1 year of Birst
July 06, 2016

1 year of Birst

Ricardo Alexandre Bastos | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Birst

Birst has been used in Catho as the main access to data, across all the organization. There is a small resistance to change in the internal report but we in the strategic department are trying change that mindset. I see two big problems:

First, the learning curve for a new developer is quite long. There are some paradigms that make Birst a little hard to learn. It’s a very bureaucratic tool.

Second, Catho is a Brazilian enterprise and we use the cloud storage from Birst. But the upload time and the process time is really long.

  • The Visualizer, is really easy for the end user
  • The creation of Virtual Cubes
  • The Data enrichment and cleaning
  • Long learning curve, an uncommon paradigm
  • Long time to process many lines of data (10kk) data
  • Usability needs to get better
  • Now we have a better control of data availability, with a better SLA.
  • The easier access to data for the user.
We used PDI to create the ETL and data cleaning, and we evaluated MicroStrategy and other BI tools when we bought Birst. We evaluated the end-user experience, the dashboards/graphs capacity, and SQL compatibility. Birst was better in 2 of 3 of the criteria but has the better cost against benefits.And the Brazilian Birst partner helped us a lot.
There are a few resellers in Brazil. Birst is a nice tool and setup and preparation is easy. But it lacks assistance and help in Brazil. The support is good but some times when you use your language, you get things faster.

Infor Birst Feature Ratings

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