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    I am looking forward to testing their full graphics that are available, as they looked very interesting in the demo.
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    I am still using the two-week trial, but at first sight, the price is reasonable.
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    The connection, definitely, is an area that could be improved. There should be a better or an easier way to establish that connection to external sources. In the next release, it should be a simpler… more »
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    Overview

    Birst Networked BI and Analytics eliminates information silos. Decentralized users can augment the enterprise data model virtually, as opposed to physically, without compromising data governance.

    A unified semantic layer maintains common definitions and key metrics.
    Birst’s two-tier architecture aligns back-end sources with line-of-business or local data. Birst’s Automated Data Refinement extracts data from any source into a unified semantic layer. Users are enabled with self-service analytics through executive dashboards, reporting, visual discovery, mobile tools, and predictive analytics. Birst Open Client Interface also offers integration with Tableau, Excel and R.

    Birst goes to market in two primary ways: as a direct sale, for enterprises using Birst on internal data to manage their business; and embedded, for companies who offer analytic products, by embedding and white-labeling Birst capabilities into their products.

    Birst’s is packaged in 3 available formats: Platform and per-user fee; by Department or Business Unit; by end-customer (for embedded scenarios).

    XLCubed is an add-in tool for Microsoft Excel that allows you to point to analysis and services cubes or any other relational databases so that you can create ad-hoc analysis, reporting and even dashboards that can be published to the web with a single click. Once you put items on the web, the environments are the same, which is really cool because the user interactivity and use of the report on the web and in Microsoft Excel is the same.

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    Sample Customers
    Citrix Systems, Jive Software, SunnyD, Toshiba Medical Systems, Cisco OpenDNS, RB, Sunny D, Vertafore
    Marshalls Ltd, BP Exploration and Production, Thorntons, Ted Baker, Bristol-Myers, Rank Group, ING Bank Genve, Cargill Value Investment, Chloride Power, Auchan, Erste, UEFA, Novartis, Porsche Informatik, Raiffeisen Bank International
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    Healthcare Company25%
    Retailer17%
    Insurance Company8%
    Computer Software Company8%
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    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Insurance Company7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise52%
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    Birst is ranked 21st in Reporting Tools while XLCubed is ranked 14th in Reporting Tools with 2 reviews. Birst is rated 0.0, while XLCubed is rated 7.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of XLCubed writes "Cost effective with great capability, performance, flexibility and visuals". Birst is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI, Workday Prism Analytics and Alteryx, whereas XLCubed is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau, Board and Jedox.

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