About Pentaho business analytics tools
The topics found in this section give you an overview of the reports and dashboards you create with the User Console, to help you became familiar with the look and feel of the console.
The Pentaho User Console is a web-based design environment where you can analyze data, create interactive reports, dashboard reports, and build integrated dashboards to share business intelligence solutions with others in your organization and on the internet. In addition to its design features, the User Console offers a wide variety of system administration features for configuring the Pentaho Server, maintaining the Pentaho licencses, setting up security, managing report scheduling, and tailoring system performance to meet your requirements.
Before you can work with the User Console, you must have the Pentaho software installed and the Pentaho Server configured.
The User Console does not require any special skills or knowledge to use its design environment. However, to use its system administration features you should know where your data is stored and how to access it, as well as details about your system configuration and security providers.
Through the User Console you can access the Pentaho Repository on the server, as well as these Pentaho tools and features:
- Interactive Reports
- Dashboard Designer
- Data Source Wizard
- Data Source Model Editor
These tasks require that you log on to the User Console with an evaluator user name and password.