Infor Birst Features

Infor Birst

Modern business intelligence and analytics platform

4.06/5 (48 reviews)

Infor Birst Feature Summary

  • Comprehensive, integrated BI platform
  • Extract, Transform, Load (ETL)
  • Data warehouses created on the fly
  • Full reporting engine, with pixel perfect reporting
  • Automatically updated dashboards and alerts
  • Export to PDF or Excel
  • "What If" scenarios
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Auto-responders
  • Automatic backup
  • Automatic notifications
  • Automatic reminders
  • Benchmarking
  • Business analysis
  • Charting
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Content filtering
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable reporting
  • Data connectors
  • Data extraction
  • Data filtering
  • Data import
  • Data mapping
  • Data synchronization
  • Data visualization
  • Database access
  • Demand forecasting
  • GPS
  • Mobile integration
  • Pipeline management
  • Predictive analytics
  • Real time analytics
  • Sales analytics
  • SSL security
  • Supply chain planning
  • Activity dashboard
  • Data transformation
  • Visual analytics
  • Data import/export
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Sales forecasting
  • Social media metrics
  • Custom fields
  • Multi-channel marketing
  • Dashboard creation
  • Filtered views
  • Geographic maps
  • HTML5 technology
  • Graphical data presentation
  • Disaster recovery
  • Self service portal
  • Geolocation
  • Data migration
  • Customer service analytics
  • Vendor self service

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"What If" Scenarios
API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Auto-Responders
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Benchmarking
Business Analysis
Charting
Client Management
Collaborative Workspace
Content Filter
Custom Fields
Customer Service Analytics
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Connectors
Data Extraction
Data Filtering
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Mapping
Data Migration
Data Synchronization
Data Transformation
Data Visualization
Demand Forecasting
Drag & Drop Interface
Filtered Views
GPS
Geographic Maps
Geolocation
HTML5 Technology
Mobile Integration
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Marketing
Pipeline Management
Predictive Analytics
Real Time Analytics
Reminders
SSL Security
Sales Analytics
Sales Forecasting
Self Service Portal
Social Media Metrics
Supply Chain Planning
Visual Analytics
Visual Discovery
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"What If" Scenarios
API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Auto-Responders
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Benchmarking
Business Analysis
Charting
Client Management
Collaborative Workspace
Content Filter
Custom Fields
Customer Service Analytics
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Connectors
Data Extraction
Data Filtering
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Mapping
Data Migration
Data Synchronization
Data Transformation
Data Visualization
Demand Forecasting
Drag & Drop Interface
Filtered Views
GPS
Geographic Maps
Geolocation
HTML5 Technology
Mobile Integration
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Marketing
Pipeline Management
Predictive Analytics
Real Time Analytics
Reminders
SSL Security
Sales Analytics
Sales Forecasting
Self Service Portal
Social Media Metrics
Supply Chain Planning
Visual Analytics
Visual Discovery
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"What If" Scenarios
API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Auto-Responders
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Benchmarking
Business Analysis
Charting
Client Management
Collaborative Workspace
Content Filter
Custom Fields
Customer Service Analytics
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Connectors
Data Extraction
Data Filtering
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Mapping
Data Migration
Data Synchronization
Data Transformation
Data Visualization
Demand Forecasting
Drag & Drop Interface
Filtered Views
GPS
Geographic Maps
Geolocation
HTML5 Technology
Mobile Integration
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Marketing
Pipeline Management
Predictive Analytics
Real Time Analytics
Reminders
SSL Security
Sales Analytics
Sales Forecasting
Self Service Portal
Social Media Metrics
Supply Chain Planning
Visual Analytics
Visual Discovery
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Mobile apps

iOS App


10 reviews

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


22 reviews

Infor Birst Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Infor Birst's features:

elisabetta venezia

Use of Birst in connection to M3 Cloud

2020-07-22

I see the potential of the tool but I believe there is still a lot to be done.

Pros

Looks also powerful and easy to prepare new dashboard

Cons

The integration with M3 Analytics seems to have hick-ups, after updates we often need to reset something or copy data or re-adjust filters, that is annoying.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Capterra
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Manuel Romero

Birst

2019-02-21

Using tool as a an app to collect, store, and publish data from other 3rd party apps and with internal systems.

Pros

Great tool for reporting Able to publish and send automated report cadence

Cons

Learning curve for tool take a minute to understand

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mohamed Bahaa

Birst into Data, a great BI Tool

2018-12-23

Great tool that will give you great insights very recommended to medium - Large Business Needs

Pros

1- Easy to use. 2- Easy to Design Reports & Dashboards with powerful tools as your business Require. 3- Solution has Many connectors (i.e.

Cons

1- Lagging time when processing Medium to large Data Sets. 2- Very expensive compared to other BI Solutions. 3- Needs dedicated Resource to Administrate and maintain.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Mario Ferrer

Birst is a good BI tool, but it still has a long way to go

2016-01-11

Pros

Easy integration with 3rd party data, great visualizations and it comes with ETL capabilities.

Cons

Their claim that you just point the tool to your data source and it intuitively builds the data model for you is exaggerated.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

4/10

Recommendations to others considering Infor Birst

Make sure you have a comprehensive list of desired functionality and drill the vendor to make sure they support it. For instance, when I asked the i18n question (language support), they said they supported 10 languages, but when I asked how they handled it they kept avoiding the answer until I cornered them. I found out then that all language support was manual. New visualization tools are very flashy, but since they are still relatively new, they don't have all the functionality of a legacy tool like MicroStrategy, Cognos or B.O.

Source: Software Advice
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Christopher Miksch

BIRST for Top-Notch Business Analysis

2019-02-23

N/a

Pros

I'm not the sole user however my colleagues use this more heavily and gain a great insight into it for their digital strategies based on the analysis of the data birst provieds.

Cons

Birst provides great business analytical data to answer your questions and needs on data and site usage.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Sean Bentley

FPL

2019-09-23

Our biggest issue with Birst with users is the speed of accessing and displaying data in report.

Pros

Ease of use for users as well as as easy management for system administrators.

Cons

Speed of accessing and pulling data on live reports.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Gayasuddin Khan

Birst your Business!!

2018-02-09

Great visualization capabilities and faster analytics with huge amount of data.

Pros

Built in modelling ,drag and drop analytics. Easy connect to data.

Cons

Complex BQL Date fields handling Less visualizations Themes Slow response in IE Less available fonts

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Rick Hutchinson

Solid Data Visualization tool

2017-04-26

The visualizer and dashboard tools are simple to use.

Pros

Visualizations and Dashboards.

Cons

Admin tool is flash based for now.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Alice Li

Easy to use for simply data

2018-02-07

Pros

The Visualiser is simple to use for basic analytics, once everything is set up.

Cons

Creation of dashboards is rather technical and will require someone very familiar with the data structure and BIRST to do so.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Brad Duff-Hudkins

Birst Drives Insights and Decisions

2020-07-20

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 actual reporting and dashboard tools are very easy to use and users can be quickly trained on how to create reports.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Eric Hansen

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

2018-06-05

The tool does so many things that we use it exclusively to do everything from data modelling, report creation , security, dashboards, etc.

Pros

Star and Snowflake, import data or Live connect.

Cons

For instance, you cant use the GUI Data Model (Data Flow) creator and refine it with the "Manage Sources" admin screen.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Transportation/Trucking/Railroad company, 51-200 employees)

Birst Administrator

2020-07-17

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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augustin BARRIERE

Easy of use and added value

2016-09-02

Pros

Ultimately it's a real time saver in my projects.

Cons

The End user data blending functionality can be limited because you can't make lot of refinement on user's Excel import data.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Infor Birst

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.

Source: Software Advice
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Stephanie Pratt

One Stop Shop

2017-04-26

Birst has been a great way to bring together the data from the many platforms that our company uses.

Pros

We can develop reporting for our end users and they can have a one stop shop and don't have to wait for an analyst to gather all the data for them.

Cons

Designer needs improvement for our business use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Shradha Sharma

Analytical solution for every data scanario

2018-03-12

Pros

Their USP is that it can access both governed and ungoverned data.

Cons

It doesn't have as many features as other business intelligence tool but it is affordable than the rest.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Sarah Bacher

Birst Review froma more technical point of view

2017-01-17

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Infor Birst

If you're looking for a full self service tool for end customers you should take a look at Birst 6.

Source: Software Advice
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Bob Abernethy

Birst - Cloud BI & Analytics

2016-08-10

Pros

Birst also is unique in the way it allows you to combine many different kinds of data sources, some in the cloud and some on-premise (if you want) into one Unified Data Model and then use that to create and populate what they call a User-Ready Data Warehouse.

Cons

The online help is usually quite helpful, but there is some room for improvement in the search capability and some of the content.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Infor Birst

Whether evaluating Birst or another product, I would recommend you get your hands on it and make sure it works with your data and with your people, i.e. let your admins, data modelers, dashboard creators, and end users try it so they will be able to see in advance how it will make their jobs easier. It should not take long at all to get a data model, data warehouse, and some dashboards created using Birst.

Source: Software Advice
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Norman Hussey

Great value, better potential.

2017-03-17

Lastly Visualizer's interface is very intuitive and easy for adoption.

Pros

You will have a hard time finding something this platform cannot do.

Cons

In some areas BIRST excels, but in others you can still find some rough edges.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Devesh Shukla

Very powerful and upcoming BI/Reporting tool

2018-12-14

Pros

- Cloud based product that lets you access your data anywhere, share with different users in office/on road - Rich functionality and very easy to use interface

Cons

- Need better channel partner integration and offerings - Lacks some feature as compared to older rivals and new competitors

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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John Laws

Birst in IoT

2017-04-26

The user community is amazing. Post a question and get five ways to make it happen within an hour!

Pros

Easy to install and manage.

Cons

Lookng forward to seeing the new predictive analytics in 2017.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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David Rada

Easy to use if the data its simple, when the data turns complex its another history

2018-06-08

A new tool that needs to improve some things...keep going

Pros

Very good performance in the gathering of data, security and possibility of learning.

Cons

The option of paste some data its impossible .

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Fraser Doig

Powerful BI app, but difficult to master

2018-12-31

Pros

- We used Birst to monitor a large project spanning 2 quarters.

Cons

- In hindsight it, is was probably far too advanced for our needs, and there was a steep learning curve.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Dan Kimball

The Future of BI

2014-11-14

They have truly built a platform that helps pull and transform your data all the way to delivering up succinct and valuable visualizations.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Saurabh Maniar

FPL Birst

2019-09-23

Pros

graphical representation of the data is what attracted us to the Birst

Cons

some issues during the implementation for non technical personal

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mark Zwart

Dazzles at first, disappointing in every day use

2016-08-03

Pros

Good plugins for source systems Cloud based

Cons

Numerous bugs that give the impression that the product is not well tested Limited reporting and dash boarding capabilities Bugs that lead to erroneous results, without giving and error.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

3/10

Recommendations to others considering Infor Birst

Make sure your data mart requirements is simple enough

Source: Software Advice
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