Engineering Group and The Triana Group will collaborate to promote the open source business intelligence suite SpagoBI in the USA
Rome (Italy) and New York (USA), March 7th 2012 – Engineering Group, Italy’s largest software and IT Services company, has entered a partnership agreement with The Triana Group, a New York City-based company, to promote SpagoBI, the only fully-open source Business Intelligence suite.
The Triana Group assists foreign technology companies grow and compete in the global marketplace. Through this partnership, Engineering Group opens a US Competency Center, hosted and supported by The Triana Group’s team that will provide a first point of contact for customers and integrators looking to adopt or use the SpagoBI suite.
SpagoBI is the only entirely Open Source Business Intelligence suite and has already been adopted within a wide range of environments in Europe. It offers all BI capabilities, supported by over 20 analytical and operational engines, including some tapping the information intelligence domain. SpagoBI’s unique open source business model eliminates licensing fees, thus avoiding both software and vendor lock-in; consequently establishing a clear separation between software rights and services. The model has gained wide acceptance among companies and organizations seeking better, yet less expensive, solutions which focus their investment dollars on customization.
“New York City is the right hub to expand SpagoBI in the US. Our collaboration with Triana has already helped SpagoBI to generate strong interest from users and integrators, and will allow us to promptly react to the growing demand for industrial-grade, open-source software, which can sustain both business growth and innovation” says Gabriele Ruffatti, SpagoWorld initiative founder and Architectures & Consulting Director at Engineering Group.
“Our companies have engaged into this agreement following an extensive due diligence and testing of Triana’s capabilities by Engineering Group. Through our own efforts to gauge the market for SpagoBI, we found a strong level of interest and are excited to be selected for this expansion strategy.” says Jabril Bensedrine, Managing Director at The Triana Group.
Engineering Group (www.eng.it) is included in the top 10 European IT companies ranking, with more than 6,500 people and 43 offices in Italy, Belgium, Lebanon, Brazil and Argentina. The Research & Innovation Department, relying on 350 researchers and technologists, includes the Open Source, Business Intelligence and SOA Competency Center. SpagoWorld is the Italian Group’s leading initiative, including the Open Source projects SpagoBI, Spagic, Spago4Q and Spago. www.spagoworld.org
SpagoBI is the only fully open-source, complete and flexible Business Intelligence suite. It satisfies all traditional analytical requirements (reporting, multidimensional analysis, charts, dashboards, data mining, ETL), offering original solutions in such domains as Location Intelligence, free inquiry, KPIs modelling, collaboration and information enrichment, thanks to the continuous interaction with the end user. Conceived and realized by SpagoBI Competency Center of Engineering Group, it is part of the software stack managed by the International Consortium OW2 (www.ow2.org), which promotes professional open source solutions, suitable to the enterprise environment. www.spagobi.org
The Triana Group, Inc.
The Triana Group is a leading corporate and business development service provider, serving the needs of technology companies looking to expand internationally. The firm utilizes its extensive business networks across all 5 continents, and a deep industry experience to support clients ranging from $1 million to $1 billion in sales. Triana helps companies understand targeted markets, develop a strategy, and implement it through business development and executive services. Relying on a team of finance professionals, Triana is also uniquely qualified and positioned to assist its clients with fund raising and mergers and acquisitions. www.trianagroup.com