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Pentaho Acquires Webdetails to Reinforce Its User Experience Technology

Written By: Jorge Garcia
Published On: April 22 2013

pentaho_logo_rgb_sm.pngWebdetails, a long time partner of Pentaho, is a Portugal-based consulting firm dedicated to providing expert consultancy and development of visual interfaces using Pentaho’s native business intelligence (BI) environments.


Pentaho has completed the acquisition of Webdetails, with the aim of improving Pentaho’s user and visual experience capabilities and reinforcing its development community for the benefit of new and existing customers. Led by Pedro Alves, a well-known member of Pentaho’s open source community, the Webdetails team will complement and improve Pentaho’s research and development, providing enriched user experience as well as consulting services, one of Wedetails' strongest features.

Doug Johnson, executive vice president and chief operations officer of Pentaho, remarked:
Everything about Webdetails perfectly complements our operations as we continue to scale to meet demand fueled by the big data revolution. Webdetails’ expertise in high-end visualizations brings capabilities to help customers roll out exceptional visualizations with all data sources, particularly in Big Data. With Webdetails joining the Pentaho family we gain visual development talent, international consulting services and a highly respected open source community leader in Pedro.

Pedro Alves commented:
After five years as consultants and advocates for Pentaho in the business and open source communities, my team is incredibly proud to be officially joining the company. On a personal note, I am delighted to be taking on the role as community leader and look forward to the opportunity and challenge that this presents.

A smart move from Pentaho, especially when user experience and the right combination of service and software is gaining relevance in the BI industry.

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