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Mo'mix Taps Pentaho for Business Analytics in Reporting System

A company that provides operation performance services to higher education has integrated business analytics functions from another company into its flagship product. Mo'mix Solutions has embedded Pentaho Business Analytics into its cloud-based Mo'mix Performance Center to avoid the development resource commitment that would have been required in building the analytics features itself.

Performance Center is a reporting system that helps organizations pull data from their enterprise and student information systems into a collection of education-specific dashboards and reports to help them see how they're performing against goals and objectives. It addresses needs in multiple functional reporting areas, including financial, projects and grants, human resources, benefits, payroll, annual, and public-facing reports. The service includes 650-plus pre-built dashboards and reports.

Pentaho's Web-based software, which isn't higher ed-specific, allows users to view analytics data on any kind of device in multiple forms, including via geo-mapping. The extraction, transformation, and data loading work it does requires integration with multiple data sources in order to build the Performance Center data warehouse.

"Pentaho's technology allows us to cost-effectively deliver an affordable, business intelligence solution with pre-built... analyzers and reporting capabilities that facilitates an immediate return on investment," said Mo'mix President Erin Latham. "By embedding Pentaho Business Analytics in Performance Center, clients save an average of 300 consulting hours per year that would otherwise be spent on closing books at year-end and preparing for outside audits."

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.

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