Board Initial Setup

BudgetOf6348
Budget Officer at a government with 201-500 employees
We worked with New Brain. New Brain made it really easy for us to learn the tool. They spent a lot of time with us just talking through the business. Working in the Finance department, we had to integrate - since the Finance department is decentralized, the capital budgets were done in a different department. New Brain really helped me work with the capital folks to identify their business process. They didn't even know all of their business process. So it was really nice that New Brain was able to help with all of those conversations, and help us even streamline our business processes within capital. With New Brain, it was all about their experience with other local municipalities, and working with governments in fund accounting. Fund accounting is quite different from private business accounting. That's what drew us to New Brain, not only the BOARD application, but also their background in working with government. View full review »
Rebecca Jackson
Strategy and Performance Analytics Director at a government
It was pretty straightforward. They set up a meeting schedule. We did a lot of meetings through the website. They set all of that up. It was pretty painless. View full review »
Bob Gill
Principle Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The setup was a bit complex, but BOARD helps with all that. It is also important to start with small phases. Do not try to do everything at once. View full review »
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Rich Wojcik
Director of FPNA at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Initial setup was very straightforward. It was a really good partnership that we had through interviews that we were conducted by BOARD, the third-party vendor, and us. Therefore, we knew where we were all the time. It was pretty seamless. View full review »
SystemCo57f9
System Controller at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
I was not involved in the IT setup, but setting up what and how we wanted to report, I was involved with that. It was pretty straightforward. Just getting used to the different way the BOARD handles things, as opposed to our previous systems. Nothing that difficult; just getting used to things. View full review »
Bernie Lucido
Senior Business Analyst at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The concept of how it works was a little bit hard for me to take, because I'm an old IT-er. Once I got past that, the complexity disappeared. Configuring the functionality of a report, for instance, you can get very simple or you can get very complicated. The point is, it can be whatever you need it to be. There is a learning curve as there is with any product, no matter what the vendor tells you. But I would not say it's anything out of the ordinary, especially if you have newer folks working on it. What I mean by that is people that are new to the industry, younger folks. Like I said, us older folks have a difficult time grabbing onto that concept. But once that happened, it was easy. View full review »
KenCevolani
BI Developer at a retailer with 201-500 employees
I was not involved in the initial setup. View full review »
Financia722b
Financial Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
I wasn't involved in the initial implementation. Our IT does the upgrades, they're pretty seamless. If there is an issue, they let me know, but we haven't had any. As far as expanding from the initial implementation, that's what I do and that's been pretty seamless. View full review »
Letisia Romero
Financial Analyst at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was very complex for us. I am looking forward to the upgrade for BOARD 11. We have to learn all the back-end of the setup. We do not have the company that comes in with everything already preset. We have to learn it and set it up ourselves. If we dedicate the time to it, we will get it. View full review »
Helen Ong
Sales Operations Specialist at a non-tech company with 11-50 employees
I was not involved in the initial setup. View full review »
Consultac167
Consultant at a financial services firm
The setup was so-so (somewhere between straightforward and complex). I think if you are IT-savvy, I think you can get it good enough. It's definitely meant for an end-user to be able to be a power user in the system. View full review »
Tommaso Chierchia
Senior Consultant at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Implementation is rather complex. BOARD has a lot of flexibility, but it is sort of a development tool. It is not an out-of-the-box kit where you can just feed it in. It needs to be constructed, and it needs an expert to learn it. View full review »
Leeza Mathews
Manager MIS at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It was set up right as I started with the company. View full review »
Kit Chan
VP of Professional Services at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The product is much easier to use, because it is geared towards more of a user-friendly force with the implementation. The user substance view is a lot quicker. They see it, and you can quickly show something that they understand if their data is available. The implementation is probably quicker. With other products, because of the complexity, users might not like them so much. View full review »
Carlos Artieda
Manager Of Financial Planning And Analysis at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
I am actively involved in the setup. We have set up our sales portion. We are about two weeks out from having a full release for our financials. It is a complex tool and very sophisticated. We get a lot of use out of it. Thus, we expect complexity with flexibility. View full review »
Michael Tsang
Senior Consultant at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Personally, I think the setup and the concept is intuitive, but once when you get into detail, try to get to a solution, that's where the challenge is. View full review »
Kory Kersavage
Budget & Performance Analyst with 501-1,000 employees
The setup is as straightforward or complex as you make it. You dictate what you want the software to do for you, and then the software is customized to your needs. View full review »
Jonathan Marcer
Business Transformation Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The initial set up is really rapid, quite quick. It's simple, it's IT-driven, typically. View full review »
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