Lodahl's blog: OpenOffice and Business Intelligence

20 April 2007

OpenOffice and Business Intelligence

The OpenOffice.org community is pleased to announce plans to extend the power of the database application, Base, with Report Designer, based on Pentaho's open-source reporting engine. Scheduled to be available in the next feature release of OpenOffice.org, Report Designer will particularly interest business users, as it will give them the ability to create sophisticated business intelligence reports from various sources, including OLAP and XML, and save them using the OASIS OpenDocument format, or ODF, the ISO-approved open standard for file format, among others.

The collaboration between Pentaho and OpenOffice.org proves once again the strength not only of open source but of open standards. Unlike with proprietary applications, there are no encumbrances to getting things done, for users and developers. OpenOffice.org works for businesses.

To learn more, read
the GullFOSS blog: http://blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS
or Pentaho: http://www.pentaho.com/products/reporting

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