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User Review: "Birst Forward"
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Updated February 15, 2018

User Review: "Birst Forward"

Score 8 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Birst

Birst is currently used in four departments across our business and is being rolled out to all areas of the business over the coming months. Birst is an extremely effective tool for us to monitor and manage our stock turn and profitability, allowing us to drill down into any potential problem areas and resolve quickly and efficiently. It allows us to quickly visualise our current and historic stock and profit.
  • Birst allows a wide range of users to quickly and easily see the information relating to their area of the business.
  • The Birst app is very useful for our employees who do not always have access to their PC.
  • Overall once a dashboard has been created, it is simple to filter and drill down into more detail for users who require more than the top line KVI.
  • Reports set up in a crosstab or table are not very visual to look at, but I often find some reporting requirements cannot be displayed in a chart.
  • I personally have found writing some of the custom expressions I require quite difficult to write, but the Birst community has been helpful.
  • Decreased deployment time and risk
We are beginning to save time by replicating reports we use daily in Excel on Birst, as due to the amount of data we hold and formulas required, Excel can often be very slow when calculating.
When filtering on Birst Dashboards we have saved a huge amount of time when comparing to Excel spreadsheets that we used historically. It has been great for us to be able to integrate multiple data sources into Birst.
I have enjoyed learning the capabilities of Birst. Birst is beginning to assist with some of our Business decisions. We regularly create reports in Excel to manage our decisions, but have now replicated in Birst.
Where we have requests for ad-hoc reporting, it can take some time to set up the required reports, when the report may never be required again.

Birst Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
8
Report Formatting Templates
6
Drill-down analysis
9
Formatting capabilities
6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
Not Rated
Publish to PDF
9
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
9
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
9
Role-Based Security Model
9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
9
Dedicated Android Application
9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9
REST API
Not Rated
Javascript API
Not Rated
iFrames
Not Rated
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated