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Needs improvement, but getting better, moving in the right direction
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May 06, 2015

Needs improvement, but getting better, moving in the right direction

Score 7 out of 101
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Software Version
5.16

Overall Satisfaction with Birst

We embed Birst into our own web based SAAS product, as well as using it for internal and customer facing reporting. The biggest gain is allowing us to store our data which allows for easy visualization and analysis.
  • Data blending
  • Embedding
  • Ease of creating the schemas
  • UI and flexibility for creating visualization
  • Does not support traditional (paper based) reporting anywhere near as well as promised or advertised
  • Access to the data in the warehouse is much needed. This can be achieved though API or ODBC
  • Tabelau,IB,Cognos,custom development,Pentaho,
Birst does a great job of being able to collate the data.
Almost not at all, we are still in the implementation and user acceptance testing (UAT) phases.
Has worked fine with all our databases and sources.
Still getting used to these capabilities.
If the recommendation was for dashboarding and reporting only, and they already had warehouse solution, Birst would not be a good choice. I would stear towards Tableau or custom development for charting (e.g. D3). If they had scattered data or only transactional databases then Birst is a good choice for being able to rein in that data.

Birst Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
3
Customizable dashboards
6
Report Formatting Templates
3
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
9
Publish to Web
9
Publish to PDF
4
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
9
Role-Based Security Model
9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Responsive Design for Web Access
9
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dedicated Android Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated