Board Overview

Board is the #1 ranked solution in our list of top Financial Close Software. It is most often compared to Tableau: Board vs Tableau

What is Board?

BOARD International - headquartered in Switzerland - is a leading global provider of software for improving business results through better decision making. By unifying Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management into a single product, BOARD enables companies to achieve a shared vision of their performance across the entire organization, and thus a single version of the truth.

BOARD provides seamless solutions for • Reporting & Analysis • Budgeting, Planning & Forecasting • Profitability Modelling & Optimization • Simulation & What-if-Analysis • Scorecarding & Strategy Management • Financial Consolidation. Based on visual modelling, BOARD has enabled global companies to deploy BI and CPM applications without a single line of code in a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions.

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Board Customers

Coca-Cola, Puma, Desigual, Ricoh, KPMG, H&M, Groupe SEB

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Board pricing:
  • "It is not the cheapest product on earth, but you get so much. It provides good value for money."

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Sumanth NR
Senior Software Engineer at Simbus Technologies
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
Integration with SAP has helped with process optimization, with all data and reports in one place

What is our primary use case?

We use it for retail budgeting and assortment planning. Our company is mainly focusing on fashion retail. And we are also now focusing on vendor forecasting to provide predictive analyses. We are a Board partner in India. One of our clients is Bestseller, a fashion retailer. We are doing projects for them on retail budgeting and planning. We recently completed their assortment planning project and we have had good feedback.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are the reporting and the charts. The reporting functionality is handy for aggregation, when it comes to planning. That ability is fascinating and our users are very happy with it. The charts and the reporting allow our users to see all the data and to see how things are going this year or in the COVID situation. They're seeing everything. Instead of having to check data line by line, they're seeing it in a graph and they're seeing it in charts."
  • "Some of our users are still using an MS Office add-in for Excel for certain calculations, and when they export from Board, some of the values, some of the totals and column names, are not coming through into Excel."

What other advice do I have?

Go with the latest version. Even my customers should have done so. If you're a new customer going with Board, go with the latest cloud version, always. The latest version is always best and it will solve most of the issues. If our customers are happy, we are happy. If Board is making things simpler for our users, we'll be getting more licenses and we can suggest that users use more features of Board. It is making life and their work simpler. That is very good and that is the main objective for us.
Chang Geng
Junior Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
Top 20Leaderboard
Helped to integrate planning processes across our customer's organizations

What is our primary use case?

Our end user is a chemical industry company, and they did a lot of reports in Excel. We use Board to create reports automatically, instead of with Excel.

Pros and Cons

  • "By using Board we can do a lot of free analysis. We can change the layout of a table and even the end-user can change the layout of a table. And in Board 11.2 you can save the layout. That's very useful for the customer, it's a very good function."
  • "What could be better is the manual... nowadays, most people use a web client, but on the Board manual website, a lot of the information is only about the Windows client. If they could update that, it would be helpful."

What other advice do I have?

With Board I have learned how to deal with the master data and how to think about workflow, dataflow. and the structure of the cube.
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DL
Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
A complete platform with prebuilt applications, good scalability and value for money, and a toolkit for no-code development environment

What is our primary use case?

It can be used for business intelligence, predictive planning, financial consolidation, integrated planning, budgeting and forecasting, strategy execution, and management. It can be deployed on the cloud or on-prem.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is very easy to use. It has got what they call a toolkit, which is a no-code development environment. You can develop a whole solution with it because it is a complete platform. There is a lot of online material that can be used as a reference. You can help yourself while developing a solution. There are some prebuilt applications in the platform environment. You can very easily customize and integrate these applications. It also has flexible scaling of machine resources, which is really great."
  • "It can have more functionality for narrative reporting. They should also improve their training courses, which are currently very lightweight. When you get into more complex things, it is quite difficult to figure out what you're supposed to do, and you have to look at a lot of videos before you actually understand, which is a bit frustrating. Their training can be more comprehensive."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Board a nine out of ten. In general, it is a surprisingly good tool.
Muskan Jhingan
Principal Architect at Clear Insight
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
Information is easily accessible and clear

What is our primary use case?

I have been using BOARD for the last four years to create financial reports, create budget scenarios, perform budget cycle, run consolidations, create dashboards and visualizations. BOARD provides in-depth insight to enable users in their decision-making process. Taking data and making it easily readable/ready-to-use.

How has it helped my organization?

BOARD helps by providing access to all sources and data.  Changes can be made easily by the users themselves.  The reports are easy to play around with.  Management can customise the filters as per their requirement.

What is most valuable?

Easy to install User-friendly Data presentation is great Many features and tools to choose from Information is easily accessible and clear.

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