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  • Likelihood to recommend8.92/10

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It has been a pleasure to work with the professional services team - they feel like an extension of our in-house team and provide great tips for best practices.
I used board during one of my mission and was amazed by all it's features, i liked best. The fact that it is all in one.
Very good product, easy to use and to implement, with great functionalities useful for business.
Unable to run procedures on the same database when an infinite session is running. Datareaders have no variable parameter filtering capability.
Perhaps the lack of a program to load flat files: I could not find a pre-written tool for reading ascii files.
It's hard to compare BOARD to other products because it's more of a toolkit than an off-the-shelf software package.
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Bob G.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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BOARD delivered on our expectations, on time and on budget

Reviewed 6 years ago
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I like that non-technical folks can build screens on their own, and if they want assistance, partners are there to help.

Cons

It's hard to compare BOARD to other products because it's more of a toolkit than an off-the-shelf software package.

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Paul W.

Real Estate, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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The most powerful and versatile BI system I have ever used

Reviewed 6 years ago
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...

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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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Greg S.

Management Consulting,

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Training and implementing of Board

Reviewed 9 years ago
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The product and the things it can do are remarkable. There is inter-company reconciliations and multiple levels of adjustments. In addition, the customer support is exceptional. I have had wonderful experiences with our rep. He is remarkable in how he explains things and his patience.

Cons

The training and system documentation leave a lot to be desired. If you are looking for documentation on how the system works or how to do something -- well, best of luck to you.

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James L.

Management Consulting,

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Board Partner and User

Reviewed 9 years ago
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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...

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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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Internet, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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BOARD is amazing

Reviewed a year ago

from my own experience I recommend BOARD to users

Pros

The framework can be adjusted to address hierarchical issues.I like the fact that it can work with existing information and have the possibility to provide us with reports. The inferface is very practical even for beginners.

Cons

So far the BOARD is working well for me, I have no complications with the application.

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Mechanical or Industrial Engineering,

Used daily for 2+ years

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Our company uses BOARD as Management information System tool combining it's BI capabilities with CPM

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

- Very flexible software that can be setup in a couple of days - User can setup it's own reports either in BOARD directly or in the Excel/Powerpoint environment - The smaller size of the vendor allows a good relationship with consultants, technicians and marketing experts from the headquarter - Good working interface to SAP, CRM MS Dynamics and Cognos TM1 - Very logical setup of the database structure

Cons

- Limited performance of the Excel addin causes some crashes - When purchasing the software as a BI tool it has to be considered the need of a datamart.

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Adele S.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Helpful software!

Reviewed 2 years ago

Board is what you need to soar higher. A complete package which handles the data competently while managing the performance metrics and boosting the sales with the aid of it multipurpose budgeting features that gives a user analysis from all aspects of the firm.

Pros

It is user friendly, fast, tech savvy and requires minimal assistance to grasp the analytics behind this all-in-one software. Board not only helps you with metrics but gives you an analysis with respect to all levels and integrates well with SQL to give a complete picture of where the firm is standing. Its toolkit is unique and offers a versatile range of features to give you a unified view of a project.

Cons

Technical support is poor as the response is too slow.

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Owen H.

Food & Beverages, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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An intuitive software

Reviewed 3 years ago

My experience with Board for more than two years, this is enough time to get to know this robust tool perfectly, Board works perfectly from day one.

Pros

Linking Board to multiple data sources is phenomenal, this is why I like Board the most. I know this tool like the back of my hand because it is so intuitive.

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I do not feel any negative thoughts towards Board, on the contrary, I think he is the best, he is very intuitive and for me this is more than enough to be able to love him.

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Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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BI tool with a lot a potential. Easy to use, customize reports, dashboards. Great tool for financial budgeting.

Reviewed 6 years ago
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Great tool for creating financial reports and dashboards. Customer support is very proactive. They come up with the solution to a problem with great ease.

Cons

No cons. With every update, they keep getting better and improving. With the Boardville community, it is even more faster to find solutions.

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Andrea F.

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Business Intelligence with Board

Reviewed 6 years ago
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Board is a program that allows you to upload, modify, insert data in any mode and from any source, ensuring a customization of the screen reading data, making the program easy to use and intuitive for users

Cons

there are no free courses online or in other formats. a community has been created in which every user can write down the problems he / she finds and others can provide solutions and compare themselves.

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Gabriel M.

Consumer Goods, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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BOARD is our reporting for company figures and our budgeting workflows. Using since 2010.

Reviewed 6 years ago

Company budget that includes workflows and complex allocation and distribution of cost is possible with this software as well new reporting capabilities helps to receive tuned information.

Pros

It combines BI reporting plus CMP features. New version has improved a lot Web view and collaboration for developing. From version 9 graphics are more flexible and new GeoMap helps for location. New ways for database development. From version 10 Predictive tool has been included as well functions inline per column calculation.

Cons

We need to improve the rapid development features. Sometimes dataentry si too estrict. Predictive tool called BEAM licence is too high.

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Marc D.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Glad having this excellent software

Reviewed 6 years ago

We are very glad, having this excellent software as our reporting tool. We rolled it out nearly over the whole world and everybody is happy. Our management team likes it as well.

Pros

Different sources as base; easy to implement tailored reports for every different kind of user; communication between users within BOARD; having reports as favourites (presentation); easy to use/ navigate available in web browser

Cons

It doesn't work offline properly print outs are not that nice (unfortunately neccessary) export to Excel as flat table not possible from web browser

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Rahul J.

Staffing and Recruiting, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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One of the best BI tool in market

Reviewed 6 years ago

I used this tool for more than a year. The tool uses a multi dimensional functionality which helps retrieve the data faster for reports and forms, which increases the performance .

Pros

Very easy to learn, use and deploy. There are on-premises and cloud versions available which makes this tool platform free. Various interesting BI functionalities available in this tool. Efficient in reporting, dash-boarding and planning/budgeting.

Cons

Only disadvantage I found about this tool is it can be installed on Windows only.

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Luis M.

1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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All in one package

Reviewed 7 years ago

We brought Board in as a tool for inventory projections, to replace the excel spreadsheets that relied on multiple vlookup and match-index formulas, which took forever to load and equally long to update. Now with Board, the process takes minutes and updates are painless. We can also use the multiple objects in Board to present the data in more visually appealing forms than the standard spreadsheet format.

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Florian K.

Chemicals, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Powerful toolkit with nearly endless possibilities

Reviewed 5 years ago

Easy and fast tool to build up budget, reporting or pricing applications - we are very satisfied with this tool.

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This Software is a very flexible toolkit that allows you to build up nearly every business process you have in mind on your own.

Cons

You have to get used to the technic behind and the look and feel.

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Mark G.

Computer Software,

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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BOARD, a great performance management solution

Reviewed 9 years ago
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We were introduced to BOARD after many years of experience with using alternative multidimensional budgeting, planning and reporting solutions. While many of BOARD's competitors have come and gone, BOARD has shown both a commitment to support performance management and importantly a commitment to innovation. We use the product for a number of our subsidiaries as well as deliver solutions for our clients on it.

Cons

The initial engagement with the product is slightly different to other approaches and does take a little time to re-educate yourself to its methods, but once you do the reasons BOARD chose this way becomes clear.

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Victor R.

Automotive, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Flexible and friendly tool

Reviewed 6 years ago

Successful implementation of the tool in a short period of time all over the world

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Proactive Board support. Very easy to create new Lay-outs. Development phase in Board is faster than any other BI software.

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Alejandro L.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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We have used the cloud service for more than a year for our main report activity.

Reviewed 6 years ago

Easy reporting, fast implementation, easy to expand, easy to manage.

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User friendly, fast learning curve, drill down capacity to analyze the data, lots of connector with almost any data source. Support is also excellent and really fast.

Cons

The lack of online training, and the need of some users to change their mind and get used to the interface.

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William R.

Government Administration, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Robust software with a lot of potential

Reviewed 7 years ago
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Can link to multiple databases to extract data and making the data usable for management. We have taken reports that would take us 4-6 hours each month to prepare for management. Board has provided us the ability to provide the reports to management that are always the most current.

Cons

Need more documentation on how to use and program. To learn the program has a lot of trial and error. Better manuals would allow users to build more functionality in shorter time with less frustration.

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Kevin R.

Used daily for 1-2 years

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An easy to use drag ans drop solution !

Reviewed 6 years ago
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Friendly user, flexible and pertinent for a huge range of different uses. Customer support easily reachable.

Cons

Maybe the absence of common page to share problems / questions / issues / best practices with other users. But I heard that the problem will be solved quickly.

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Berkeley C.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Many more house of the week on hand now to use it more productively sense we got this software

Reviewed 6 years ago
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The drag and drop ability to build complex dashboards, charts and reports makes it easy for any staff members to analyze data.

Cons

Error messages can be pretty vague at times, requiring additional effort to determine the actual source of the problem at hand.

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Tiziano B.

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Excellent software, data management and reports excellent source for managers

Reviewed 6 years ago
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it is simple, intuitive, powerful tool that provide to many need of Business intelligence. Powerful drill down capacity to analyze the data

Cons

Can require many hours to properly set up data for use (however, once your dashboard is set up, it can be of use for a long time thanks to data refresh options)

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Marco S.

Utilities,

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Great BI tool, easy to use, big performances

Reviewed 9 years ago
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Easy setup and implementation. Integration and standardization of data from various sources. Each user is able to obtain all informations needed in autonomy. Depth of analyses, ability to drill down and track data between various the dimensions.

Cons

Nothing of really important, may be printing options could be improved (but you can overcome with the office add-in)

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Kim P.

Management Consulting,

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Our clients use BOARD for Forecasting and Financial Reporting

Reviewed 9 years ago
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BOARD's data integration and data entry capability. The combination of Performance Management and BI in the one tool makes BOARD very flexible and our clients use it for many application.

Cons

Not a lot, if anything it is not as easy to get data in for quick ad-hoc reports but that is going to be fixed in BOARD 10.

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David L.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing,

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Very quick reporting!

Reviewed 9 years ago
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I've been programming for 30 years, which includes doing lots of reports. Once the data is in BOARD, it's really amazing how quickly one can turn out a new report.

Cons

There may be some room for improvement with allowing a user to set and hold some specific settings (e.g. - date ranges, categories, etc.)