OpenBI, LLC announced that it has begun operations as a provider of business intelligence (BI) consulting and outsourcing services for the commercial market. Its unique focus will revolve on helping enterprises attain affordable, high quality BI solutions through the use of open source nusiness intelligence (OSBI) technology.

"We are witnessing increased interest and adoption of open source business intelligence technologies by CIO's in all sizes of businesses," said Steve Miller, president and founder of OpenBI. "OSBI is now legit, with recognition and support from senior technology management. CIOs of large, mature organizations are looking for ways to reduce software maintenance costs, while those of midsized businesses are finding they can now afford previously unavailable intelligence solutions. The market relevance of OSBI technologies and related services is strong and growing, and will benefit from an established open source tailwind."

OpenBI helps clients bring intelligence to their business strategies and operations by providing full-spectrum BI services and framework-based solutions that include data warehouse integration, operational reporting, embedded analytics and strategic performance measurement (PM) scorecards

The new company is committed to advocating OSBI technology and participating in the global OSBI ecosystem, with conviction that the breadth and quality of OSBI technology is accelerating and now represents a legitimate, low-cost option for today's CIO. OpenBI is actively engaged in numerous OSBI projects, helping to improve the functionality of core OSBI technology while increasing its usability and relevance to commercial enterprises.

OpenBI's founders have more than 70 years of combined business technology services experience, most focused on BI solutions. They were pioneers in the 1990s, helping build Braun Consulting into the first publicly traded company focused on providing BI-related professional services.

"All three founders share a common excitement for both BI and open source," said Miller, "OSBI technologies can now compete up and down the BI stack. Indeed, we feel that many OSBI modules set the gold standard for BI regardless of their price. We are quite confident that OSBI will be disruptive to the marketplace - much to the benefit of customers."

The founding of OpenBI represents a new milestone in the delivery of BI services in the marketplace. Now, enterprises have a professional services firm that is singularly focused on providing high-quality open source, BI solutions.

About OpenBI Senior Management

Steve Miller has 30 years of experience in technology services. His most recent positions were as senior principal for Oracle Consulting, executive vice president for Braun Consulting and executive vice president for Piocon Technologies. Miller holds degrees in Quantitative Methods and Statistics from Johns Hopkins, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois.

Dave Reinke has 20 years of business technology services experience. His most recent positions were as a partner for TUSC, vice president for Fair Isaac and senior vice president for Braun Consulting. Reinke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Valparaiso University and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.

Bryan Senseman has 20 years of experience delivering business intelligence solutions. His most recent positions were as manager for PWC Consulting, architect for Gottlieb & Wertz, Inc., director for Braun Consulting and director of Technical Architecture for Fair Isaac Corporation. Senseman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Analysis from Miami University, Ohio.

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