Open Source Strategies

A blog about open source software and business models, enterprise software, and the opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM Suite.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

First Look at opentaps Analytics

Last week, I uploaded the first screenshots for opentaps analytics to the opentaps documentation wiki. While this application is still in its early stages, I thought he screenshots should help you see what we've been working on.

What you're looking at is an application that takes operational data from the opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM system and transforms them into an analytical data warehouse using the Kettle ETL tool. Then, from this data warehouse, we have built dashboards, maps, drill downs, and reports.

The goal of opentaps analytics is to help you make better business decisions with your data by providing you with a standardized out of the box set of analytical tools and reports. At this point, we have the initial technical framework for doing this in place, thanks to MySQL, Pentaho, Mondrian, and JasperReports, and we will be extending it with more business analysis.

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