- Speed and agility
- Ability to meet corporate data standards such as scale and security
- Decreased deployment time and risk
- Ability to do ad-hoc analysis and scheduled reports
- Increased adoption, usage and self-service
- Every user in our organization has a Birst log in and where we have been able to create reports, it has been easy to provide the appropriate access. The ease of access for end users has gone a long way in adoption and self-service.
Did not achieve: speed and agility, decreased deployment time and risk, ad-hoc
- It takes a *long* time to model data either in Birst or in our EDW in a way that makes it usable in Birst reporting. The admin UI is not intuitive even after several years of daily use.
- Due to issues of data modeling it has been difficult to provide data in a way that serves ad hoc reporting across the organization. Most of our reports and dashboards are use case specific and simply do not allow for the flexibility for users to go in and play around with the data in an ad hoc fashion, though there have been cases where we are able to provide that.