Birst Reviews

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Tim Welch | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 09, 2019

Birst almost live access

Score 6 out of 10
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Collaboration and Sharing

6
Quite easy once the appropriate permissions are set up to enable multiple users to work in the same space, however cannot send a link to a pre-populated / filtered report. Parameters are maintained within the page itself rather than in the URL, so reproducing a report for a colleague is not always easy on the dashboard, although can be exported to various other formats (excel, pdf, powerpoint)
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Andy Olson | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 27, 2017

Nerd Crush.

Score 10 out of 10
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Collaboration and Sharing

8
We don't do a whole lot of data sharing in our company, but I don't have any complaints. Analyst users can export ad-hoc reports to Excel or PDF.
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Price Hatfield | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Collaboration and Sharing

8
Common interface makes distribution of reports/dashboards easy. Easily exports to Excel, PDF, PowerPoint, etc. Use of single sign on enable it to be embedded in other interfaces. Unfortunately, there's no support in the tool for encapsulating a dialog around the dashboards/reports.
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Jean Jennings | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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10
Access control is really good. We have a broad range of users and the ability to share relevant data to specific audiences is critical. We use the report scheduler extensively and produce several reports that have a large audience. The ease of that process is really good.
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Deborah Stillwell Judy | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 01, 2015

Birsting with BI Success

Score 10 out of 10
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10
  • We have been able to integrate Birst as a menu link to be accessed from within our operational system; which provides a seamless interface between daily operational and historical analysis. This menu link checks security and passes credentials between the two applications.
  • We have scheduled reports that automatically distribute/burst apart region reports so that each Sales Rep gets his group of projects only, but the Sales Coordinator gets the full region report.
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Daniel Kayce | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 05, 2015

Got Birst?

Score 9 out of 10
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Collaboration and Sharing

10
Access control and sharing reports/dashboards with other users is extremely simple. Using the command window, Birst gives the owner the ability to share spaces with other users. If you do not know the command syntax for a certain request, you can enter "help" in the command window, and a full list of executions will appear. Here, you can find what you are trying to do. A++ for Birst!!!
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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7
Birst has pretty good access controls and users can share reports by saving to shared folders, but there is yet no collaboration feature (I believe this is on their roadmap). Report distribution via email is sufficiently good, though needs some improvement e.g., ability to batch up multiple reports into a single email. Report bursting is good e.g., a single report being split into multiple emails based upon its content.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Collaboration and Sharing

8
We can create a single data warehouse(DW) module and it can be shared across different spaces with access to different business divisions. User groups can be created and security/data sharing/report distribution can be availed for that group.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Collaboration and Sharing

9
Birst allows the ability to use security filters based on elements of the warehouse as a way to segment the access to what is displayed in the reports of different users or user groups. It is also easy for report developers to create their reports in their own spaces without affecting others or "production" Birst space with the ability to move that report to other spaces for sharing or publishing.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 23, 2015

Birst Analytics

Score 8 out of 10
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5
Not too different from other vendors out there. It a basic requirement that Birst meets
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 01, 2015

Birst

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7
Data modeling is not user friendly
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 12, 2015

Birstastic!

Score 8 out of 10
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7
Need more flexibility for event based reporting.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (68)
7.2
Customizable dashboards (77)
7.7
Report Formatting Templates (60)
6.6
Drill-down analysis (78)
7.1
Formatting capabilities (77)
7.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages (28)
6.1
Report sharing and collaboration (68)
7.4
Publish to Web (52)
8.4
Publish to PDF (67)
8.0
Report Versioning (9)
7.4
Report Delivery Scheduling (66)
7.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (72)
7.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (58)
7.4
Predictive Analytics (34)
5.7
Multi-User Support (named login) (70)
8.6
Role-Based Security Model (68)
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (69)
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access (52)
7.6
Dedicated iOS Application (34)
7.7
Dedicated Android Application (24)
7.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (42)
7.3

About Birst

Birst Networked BI is a BI product that promises to enable a single view of data and eliminate data silos. Additionally, decentralized teams and individual users can augment this shared analytic fabric with their own local data, without compromising data governance. This consistency comes from a unified semantic layer, which maintains common definitions and key metrics, no matter where users sit.

Birst achieves Networked BI through a 2-tier architecture that aligns back-end enterprise data with line-of-business or local, edge data. Birst’s Automated Data Refinement extracts data from any source (data stores, applications, warehouses, big data, and unstructured external sources) into a unified semantic layer. The result is a consistent view that enables users with self-service analytics through 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:

  • Direct, for enterprises using Birst for analytics on internal data to drive improved business outcomes
  • Embedded, for all size companies who offer data (analytics) products, by embedding and white-labeling Birst capabilities into their products

Birst’s product is packaged in 3 available formats:

  • Platform and per-user fee
  • By Department or Business Unit
  • By end-customer (for embedded scenarios)

Birst Features

BI Platform Features
Has featureAdministration via Windows App
Has featureAdministration via MacOS App
Has featureAdministration via Web Interface
Has featureLive Connection to External Data
Has featureSnapshot of External Data
Has featureIn-memory data model
Has featureOLAP (Pre-processed cube representation)
Has featureROLAP (SQL-layer querying)
Has featureMulti-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
Has featureData warehouse / dictionary layer
Has featureETL Capability
Has featureETL Scheduler
Supported Data Sources Features
Has featureMS Excel Workbooks
Has featureText Files (CSV, etc)
Has featureOracle
Has featureMS SQL Server
Has featureIBM DB2
Has featurePostgres
Has featureMySQL
Has featureODBC
Has featureCloudera Hadoop
Has featureHortonworks Hadoop
Has featureEMC Greenplum
Has featureIBM Netezza
Has featureHP Vertica
Has featureParAccel
Has featureSAP Hana
Has featureTeradata
Does not have featureSage 500
Has featureSalesforce
Has featureSAP
Has featureGoogle Analytics
BI Standard Reporting Features
Has featurePixel Perfect reports
Has featureCustomizable dashboards
Has featureReport Formatting Templates
Ad-hoc Reporting Features
Has featureDrill-down analysis
Has featureFormatting capabilities
Has featurePredictive modeling
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Has featureReport sharing and collaboration
Report Output and Scheduling Features
Has featurePublish to Web
Has featurePublish to PDF
Has featureOutput Raw Supporting Data
Does not have featureReport Versioning
Has featureReport Delivery Scheduling
Does not have featureDelivery to Remote Servers
Data Discovery and Visualization Features
Has featurePre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Has featureLocation Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Has featurePredictive Analytics
Has featureSupport for Machine Learning models
Does not have featurePattern Recognition and Data Mining
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Access Control and Security Features
Has featureMulti-User Support (named login)
Has featureRole-Based Security Model
Has featureMultiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Has featureReport-Level Access Control
Has featureTable-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Has featureField-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Does not have featureSingle Sign-On (SSO)
Mobile Capabilities Features
Has featureResponsive Design for Web Access
Has featureDedicated iOS Application
Has featureDedicated Android Application
Has featureDashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features
Does not have featureREST API
Does not have featureJavascript API
Does not have featureiFrames
Does not have featureJava API
Does not have featureThemeable User Interface (UI)
Does not have featureCustomizable Platform (Open Source)

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Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

Birst Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Mac
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported Countries:All
Supported Languages: Arabic, English, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Simplified Chinese, Spanish