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Birst... The BI tool you wish you had but didn't realize you could afford it.
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Updated May 24, 2016

Birst... The BI tool you wish you had but didn't realize you could afford it.

Score 10 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Birst

Our organization is a Platinum Partner with Birst and we help companies realize the benefits of using Birst for their reporting needs. We help them understand the value of using cloud based technology to leverage cost savings and speed of development. Our clients really like the ease of use of the new visualizer tool and how it has helped them to create stunning reports within minutes after the data-set is imported and processed by Birst. Another advantage that we highlight is that Birst has the ability to automatically take your data and build the fact and dim tables into a star schema warehouse; taking most of the headaches out of Business Intelligence design.
  • Cloud based platform means lower cost and faster development.
  • The visualizer tool is great for quickly producing visually stunning reports out of the box.
  • Birst can build your BI warehouse for you which allows more time for designer and delivering reports.
  • The layout tools in designer are hard to use if you try to modify the layout after you have already added content to the report.
We find that integrating Birst with Redshift database technology allowed us to quickly scale our Birst warehouse to accomodate the rapidly expanding size of the client's data-set. Birst has been great and keeping up with emerging database technologies to integrate with and that flexibility has helped keep Birst viable in the ever changing cloud computing arena.
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.
  • Being a platinum partner with Birst has allowed our organization to build considerable expertise in the tool and to find great client companies to provide our services to.
Birst is not suited for situations where you want to generate mailing lists. It can drill down to an individual grain but that is not an efficient use of its resources. Birst is perfect for a start up organization with immediate reporting needs but a conservative budget.

Birst Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
7
Report Formatting Templates
4
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
10
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
Not Rated
Publish to PDF
9
Report Delivery Scheduling
9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
10
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9
Predictive Analytics
7
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Responsive Design for Web Access
9
Dedicated iOS Application
9
Dedicated Android Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
8

Birst Support

Support

9
Our company has a great relationship with the product engineers and usually get good response when faced with issues such as bugs with new releases or performance tuning. We probably enjoy this much attention due to our partnership level of titanium. Birst trusts us to help them penetrate the BI market with Birst.