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User Review: "BIrst - meeting challenges head on."
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March 21, 2018

User Review: "BIrst - meeting challenges head on."

Score 7 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Birst

We are an OEM of Birst. We embed Birst into our SaaS offering.

Our SaaS offering is a mobile application that allows users to fill out advanced forms for data collection on activities they are performing during there work. We collect, extract and transform the data into a Birst data model and provide dashboards and reports to our users using Birst.

We provide dashboards and visualizations that provide insights into Field Operations, Customer Satisfaction, Service Quality, Quality of Work, and Field Coordination for the purpose of root cause analysis across these "areas of analysis".
  • Birst provides a very scalable and high-performance BI Platform. Setting up a new project "space" is simple, fast and easy to manage.
  • Birst provides a deep and comprehensive ETL and query capability to perform most any data transformation.
  • Building out Dashboards is easy. Building new reports with the Visualization tool is easy and powerful.
  • More visualization options and smarter 'auto' generated views.
  • Predictive modeling.
  • More contemporary look and feel to the Admin portal using HTML 5.
  • Speed and agility
  • Decreased deployment time and risk
  • Increased adoption, usage and self-service
Speed and agility - yes, we can now build out dashboards and reports with a repeatable process.
Decreased deployment time and risk - as above.
Increased adoption, usage and self-service - we are struggling to get this to the level we would like. Some of our data models can be complex and training users to understand the implication of how they go about performing data joins and aggregations is difficult.
Variety of connection methods.
Birst is a great tool for supporting well-governed analytics data modeling. It has a good balance between the effort required by an IT/ETL specialist and business analysts and reports writers.
Birst does not shy away from the challenges of data governance and stewardship vs the dangers of "quick and easy" departmental or project specific analytic projects where business rules are "invented" vs managed and data cube chaos can quickly become a big IT problem.

Birst Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
5
Customizable dashboards
7
Report Formatting Templates
3
Drill-down analysis
6
Formatting capabilities
5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
4
Publish to Web
7
Publish to PDF
7
Report Delivery Scheduling
5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
6
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
7
Role-Based Security Model
7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
7
Responsive Design for Web Access
7
Dedicated iOS Application
7
Dedicated Android Application
7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
7