Open source business intelligence

Pentaho is the open source business intelligence leader. Thousands of organizations globally depend on Pentaho to make faster and better business decisions that positively impact their bottom lines. The Pentaho BI Suite provides a full spectrum of data integration and business intelligence (BI) capabilities including ETL, OLAP, query and reporting, interactive analysis, dashboards, data mining and a BI platform that has made it the world’s most popular open source BI suite. Pentaho’s platform also provides support for the company’s Agile BI initiative, which enables organizations to build BI applications more quickly, respond to business changes more easily and expedite time to value for up to 90% less cost than traditional BI vendors. Pentaho’s commercial open source model eliminates large, up front software license fees and dramatically reduces the total cost of ownership for enterprise class business intelligence compared to traditional, proprietary BI. Pentaho Enterprise Edition products provide comprehensive technical support, software maintenance, enhanced functionality and more via an annual subscription

Praxis and Gray Matter

GrayMatter, an India based specialist software development and business intelligence solutions company, is a strategic partner of Pentaho Corporation. They have been a development partner since the early days of the software and are responsible for some of the key developments in the Pentaho suit. GrayMatter have been appointed as a Pentaho Competency Centre and are the main solution delivery partner of the Pentaho Corporation. They are used by Pentaho Corporation to provide formal subscription support to clients around the world.

Praxis has an agreement with GrayMatter which enables us to provide our clients with their top level technical and architectural experience and expertise when required. Having this backup strengthens our local implementation capability and provides extra security to our clients. This close co- operation has enabled us to deliver quality products to our clients.


Praxis, in existence for almost 20 years, has built a track record in a number of areas in the ICT arena. Specifically we have divisions who provide specialist services and products in the following areas:

  • Network design, implementation and management

  • Bespoke systems development and integration (Microsoft, Oracle and Open Source)

  • Financial systems specializing in Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains and Pastel Evolution

  • Business Intelligence Systems based on Pentaho Technologies

    Praxis invests heavily in its staff and their skills development. From our long standing intern program through to high end training, we ensure that we have the right mix of staff to provide excellent service to our customers.

    Our status as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Pastel Gold Partner and Pentaho Gold Partner demonstrates industry recognition of our commitment to technical excellence.



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Movirtu is a leading provider of Mobile Identity Management (MIM) solutions to wireless telecommunication service providers.

Their award winning Cloud PhoneTM software already enables mobile operators to offer service to the 1 billion people who earn less than $2 a day, living in rural poor communities in Sub-Sahara Africa and South Asia.

Movirtu’s solutions also bring mobile banking services and personalized information services to those without a handset, SIM card or bank


Praxis is a Gold Pentaho Partner.

Praxis, in partnership with Pentaho Corporation, can offer you true open source business intelligence.


Praxis provides consultancy, BI development, staffing and training solutions for Pentaho enterprise edition software. We provide first level support for Pentaho enterprise edition subscriptions.

Key Business Challenges

The main business challenges for Movirtu were

  • Tracking the uptake of the cloud phone.
  • Tracking mobile platform usage per given time period.
  • Produce statistical reports on identified indicators.
  • Analysis of revenue and traffic by a given party type.

Modules Deployed

Pentaho Reporting

  • Pentaho Analysis
  • Pentaho Dashboards
  • Pentaho BI Platform
  • Pentaho Data Integration


The solution is composed of

  • Scheduled jobs to load the data warehouse.
  • Analysis cubes for aggregations and drill-downs.
  • Pixel perfect reports, analyzer reports and charts.
  • Dashboard showing key performance indicators.


The data warehouse is loaded hourly providing up to date analysis information

The platform provides versatile analysis tools enabling users to view data from unlimited perspectives.


“Pentaho provides a cost effective and fast to deploy solution for us. It addressed our technical and business requirements, and provided far better value than other alternatives.”

David Umera, Movirtu

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