Business Intelligence & Analytics

We Believe that Business Intelligence is Much Broader than Dashboards & Reports

Organizations around the globe are already using self-service BI to aid business analysts and data scientists identifying meaningful insights without relying on technical teams. On the other hand, organisations with established Data Warehouses are either using data integration tools to keep costs low and blend data from a variety of sources or moving on to Big Data technologies to extend its capabilities.

We can help you achieve all this with our extensive know-how in several industries and key technological partnerships with Tableau – The leading self-service BI solution and Pentaho – an Open source platform with strong Big Data integration and embedding capabilities; enabling you to define and implement the best BI strategy.

How Can We Help?


Looking to implement a modern BI strategy to empower users and create a truly data driven culture? We can help by taking you all the way through the process by de defining roles, actions and establishing a BI competence centre.


When doing analysis, our experts can help out through this process, from the data model definition to the actual ETL processes implementation. Our experience goes beyond the traditional technologies, all the way to the Big Data world.


Users interact with BI solutions through dashboards and reports. While having a technical background is important to implement the challenges, we take it further and combine it with a team responsible for the design and user experience.


Doing analytics is a step further than traditional BI, enabling new insights into data. Whether it is a matter of applying business rules or complex machine learning algorithms we have the necessary know-how to help you succeed.


As Pentaho and Tableau Partners we are entitled to provide training on these technologies. Our team includes more than five trainers with worldwide experience that can provide advanced training sessions that can be customised.

Technology Use Case

Pentaho Data Integration as Big Data ETL Platform

Pentaho Data Integration is the ETL tool for Big Data. It has connectors for the most well-known NoSQL databases, drivers and bulk loaders for many analytical databases, and besides that, it allows developing Map-Reduce through a graphical UI.

All this is available through a GUI that is very user-friendly and thus, not only enables lowering the barriers to use these technologies but also having a development cycle that is much more efficient. Orchestrating traditional technologies together with your Big Data implementation has never been so easy and flexible.

Pentaho Embedded Analytics

Software vendors across multiple business areas realise that providing analytical capabilities is an excellent way to bring value to their customers. However, when the time comes to implement them, they usually face a significant challenge, either going for a custom development solution that is very flexible but complex or choosing an existing BI product that makes it easier but usually comes with integration limitations.

Pentaho is the ideal solution for this problem. It is a full-blown analytics suite, but one that is highly flexible and thus can be tailored to answer the most complex requirements. Using specific visual components, integrating with third-party systems for security or creating themes that mimic your current applications, which can be achieved with Pentaho Business Analytics.

Custom Analytics Portal

Creating an analytics portal that will be used by many users with multiple profiles is a complicated process. You need to ensure the information is carefully presented in a way that people will easily perceive it and guide them through the analysis.

To achieve the best results, you will likely want to look for particular visualisation components that might need to be customised or find the best strategy to achieve optimal performance. This is where Pentaho comes into play by being a highly customizable BI software that not only comes with a lot of built-in functionality but also lets you extend it according to your needs.

Making analytics easy with Tableau

Nowadays most companies have BI systems already deployed. But are they able to cope with self-service analytics and data exploration needs? The most common answer is no, because self-service BI requires an entirely dierent approach, that traditional BI tools cannot cope with.

Users need the tool to be intuitive, guide them in their analysis and make them more agile. Tableau is the perfect platform for this job and can be used to complement the traditional BI technologies taking users all the way on a journey of data discovery and knowledge sharing Made Easy and enabling users to do the discovery process autonomously.

Case Studies

Municipality Transparency Portal with Pentaho

The Municipal Transparency Portal enables exploring more than 100 KPIs about the 308 Portuguese municipalities, gathering data from different public databases and publishing it in a simplified way accessible to every citizen.

Using Pentaho to build a complete BI Solution for Public Administration

Xpand IT strategic plan and its implementation, allowed AIRC to integrate the best features of open source technologies to build a BI Solution able to meet new challenges and business goals in the Public Administration and local business market.

Managing Marketing Campaigns using Pentaho Reports

Xpand IT integrate Pentaho Business Analytics into the HTK’s CRM application. The development team delivered combined reports for two editions of HTK Horizon online SaaS software -“Lite” and “Professional”-to specification in only five weeks.

Using Tableau to effective manage Huge loads of Telco Data

Celfinet integrated Tableau on Vismon Manager and Vismon Observer, two leading products that allow analysing network configuration and drive test data for telco operators. This solution enabled reducing time to market for new dashboards and simplifying business rules app as they can be defined directly on Tableau.

Near real-time BI Road Maintenance Solution with Pentaho

Xpand IT implemented a near real-time BI platform for the maintenance of Brisa’s infrastructure. This project simplified Brisa network event analysis process making it easier for users to detect current problems in a near real-time environment. Also, the solution improved new anomalies and patterns’ detection.

Comprehensive BI Banking solution with Pentaho

Xpand IT helped to build this Business Intelligence solution that allows a bank to use it as the primary source of BI information across different areas. It is fully integrated with a core banking system including security which was only possible due to the flexibility provided by Pentaho.

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