Brussels — March 01, 2013 —Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation announced on the 1st of March that it signed an agreement with the distributor OSL Distribution Limited, covering Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States). OSL Distribution is operated by VDEL GmbH - an international company that distributes products and services . Under the terms of the agreement, OSL will offer Pentaho products, support, and training to its customers. OSL specializes in distributing commercial open source software from leading vendors including Red Hat, Alfresco and JBoss. Pentaho will be OSL’s partner for business analytics software.
The partnership with OSL represents a major step for Pentaho in expanding its European footprint to the East, Russia and CIS countries. OSL’s extensive team will apply its local knowledge to tailoring Pentaho’s product and services to the 32 languages and 30 countries it serves in the region.
According to Milan Prohaska, executive director, VDEL, “Pentaho perfectly complements our industry-leading portfolio of commercial open source enterprise software. It was very important for us to choose a business analytics partner with an excellent reputation in the industry for technology innovation, customer satisfaction and great service that we could build upon.”
Erik Nolten, channel director EMEA & APAC, Pentaho added, “The region OSL covers offers massive growth potential for commercial open source companies, however strong local knowledge is essential to being able to seize the opportunities. I am very confident that OSL will help support our goals in the region and I look forward to our mutual success.”
About OSL Distribution Limited
Founded in 2005 with its headquarters in Dublin, OSL Distribution is a market leading open source distribution company. It rises above other ordinary distributors because of the value added services it offers to both customers and partners. OSL combines existing and new technologies and introduce them to a wide range of different businesses, trying to help them transform what they do today and make things even better.
About Pentaho Corporation
Pentaho is delivering the future of business analytics. Pentaho's open source heritage drives our continued innovation in a modern, integrated, embeddable platform built for the future of analytics, including diverse and big data requirements. Powerful business analytics are made easy with Pentaho's cost-effective suite for data access, visualization, integration, analysis and mining. For a free evaluation, download Pentaho Business Analytics at www.pentaho.com/get-started.
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