Board Pros and Cons

Board Pros

Rebecca Jackson
Strategy and Performance Analytics Director at a government
What is very valuable is the ability to customize. We didn't see a solution out there that really matched exactly what our functional requirements would be. So we were able to work with New Brain, our integrator, and we were able to build from the ground up what we wanted, and I think that's pretty unique to BOARD.
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Bob Gill
Principle Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
With the combination of 24/7 global support and their community, there was great customer service, tech support, and community support.
Instead of taking two people a week each month to perform our internal KPI reporting, the same two people can have it done in a day.
The tool seems to have a lot of ways to handle scaling.
All staff can now see their relevant scorecards online.
It is easy to make quick updates. As the business changes, we can maintain the tool without programming help from IT.
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Rich Wojcik
Director of FPNA at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Now, we have only one version of the truth.
I liked the way that I felt as a user and administrator of it. There were a lot of clicks, drops, drags, etc. versus writing code.
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Bernie Lucido
Senior Business Analyst at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Primary valuable features are its flexibility and versatility and, obviously, functionality goes along with that. Plus, it does that at a small footprint in the file servers, and does it very efficiently.
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KenCevolani
BI Developer at a retailer with 201-500 employees
​Our data is now more structured. Between our data warehouse and BOARD, which are both brand new, we now have a more structured data view with more accurate, timely data.
We can build reports super fast.​
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Financia722b
Financial Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
The ease of being able to get the data into BOARD is what makes it nice for people with a semi-IT background.
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FinanceM659d
Finance Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We have better reporting and have been able to better track performance.
It allows people to quickly create dashboards with reports.
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Letisia Romero
Financial Analyst at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
we are able to easily export data. When directors need financial information, we can go in the system and export the data, then send it out so they have it ready and available. If they are not in the office, we can email it to them. In addition, all the managers are now more on top of their expenses and their budget.
Where it used to take me three days at the beginning of the year to create the new financial statement, now it is a matter of minutes because all the data is in the system.
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Helen Ong
Sales Operations Specialist at a non-tech company with 11-50 employees
The aesthetics of it are really nice. That is what attracted us to BOARD: the ease and functionality of it.
The support from the BOARD team and their consultants is great. Whenever I use technical support, they are good.
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Consultac167
Consultant at a financial services firm
The benefits are getting the data in one spot, the ability to report dynamically, and version control.
I think it's flexible. I chose this solution because, even though it wasn't out-of-the-box, you can customize it, and the long-term growth potential of the software is where I see the value.
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Board Cons

Rebecca Jackson
Strategy and Performance Analytics Director at a government
The one thing that I think we would like to see in terms of improvement of the application is the ability to print. It's fantastic to have all of these graphic visualization of data, but we're not able to very easily just print... From my perspective, if you can have a little "print" button and then you just click it and it would produce what's on the screen, that would be very helpful.
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Bob Gill
Principle Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The setup was a bit complex.
It would be nice to have more connectors for other data sources. BOARD is a great tool to become the single source of the truth. Making it easier to connect data sources for niche software tools will make it easier to keep everything in one place.
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Rich Wojcik
Director of FPNA at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
It would be huge in the future if BOARD offered a lot more graphs and presentations, and it was a lot easier to use.
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KenCevolani
BI Developer at a retailer with 201-500 employees
We would like to see better logging in the procedural world.
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Financia722b
Financial Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
It would be nice to be able to host your site and actually have BOARD be the driver of your site. So you could have anybody in your organization go to www.myorg.com, for example, and then go through what you allow them to go through. So rather than having to go through the application, to be able to go to actually host it to a website.
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FinanceM659d
Finance Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We have had some challenges with newer version of the rollout in terms of stability.
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Letisia Romero
Financial Analyst at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
If we could upload other data, e.g., pivot tables which can be done in BOARD already, that we have pre-existing and have that data distribute to more complex spreadsheets​, I would like that going forward.
The initial setup was very complex for us.
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Helen Ong
Sales Operations Specialist at a non-tech company with 11-50 employees
I would like an eLearning platform for BOARD.
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Consultac167
Consultant at a financial services firm
It needs more export to Excel functionality. Right now, we're having to build within the cloud-based platform, as well as build within the Excel add-in, because the export to Excel is somewhat ugly.
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Tommaso Chierchia
Senior Consultant at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
​We are looking for ways to distinguish zeros versus nulls in BOARD.
We are looking at ways to improve how we deal with security in BOARD and other similar things. ​
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