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Birst: Even brightest solutions cast shadows
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July 28, 2016

Birst: Even brightest solutions cast shadows

Score 8 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Birst

Birst is used accross the whole organization. The main project involves sales&orders data but there are another projects for Customer Care analysis.
  • Dashboard design are pretty easy
  • Predefined Geo-Reports (maps) for US Zip Codes.
  • BirstConnect could be more assisted.
  • Visualization limits (ie rows shown) cannot be modified.
  • Lack of advanced security configuration to compose advanced security architectures.
  • Made the "self-service" report creation easier for end-users.
  • Improved use and navigation through map-based reports.
- Great could solution.
- Modern UI for Dashboards.
- Speed is not the best.
- Complexity of connectors.
- May cause issues with certain VPNs (requires extra configuration).
- The ACL is excesively simplistic.
- Catalog cannot be uploaded/downloaded easily (download a folder is not available).
Birst's Designer works great if you have vivacious users who like to create report by themselves.

It could not fit well if you have a complex security architecture in your organization.

Birst Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
9
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
8
Report sharing and collaboration
3
Publish to PDF
9
Report Delivery Scheduling
9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
10
Multi-User Support (named login)
6
Role-Based Security Model
4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
4