Scheduling& Bursting Alerts &Notifications InfoAxons Pentaho Expertise 5. Capability PaperOur Pentaho ServicesOpen source has emerged as a highly attractive model to drive business intelligence from organization data. Our experience andresearch however indicates that businesses adopting open source BI struggle to reach faster business benefits and timelyimplementations. This is because:1. When adopted just as a technology initiative, end users expectations remain unmet.2. Learning curve on open source BI tools and related methodologies gets stretched3. Often a committed, trusted Open source SI vendor is needed to see it all throughAs Indias FIRST Open Source Integration Company we bring predictability by ensuring that customers BI solution is correctlydesigned, architected and delivered either as on-premise, cloud-based / SaaS Service, or embedded.InfoAxons Open Source BI Practice has resulted into a set of services which can be delivered in quick-time-to-market mannerproviding customized BI solutions powered by Pentaho. These services are different from a traditional BI vendor services. The focusis more on providing a practical BI Solution through integration and packaging of professional BI frameworks, tools andtechnologies rather than just BI product/technology deployment.InfoAxon provides following BI Solutioning Services powered by Pentaho:Pentaho Integration & DevelopmentThis focused professional services engagement is meant for customers who are looking for: implementing a Pentaho based BI Solution migrating from their existing ad-hoc BI systems in place such as Excel Sheets or Other expensive and rigid proprietary BIproducts establishing an automated Data Integration process and Data Warehouse a credible partner with end-to-end BI solution envisioning and implementation capabilities InfoAxon will assess your existing IT and business environment, understand your BI solution vision, recommend a roadmap for an iterative BI solution deployment and finally implement the solution as a Solution Partner with shared ownership of the BI solution roadmap. Our Open Source BI Practice and existing Pentaho based implementations have resulted into development of BI Solution Accelerators which help Rapid Development and Deployment of Pentaho based BI Solution. These accelerators ensure quick turnaround of BI Solution with a proper BI environment set-up for BI content development and further 6. Capability PaperBI Advisory &am