SpagoBI and 4Linux announce Integrator Partnership at the International Forum of Free Software in Porto Alegre, Brazil

At the 13th edition of the conference, Engineering Group presents its open source Business Intelligence suite at OW2 booth.

Rome (Italy) and Porto Alegre (Brazil), 26th July 2012 – Engineering Group – a well-established company in Brazil and Argentina through the subsidiary Engineering do Brasil that employs more than 300 people – and 4Linux – the leading Brazilian company providing IT solutions, training and services based on free and open source software – announce an integrator partnership, aiming to foster the adoption of SpagoBI, the only entirely free and open source Business Intelligence suite.

This partnership is being announced today, at the International Forum on Free Software (FISL), whose 13th edition is taking place in Porto Alegre from 25th to 28th July. SpagoBI and 4Linux are present at the booth of OW2 Consortium, of which they are both corporate members. OW2 Consortium is an independent global community committed to making available to everyone the best and most reliable open source enterprise computing infrastructure software, including middleware, application platforms and cloud computing technologies.

Thanks to this agreement, 4Linux becomes SpagoBI Integrator Partner, aiming to foster the adoption on the Brazilian market of the open source Business Intelligence suite developed and supported by Engineering Group’s SpagoBI Competency Center.

At present we are focusing on the Brazilian market and this agreement further guarantees that our customers can benefit from all needed support, consultancy and integration services. I am particularly pleased to announce this partnership at this event, since it demonstrates the liveliness of OW2 Consortium and how its solutions are suitable for a wide range of users!” says Gabriele Ruffatti, founder of Engineering Group’s SpagoWorld initiative.

Including a complete Business Intelligence suite into our open source solutions portfolio has allowed us to enrich our free and open source software offer. In fact, SpagoBI suite includes not only usual analytical tools, but also several other features, such as ETL, data mining, multidimensional analysis, reports, charts and interactive cockpits” states Rodolfo Gobbi, 4Linux General Director.

This demonstrates one of the main objectives of OW2 Consortium: being a catalyst for social and business interaction relying on five guiding principles: openness, fairness, trust, transparency and independence” says Cedric Thomas, CEO of OW2 Consortium.

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Engineering Group
Engineering Group ( is included in the top 10 European IT companies ranking, with about 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 Centers. SpagoWorld is the Italian Group’s leading initiative, including the open source projects SpagoBI, Spagic, Spago4Q and Spago.

SpagoBI suite
SpagoBI is the only 100% open source, complete and flexible Business Intelligence suite. It includes not only usual reporting and charting tools, but also unique and innovative solutions for the location intelligence, visual inquiring, collaboration, KPIs, interactive dashboards, real-time BI and mobile BI. Conceived and realized by Engineering Group’s SpagoBI Competency Center, it is part of the software stack managed by the international OW2 Consortium (, which promotes professional open source solutions, suitable to enterprise contexts.

4Linux is a leading Brazilian company providing solutions, training and services based on free and open source software. The 4Linux technical team is highly qualified and experienced in infrastructure and middleware architecture for mission-critical workloads. 4Linux has implemented open source solutions for the Federal Government Bank of Brazil (Caixa Economica Federal), which serves more than 50 million Brazilians.

OW2 is an independent industry community dedicated to developing open source code infrastructure (middleware and generic applications) and to fostering a vibrant community and business ecosystem. The OW2 Consortium hosts some one hundred technology projects, including ASM, Bonita, eXo Platorm, JOnAS, JORAM, Orbeon Forms, Orchestra, Petals ESB, SpagoBI, Spagic and Xwiki.