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https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/zF/oP/BKAWHUGFX1X2.JPEGAn Affordable solutions with many possibilitiesWe brought this into the utility department to help managers and the director in making management decisions. We have provided instant access to reports and data that they need to manage their job and staff. We have expanded the software to use for budgeting and forecasting and have plans to expand to other uses and areas in the department. The city has just purchased BOARD to start using in the budgeting process for the city. They also have plans to expand to help provide reports to other departments and City Council.,Financial Reports: In the past it would take us about 1 1/2 days to prepare manager financial reports and then several hours to provide the detail as needed. These reports were only issued monthly. Currently staff have the ability to run financials any time they need them and then drill down to see the detail of the expenses. This has freed up around two days of work for financial staff. Budget forecasts and projections. We have the ability to pull financial reports for several years to review the expenditures and revenues. This has aided in better projections and forecasts and we can then monitor budget to actual during the year. In the past this was done by downloading data by year to excel spreadsheets.,We have limited staff and training has been very limited. During the time of installation the City was going through financial troubles and many of the training times were cancelled due to mandated meetings and training. Better user manuals would be helpful,10,We have found great savings in time. Also we have better decision making abilities with updated data,10,9,Having a single place to collect all data and then to pull reports is very beneficial for the City. And the ability to apply the same process to building the reports helps to avoid human errors. Getting away from large excel spreadsheets help maintain the data accuracy,BOARD BI & CPM TOOLBOARD as the name suggests is a blank canvas. One can use it for traditional BI/MI reporting or to implement workflow driven corporate performance management. Here at L&Q we have been using it for a number of years primarily for our BI needs. However, recently we have started realizing its true potential with its CPM capabilities.,Easy to use procedures for workflow implementation. Quick rollout time. Attractive looking dashboards.,Smaller community compared to competition. ETL function is not as strong as compared to other tools.,7,BOARD has played a vital role in automation within our organisation. All our stat accounts and management accounts are fully automated. Helped business to move away from multiple spreadsheet culture to a single version of truth.,8,6,Users need not to learn multiple platform to use system effectively.Centralised data centre.Management - Its much more easier to manage one system the two different systems. Cost effective.,,Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Microsoft Dynamics CRM), SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) PlatformBoard is a robust CPM & BI tool...Tech Savvy Required.Board is currently being used to deploy a suite of dashboards that analyze and dissect manufacturing, sales and other operational data. In addition to that, we are also working on implementing all of our financials P&L, BS within a new board capsule/dashboard. We are automating this process to allow for less manual intervention and have ongoing financials and avoiding using spreadsheets.,Board has some nice visuals and has an interesting way of working with its data model The CPM portion where Board allows you to enter data and store it is particularly useful Board also has a nice online web based user interface,Board's data readers and data model are somewhat more complex than advertised as "out of the box" to implement. You need more training than other tools such as PowerBI and Tableau Board's training materials (on demand video) are well put together but costly and don't address all the details you'd like them to. The social blogs also address some topics but don't cover materials particularly well. The look and current feel for Board on the desktop version looks a bit outdated (Office 2007 themed). I'm aware this will change in the coming months.,8,We've been able to provide and update our sales numbers with ease and enhance overall operational efficiency We will have sizeable time cost savings once our P&L and BS are standardized and fully automated. Due to the complexity of implementation, we are currently still facing an uphill learning curve.,7,7,Using a single integrated platform is ultimately what led us to choose to use Board. Having the ability to analyze data and also create new data entry points from a CPM standpoint was the biggest and most compelling reason to choose this system. Using the two features, allows for greater operational efficiency.,,Microsoft Power BI, Tableau Desktop, Microsoft Office 365Today the use of BOARD is so extensive and pervasive, that the only limit is imaginationIn the company we use BOARD to analyze multiple aspects of the business. In particular I'd highlight how we use it to control sales and margins. We're able to perform this analysis using things stats from each day, such as point of sale, article, card, promotion and historical product return of the article; or the control of all the KPI of the logistics department (warehouse entries, preparation of exits, transportation, service level, personnel costs, saturation of vehicles and warehouses, KM carried out, costs per KM, points of sale served, etc.); or the control and management of store inventories. With the new version of BOARD we will build an analysis of a single receipt as far back as 3 years, which means several million records.,Purchasing analysis (supplier performance analysis and buyer by area, department, product, merchandise). In this way, we have the corrective measures necessary to improve and speed up our results. Management of variances analysis on the cash & carry budget Marketing analysis (incidence of sales promotions and margins) Implementation speed of analysis. Flexibility and speed of analysis Possibility to read more data sources and combine them Easy to use. In order to be able to manage and develop new applications, you don't need to have too much skill,Charts. Obviously waiting to be able to use the new version of BOARD (11) In some cases I need some help creating a data reader Exports to Excel as charts, and not as reports Databases do not communicate with each other You need to have very powerful servers,10,I assume that the sales and margins analyzes are very useful, but I cannot quantify,9,8,The benefits can be many; in the first place the possibility of mixing data and numbers coming from the two parts. The key to success is to understand how effective your business processes are. This helps keep every goal on track, meaning everything from project management to distribution and sales can reach their peak efficiency. And all of this with completely reduced lead time.,,Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance ManagementBOARD - CPM&BI in a unique customizable platformBOARD is the unique platform for sales, cost and investment monitoring and planning. It solve the problem to unify various platform and to centralize the data management into controlling department. It is used as CPM and BI, in terms of CPM we speed up the processes of budget, forecast and 3-years plan in the 3 dimensions (economic-patrimonial-financial). The best enforcement is made by the split & splat logic and by the possibility to plan by scenarios.,Data visualization and data entry one single screen. Split & splat data entry with hierarchical logic. Lots of data retrieved from different sources in little time. Workflow easy and robust in terms of confirmation and monitoring.,Data security - i.e. As of today is not possible to define "only read" a portion of a cube. Definition of password by the end-user for restricted access to some screen or execute some procedures. Self-retrieval of data from different database (as of now it is mandatory to extract cube from database 1 and re-load to database 2).,9,Less time to retrieve data and means more time to analyze it. Standardization of report means much more time to make comments. Many planning environments allows more attention to planning.,10,9,First af all, is possible to see actual and historical data into the same screen where the end user makes the data entry of the planning data. The second point is that is possible to make a comparison analysis in real time without back and forward with another software. At the end, when the logic and the report are the same in planning and data analysis, people are more happy to collaborate in respect to separate environments.,Talentia CPM,SAP Business One, Talentia CPM, IBM CognosBOARD... a critical tool for our biz.It is being used as the front end to our ERP system. It is primarily being used by Finance, Sales and Logistics, but we are constantly finding new applications for it as it allows for quick reporting and analysis on various data sets.,Ease of use- Can very easily set up a new data set and "slice and dice" it with visuals, KPIs, and dashboards. Ease of implementation- we were set up in 2 weeks for all of our financial data. Great support- Board provides quick turns on requests and listens to feedback for future releases.,Nothing of note... occasionally have some questions for when we utilize BOARD in Excel.,10,Big impact... allowed us to stay on an old ERP to address the reporting shortcomings Significant value add to other departments by being able to quickly turn new reports and analyses,10,10,BOARD has been institutionalized in our company as a result of the value add that has been provided through analytics, dashboards, and reports. This allows for consistency and buy-in from various stakeholders on the KPIs and metrics that are monitored to help manage our business.,Good product, for a large range of usages and users.BOARD is used in several countries. In France, BOARD is mainly used by the most important BU. Its main uses are: - track sales - budgeting,Good look and feel. Capability to broadcast reports using paramaters set IDs. Mix data coming from several technical sources. Entering data (simulation).,Difficult to find high level third parties.,8,Help sales and marketing department to understand business growth. Adapt logistic to sales.,8,8,N/A,QlikView, IBM Cognos and Pentaho,SAP Business WarehouseBoard BIBOARD is used across the whole organization, Sales, Finance and C/S.,Great tool for creating sales reports and dashboards. Customer support is very proactive. BOARD is easy to setup and configure and not require lengthy project implementation timelines. BOARD is able to empower the end users to create dynamic visualizations to support the needs of their business.,I have no dislikes of the product and am impressed by the improvements made to BOARD over the past years, as it shows they are future thinking in understanding what Businesses are after.,8,Ease to load data. Visual presentations. Drill-down capabilities.,8,8,One of most important strength of BOARD is the unified platform because offers all the functionalities needed to build any Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management application solution without the use of any programming.,IBM Cognos and QlikView,SAP Business One, Ivanti ITSM Service Desk, powered by Heat (formerly LANDESK Service Desk), Microsoft Office 2016BOARD reviewWe use it across departments and locations. We utilize BOARD to gather similar info from different systems so we can read and analyze the data. We are an international company, so you can imagine all of the data systems we utilize. Utilizing BOARD has been a time saver!! We do not have to manually upload information anymore, but can rely on BOARD to do all of that! It's great to see your data displayed all in one location. The front end users love it too, as they do not have to change their data platforms. Win-win!,Pulling info from different data systems Easy to read Friendly customer service,End-user displays in which you do not have to buy a license for them to see the data being analyzed. So far we have been really pleased.,9,Data pull Reduction in time. We aren't having to manually input/export data Friendly visuals!,8,,Better analyzations and decision making! You no longer have to spend time making manual calculations or adjustments. So goodbye to the never-ending Excel data sheets. You can now get your information in graphs, charts, etc. You can slice and dice. You can really drill down to the source of a problem and actively understand the driving sources.,Tableau ServerA flexible tool with capabilities beyond your scopeCurrently, we use BOARD as our reporting tool for financial statements and KPIs. Shortly, we hope to use it for our planning platform as well.,Board is a very flexible tool It allows multiple users to access information in real time The Excel add-in is very helpful,Not enough training/certifications Not as intuitive as one would hope. Really helps to be a software/IT person to fully understand BOARD's capabilities,8,Has helped us save time in monthly close, due to the fact that we can now report in the platform rather than Excel. Allows our business partners to get real time analytics to make actionable decisions.,4,10,Having all your information in one place is very helpful and allows for a singular truth in the data. This is helpful for not only financial statements and forecasting, but also KPIs to help drive those efforts.,Prophix and Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Microsoft Dynamics CRM),UltiPro, Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance ManagementBoard BI helps us make better, data driven decisionsBOARD is being used across the whole organisation with about 70 active users who would use it on a weekly basis at least. It is our main BI system and source for tracking company performance, KPI's for individuals as well as teams. It is also used for planning, budgeting,forecasting, inventory management and various other information sources.,Access of data from anywhere anytime with up-to-date information, making it easy for users to make decisions based on accurate information Ability to drill through to the minute details to a transactional level Flexibility of being able to read information from various sources whether it be our ERP, data warehouse or even an Excel spreadsheet.,Excel add-in is not very stable but is not a big issue as it's only used by finance team Some procedures to update information do take long to run and update.,9,Very positive impact on our overall business objective. We haven't formally calculated the ROI but based on user feedback, I can confidently say that the payback was 2 years for the investment me made. Happy with the decision we made for selecting BOARD.,10,8,Single source of truth, cost effective and less training required due to the software having both BI and CPM capabilities.Powerful but challengingWe purchased BOARD with an immediate need to have a system for budgeting and forecasting with hopes of expanding its use into other areas of the business. BOARD helped us improve our budgeting and forecasting builds.,The drag and drop reporting capability is great. The database structure is flexible and easy to understand.,Training, training, training. They need ongoing user training available for all functions of the software. User manual is good but not enough. Availability of consultants. They seem to be understaffed, and when you need to have some work done, you may need to wait.,6,As our prior method for budgets and forecasting was in Excel, we had no where to go but up.,8Best BI and reporting systemIt is used across our organization to serve as a group reporting system. We also implemented some interfaces with other legacy systems to collect data and calculate business KPI.,Flexible Easy to use for the end users Easy to integrate with other systems,Management of the licenses is too rigid and too expensive Improvement to move on a SaaS base,8,Positive impact, because it allowed us to eliminate a set of Excel-based reporting Increased the speed to get data from the different companies of the group in a standardized way,9,9,Because it's easier to maintain one system, to use the same platform to create reports. It's also easier for management persons to know that everything can be found on one platform. This last point probably is considered low value, but in my opinion is a good advantage.,QlikView,Salesforce CPQ (formerly SteelBrick), Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Microsoft Dynamics CRM), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, MS SharePoint, Moodle, JIRA SoftwareBoard goes furtherBOARD is used by management, administrative office and sales forces. Through the BOARD, you have access to all historical sales data and to all historical statistics. It is used in the analysis and budget insertion phase as well as in the analysis of purchases. another important area of use is market analysis and management control.,Simplicity of use Execution speed Scalability on the query function,Web interface Client interface Improve graphic creation,10,A very high impact,10,10,Easy integration and management of information. resource savings in process management,SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform,Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Microsoft Dynamics CRM), Microsoft SQL Server, Talend Data Integration, SentinelOne, F-Secure Protection Service for Business, F-Secure Radar, Fortinet FortiGate, Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP), Microsoft Application Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), VMware ESXiNew to Board, but can't wait to be a ProWe are still implementing Board for our company - we intend to use it for all reporting, planning, and forecasting for the company which is done manually via Excel today.,It allows users to create their own reports based on their current needs It has dash-boarding capabilities that allow for consistent reporting of key metrics at your fingertips It provides us the ability to combine several sources of data into one reporting tool,We use a fiscal calendar and we continue to struggle to make that work seamlessly in Board. We do not have strong IT support to launch this, which has proven a challenge with implementation as the tool is not intuitive to set up as a non-IT person.,6,We anticipated having it up and running within 4 months of purchase, but we are currently coming up on our 1 year anniversary and still have not been able to take advantage of the system as we originally anticipated. We still believe it is the right tool for our company and hope to be able to launch it and use all its capabilities.,7,5,We are not far enough along in our implementation to rate this.,Tableau Desktop, Looker and Microsoft Power BIBOARD is good!BOARD is used across the whole organization, mainly in Finance and Sales department but also in Supply Chain and Production. We are using it mainly to monitor and analyze sales actual and forecast,The use of different dimensions of analysis that you can customize depending on the situation. It's a fast tool that merges many different databases. The reports can be easily customized.,The full database can't be downloaded but only appears in BOARD. It can't be exported in Excel for the users that don't use BOARD.,9,Very positive.,10,8,We are able to truck all at the same time.,SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation),SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)BOARD reviewIt is being used by every single department for reporting purposes, from finance to operations, and has been a great tool for budgeting. It really has given us a good outlook on our wins and losses.,It can connect to any database platform. The HTML front end is improving. It is easy to use.,The technical support has been very poor. The mobile capabilities are nonexistent. We have no been able to get broadcast emailing capabilities working, and technical support has not helped.,7,It's a great budgeting and measuring against tool. It provides drill downs for more information to explain results.,7,6,It provides streamlining for information (one source of truth).,ReviewBoard tool is used mainly for sales trend and margin analysis, budget and forecast process and to monitor the board users' activity.,Easy to use and flexible,ETL manager is poor,7,Board helps controllers and agents to get a picture of the company's health but it is hard to say how improved our business in terms of KPI.,5,,We find extremely convenient have both in one, the CPM + BI solution is used mainly for the budget and forecast process.,Business Objects SRC and QlikViewBOARD delivered on our expectations, on time and on budgetWe use BOARD to show our KPI scorecards for each business unit. Our finance team can control which KPIs are used for which business unit, change KPIs and update data without any help from IT. As we add other datasources, BOARD will be our single source of the truth. The numbers in BOARD will be managed by Finance to ensure the highest data quality.,One purchase many uses - By buying BOARD once, we can use it throughout the company for a variety of purposes. As more staff become familiar with it, they are starting to use it on their own, wherever they see a fit for it. No programming - There is no need to understand any programming language. Everything is visual and easy to follow. Mature product - BOARD has many well-respected brands using it already. We didn't want to be the first ones to try something new. Easy drilling - Drilling is an out of the box feature. I don't need to setup anything special to see the details behind a given report.,Mobile - The mobile experience is not as slick as the desktop yet. Financial Reporting Formats - Some of the formatting required to have pixel-perfect reporting is hard to do. I'd like to be able to setup a standard format for financial reporting that would apply across all our financial reports. Tips - As a blank canvas, sometimes I'm not sure what add. It would be nice to have some kind of suggestion feature of what additional features I could add.,10,IBM Cognos TM1, Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management, Adaptive Suite and Budget Maestro,10,10,Salesforce App Cloud, CamtasiaGreat exciting BI toolGVA uses BOARD to provide external clients with the ability to review their property portfolios. Users can review lease renewals, geographic locations, and financial summaries. Being programming language free, data models can be created very quickly and the design process can be very quick to visualize and implement. With powerful writeback and security features, it is possible to create user settings which persist after each session, meaning that such settings do not need to be reset on each successive login session. Also, this same ability allows for users to carry out forecast analysis by entering their own values to test without changing the global settings. The power of BOARD is now really starting to show itself and I'm very excited for what we will be building with it in the coming months.,Fast data modeling prototyping with data fast track. Writeback allows for developers to create workflows and amazing security control which are quite a task for other BI software packages and usually require far more technical involvement and skill. Geographic charting is fantastic. Being able to see the metrics and KPIs of properties in clusters on a map of the UK really allows the user to build a story.,The developer environment should be accessible from the internet. Developing on a desktop only to find visual issues online is quite time-consuming to rectify.,10,10,10,,Microsoft Power BI, Solarwinds Database Performance Analyzer for SQL Server,1400BOARD and Tavola SpaWe use BOARD for financial consolidation, selling and forecasting analysis.,User-friendly Possibility to read and write data,Reporting needs improvement,8,Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft BI,9COOBoard Business Intelligence is being used for budgeting and data mining of revenue and projects.,Allows non technical people to find the results they are looking for Speed of implementation Multiple client choices web, apps office, and Client,None,10,,10,Company wide for consulting and executive,8,8,9,15,1,Budget Corporate Performance Reporting variable compensation,For Customers we have built inventory forecasting Cash Flow Projections,performance reviews resource planning,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability,Consider cost of ownership. The cost to run most products eclipses the initial cost to implement with previous products,10
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April 16, 2019

Board Review: "An Affordable solutions with many possibilities"

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We brought this into the utility department to help managers and the director in making management decisions. We have provided instant access to reports and data that they need to manage their job and staff. We have expanded the software to use for budgeting and forecasting and have plans to expand to other uses and areas in the department.

The city has just purchased BOARD to start using in the budgeting process for the city. They also have plans to expand to help provide reports to other departments and City Council.
  • Financial Reports: In the past it would take us about 1 1/2 days to prepare manager financial reports and then several hours to provide the detail as needed. These reports were only issued monthly. Currently staff have the ability to run financials any time they need them and then drill down to see the detail of the expenses. This has freed up around two days of work for financial staff.
  • Budget forecasts and projections. We have the ability to pull financial reports for several years to review the expenditures and revenues. This has aided in better projections and forecasts and we can then monitor budget to actual during the year. In the past this was done by downloading data by year to excel spreadsheets.
  • We have limited staff and training has been very limited. During the time of installation the City was going through financial troubles and many of the training times were cancelled due to mandated meetings and training. Better user manuals would be helpful
Budgeting, financial reporting, forecasts and KPI.
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September 25, 2018

User Review: "BOARD BI & CPM TOOL"

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BOARD as the name suggests is a blank canvas. One can use it for traditional BI/MI reporting or to implement workflow driven corporate performance management. Here at L&Q we have been using it for a number of years primarily for our BI needs. However, recently we have started realizing its true potential with its CPM capabilities.
  • Easy to use procedures for workflow implementation.
  • Quick rollout time.
  • Attractive looking dashboards.
  • Smaller community compared to competition.
  • ETL function is not as strong as compared to other tools.
  1. BOARD is amazing for Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting.
  2. Implementing and managing scenario based calculations.
  3. Quick and easy to manage dashboards.
  4. Web and mobile capabilities.
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September 12, 2018

Review: "Board is a robust CPM & BI tool...Tech Savvy Required."

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Board is currently being used to deploy a suite of dashboards that analyze and dissect manufacturing, sales and other operational data. In addition to that, we are also working on implementing all of our financials P&L, BS within a new board capsule/dashboard. We are automating this process to allow for less manual intervention and have ongoing financials and avoiding using spreadsheets.
  • Board has some nice visuals and has an interesting way of working with its data model
  • The CPM portion where Board allows you to enter data and store it is particularly useful
  • Board also has a nice online web based user interface
  • Board's data readers and data model are somewhat more complex than advertised as "out of the box" to implement. You need more training than other tools such as PowerBI and Tableau
  • Board's training materials (on demand video) are well put together but costly and don't address all the details you'd like them to. The social blogs also address some topics but don't cover materials particularly well.
  • The look and current feel for Board on the desktop version looks a bit outdated (Office 2007 themed). I'm aware this will change in the coming months.
Board is well suited for the build of a sales analysis dashboard where data feeds occur daily and slicing and dicing is required. Other functionality or use of the tool is to build a robust set of financials and or other operational reports that are needed. Standardized reports can be put together here.
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September 26, 2018

Review: "Today the use of BOARD is so extensive and pervasive, that the only limit is imagination"

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In the company we use BOARD to analyze multiple aspects of the business. In particular I'd highlight how we use it to control sales and margins. We're able to perform this analysis using things stats from each day, such as point of sale, article, card, promotion and historical product return of the article; or the control of all the KPI of the logistics department (warehouse entries, preparation of exits, transportation, service level, personnel costs, saturation of vehicles and warehouses, KM carried out, costs per KM, points of sale served, etc.); or the control and management of store inventories.

With the new version of BOARD we will build an analysis of a single receipt as far back as 3 years, which means several million records.
  • Purchasing analysis (supplier performance analysis and buyer by area, department, product, merchandise). In this way, we have the corrective measures necessary to improve and speed up our results.
  • Management of variances analysis on the cash & carry budget
  • Marketing analysis (incidence of sales promotions and margins)
  • Implementation speed of analysis.
  • Flexibility and speed of analysis
  • Possibility to read more data sources and combine them
  • Easy to use. In order to be able to manage and develop new applications, you don't need to have too much skill
  • Charts. Obviously waiting to be able to use the new version of BOARD (11)
  • In some cases I need some help creating a data reader
  • Exports to Excel as charts, and not as reports
  • Databases do not communicate with each other
  • You need to have very powerful servers
BOARD is a program that I think is particularly suitable for analyzing any aggregation of data, or to plan a precise and detailed budget; the ability to do this is thanks to the fact that you can use real starting data and be able to manipulate them according to the vision you have for your business.

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Pietro Di Cino profile photo
September 24, 2018

Review: "BOARD - CPM&BI in a unique customizable platform"

Score 9 out of 10
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BOARD is the unique platform for sales, cost and investment monitoring and planning. It solve the problem to unify various platform and to centralize the data management into controlling department. It is used as CPM and BI, in terms of CPM we speed up the processes of budget, forecast and 3-years plan in the 3 dimensions (economic-patrimonial-financial). The best enforcement is made by the split & splat logic and by the possibility to plan by scenarios.
  • Data visualization and data entry one single screen.
  • Split & splat data entry with hierarchical logic.
  • Lots of data retrieved from different sources in little time.
  • Workflow easy and robust in terms of confirmation and monitoring.
  • Data security - i.e. As of today is not possible to define "only read" a portion of a cube.
  • Definition of password by the end-user for restricted access to some screen or execute some procedures.
  • Self-retrieval of data from different database (as of now it is mandatory to extract cube from database 1 and re-load to database 2).
WELL SUITED: Complex planning with multiple users, data retrieved in short time, modelization with multiple scenarios. Dashboard and data presentation in a fast and really really "fashionable" way!
LESS APPROPRIATE: Board is a CPM-BI platform, not an ERP or a file-repository. When BOARD has been implemented, a common error is that we want to do all company activities into BOARD. This is a wrong choice!
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September 12, 2018

User Review: "BOARD... a critical tool for our biz."

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It is being used as the front end to our ERP system. It is primarily being used by Finance, Sales and Logistics, but we are constantly finding new applications for it as it allows for quick reporting and analysis on various data sets.
  • Ease of use- Can very easily set up a new data set and "slice and dice" it with visuals, KPIs, and dashboards.
  • Ease of implementation- we were set up in 2 weeks for all of our financial data.
  • Great support- Board provides quick turns on requests and listens to feedback for future releases.
  • Nothing of note... occasionally have some questions for when we utilize BOARD in Excel.
Well suited for any data set that you want to continually monitor, analyze and predict. In addition, if you want to "broadcast" reports, there are a lot of efficiencies to be gained.
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September 25, 2018

Board Review: "Good product, for a large range of usages and users."

Score 8 out of 10
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BOARD is used in several countries.

In France, BOARD is mainly used by the most important BU.
Its main uses are:
- track sales
- budgeting
  • Good look and feel.
  • Capability to broadcast reports using paramaters set IDs.
  • Mix data coming from several technical sources.
  • Entering data (simulation).
  • Difficult to find high level third parties.
+ = Reports / broadcasting / budgetisation
- = ?
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September 25, 2018

User Review: "Board BI"

Score 8 out of 10
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BOARD is used across the whole organization, Sales, Finance and C/S.
  • Great tool for creating sales reports and dashboards. Customer support is very proactive.
  • BOARD is easy to setup and configure and not require lengthy project implementation timelines.
  • BOARD is able to empower the end users to create dynamic visualizations to support the needs of their business.
  • I have no dislikes of the product and am impressed by the improvements made to BOARD over the past years, as it shows they are future thinking in understanding what Businesses are after.
BOARD is the only software platform that seamlessly unifies Business Intelligence, Performance Management, Analytics and Data Discovery in a single product.
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October 04, 2018

"BOARD review"

Score 9 out of 10
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We use it across departments and locations. We utilize BOARD to gather similar info from different systems so we can read and analyze the data. We are an international company, so you can imagine all of the data systems we utilize. Utilizing BOARD has been a time saver!! We do not have to manually upload information anymore, but can rely on BOARD to do all of that! It's great to see your data displayed all in one location. The front end users love it too, as they do not have to change their data platforms. Win-win!
  • Pulling info from different data systems
  • Easy to read
  • Friendly customer service
  • End-user displays in which you do not have to buy a license for them to see the data being analyzed.
  • So far we have been really pleased.
BOARD is well suited when looking/analyzing data from financials specific data points, etc. It's also great with calculating relationships between different organized data (i.e. cost per x). I encourage you to have an idea of what you are looking to gain before you start talking with your BOARD support team. They are well equipped to design something you'll not only find great use for, but also enjoy using!
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September 26, 2018

Board Review: "A flexible tool with capabilities beyond your scope"

Score 8 out of 10
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Currently, we use BOARD as our reporting tool for financial statements and KPIs. Shortly, we hope to use it for our planning platform as well.
  • Board is a very flexible tool
  • It allows multiple users to access information in real time
  • The Excel add-in is very helpful
  • Not enough training/certifications
  • Not as intuitive as one would hope. Really helps to be a software/IT person to fully understand BOARD's capabilities
Works well if you are putting it to use to report off one system. However, if your information is gleamed from multiple sources, its capability is lacking.
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September 26, 2018

Review: "Board BI helps us make better, data driven decisions"

Score 9 out of 10
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BOARD is being used across the whole organisation with about 70 active users who would use it on a weekly basis at least. It is our main BI system and source for tracking company performance, KPI's for individuals as well as teams. It is also used for planning, budgeting,forecasting, inventory management and various other information sources.
  • Access of data from anywhere anytime with up-to-date information, making it easy for users to make decisions based on accurate information
  • Ability to drill through to the minute details to a transactional level
  • Flexibility of being able to read information from various sources whether it be our ERP, data warehouse or even an Excel spreadsheet.
  • Excel add-in is not very stable but is not a big issue as it's only used by finance team
  • Some procedures to update information do take long to run and update.
Finance is spending time analyzing information rather than crunching numbers. The sales team is self-sufficient rather than relying on analysts or the finance team for information.
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September 12, 2018

Board Review: "Powerful but challenging"

Score 6 out of 10
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We purchased BOARD with an immediate need to have a system for budgeting and forecasting with hopes of expanding its use into other areas of the business. BOARD helped us improve our budgeting and forecasting builds.
  • The drag and drop reporting capability is great.
  • The database structure is flexible and easy to understand.
  • Training, training, training. They need ongoing user training available for all functions of the software. User manual is good but not enough.
  • Availability of consultants. They seem to be understaffed, and when you need to have some work done, you may need to wait.
Well suited for standard reporting and analytics. They struggle somewhat when you do not follow the norm.
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December 13, 2018

Board Review: "Best BI and reporting system"

Score 8 out of 10
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It is used across our organization to serve as a group reporting system. We also implemented some interfaces with other legacy systems to collect data and calculate business KPI.
  • Flexible
  • Easy to use for the end users
  • Easy to integrate with other systems
  • Management of the licenses is too rigid and too expensive
  • Improvement to move on a SaaS base
Useful for creating a data warehouse to collect data from different systems, and integrate them together to prepare complex reports.
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September 28, 2018

User Review: "Board goes further"

Score 10 out of 10
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BOARD is used by management, administrative office and sales forces. Through the BOARD, you have access to all historical sales data and to all historical statistics. It is used in the analysis and budget insertion phase as well as in the analysis of purchases. another important area of use is market analysis and management control.
  • Simplicity of use
  • Execution speed
  • Scalability on the query function
  • Web interface
  • Client interface
  • Improve graphic creation
In my opinion there are no limitations on usage scenarios. I find it very elastic both in the reporting phase and in the data entry and analysis phase.
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September 27, 2018

Review: "New to Board, but can't wait to be a Pro"

Score 6 out of 10
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We are still implementing Board for our company - we intend to use it for all reporting, planning, and forecasting for the company which is done manually via Excel today.
  • It allows users to create their own reports based on their current needs
  • It has dash-boarding capabilities that allow for consistent reporting of key metrics at your fingertips
  • It provides us the ability to combine several sources of data into one reporting tool
  • We use a fiscal calendar and we continue to struggle to make that work seamlessly in Board.
  • We do not have strong IT support to launch this, which has proven a challenge with implementation as the tool is not intuitive to set up as a non-IT person.
We just are not far enough along to be able to recommend one way or the other.
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September 25, 2018

User Review: "BOARD is good!"

Score 9 out of 10
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BOARD is used across the whole organization, mainly in Finance and Sales department but also in Supply Chain and Production.
We are using it mainly to monitor and analyze sales actual and forecast
  • The use of different dimensions of analysis that you can customize depending on the situation.
  • It's a fast tool that merges many different databases.
  • The reports can be easily customized.
  • The full database can't be downloaded but only appears in BOARD. It can't be exported in Excel for the users that don't use BOARD.
BOARD is a good choice in case of forecast and budget.
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September 17, 2018

"BOARD review"

Score 7 out of 10
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It is being used by every single department for reporting purposes, from finance to operations, and has been a great tool for budgeting. It really has given us a good outlook on our wins and losses.
  • It can connect to any database platform.
  • The HTML front end is improving.
  • It is easy to use.
  • The technical support has been very poor.
  • The mobile capabilities are nonexistent.
  • We have no been able to get broadcast emailing capabilities working, and technical support has not helped.
BOARD is very well suited as a finance reporting and budgeting tool. It's less suited for traveling staff and as a tool for auto reporting (emailing reports).
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September 12, 2018

Board: "Review"

Score 7 out of 10
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Board tool is used mainly for sales trend and margin analysis, budget and forecast process and to monitor the board users' activity.
  • Easy to use and flexible
  • ETL manager is poor
Board is a good option for dynamic, not static analysis. Board allows users to change the cockpit layout with few steps and very less effort. Board is not suitable to manage big data in its own database, the fragmentation of database in cubes requires lots of maintenance and the data quality is not easy to be monitored.
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January 31, 2018

Review: "BOARD delivered on our expectations, on time and on budget"

Score 10 out of 10
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We use BOARD to show our KPI scorecards for each business unit. Our finance team can control which KPIs are used for which business unit, change KPIs and update data without any help from IT. As we add other datasources, BOARD will be our single source of the truth. The numbers in BOARD will be managed by Finance to ensure the highest data quality.
  • One purchase many uses - By buying BOARD once, we can use it throughout the company for a variety of purposes. As more staff become familiar with it, they are starting to use it on their own, wherever they see a fit for it.
  • No programming - There is no need to understand any programming language. Everything is visual and easy to follow.
  • Mature product - BOARD has many well-respected brands using it already. We didn't want to be the first ones to try something new.
  • Easy drilling - Drilling is an out of the box feature. I don't need to setup anything special to see the details behind a given report.
  • Mobile - The mobile experience is not as slick as the desktop yet.
  • Financial Reporting Formats - Some of the formatting required to have pixel-perfect reporting is hard to do. I'd like to be able to setup a standard format for financial reporting that would apply across all our financial reports.
  • Tips - As a blank canvas, sometimes I'm not sure what add. It would be nice to have some kind of suggestion feature of what additional features I could add.
For companies looking to collaborate across multiple people and groups, or standardize reporting, BOARD should be a good fit. There needs to be strong leadership and engagement from senior leadership to make sure the priorities are set correctly, and the first uses are focused. A clear road map of where it should be used and how will make sure resources are used effectively.
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April 29, 2018

Board Review: "Great exciting BI tool"

Score 10 out of 10
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GVA uses BOARD to provide external clients with the ability to review their property portfolios. Users can review lease renewals, geographic locations, and financial summaries. Being programming language free, data models can be created very quickly and the design process can be very quick to visualize and implement. With powerful writeback and security features, it is possible to create user settings which persist after each session, meaning that such settings do not need to be reset on each successive login session. Also, this same ability allows for users to carry out forecast analysis by entering their own values to test without changing the global settings. The power of BOARD is now really starting to show itself and I'm very excited for what we will be building with it in the coming months.
  • Fast data modeling prototyping with data fast track.
  • Writeback allows for developers to create workflows and amazing security control which are quite a task for other BI software packages and usually require far more technical involvement and skill.
  • Geographic charting is fantastic. Being able to see the metrics and KPIs of properties in clusters on a map of the UK really allows the user to build a story.
  • The developer environment should be accessible from the internet. Developing on a desktop only to find visual issues online is quite time-consuming to rectify.
Geo charting allows for properties to be shown on a map and then for KPIs to show saturation levels and where hot spots could be.
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May 24, 2017

User Review: "BOARD and Tavola Spa"

Score 8 out of 10
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We use BOARD for financial consolidation, selling and forecasting analysis.
  • User-friendly
  • Possibility to read and write data
  • Reporting needs improvement
BOARD is very flexible in all departments. There is no scenario that I wouldn't recommend BOARD for.
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February 04, 2015

Board Review: "COO"

Score 10 out of 10
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Board Business Intelligence is being used for budgeting and data mining of revenue and projects.
  • Allows non technical people to find the results they are looking for
  • Speed of implementation
  • Multiple client choices web, apps office, and Client
  • None
Size of data was an important feature
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (13)
6.9
Customizable dashboards (20)
7.6
Report Formatting Templates (17)
6.9
Drill-down analysis (21)
8.0
Formatting capabilities (20)
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages (8)
5.8
Report sharing and collaboration (18)
7.4
Publish to Web (11)
6.9
Publish to PDF (17)
7.1
Report Versioning (13)
7.1
Report Delivery Scheduling (13)
7.0
Responsive Design for Web Access (10)
6.6
Dedicated iOS Application (3)
5.8
Dedicated Android Application (3)
5.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (7)
6.6
Long-term financial planning (1)
9.1
Financial budgeting (2)
8.6
Forecasting (1)
9.1
Scenario modeling (1)
8.2
Management reporting (2)
8.6
Financial data consolidation (1)
9
Journal entries and reports (1)
9
Multi-currency management (1)
9
Intercompany Eliminations (1)
9
Minority Ownership (1)
9
Local and consolidated reporting (1)
7
Detailed Audit Trails (1)
7
Financial Statement Reporting (1)
9
Management Reporting (2)
9.0
Excel-based Reporting (2)
8.6
Automated board and financial reporting (2)
8.1
XBRL support for regulatory filing (1)
9
Personalized dashboards (2)
8.5
Color-coded scorecards (2)
8.5
KPIs (1)
8.2
Cost and profitability analysis (1)
9
Key Performance Indicator setting (1)
9
Flat file integration (2)
9.0
Excel data integration (2)
8.6
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources (2)
7.9

About Board

BOARD aims to be #1 decision-making platform for organizations of any size. Founded in 1994, BOARD International has enabled more than 3000 companies worldwide to rapidly deploy Business Intelligence, Corporate Performance Management and Predictive Analytics applications on a single unified and programming-free platform.

According to the vendor, the BOARD platform allows companies to achieve a single, accurate and complete view of business information and a full control of performance across the entire organization, from strategic formulation down to operational execution. Global enterprises such as H&M, KPMG, DHL, Mitsubishi, NEC, Puma, Siemens, and Toyota have deployed end-to end decision-making applications in a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions. Headquartered in Chiasso, Switzerland, and Boston, MA, BOARD International has 21 offices around the world and a global reseller network. BOARD has been implemented in over 100 countries.

Board Features

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting Features
Has featureLong-term financial planning
Has featureFinancial budgeting
Has featureForecasting
Has featureScenario modeling
Has featureManagement reporting
Consolidation and Close Features
Has featureFinancial data consolidation
Has featureJournal entries and reports
Has featureMulti-currency management
Has featureIntercompany Eliminations
Has featureMinority Ownership
Has featureLocal and consolidated reporting
Has featureDetailed Audit Trails
FInancial Reporting and Compliance Features
Has featureFinancial Statement Reporting
Has featureManagement Reporting
Has featureExcel-based Reporting
Has featureAutomated board and financial reporting
Has featureXBRL support for regulatory filing
Analytics Features
Has featurePersonalized dashboards
Has featureColor-coded scorecards
Has featureKPIs
Has featureCost and profitability analysis
Has featureKey Performance Indicator setting
Has featureBenchmarking with external data
Integration Features
Has featureFlat file integration
Has featureExcel data integration
Has featureDirect links to 3rd-party data sources
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 featureReport Versioning
Has featureReport Delivery Scheduling
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
Has 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)
Has 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

Board Screenshots

Board Videos (2)

Board Integrations

SAP Connector by Theobald

Board Competitors

CCH Tagetik, Tableau

Pricing

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

Board Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
20%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
40%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)
40%

Board Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Phone
Email
Account Team
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Board Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone
Supported Countries:Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific
Supported Languages: English, Italian, German, French