Jedox, one of the primary publishers of Business Intelligence software and Open Source Performance Management solutions in Europe, has announced today that Faiveley Transport, one of the leading global suppliers of railway systems and services, has selected Jedox and Jaspersoft for the implementation and management of its joint Business Intelligence platform, with Jedox and Jaspersoft solutions eventually being rolled out across the entire group.
Faiveley Transport is a French company with international operations provided by its 45 production sites worldwide (France, Germany, China, India, Brazil, United Kingdom, USA, etc.).
As part of the rollout of its Lawson M3 ERP software, Faiveley Transport is seeking a Business Intelligence solution so as to provide a complete overview of the group’s business activities and the performance of its business units.Following a call for tenders launched to traditional key players in the Business Intelligence sector, Faiveley selected the solution proposed by Jedox and Jaspersoft.
The first applications using PALO, the Business Intelligence solution created by Jedox, are currently being rolled out in Faiveley Transport’s data warehouse; these applications cover planning and analysis requirements for “Supplier Claims” and Financial Management.
Amongst the projects, Faiveley Transport will additionally use PALO software in budget preparation.
The objective is for the daily performance of Faiveley Transport to be managed by several hundred PALO users, doing planning, budget preparation, forecasting, reporting, dashboards and data analysis via a Web browser or Excel via Citrix.
For its reporting requirements, Faiveley Transport has additionally opted to roll out Jaspersoft in order to provide all of its entities with special-purpose dashboards and reporting tools. Faiveley Transport has opted for Smile in the implementation and integration of Jedox and Jaspersoft solutions.
The Open Source choice
Whilst Faiveley Transport was particularly impressed by the involvement of different teams in providing the design and solution for its project, the Open Source dimension was additionally a key factor in making its decision due to cost efficiency and also the performance levels it could offer. Jedox and Jaspersoft solutions, as they are based on Open Source components, were designed to be integrated into third-party tools. Open Source components can be installed on any operating system supporting a Java application server and enable the development of flexible, rapid, easy-to-implement and high-performance BI tools in any commercial environment.
“Thanks to Business Intelligence solutions designed by Jedox and Jaspersoft, we have been able to easily roll out a high-performance BI tool which meets all of our requirements. In addition to the quality of their teams, we were particularly impressed by the Open Source aspect which offered us perfect interoperability between their solutions and our own IT infrastructure,” explained Mr Xavier Devault, IT Director at Faiveley Transport.
“We are particularly proud to be able to count Faiveley Transport amongst our clientele and to be entrusted with this contract. This represents an opportunity for us to bolster our position on the French market as well as being proof that the BI market is developing and that Open Source key players are increasingly important,” stated Mr Thierry Dupiot, Country & Sales Manager for France with Jedox.
“We have indeed observed that an increasing number of large companies are calling upon Open Source solutions and notably in the Business Intelligence sector, which is our own area of expertise. Their choice can be explained on the one hand by less costly solutions and, on the other, by the visibility which we are able to offer in the future for their product as a dedicated software publisher,” concludes Mrs Maria Willait, EMEA Sales Executive with Jaspersoft.
Jedox, headquartered in Freiburg/Germany, with an office in France, is one of the leading suppliers of Open Source-based Business Intelligence and corporate performance management solutions in Europe.
Palo for Excel extends planning, analysis and reporting processes with Excel to a cost efficient Business Intelligence Solution. Whilst the Excel User Interface remains, Palo’s central data storage logic avoids the well known spreadsheet hell.Palo for Excel includes the powerful OLAP Server Database, plus the Microsoft Excel Add-in.
The Palo Suite contains all the Jedox standard applications − OLAP Server, Palo Web access, ETL Server and Palo for Excel − in an extensive platform that can be customised to the client’s specific needs. The platform consists entirely of open source products and thus provides a high-end BI solution completely free of license. The Palo Suite accommodates the entire range of Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management requirements including planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, dashboarding and analysis. The Palo Suite is fully compliant with the web and available as a Software as a Service. Companies successfully using Palo solutions include Bayer, Clariant, Nycomed, Otto Group, media group Süddeutscher Verlag and Vodafone. Jedox has personnel of 60 as well as 100 partners globally.
About Jaspersoft Corporation
Jaspersoft’s open source business intelligence is the world’s most widely used BI software, with almost 11 million product downloads worldwide and more than 13,000 commercial customers in 100 countries. Jaspersoft (jaspersoft.com, jasperforge.org) provides a web-based, open and modular approach to the evolving business intelligence needs of the enterprise and is the only BI vendor enabling true multi-tenancy while providing a common platform for on-premise, virtualized, SaaS and Cloud deployments.. Jaspersoft’s products span the continuum of core BI requirements, including production reporting, operational & embedded reporting and analysis, interactive end-user query & reporting, dashboards and mash-ups, data analysis, and data integration. Its BI software is updated constantly by a development community of more than 150,000 registered members working on more than 350 projects, which represents the world’s largest business intelligence community.