Birst Review

Allows us to build and deploy analytical models. We can build a fact model to perform standard data modeling.

What is most valuable?

The option to build and deploy analytical models quickly, within days rather than months. We use a variety of cloud applications such as Google Analytics.

Birst offered us a solution that had built-in connectors which could be used to build a fact model. We can use this to perform the standard data modelling steps: extract, transform, load, and develop scheduled reporting within weeks.

How has it helped my organization?

Daily, weekly, and monthly automated reports delivered to senior management. Prior to this rollout, there was no visibility.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see improvements in the administrative modules. These are about to be addressed in Version 6.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have used this solution for about two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There have been no stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There have been no scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is excellent.

How was the initial setup?

The Initial setup was delivered in four weeks with a clear use case for data sources aligned to two KPIs.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing and licensing is negotiable.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Tableau, Looker, Business Objects, and QlikView.

What other advice do I have?

Ensure that you fully understand BI and enterprise data warehouse architecture.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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