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Full Marks for Jedox Palo in the BI Survey 9

Open source solution pushes through among leading Business intelligence Products

(PresseBox) (Freiburg im Breisgau, ) Palo, the Business Intelligence of the Jedox AG, was analysed in detail for the first time by the BI Survey and was able to claim a top position at the first go in the global list of leading BI products. With regards to various categories Palo claimed multiple top positions, against 23 examined products, in total. In the Business Benefit Index (BBI), a key factor of the survey that represents the customer value of the analysed products, Palo is placed as the 1st. runner-up / claims the Second Place. This excellent result proves the high level of customer value, that the users have acknowledged Palo in all important categories of the Survey: Quick implementation, High Performance, easy-to-use and a high degree of functionality.
Quick and Easy with high customer value
Palo is the winner of the category, analysing the length of Implementation of BI-Projects.
With an average of 2,2 months for implementation and 95% of the projects being realised before the critical 6 month mark, Palo takes the lead in the list of the shortest implementation time frames.
Further, Palo is ranked high in performance, one of the main criteria of success for BI Solutions for the past years. Palo already now is ranked as the product with the shortest calculation- and loading – timeframes and the fastest in finishing queries. The High Performance of Palo will be further enhanced by the innovative GPU Technology in the future.
Palo Users highlight the high degree of Usability and Functionality; users questioned are not missing any major function when working with Palo. Equally, in the so called “Deployment”-rate, where the probability of a further roll out of the software in the company is determined, Palo is rated among the leading Solutions.

Open Source BI gaining ground, globally.
The BI Survey, carried out by the BARC institute of research, is the largest study of the business intelligence market that is provider-independent. The latest edition of the BI survey 9 is based on 2665 questionnaires, answered by users and consultants. The 23 leading BI-products were analysed, amongst them, for the first time, two Open Source Providers: Pentaho and Palo.

Barney Finucane, Lead Author of BI Survey 9, identifies the increasing use of Open Source Products in the Study as one of the key trends in the BI-Market: „More than 100 detailed Questionnaires were filled out by users of Open source products. That counts for an increase of 300% compared to last year. The majority of them being Palo users, for Palo we have received 60 filled out questionnaires from 15 countries.”
Kristian Raue CEO of Jedox, is pleased with the result of the Survey: „The participation of the Palo Users and their high ratings for Palo, acknowledge the path we have taken. Open Source Software has long ago established itself on the Bi Market next to proprietary software, and our concept of easy, fast and cost efficient BI- Solutions is a winner for any company. Plus, we offer a sustained concept with professional services, such as support and consulting, for companies who wish to realize large and sophisticated BI Applications with our mix of the Commercial Open Source BI Solutions.”

About Jedox AG

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.
Palo for Excel and the Palo Suite are available as a download free of charge on www.jedox.com .

About BARC
Business Application Research Center — BARC — is a leading independent software industry analyst delivering information to more than 1000 customers each year. For more than ten years, BARC has specialized in core research areas including Data Management, Business Intelligence and Document Management. More than 30 highly-qualified professionals deliver 100% unbiased and well-founded knowledge about the software market with software evaluations, conferences, market research and consulting. BARC has offices in the UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and partners worldwide.www.barc.de/en

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