Birst Review
March 07, 2018

Birst Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Birst

We use it embedded in our product. I find it very hard to use for our purposes. It's great for a user who doesn't have a computer programming background to set up custom reports and dashboards, but for someone who does it's missing a lot of basic functionality.
  • Ease of use for non-technically inclined users
  • Nice UI
  • No ability to do a basic left join. I've never used a BI tool that can't support such basic functionality.
  • Column sorting is broken all over the place. Trying to sort by a datetime, for example, does not work the way it should and shows things out of order.
  • I find it slow and clunky to use.
  • Many options can be unclear in the UI as to what they do.
So much easier to be able to pull data using a query at times, which should be supported alongside drag and drop options. I can actually left join two tables when needed to provide data frequently requested by customers.
Best used in a case where the users of the product are not tech-savvy/don't know programming so the customers can drag and drop everything they want.

Not great for when those end users want you to build their reports for them. Lack of basic left join functionality really tanks its usefulness.

Infor Birst Feature Ratings

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