Palo

Palo

Palo is an open source OLAP tool from Jedox, a prominent consulting firm in Germany. Because they have an open source model users can operate a Palo system with no software costs.

Because Jedox is a medium sized, privately owned company, they are extremely agile and responsive to user requests. As a result the level of innovation in the Palo product is very impressive and it is quickly becoming a highly regarded OLAP tool amongst seasoned OLAP developers.

Palo is tightly integrated with Excel and allows the system to be deployed via an Excel front end to simplify the system for end users and minimise their learning curve. The system can also be deployed via the web. Regardless of how the users interact with the system all users are working with the same data which means one version of the truth.