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Birst is een leider in volgende generatie BI en analytics en biedt flexibiliteit, automatisering en optimalisatie voor het hele BI-proces.

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Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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.

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Gemiddelde score

Gebruiksgemak
4,1
Klantenservice
4,2
Functies
4,0
Waar voor je geld
4,4

Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling

7,9/10

Infor OS heeft een totaalscore van 4,1 van 5 sterren op basis van 52 gebruikersreviews op Capterra.

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Geverifieerde reviewer
Infor EAM Consultant in VS
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Vervoer/over de weg/per spoor, 51-200 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 6-12 maanden
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Birst Administrator

5,0 3 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Really pleased with the product, i highly recomend it.

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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

Aninda
Chief Solution Architect in Bangladesh
Informatietechnologie en -diensten, 501-1.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1-5 maanden
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Efficient Analytical System

4,0 3 maanden geleden

Opmerkingen: It was intimidating to start with however once we got the hang of it, it was great and proved to be a great tool for our business operation.

Pluspunten:

It was a pleasure to use this application and this has plethora of data warehousing features. Business decisions come at ease when you use this application.

Minpunten:

At times we found the application isn't that user friendly and quite complex to use. If you don't understand how it's features work well, then you wouldn't be able to reap the benefits of using this application at all.

Turan
Information Technology Admin. in Turkije
Automotive, 501-1.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: Gratis proef
Bron van de reviewer

Get rid of all the chore!

5,0 2 weken geleden Nieuw

Opmerkingen: It gives very good results in trial and test training. It has been seen that a comfortable and easy integration can be made in test usage.

Pluspunten:

It is possible to eliminate all hardware and software, which is an excessive burden on the employees of the information sector, where cloud technologies have been used for a very long time. Infor OS offers you a solution that reduces your resources and IT workload from start to finish in this field. In our new platform, which we have tested, we have actually eliminated all the hardware needs and the necessity of space and space. And you are working under the guarantee of all services and 24/7 connection running within these processes. Moreover, all the updates that will take place on the system are made instantly and it is sufficient to just watch it at the end of the day.Lighten your workload, perhaps up to 80%. scalable, easy integration, easy panel and interface, advanced customer support. Enjoy business intelligence.

Minpunten:

The design configuration needs to be very well organized. Especially the customer support plan stands out. A professional third-party support will help you reach your goals more easily. And you need to set your goals well. In idle state we can remain your source.

Adam
Sr. Manager, Development in VS
Computersoftware
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

Birst OEM appliance client building software for insurance

3,5 6 jaar geleden

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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 rely on their community too much to help keep the ship going. Being an application born in the cloud, there are some unpolished processes that appliance customers need to learn to get things to work from time to time. Birst is growing and they are ramping up new staff all the time. If you don't feel you're getting the best answer to your question, you need to sometimes push them to get it.

Mahir
Business Analyst in Bangladesh
Informatietechnologie en -diensten, 201-500 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 6-12 maanden
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Practical Reporting Engine

4,0 3 maanden geleden

Opmerkingen: Overall experience was good, however we didn't continue using this platform for long because of their inadequate customer support.

Pluspunten:

Infor OS is very very intuitive and informative. It's AI and machine learning capacity is incredibly awesome and very very useful to take business decisions ahead of time.

Minpunten:

Everything was fine but it's quite pricey to maintain and also the learning curve to get the hang of the application may take longer.

Brad
Sr. Adivsor, Database Analytics in VS
Denktanks, 201-500 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Birst Drives Insights and Decisions

5,0 3 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: 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.

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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.

Eric
Lead Developer in VS
Burgerlijke en maatschappelijke organisatie, 51-200 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

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

4,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: 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 use of the defunct Flash technology. The tool does so many things that we use it exclusively to do everything from data modelling, report creation , security, dashboards, etc. And you cannot overstate the importance of their terrific customer support - especially the Birst Community. So the Cons is a long list of relatively minor quibbles. yur developers will grumble, but overall, it is an excellent tool.

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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 object by hand from scratch. They do not allow you to pull the XML and do the copy/paste that way. It's not just the buttons, it is everything. It makes development take many times longer than it needs to be. 2. Dashboards can be copied, but it will not also copy the embedded reports. You need to make copies of the reports separately and then manually associate them with the copied Dashboard. Again, this copy/paste is BASIC functionality simply not available in Birst. 3. They still use FLASH for the Admin screens - this includes the data model. Also, only one person can be in the admin tool at a time. If you need to make changes to the data model and do some work on user security and add some custom subject areas, you need to make 3 copies of the space and so the work separately, then use the commands like the one below in order to copy your work to another space. It is not intuitive and it is easy to use the wrong variable and overwrite all the work someone else was doing. copyspace 7e32c981-9c92-4ee7-9a3b-a396017a531f 3cfbdcfe-6675-4b24-8e72-ef930c799e90 copy spacesettings.xml;settings-basic;settings-membership;settings-permissions;color-palettes;custom-subject-areas;SavedExpressions.xml;DrillMaps.xml;dashboardstyles;connectors 4. Some admin functions are incompatible with each other, but there is no way to know that outside of breaking your environment and then being told not to do that in the future. There is no way a casual user can use the Admin tool. It takes extensive training. For instance, you cant use the GUI Data Model (Data Flow) creator and refine it with the "Manage Sources" admin screen. That will break the space without throwing an error. You have to use the "Manage Local Sources" screen when using the Data Flow GUI. It can get very confusing especially for new users. 5. Sometimes you can pinpoint a HEX Color, in other cases, you have only a choice between 5 predetermined colors. Sometimes you have a choice of 5 fonts, in others you only have an opportunity to make the predetermined font larger or smaller. Most times, your options are so limited, it is better to turn the function off. 6. To go along with 5, you do have the option to use Designer that gives you a pixel perfect layout, but it still has significant limitations and requires extensive training. 7. If you have requirements for ADA approved readability, you will not be able to have nice looking reports because the fonts are Small/Med/Large and everything will have scrollbars, etc.

Sarah
Business Intelligence Architect in
Public relations en communicatie, 201-500 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1-5 maanden
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

Birst Review froma more technical point of view

4,0 6 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: 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 my opinion, the admin area (modeling) is the least developed area compared to the visualization frontend and still runs (until Birst 6) on the flash basis with sometimes causes synchronization errors between the database and the front-end.
You can do modeling as you like with some limitations in the schemas. Birst can process star and snowflakes but has some problems with multi-fact tables and different aggregation levels in one table (data mart design. in Cognos they call this feature "Determinants").
Nevertheless, it is easy for anyone with a little modeling knows how to build a simple model and report their data. A person who does not anything about SQL or data would have a lot of troubles with modeling which isn't a disadvantage in my opinion but should be noticed.
Birst is pretty limited when it comes to "security" in different ways:
You can set a data security on row level and assign user groups or variables to it but it's pretty complicated for nondatabase developers or architects. our analysts (who do some modeling) had a hard time understanding the security until this task was assigned to us architects. This should be made simpler for every third-class technician to understand.
You are able to grant a user access to the admin area or deny it. you cannot grant access to just some features like upload images and add users. In my opinion, this a limitation and always requires a space admin to do stuff that a normal visualizer can't do.
If you want a user to import images or something then he must have space admin permissions and therefore he can make changed on the model which contradicts to a row level security if set.
The user management really is limited. you're missing a lot of creation/deletion functions and you must always access a space command window to do so. therefore you have troubles to mass create/delete users without using the API. You have to do a lot of extra work to manage your users efficiently.
The frontend is pretty good and you can do a lot of visualizations. You can choose between simple charts from "visualizer" or build pixel perfect reports from "designer". You can add both report types to a selection of dashboards.
Dashboards can be secured via user groups but only for space admins which always involves a space admin a slightly contradicts to a self-services solution.
All in all, Birst is an ETL and visualization tool that allows you so simply add files to your data warehouse and do some reporting. As more complex, your model becomes as more limitations you face while modeling. If you use live access connections the SQL's created are executed on the corresponding database. therefore you face fewer limitations than modeling within Birst.
we personally prefer to model with live access. Even if the tool is on some parts in its infancy the Birst community and support is pretty awesome and without this the tool wouldN't be satisfying but it exists and therefore I grant 4 of 5 starts for this tool.

Norman
Director, Business Intelligence in
Fabricage van elektrische/elektronische producten, 10.000+ werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

Great value, better potential.

4,0 6 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Having a fully integrated data store and data warehouse is a great value. Data connectivity is also very powerful while simple. Lastly Visualizer's interface is very intuitive and easy for adoption. The capability to carve out a topic, build it and deploy stand-alone supports great time-to-market. The Network BI capability allows you to come back and merge, enhance. Very flexible.

Pluspunten:

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

Minpunten:

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

Mark
Marketing Intelligence Specialist in Nederland
Financiële dienstverlening
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

Dazzles at first, disappointing in every day use

2,0 6 jaar geleden

Pluspunten:

It is simple to understand. First appearances offer a fresh user interface Great community. Good plugins for source systems Cloud based

Minpunten:

Its sluggish performance. 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. Their focus on the US market

Bob
President in VS
Computersoftware
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

Birst - Cloud BI & Analytics

5,0 6 jaar geleden

Pluspunten:

What is unique about Birst is the way it allows customers to achieve the "Holy Grail" of BI - namely, providing both Governance and Agility in the same product. It does this in an easy to set up and use multi-tenant cloud environment, taking advantage of the use of virtual "spaces" which allow you to provide users with the right level of access to the right data, whether they are more advanced users or more casual users, whether they are located at the company HQ or in a remote location, etc. Birst calls this "Networked BI" and it is well worth looking into if you haven't yet. 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. They use something called "Automated Data Refinement" (their own patent-pending technology) to create this data model and data warehouse for you with a minimum of effort on your part, saving you a lot of time and money, and making it much more feasible to keep the data model and data warehouse updated over time. In terms of visualizations, Birst has a nice tool called Visualizer which is very easy to use, and a tool for more advanced users called Designer, which allows you to create pixel-perfect and very customized reports. Birst also fully supports the use of other front ends such as Tableau and Excel, which can access your many data sources using the User-Ready Data Warehouse created using Automated Data Refinement. The company itself is easy to work with and is staffed with very knowledgeable people who are eager to help you succeed.

Minpunten:

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

Deborah
Business Analyst in VS
Fabricage van elektrische/elektronische producten
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

An Integrated Business Intelligence Solution

4,5 6 jaar geleden

Pluspunten:

Birst is user friendly whether viewed as an Administrator, Designer, or Dashboard viewer. Being an integrated end-to-end single application solution makes it easy to administer. I have seen this company grow and yet their basic foundation remains the same "our success is judged by your success", they genuinely are driven by making sure each customer is successful in their Business Intelligence solution deployments.

Minpunten:

For a while Birst was deploying new features and functionality at too rapid of a pace. They have now created more of a strategic phased deployment cycle and it is easier to manage the testing and migration to new versions.

Dan
Senior Application Developer in VS
Machine- en installatiebouw, 51-200 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Analytics for Anyone

5,0 2 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Overall, I am impressed by how simple Birst makes something that can otherwise be complex

Pluspunten:

Birst takes care of a lot of heavy lifting for you, making it very easy to spin up complex data warehouses once familiar with the process

Minpunten:

There is a learning curve at first and not the biggest selection of resources available, which can make things a bit tricky for a complete beginner without access to those resources

Deborah
Business Analyst in
Fabricage van elektrische/elektronische producten, 501-1.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

Birst as a Single Software Solution

5,0 6 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Birst has continued to evolve within its nitch; focused deliverables.

Pluspunten:

Ease of going from simple to complex. Integrated end to end solution. Birst has always said their success is measured on our success.

Minpunten:

The cons are being eliminated by many of the new features, Pronto and Smart. While the Community is a great place to share and resource to seek answers, sometimes when you need that quick How To question answered you don't have the time to wait, it would be nice to have the Help Me now feature.

Roie
BI Implementer in
Financiële dienstverlening, 51-200 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

Birst is a fast rising star

4,0 6 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: I'm a Birst Cloud customer for over 3 years now and through time they have much improved and advanced in technology, performance and ease of use.
They are constantly are adding new features , their support and services are great and mainly - they listen to what you have to say.
Their community is bringing people and employees together, sharing ideas and solutions. Thumbs up

Pluspunten:

fast pacing environment, adding constantly features

Minpunten:

Nothin special, but there's always space for improvements

Saurabh
IT Director in VS
Levensmiddelen- en drankenindustrie, 501-1.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 6-12 maanden
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

FPL Birst

5,0 3 jaar geleden

Pluspunten:

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

Minpunten:

some issues during the implementation for non technical personal

Rick
Data Solutions Designer in
Computersoftware, 201-500 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 6-12 maanden
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

Solid Data Visualization tool

4,0 6 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Birst has proven to meet or exceed our expectations in most areas. The visualizer and dashboard tools are simple to use. The admin tool is in flash and it is a little clunky at times, but it gets the job done and the complexity is hidden from our end users which was a key goal for us. We are embedding it in our software and we were looking for a solution that excelled in visualization while also providing scalable management capabilities. Birst provides the full breadth of what we need while most other tools only provided a part of our full needs.

Pluspunten:

Visualizations and Dashboards. Flexibility on configuration and data management

Minpunten:

Admin tool is flash based for now.

John
Manager Data Services in
Computersoftware, 201-500 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

Birst in IoT

4,0 6 jaar geleden

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

Pluspunten:

Easy to install and manage. Great support from Birst and the Birst community. Good BItools getting better every three months.

Minpunten:

Lookng forward to seeing the new predictive analytics in 2017. Need this to go to the next level. Same is true with mobile. Demo at Birst forward looked promising.

Freek
Director of Operations in
Computersoftware
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

Birst Benelux Review

4,0 6 jaar geleden

Pluspunten:

The product has a lot of USP's like Cloud, Networked BI, low TCO, etc. The ease of use and the possibility to prototype with data warehouses is unique in the BI market. Birst as a vendor is flexible and easy to approach on all levels.

Minpunten:

New releases of products are often not stable. Some bugs are fixed and new ones are created. It's not possible to have multiple developers working in the Admin module. Birst as a vendor should consider a clear price strategy for partners, enterprises and mid-size organizations.

James
IT Manager in VS
Fabricage van elektrische/elektronische producten
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1-5 maanden
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

Good Tool that is continuing to evolve!

4,0 8 jaar geleden

Pluspunten:

The ability to support both cloud and on-premises installations with the same code base was a big part of our decision process. We knew we had short term goals and requirements that would keep us from a pure Cloud based implementation, but wanted to be able to easily migrate from an internally hosted appliance to a private cloud, or public cloud offering. The commitment to move to fully HTML5 rendering and data integration capabilities are also core reasons for our selection.

Minpunten:

They are moving away from Flash as a rendering layer for the product, I wish this process was more swiftly executed and already complete.

Harsh
Director of Product in
Computersoftware, 10.000+ werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

Great collaborative tool

4,0 6 jaar geleden

Pluspunten:

Works across large companies and it partners. Great ecosystem. Easy to use across devices. VOIP capable. Safe and secure.

Minpunten:

Unstable at times. The android app doesn't always work properly. It can also have a better web based interface as opposed to just a client.

Douglas
Owner in Canada
Managementconsulting
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1-5 maanden
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

More than just a visualizer, a complete end-to-end solution.

4,5 6 jaar geleden

Pluspunten:

The product provides a complete BI environment, from your data sources to the final analysis. Further, nothing is wasted in the process. Metadata is an important configuration component, not just a make-work project to be filed and go stale. This makes the final delivery robust, complete, and CORRECT. The company itself embodies this complete solution concept by providing support in every aspect of an implementation. Unlike other vendors, their focus is on a well-architected business supported by the software rather than just the sale of licenses.

Minpunten:

I least like the learning curve of the more advanced features. They are very powerful and based on standards, but are not often used by typical developers. Although a necessary evil, if you will, and mitigated by the support of the vendor, it takes a few passes to get your team up to speed. I don't really have anything bad to say about the vendor. Perhaps that they don't have a strong presence in Canada is the only issue that comes to mind.

Laura
Sr. Director Performance Intelligence in
Vastgoed, 10.000+ werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

Agile BI solution with superior data modeling and visualizations

4,0 6 jaar geleden

Pluspunten:

With Birst, our organization was able to consolidate disparate data systems into one location and customize content.

Minpunten:

While Birst has various modules and features available, select modules/features require extensive training to master.

Leslie
Vice President in
Managementconsulting
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 6-12 maanden
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

Powerful Networked BI Capability and Friendly Data Visualization

5,0 6 jaar geleden

Pluspunten:

Birst as a vendor has been fantastic to work with as they are passionate, communicate well and always ready to help. The power of being able to have "no more silos" is game-changing for the organization. Love the fact that end-users have a much easier time creating their own visualization versus having to rely on IT.

Minpunten:

I am hard pressed to identify something here as I usually find that when I run up against anything causing me a challenge, it is usually a matter of just getting more experience.

Shelby
Go to Market Lead in VS
, 1.001-5.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

Birst- Efficient an easy analytics

4,0 4 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Great tool if one and the organization have the skillset to scale 👍🏼

Pluspunten:

scalable, moderately priced, functionality is better than other platforms, great for SMB and enterprise audiences

Minpunten:

I’ve used many analytics tools and while birst is robust and quick it is not the easiest to learn for non-technical folks