Pulse Analytics use of Birst - Review March 2018
Ash Bosworth | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 09, 2018

Pulse Analytics use of Birst - Review March 2018

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Birst

We selected Birst to provide Pulse Analytics a vehicle to produce and deploy our Analytics products. We offer Pulse Analytics to industries that require process analysis such as mining, manufacturing, construction and transport (for example).

Birst allows us to connect to just about any data source and transform that data into meaningful, dynamic dashboards that allow our users to be informed and make decisions based on empirical evidence. We are also able to deploy our offerings very quickly due to the Birst architecture (such as being cloud-based).
  • Single tool from raw data to end user interface.
  • Cloud deployment means quick to get to new clients, and can be accessed from anywhere on almost any device.
  • Powerful back end (Admin Module) allows for flexible data transforms and process flows.
  • A wider array of user interface components (e.g. more chart types).
  • More reliable servers that are providing the end user experience.
  • Better documentation and user guides.
  • 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 have been able to achieve all these outcomes with Birst.
We selected Birst over all other options due to the one-stop-shop nature of their offering - it allows us to rapidly develop and deploy a complete product quickly within a single tool.
Ability to connect to multiple data sources, ability to handle data complexity, data aggregation, data refinement
Well suited to provide quick and easy development, quick and easy deployment, powerful data processing capabilities.

Less well suited to time-critical reporting due to current issues with Birst server performance (although this is being addressed).

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
Predictive Analytics
Multi-User Support (named login)
Role-Based Security Model
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Responsive Design for Web Access
Dedicated iOS Application
Dedicated Android Application
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile