BOARD delivered on our expectations, on time and on budget
Bob Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 31, 2018

BOARD delivered on our expectations, on time and on budget

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with BOARD

We use BOARD to show our KPI scorecards for each business unit. Our finance team can control which KPIs are used for which business unit, change KPIs and update data without any help from IT. As we add other datasources, BOARD will be our single source of the truth. The numbers in BOARD will be managed by Finance to ensure the highest data quality.
  • One purchase many uses - By buying BOARD once, we can use it throughout the company for a variety of purposes. As more staff become familiar with it, they are starting to use it on their own, wherever they see a fit for it.
  • No programming - There is no need to understand any programming language. Everything is visual and easy to follow.
  • Mature product - BOARD has many well-respected brands using it already. We didn't want to be the first ones to try something new.
  • Easy drilling - Drilling is an out of the box feature. I don't need to setup anything special to see the details behind a given report.
  • Mobile - The mobile experience is not as slick as the desktop yet.
  • Financial Reporting Formats - Some of the formatting required to have pixel-perfect reporting is hard to do. I'd like to be able to setup a standard format for financial reporting that would apply across all our financial reports.
  • Tips - As a blank canvas, sometimes I'm not sure what add. It would be nice to have some kind of suggestion feature of what additional features I could add.
We chose BOARD over other options because it was something we could configure and extend internally. Other tools were too complicated and expensive to maintain, or not flexible enough for us to change on our own. From a visual perspective, BOARD was very appealing too. It doesn't require much effort to make something look good in BOARD, whereas it was more difficult with some of the other tools we reviewed.
All of the datasources we needed were easily integrated into BOARD, and if we need to add more down the road, we see it's easy to do so. If we want to add more SQL databases, files or cloud sources, we can do so without any programming. The performance is also really fast. Loading millions of rows of data, or crunching big allocations is very fast.
The web front-end is very good. Sending links around keeps everyone looking at the same data, even as it changes over time. Sending links is much more safe and secure than Excel or PDF files. We can also select items to be used directly in Excel, Powerpoint and Word. If we need to do external reporting, or some kind of a presentation, we can guarantee our numbers are correct. We don't need to worry about any old data in a presentation that doesn't match our sources.
For companies looking to collaborate across multiple people and groups, or standardize reporting, BOARD should be a good fit. There needs to be strong leadership and engagement from senior leadership to make sure the priorities are set correctly, and the first uses are focused. A clear road map of where it should be used and how will make sure resources are used effectively.

Board Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Customizable dashboards
Report Formatting Templates
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Report sharing and collaboration
Publish to Web
Publish to PDF
Report Versioning
Report Delivery Scheduling
Responsive Design for Web Access
Dedicated iOS Application
Dedicated Android Application
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile