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User Review: "Birst - 9 years after we met"
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March 01, 2018

User Review: "Birst - 9 years after we met"

Score 8 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Birst

Birst has been used across the organization (SCM & Operations teams ) as well as embedded in SFDC (by Sales team) and exposed as a portal to our partners. We have built different dashboards and alerts that help us with managing our SC business as well as provide order and shipment information to our sales team and partners.
  • Data/data source import (from different sources DBs, txt and xls files, ....) and setup is very easy and fast
  • Very good Dashboard performances (Dashboards/Dashlets built in Visualizer and Dashboards 2.0 )
  • Powerful data preparation tools
  • More stable new releases
  • All modules related to data upload and processing need to be improved to better support more frequent uploads and data processing
  • Prompts creation and maintenance need to be more user-friendly and provide performance improvements
  • Admin module needs improvements in performances as well as data source/catalog maintenance area
  • Speed and agility
  • Ability to meet corporate data standards such as scale and security
  • Decreased deployment time and risk
  • Ability to do ad-hoc analysis and scheduled reports
  • Increased adoption, usage and self-service
We achieved most of these outcomes. The only two areas that still need improvements are scalability and data processing performances.
The key evaluation criteria: agility, ROI, short implementation time
Connects to different data sources - DBs, txt files, Excel files, provides connectors for SFDC and other SaaS apps as well as Live Access. It supports data aggregation and handles data complexity and refinement very well. We would like to see some improvements in data upload performances.
It is a very good tool in general. Probably, works better when you refresh your data once a day than when you do it very often (every 15 min or less).

Birst Feature Ratings

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