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Birst is one of the leading Software as a Service (SaaS) business intelligence and analytics tools. Birst is easy, affordable, and powerful business intelligence. It’s easy enough for business users to create their own dashboards and reports, and powerful enough for complex IT demands, with a TCO only 1/3rd that of traditional BI solutions.

Birst delivers accurate, actionable content in an intuitive, self-service business intelligence environment. It allows users to combine data from different source systems in a single BI platform to get answers to their most pressing business concerns in real time. And, when the questions change, it adapts quickly to the new request.

Unified business analytics

Pixel-perfect banded reporting, ad hoc query, data discovery and in-dashboard ad-hoc pivot from a single platform. Every interface has an extensive library of interactive visualizations. Create pivot tables, visualize data, and drill down into reports, all without involving IT.

Advanced analytics

All data elements in our user-ready data store, including modeling results and all logical measures, are accessible for OLAP-style point and click analysis and report generation. Perform custom calculations with look-ups and statistical functions using Birst’s logical query language. Empower users to stay on top of their data with real-time alerts and notifications.

Collaborate and distribute analysis

Annotate dashboards with “sticky notes” to collaborate with your peers. Securely share critical analysis throughout the organization. Distribute results via email, file servers, or on mobile devices. Every report and dashboard can be scheduled, exported to PDF, Excel, PowerPoint, CSV and distributed via email throughout the enterprise.

Integrate data from many systems

Birst provides data extract options for on-premise databases, flat files, as well as on-premise and cloud applications. Integrate data from SAP BW,, NetSuite, Marketo, Microsoft Analysis Services, and other operational systems. Birst extracts and loads data into a user-ready data store or connects in real-time with Birst Live Access.

Automate complex data management tasks

Address the challenges of data integration with Birst’s business model and automated analytic engine. Generate fact tables, dimension tables, join relationships, and the scripts for loading data —all with just a few clicks. Birst’s Cloud BI platform automates database management activities including creation of time series measures, index management, and optimization of disk I/O for performance.

Deploy BI in weeks, not months

Don’t let BI slow down your business. Our customized solutions are deployed in weeks and subsequent features are released every two weeks. Birst’s Cloud BI platform ensures data accuracy and automation, easy integration and aggregation, support for multiple analytic presentation styles, flexible deployment options, and enterprise-wide scalability.

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