Project Leadership Associates Achieves Pentaho’s Certified Partner Status

June 25, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
CHICAGO, IL and ORLANDO, FL, – Chicago-based Project Leadership Associates, Inc. (PLA), a leading provider of business and technology consulting services, announced today that its Business Intelligence (BI) practice group has achieved Pentaho certified partner status. Pentaho, the commercial open source alternative for business intelligence, will rely on PLA’s proven abilities to deliver valuable solutions to its clients.

As a Certified Partner, PLA has demonstrated advanced technical competencies with Pentaho’s BI Platform. PLA will assist Pentaho clients with installation and application configuration, security architecture/configuration, content publishing and scheduling, action sequence authoring, metadata design, and data integration. As a Certified Instructor, PLA will also be leading Pentaho’s Data Integration training classes for clients across the Midwest.

“Our clients find the architecture and functionality of Pentaho to be a perfect fit for their environment,” said Steve Taeyaerts, Executive Vice President of PLA’s Business Intelligence Practice Group. “We are very pleased to add Pentaho to the platforms that our consulting teams use to help our clients leverage the value of their data to improve business performance. PLA is excited to offer an open source alternative to its clients who are interested in the value that Pentaho can provide for them.”

“Project Leadership Associates’ broad range of competencies and geographic coverage provide a lot of flexibility for our joint clients”, said Erik Hoogerhuis, vice president of Business Development for Pentaho Corporation. “Certified Partners like PLA continue to scale the capacity of our ecosystem to address market demand for proven Pentaho expertise.”

About Project Leadership Associates, Inc.
PLA is a full-service business and technology consulting firm headquartered in Chicago, IL. The Business Intelligence Practice Group helps companies get the most from their data assets by building business-driven solutions. PLA's staff has deep experience in many aspects of Business Intelligence projects including data modeling, data transformation, report development and dashboarding. PLA assists clients to plan, develop, manage, implement and support cost-effective information technology strategies and solutions. For further information, please contact Andrew Grohe in the Business Intelligence Practice Group at (312) 441-0077 or email

About Pentaho
Pentaho Corporation is the commercial open source alternative for Business Intelligence (BI). Pentaho Open BI Suite provides comprehensive reporting, OLAP analysis, dashboards, data integration, data mining and a BI platform that have made it the world’s leading and most widely deployed open source BI suite. Pentaho’s commercial open source business model eliminates software license fees, providing support, services, and product enhancements via an annual subscription. In the years since Pentaho’s inception as the pioneer in commercial open source BI, Pentaho’s products have been downloaded more than three million times, with production deployments at companies ranging from small organizations to The Global 2000. For more information, visit