Scot-Cloud 2014

Scot-Cloud 2014

Napier University CraiglockhartMillersoft had the pleasure of attending the Scot-Cloud 2014 event at the Craiglockhart Campus of Napier University.

The all day agenda contained 4 sessions attended by industry leaders and notable guest speakers. Cloud computing workshops, breakout sessions, case studies, Q&A’s, networking, free coffee, and a panel discussion all made it a worthwhile and enjoyable day out of the office.

We look forward to attending the 2015 event.

Using Pentaho, Millersoft gives award winning startup, Housetrip, insights to become Europe’s largest holiday rental website



Housetrip, one of Europe’s largest holiday rental websites, uses Pentaho Business Analytics to crunch all the data from its site and related systems to gain better business insights. Immediately after Pentaho’s partner Millersoft deployed Pentaho, more than half the company started using it. Today thirty ‘power users’ work with Pentaho every day to analyse data and get answers to help improve every aspect of the business. This helped the company to grow significantly from 30 to 200 employees and become the market leader in Europe. During this period of significant growth, with employees, web traffic and data volumes increasing, Pentaho was scaled and extended easily and without major costs. Its native integration with Amazon Redshift has enabled HouseTrip to experiment with big data to prepare for the future.

Read the full report….millersoft-housetrip-pentaho-case-study


Congratulations from Pentaho!

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Pentaho Partner Summit 2013

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Millersoft was one of over 40 Pentaho Partners from around the world attending this Pentaho Partner Summit (PPSUMM13) at the Tivoli Hotel in Sintra.


Pentaho Community Meeting 2013Pentaho Community Meetup

The sixth edition of the Pentaho Community Meeting (PCM13) was held in the beautiful surroundings of Pena Palace’s Gardens just outside of Lisbon, Portugal. We enjoyed our time networking and seeing the workshops and slideshows with the rock starts of Pentaho and key technology partners.


Community Meetup 2013


Pena Palace

Thanks for the warm welcomes from the folks at Webdetails and Pentaho and for organising an entertaining event.

Grab a seat while you can


Business Intelligence New Zealand

Millersoft AsiaPacific opens a new office providing Business Intelligence in New Zealand

Business Intelligence in Auckland, New Zealand

As part of our overseas expansion, Millersoft AsiaPacific is now located in Auckland providing Pentaho open source Business Intelligence consulting and services to clients throughout the region.

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and its main hub airport has regular connections to other cities in New Zealand and Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia which are only a few hours away.

Steve Graham is our contact in Auckland and he brings a wealth of experience in developing software and delivering solutions for clients. He has previously worked on global projects for GE-Reinsurance, Cisco Systems, Vodafone and has recently been working with the other Millersoft team members in Edinburgh on the lewis group project.

To contact Steve, email

The Lewis Group banks on Pentaho to drive performance gains

Leading UK debt collection agency opts for commercial open source-based reporting and data integration to create resource capacity and improve performance management as the business expands

LONDON – July 19, 2012 – Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced that leading UK debt collection agency, the lewis group, has chosen to implement the integrated Pentaho Business Analytics and Data Integration platform as part of a larger technology refresh designed to support its growth plans.  In addition to its exceptional data integration and visualisation tools, Pentaho was chosen for its commercial open source model, which enables the company to manage IT spend and establish a modern, scalable architecture as it rolls out new performance management dashboards. The lewis group engaged Pentaho partner Millersoft to support the implementation.

The lewis group, which handles debt collection for clients in sectors as diverse as finance, retail, insurance, education and central and local government, is currently implementing the data integration, reporting and dashboard capabilities of Pentaho Business Analytics to deliver performance management dashboards to help improve operational efficiency:

  • Key client ‘RAG’ reports - RAG (red / amber / green) reports present information about how the lewis group is performing for its key clients against budget expectations. The reports present KPIs (key performance indicators) that show, for example, how much, how fast and how effectively it is able to collect debt on specific clients’ behalf. Each KPI is presented in a dashboard, with a red, amber or green light, providing an early warning system so that problems can be fixed before they escalate. Currently, RAG reports are live and rolled out to 15 senior managers.
  • Departmental reports - these reports are to be based on aggregated client data and will run at a departmental level (e.g., by office or team). They will measure general business performance.
  • Individual performance scorecards - these will measure individual performance for employees like debt collectors, who have specific targets for collection and quality each month and paid bonuses against those targets.

Millersoft, Pentaho’s top-performing Gold partner in the UK, is delivering and supporting the reporting dashboards, which will be rolled out through the second half of 2012. Millersoft is also handling other aspects of the implementation, including the construction of a new corporate data warehouse that uses an innovative ‘data vault’ approach. This new data warehouse is designed to make it easier for the lewis group to manage operational data from multiple sources as business requirements change and grow. Millersoft is using Pentaho Data Integration to move data from the lewis group’s operational systems into the data vault.

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Howard Bethell, Change Director, the lewis group commented, “Our customer base is expanding rapidly so we had the choice of either throwing more people at our current reporting system or modernising our systems to create extra capacity. Pentaho’s integrated business analytics and data integration software and its commercial open source model made it technically and economically viable to choose a modern, more sustainable approach.”

Davy Nys, VP EMEA & APAC, Pentaho said, “More and more UK financial services companies like the lewis group are discovering the financial and technical advantages of our modern, end-to-end business analytics platform. We are very pleased to be helping to support the company’s expansion by enabling it to deliver fast, flexible and actionable performance management reports.”

Calum Miller, managing director, Millersoft added, “Pentaho Data Integration was the perfect tool for moving data from the lewis group’s operational systems into the new corporate data warehouse we built using the ‘data vault’ approach, which we felt provided the best flexibility and resilience to handle the company’s future requirements.”

Learn about the advantages of Pentaho Business Analytics

About the lewis group
The lewis group is one of the UK’s biggest and best performing collections businesses, achieving excellent recovery and market-leading compliance. The 40 year-old group provides collection, investigation, litigation and tracing services to some of the UK’s leading private and public sector organisations.

About Millersoft
Millersoft, based in Edinburgh has been working with open source business intelligence software for five years and delivers solutions to companies across Europe including; HouseTrip, Air Menzies International, Regenersis and the lewis group. Millersoft can deliver complete business intelligence solutions or train and mentor existing staff. Millersoft specialises in Pentaho and is its number one Gold Partner in the UK. For more information, visit

About Pentaho Corporation
Pentaho is delivering the future of business analytics. Pentaho’s open source heritage drives our continued innovation in a modern, integrated, embeddable platform built for the future of analytics, including diverse and big data requirements. Powerful business analytics are made easy with Pentaho’s cost-effective suite for data access, visualisation, integration, analysis and mining. For a free evaluation, download Pentaho Business Analytics at

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Millersoft and Pentaho at Internet Retailing Expo

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Millersoft Ltd and Pentaho will exhibit at the Internet Retailing Expo on the 23rd of March 2011, Birmingham NEC. This exhibition includes the biggest players in internet retailing and we look forward to sharing our experiences using Pentaho with the delegates. Shortly before the event we will be conducting a retail focused webinar, where we will show Business Intelligence users how to combine customer and order data to target different market segments.

Millersoft interviewed in Sunday Telegraph BI section

Millersoft Director, Calum Miller, was interviewed on Open Source Business Intelligence in the Media Planet supplement of the Sunday Telegraph.

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Butler BI

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Millersoft and Pentaho are gold sponsors of the 2010 Butler BI conference.

Millersoft has been working with Open Source Business Intelligence software for 5 years and delivers solutions to companies across Europe including; Skype, Air Menzies International and Regenersis.

Millersoft can deliver complete Business Intelligence solutions or train and mentor existing staff. We have particular experience working with ERP systems like Lawson/Movex, Ofbiz and Oracle EBS. However, Millersoft also helps companies build BI systems from scratch using any source of data.

Millersoft supports the full Pentaho stack, with long experience delivering integrated dashboards, reports and add-hoc OLAP analysis. We also have niche expertise integrating Excel Pivot Tables with Pentaho and running software within the Amazon cloud.

Millersoft also has extensive database experience and can advise clients on the best choice of database to meet the number crunching needs of high volume analytics. Currently, our company is exploring Hadoop integration within the Pentaho suite.

Within the space of 6 months, Millersoft has become a key Pentaho partner, selling and supporting Open Source solutions across different industry sections including; logistics, telecoms and retail.

Millersoft to attend Pentaho Partner Conference in Lisbon

Millersoft Ltd will be attending the Pentaho Partner Emea Conference 2010 on September the 23rd. Millersoft Director, Calum Miller, will travel to Lisbon to meet with the following from the Pentaho Corporation:

Matt Casters, Founder, Project Lead, Pentaho Data Integration (ETL)
Richard Baldwin, Global Director of Channels
Julian Hyde, Mondrian Founder, Project Lead, Pentaho Analysis