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Infor Birst

Modern business intelligence and analytics platform

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Infor Birst Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Infor Birst product overview

What is Infor Birst?

Infor Birst is a BI product that promises to enable a single view of data and eliminate data silos. Additionally, decentralized teams and individual users can augment this shared analytic fabric with their own local data, without compromising data governance. This consistency comes from a unified semantic layer, which maintains common definitions and key metrics, no matter where users sit.

Key benefits of using Infor Birst

• Agile cloud architecture - Infor Birst delivers true multi-tenant cloud architecture and SaaS that deploys instantly and scales economically
• Advanced automation - Infor Birst delivers patented automation that combines data from any source at a speed that is game changing
• Connected and trusted - Infor Birst delivers trusted data with proprietary BI virtualization that unites IT and the business
• Smart AI Powered BI - Infor Birst delivers personalized and meaningful insights to every user with patented machine learning automation
• Results Focused - Infor Birst delivers better analytics with a proprietary methodology that puts business value first

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Chat
Phone Support
Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum
24/7 (Live rep)

Training options

In Person
Documentation
Webinars
Videos

Infor Birst pricing information

Value for money

4.5

/5

49

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Infor Birst features

Functionality

4.0

/5

49

Total features

42

6 categories

Most valued features by users

Data Visualization
Reporting/Analytics
Data Import/Export
Visual Analytics
API
Dashboard
Search/Filter
Activity Dashboard

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Infor Birst users reviews

Overall Rating

4.1

/5

49

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7.92/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

17

25

5

2

0

Pros
The ease to create new dashboard is really impressive and simplicity to gather data and make them available to end-users are key factors for projects success.

aB

augustin B.

And you cannot overstate the importance of their terrific customer support - especially the Birst Community.

EH

Eric H.

Review the data sources you want to analyze. If they're a combination of cloud and on-premise, chances are Birst is a great fit.

RC

Raoul C.

Cons
This list is long, but not everything is a big problem, more an annoyance that makes what should be easy/common things difficult. Copy/Paste of Objects is impossible.

EH

Eric H.

Limited reporting and dash boarding capabilities. Bugs that lead to erroneous results, without giving and error.

MZ

Mark Z.

Its sluggish performance. Numerous bugs that give the impression that the product is not well tested.

MZ

Mark Z.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Birst Administrator

Reviewed 2 years ago

Really pleased with the product, i highly recomend it.

Pros

Birst provide a very user friendly interface, and the dashboard development is really simplified. it takes a lot of techinally away from the development to let you focus in the dashboard creation.

Cons

It work great when you move the data inside Birst, but there are limitations for Live enviroments.

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Birst Drives Insights and Decisions

Reviewed 2 years ago

Our experience with Birst Infor when dealing with everything from professional services, support and sales has been great. I would recommend Birst to anyone looking for a flexible and scaleable system.

Pros

The ability to deploy a new warehouse with its own set of reports and dashboards in short order has been one of the best features for us to date. This has allowed for good data governance, as well as easy, adoption across the organization by allowing more than one department to use the system without impacting business rules. The actual reporting and dashboard tools are very easy to use and users can be quickly trained on how to create reports.

Cons

In order to maintain and grow the system a high level of knowledge Data warehouse Architecture is required. Without that knowledge things can become unwieldy. Due to both our organizations small analytics staff with limited knowledge of DW architecture we have found that we needed to subscribe to Infor Birst's technical account manager program which helps counteract this issue. So if you have a small team that is spread thing or have limited knowledge the TAM program eliminates this issue but it does add to the cost.

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Birst OEM appliance client building software for insurance

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Birst is a tool that is very flexible and has a UI offering that is very platform independent. They also have designed their product to follow the Kimball methodology for dimensional modeling which helps make the tool easier to understand if you are a seasoned dimensional modeler. They are visibly investing in innovations that are meeting or exceeding the needs of BI Community (Angular, iOS/Android apps, end-user data blending.) They have a very fast development team and release new functionality sometimes quicker than we expect. Birst staff and leadership know us by our first names. They do try to build a relationship with their clients and not treat you like an accounting revenue stream. Their community is closed but very tight.

Cons

Being on the cutting edge, sometimes features don't work as advertised at first. It's usually a good thing to wait for a few maintenance releases after a new major release comes out if you have an appliance. On the support front, they need not be so quick to recommend that you upgrade to the next release to address a defect, especially if it isn't due out for a few weeks. Sometimes it feels like...

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Tons of Features, Fantastic Support, Frustrating omissions of basic development functionality.

Reviewed 4 years ago

It may seem like we don't like the tool, but it is very good. The cons are mostly pain felt by the developers. End users will not notice an issue. Make sure you know that your end users will not be able to create any complex reports easily. BQL is very useful but there is no way a non-Developer will be able to just pick it up and go. A lot of these issues may be resolved in 2018...especially the egregious...

Pros

Dragging and dropping reports are easy - provided the requirements are easy. Star and Snowflake, import data or Live connect. There are easy ways and more complex ways to process data. Fantastic support and community. BQL (Think Birst Metadata SQL) is flexible and powerful. API is easy to use and can write scripts to automate common functions. Troubleshooting Reports is made easier by a part of the Admin tool that lets you see the BQL and resulting SQL query. You can find the problems very easy.

Cons

This list is long, but not everything is a big problem, more an annoyance that makes what should be easy/common things difficult. 1. Copy/Paste of Objects is impossible. Imagine your dashboard, you create a button, get the shape exactly as you like it, set the shadow just right and are ready to use it. Now you need 5 more just like it. Unfortunately, you can't use Copy/Paste...you have to build EVERY...

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Birst Review froma more technical point of view

Reviewed 5 years ago

Birst is a suitable tool to review data without implementing the data in a data warehouse. it is possible to establish real-time connections to several databases or do the modeling directly in Birst. In some situations, you can see that the tool is still in its infancy but the support always finds a solution, however, it looks likes (as long as the source of interruption is critical to your business). In...

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Infor Birst FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Infor Birst offer?

Infor Birst has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Infor Birst?

Infor Birst has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business


Q. What languages does Infor Birst support?

Infor Birst supports the following languages:
Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, English, Korean


Q. Does Infor Birst support mobile devices?

Infor Birst supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Infor Birst offer an API?

Yes, Infor Birst has an API available for use.


Q. What level of support does Infor Birst offer?

Infor Birst offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Chat, Phone Support, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum, 24/7 (Live rep)

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