BOARD Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

BOARD

The #1 decision-making platform

4.51/5 (110 reviews)

BOARD overview

Board is the #1 decision-making platform.

The Board Decision-Making Platform helps organizations to make better, more-informed business decisions by unifying Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance Management, Planning and Advanced Analytics in one solution. Centralizing data sources from across the business, Board enables users to conduct analysis, simulation, and planning activities with ease through a drag-and-drop, self-service, toolkit environment.

Board’s comprehensive range of functionality, accessible within one user-friendly interface, allows businesses to build feature-rich reporting, planning, and forecasting applications without the need for coding. This approach empowers end users to make decisions faster, based on an accurate foundation of data, increasing competitiveness and removing reliance on the IT department.

Thanks to Board, global enterprises, such as Coca-Cola, KPMG, Puma, Ricoh, Toyota and ZF Group have deployed end-to end decision-making applications in a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions.
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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
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BOARD reviews

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Paul Wyatt

The most powerful and versatile BI system I have ever used

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-21
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
As a complete BI solution, BOARD allows a developer to easily create the structures required to build extremely powerful and fast data models by using 'sparsity' - the method of calculating the actual space required for cube objects. A great strength in modelling is the ability to rename and change relationships on the fly. With a logical and very visual interface, BOARD is a pleasant environment to work in,which enhances productivity. BOARD is able to provide end users the ability write back to cubes and create and amend entities. This ability makes the creation of workflows and security processes possible; a manager can add users and determine their level of access without returning to the developers. real time dynamic geo-charts allow for contextual maps to be created. BOARD have now opened the BOARD Community where users can ask questions in forums as well as help other users. Example data models can be uploaded as well as associated documentation and videos. The community site is one of the best forums I have ever used and the community members are clearly passionate about the software, as well as very knowledgeable. There are a number of unique concepts which, once understood, really open up the power of BOARD and through the community, all users can gain this knowledge quickly and in a fun way as well as discuss ideas with their peers and consultants alike. The forum is in addition to the formal support portal. I have used several enterprise BI systems and BOARD is by far the most exciting, fun and logical system I have ever used. It makes work truly enjoyable and provides a great sense of satisfaction when the developer discovers something new all the time.

Cons
Without the community forum, learning the unique skills to leverage BOARD over other apps was a slow process, even after attending the full training package in London. However, with the latest release and with direct access to BOARD experts and peers, BOARD has become a very exciting and enjoyable app to work on everyday and I cannot, at this point, state any cons. That is not to say that there are'nt any, just that what issues I did have have all been addressed in the latest release and with access to the community

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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James Leinen

Board Partner and User

Reviewed 2015-03-02
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
When looking to partner with a BI software vendor, we had a few key capabilities that we were looking for in a solution. These capabilities included: 1) the product must be easy to setup and configure and not require lengthy project implementation timelines; 2) the product must be able to empower the end users to create dynamic visualizations to support the needs of their business; 3) support for the analytics must not require an army of developers or technical personnel to maintain the application Many of our customers are mid-market companies that can't afford large expensive reporting solutions, but still require the quality and usability factors that users get from the more expensive off the shelf products. BOARD provided all of this and so much more. Our customers begin realizing value almost immediately following the initial implementation, visualization their business in ways they have never been able to before through dynamic interactive dashboards and reports. The product also offers our customers with a way to quickly keep up with their changing business. With BOARD, as the business changes and new questions need to be asked, the product provides the subject matter experts with the ability to dynamically create valuable visualizations to find their answers. No need for report writers when you have a controller or back office user who knows the right questions to ask to affect the performance of the organization. With this product, gone are the days of the technical business analyst trying to interrupt the request from the business, and instead the business is now creating exactly what they need with little involvement from IT.

Cons
There is some redundancy in the product, which at times can and will require users to have to repeat a formula on multiple reports instead of making the change once and all the reports get updated. This is an area that I see the product improving in overtime.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Allen Sherbrook

Implementor

Reviewed 2015-03-06
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
I like my relationship with the sales team the best. The front end reporting features and functions. I also like the flexibility of Board to be a BI, FP&A, Consolidation, and Reporting tool and that Board is 100% GUI interface - no programming. I can always find someone to help with my questions. I also like the ease of installing and updating Board Software. It is pain-free compared to a lot of software I've experienced. Finally, how wonderful Board demos to customers.

Cons
What I like the least is the limited Board Data Reader for flat files. It does not specify what fails to load in detail from the Board Data Reader log.It does not allow for both field and columns reading at the same time. We should never have to massage/manipulate any files GL extracts to load into Board. It does not allow for exception maps (i.e. all data is mapped one-to-one except for the following). On-line documentation and Knowledge Base is limited. It should include all Customer Case call resolutions and Server installation requirements. Nexel is a good start, but needs to be on Rows, besides Columns. Also, there's a bug with only reading the 1st column. Next, we need formatting in DataViews (e.g. Cell level Underlines, Double Underlines, Changes in font, Bolding, Annotations, etc.). Another opportunity is Dependency Reporting for dynamic DataView Reports showing specified levels. Lastly, Class Attribute Filtering calculations (this may be available is some form, just haven't figured it out, yet.) Offering Advanced implementer training and certifications would be helpful.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kristine Young

BOARD - A easy to use and powerful BI tool - All in one solution

Reviewed 2015-03-19
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
We were one of BOARD’s first Customers in Australia, and we have been using this product in our business for over 10 years. We found BOARD to be an easy to use and extremely flexible tool that has improved our business processes. As a programmer who would spend countless hours developing reports to meet the ever changing business requirements, I was blown away in the POC by the user-friendly interface and the ease to create reports so quickly on the fly to meet our entire business needs. I have not created another report program since, as BOARD can do it all. Not only is it a powerful tool for creating reports and dashboards, but the forecasting and budgeting functions that allows write back to cubes and the running of scenarios, makes it an all in one BI tool. One feature over the years that our business has embraced is the Excel Add-in feature, and due to its easy to use interface, users are able to run reports in Excel themselves.

Cons
I have no dislikes of the product and am impressed by the improvements made to BOARD over the past years, as it shows they are future thinking in understanding what Businesses are after.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Shelby Artymovich

Reporting & Allocation tool

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-09-19
Review Source: Capterra

Overall a good product with a lot of flexibility.

Pros
We had very specific requirements in how we wanted to build allocations that we needed. This software was extremely flexible and allowed us to build our allocations exactly how we wanted to.

Cons
You are basically starting from scratch to build things, so without someone with some expertise, its not overly intuitive to build things from scratch. We had the help of a fantastic consultant that was very well versed in Board, so that made all the difference to us. We would not have been able to build what she did ourselves.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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BOARD pricing

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BOARD features

Ad hoc Reporting
Business Intelligence
Charting
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Filtering
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Trend Analysis
Visual Analytics

API (144 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (114 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (56 other apps)
Third Party Integration (78 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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GetApp Analysis

Smart decisions lead to business success, but manually analyzing and forecasting data is a challenging process for even the largest organizations. BOARD is a cloud-based solution that allows medium and large-size companies to accurately analyze, plan, simulate, and forecast business information.

Using BOARD, companies can get their business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management (CPM) applications running faster. BOARD offers best-in-class security, along with top rated reliability, scalability, and performance.

BOARD provides organizations with enterprise analytics, planning, and forecasting tools that leverage their existing software investments. The solution is used across many different industries and departments. Key features include a unified environment for planning, BI, predictive analytics, self-service drag-and-drop analysis, interactive dashboarding, KPIs, advanced data-entry with multi-dimensional allocation, and integrated workflow management.


What is BOARD?

BOARD is a decision-making platform for medium and large-size businesses that want to move from pure data analysis to decision-making processes. The cloud-based solution supports analysis, simulation, and planning processes across the organization, with the flexibility to allow individual users to adjust the technology based on their unique business needs.

Businesses that use BOARD have the ability to connect and federate any data source. They can collect data from multiple sources and integrate it into a virtual data repository, which can then be shared with multiple users within a larger organization. In order to make the process as streamlined as possible, BOARD provides a number of pre-build cloud-to-cloud connectors, as well.


Who is BOARD for?

  • Experience level: All experience levels
  • Industry: All industries
  • Business size: Medium-size businesses and large businesses
  • Departments/roles: All departments
  • Budget/point: Pricing based on the number and type of users
  • Example customers: Puma, Acer, Mitsubishi, Syngenta, Z&F, Deutsche Leasing

Main features

Planning Processes

BOARD helps businesses combine their planning processes with budgets, forecasts, reports, and scorecards. Using workflows, security, audit trails, and versioning mechanisms, organizations are able to increase the control and efficiency of the planning process.

Click onto the Sales Plan Console to get a better view of where your company is at. You can used advanced tools like “what-if analysis” and “goal seeking” to manage various scenarios. With the automatic allocation of changes, you can modify data at all levels of aggregation and distribute those changes automatically.

Predictive Analytics

Predictive analytics tools enable organizations to simulate various future scenarios and then make important decisions based on what they uncover. Businesses that use BOARD’s predictive analytics tools should be better able to make predictions and plan for the future.

When you use BOARD’s self-service platform, you’re capable of embedding predictive analytics into your decision making process. BOARD’s Enterprise Analytics Modeling is a module that integrates advanced and predictive analytics, allowing you to uncover deeper insights about the sustainability of your business.

Reporting

Using BOARD, professionals can generate virtually any type of corporate report, with both ad hoc and managed reporting tools. This includes everything from basic spreadsheets, all the way to detailed booklets with three-dimensional graphs and generation animations. Generating these reports is something that any user can do with just a few clicks.

BOARD’s business intelligence reporting tools combine traditional reporting functions with Performance Management application tools, making it possible for you to make decisions based on a single, collaborative information base. Your account can be setup to allow for an unlimited number of report authors and consumers, and completed reports can be exported in multiple formats.

Self-Service Analysis

BOARD offers self-service drag-and-drop analysis. An intuitive user interface enables users to quickly generate their own reports and analyses without needing any help from an external IT developer. Users can also adjust their own layouts with the same drag-and-drop tools.

In order to build your own reports and analyses, you’ll need to click from your interactive dashboard to the main control console. The control console is where you’ll make administrative changes to your account. Once you’ve opened a screen containing a dataview, you’ll want to enter the “edit” mode to start adjusting the layout of your data.


Integrations

BOARD has the capability to connect and federate any data source. To make things easier, the company provides several pre-built cloud-to-cloud connectors, as well.


Pricing

Pricing is based on the number and types of users within an organization. Businesses can contact BOARD for detailed pricing information.


Bottom line

  • Supports analysis, simulation and planning processes
  • Integrated workflow management capabilities
  • Provides users with a friendly analysis environment
  • Able to connect and federate any data source
  • Used across multiple industries and departments

Additional information for BOARD

Key features of BOARD

  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Balanced Scorecards
  • Budgeting, planning & forecasting
  • Business Analysis
  • Business intelligence
  • CPM
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Demand Planning
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • FP&A
  • Financial consolidation
  • Machine learning forecasting
  • Performance management
  • Planning Tools
  • Predictive analytics
  • Profitability analysis
  • Reporting & analysis
  • Scorecarding
  • Self-service analytics
  • Simulation models
  • Strategy management
  • Trend analysis
  • workflow management
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Benefits

Unified planning simulation and analysis

User self-service analysis

Write back capabilities

Integrated workflow