, February 17, 2012

Open Source-project Ordina finalist in European Software Excellence Awards

A panel of judges from the European Software Excellence Awards has selected an Ordina Open Source project as a finalist in the Business Intelligence category. This project, conducted for a large Dutch municipality, consists of an integrated open source solution that collects financial and management information from a variety of different systems. This solution offers public officials complete insight into the progress, status of budgets and other management information of all large-scale projects running within the municipality. Ordina collaborated with JasperSoft, supplier of Open Source Business Intelligence solutions, on this project.

IT Europa organises the European Software Excellence Awards annually. The organisation uses the Awards to highlight the best solutions in the market. These solutions stand out because of their high degree of applicability within the client organisation or the unique cooperation between the supplier and the client or because the solution added such significant value to the client organisation. The awards are not intended for standard products.

“With this innovative Open Source Business Intelligence solution, Ordina has demonstrated that it is possible to solve a client’s highly complex problem in a relatively fast and inexpensive manner”, according to John Chapman, Editorial Director at IT Europa.

“Successful implementations are not guaranteed by good technology alone, the level of cooperation between the client and the service provider is often definitive”, says Roland Rine, Director of the Business Intelligence business unit at Ordina. “The choice for open source was very important to our client in this instance. Cost efficiency was another major consideration. With these two criteria in mind, we collaborated with JasperSoft to implement an open source solution that gives over 300 users a complete overview of the status of all large projects at a single glance. This improves the overall control of the municipality’s large projects and ensures a faster and more effective way of working. We are proud of the fact that the judges from the European Software Excellence Awards have recognised the value added by our project by nominating it as a finalist in the Business Intelligence category.”

The winners will be announced on the 1st of March at the European Software Excellence 2012 Awards Dinner, held at the Grand Hyatt in Berlin.