Birst Reviews

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Real User
Sr. Business Intelligence Consultant at Avantas, LLC
Apr 06 2017

What is most valuable?

1) Connection to external sources : Birst uses several connection methods to take data in from your data sources and stages it into its own “Data Mart” if you will. 2) Staging and Warehousing: This stages data from several sources makes Birst... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The objective of using Birst-mediated dashboards is to deliver interactive and online information to our clients in a client-specific and data-distributed format. We are yet to realize the real return on the investment given the need to alter... more»

What needs improvement?

From a visualization perspective, this tool claims to make several advances that are indeed interesting to a large proportion of the user base. However, it needs to prioritize several extremely fundamental features associated with charting,... more»
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Real User
Manager Data Services at a logistics company with 201-500 employees
May 08 2017

What is most valuable?

ETL process is excellent as well as the admin tools to set it up. Creation of the meta-data layer has been well thought out by the Birst design team. Working with the front-end Dashboard, KPI and Dashlet tools is a snap. Easy to learn and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Prior to using Birst, Apex did not have BI readily available to the customers. Now we have three tool sets, each matching one of our product lines. The customers are able to see patterns and trends never before available. It opens up their... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see stronger in-built permissions capabilities. Everything we need to do can be done and passed to the product using an API. It would be nice if we could define the rule set within Birst. The addition of easy-to-use predictive... more»
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Real User
Lead, Analytics Global Enterprise & Government at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

Its ability to create a complete, end-to-end BI solution using a single software stack product is the most valuable feature. This is important when we consider the need to apply agile development approaches to the creation of BI/analytics... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The ways in which it has improved the working of our organization are mentioned below: * Limited overhead resourcing (a single skill set is required). * Dramatic reduction in the time needed to create either PoC implementations or defined... more»

What needs improvement?

* Visualization: This aspect of the product is not up to the same level as its competitors in the market. However, it should be noted that Birst provides a complete end-to-end solution, whereas all its competitors are providing solutions for... more»
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Real User
Director BI Services at a outsourcing company with 501-1,000 employees
May 09 2017

What is most valuable?

* Cloud based: One platform with all the ETL, connectivity, report and dashboard tools in one product. This allows for faster development and no integration problems. * Network BI: This is a unique feature for data virtualization in the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are a vendor/partner, so we have been able to create a valuable business model for migrating our customers from legacy systems to this cloud BI platform. Internally, we are gradually introducing this product enterprise-wide to support... more»

What needs improvement?

* Release management and version control are poor or not available. As a partner you have to organize your own version control and release management system. *
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Consultant
Business Intelligence Consultant and Birst Expert at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Feb 27 2017

What is most valuable?

To a technical consultant like me, this is a great great tool for creating value added visualizations, exploring and validating the concerned data while building custom charts tailored to what the business needs. Dashboards follow the Birst... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are a golden partner of Birst. We use our Birst expertise to deliver Birst projects to customers. In general, Birst as a cloud VI solution is a user-friendly tool that looks really nice and engages users straight away. Users can now... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the following: * Better reporting functionalities * More charts * Enriching chart formatting to include additional properties and styles * More advanced charts (advanced waterfalls and heatmaps) * A type of chart to be... more»
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What is Birst?

Birst Networked BI and Analytics eliminates information silos. Decentralized users can augment the enterprise data model virtually, as opposed to physically, without compromising data governance.

A unified semantic layer maintains common definitions and key metrics.
Birst’s two-tier architecture aligns back-end sources with line-of-business or local data. Birst’s Automated Data Refinement extracts data from any source into a unified semantic layer. Users are enabled with self-service analytics through executive dashboards, reporting, visual discovery, mobile tools, and predictive analytics. Birst Open Client Interface also offers integration with Tableau, Excel and R.

Birst goes to market in two primary ways: as a direct sale, for enterprises using Birst on internal data to manage their business; and embedded, for companies who offer analytic products, by embedding and white-labeling Birst capabilities into their products.

Birst’s is packaged in 3 available formats: Platform and per-user fee; by Department or Business Unit; by end-customer (for embedded scenarios).

Whitepaper here

Videos: Citrix VP Discusses Success With Birst, Reckitt Benckiser CIO Discusses Birst Platform

Birst customers

Citrix Systems, Jive Software, SunnyD, Toshiba Medical Systems, Cisco OpenDNS, RB, Sunny D, Vertafore

Case Studies: Citrix, SunnyD


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