Infor Birst

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Description du logiciel Infor Birst

L'approche interconnectée de la BI et de l'analyse de Birst (Birst Networked approach to BI and Analytics) offre une vision unique des données, éliminant ainsi les silos de données. Les équipes décentralisées et les utilisateurs individuels peuvent enrichir cette structure analytique partagée avec leurs propres données locales, sans compromettre la gouvernance des données. Cette cohérence provient d'une couche sémantique unifiée, qui conserve des définitions communes et des métriques clés indépendamment de leur emplacement.

Birst réussit à mettre la business intelligence en réseau grâce à une architecture à deux niveaux unique qui aligne les données d'entreprise back-end avec les données de périphérie sectorielles ou locales. Birst Automated Data Refinement (ADR) extrait les données de toutes les sources (entrepôt de données, applications, entrepôts, Big Data et sources externes non structurées) dans une couche sémantique unifiée. Le résultat est une vision cohérente qui permet aux utilisateurs de disposer d'analyses en libre-service via des tableaux de bord, des reportings, une découverte visuelle, des outils mobiles et une analyse prédictive de classe mondiale. Birst Open Client Interface offre également une intégration avec Tableau, Excel et R.

Birst est disponible selon deux formules principales : directe, pour les entreprises qui utilisent Birst pour analyser des données internes afin d'obtenir de meilleurs résultats commerciaux ou intégrée, pour les entreprises de toutes tailles proposant des produits de données (analytique), en incorporant et en intégrant les fonctionnalités de Birst dans leurs produits en marque blanche.

Birst offre aux utilisateurs professionnels un moyen plus rapide et plus simple d'effectuer des analyses ad hoc, de créer des rapports d'une précision parfaite et de visualiser des données dans des tableaux de bord hautement interactifs. Avec les rapports et tableaux de bord automatisés par défaut et l'interface moderne de style web 2.0 de Birst, même les utilisateurs les plus occasionnels sont immédiatement habilités à générer des rapports et à créer des requêtes par eux-mêmes.

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TPE PME GE
Disponible dans les pays suivants
États-Unis, Canada, Royaume-Uni, Australie, Inde, Allemagne
Langues
anglais, coréen, danois, espagnol, néerlandais, portugais

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Infor Birst - Avis

Note globale
4,1
/
5
Excellent
16

Très bien
25

Moyen
5

Médiocre
2

Mauvais
0

Rapport qualité-prix
4,5
Fonctionnalités
4
Simplicité d'utilisation
4
Support client
4,2
85% des utilisateurs recommandent cette application
Utilisateur vérifié

Birst Administrator

Really pleased with the product, i highly recomend it.


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Brad D.

Birst Drives Insights and Decisions

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.


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Adam W.

Birst OEM appliance client building software for insurance


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Eric H.

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

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.


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Sarah B.

Birst Review froma more technical point of view

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.


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Utilisateur vérifié
Secteur d'activité: Transport routier/ferroviaire
Taille de l'entreprise: 51-200 employés
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Birst Administrator

Logiciel utilisé tous les jours pendant 6 à 12 mois
Publié le 17/07/2020
Provenance de l'avis : Capterra

Really pleased with the product, i highly recomend it.

Avantages

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.

Inconvénients

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

Note détaillée

Rapport qualité-prix
Simplicité d'utilisation
Support client

Probabilité de recommander le produit: 10.0/10

Brad D.
Secteur d'activité: Think tanks
Taille de l'entreprise: 201-500 employés
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Birst Drives Insights and Decisions

Logiciel utilisé tous les jours pendant plus de deux ans
Publié le 20/07/2020
Provenance de l'avis : Capterra

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.

Avantages

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.

Inconvénients

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.

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Rapport qualité-prix
Simplicité d'utilisation
Support client

Probabilité de recommander le produit: 9.0/10

Adam W.
Secteur d'activité: Logiciels
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Birst OEM appliance client building software for insurance

Publié le 10/08/2016
Provenance de l'avis : SoftwareAdvice

Avantages

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.

Inconvénients

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.

Note détaillée

Simplicité d'utilisation
Support client

Probabilité de recommander le produit: 8.0/10

Eric H.
Secteur d'activité: Organisme social ou civique
Taille de l'entreprise: 51-200 employés
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Tons of Features, Fantastic Support, Frustrating omissions of basic development functionality.

Logiciel utilisé tous les jours pendant plus d'un an
Publié le 05/06/2018
Provenance de l'avis : SoftwareAdvice

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.

Avantages

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.

Inconvénients

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.

Note détaillée

Simplicité d'utilisation
Support client

Probabilité de recommander le produit: 6.0/10

Sarah B.
Secteur d'activité: Relations publiques et communications
Taille de l'entreprise: 201-500 employés
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Birst Review froma more technical point of view

Logiciel utilisé tous les jours pendant 1 à 5 mois
Publié le 17/01/2017
Provenance de l'avis : SoftwareAdvice

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.

Note détaillée

Simplicité d'utilisation
Support client

Probabilité de recommander le produit: 7.0/10

Recommandation utilisateur
7,9/10
Basé sur 48 avis utilisateurs
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Infor Birst - Prix

Infor Birst - Prix

À partir de
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Essai gratuit
Abonnement
Rapport qualité-prix
Rapport qualité-prix
4,5/5
Basé sur 48 avis utilisateurs
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Infor Birst - Fonctionnalités

Infor Birst - Fonctionnalités

API
Analyse des tendances
Analyse en temps réel
Analyse prédictive
Analyse visuelle
Business Intelligence
Création de tableaux de bord
Données en temps réel
Filtrage des données
Graphiques
Importation et exportation de données
Intégration de tiers
Monitoring
Outils de collaboration
Rapports ad hoc
Rapports et statistiques
Rapports personnalisables
Sources de données multiples
Tableau de bord d'activités
Visualisation de données
Fonctionnalités
4/5
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Infor Birst - FAQ

Infor Birst - FAQ

Voici quelques-unes des questions fréquentes sur Infor Birst.

Q. Quels sont les types de licence disponibles pour Infor Birst ?

Types de licences disponibles pour Infor Birst :

Type de licence: Abonnement

Essai gratuit: Disponible

Q. Quelles sont les principales fonctionnalités du logiciel Infor Birst ?

Nous n'avons pas d'informations sur les fonctionnalités de Infor Birst.

Q. Qui utilise Infor Birst ?

Utilisateurs habituels du logiciel Infor Birst :

Grandes entreprises, Entreprises de taille moyenne

Q. Dans quelles langues Infor Birst est-il disponible ?

Langues dans lesquelles Infor Birst est disponible :

anglais, coréen, danois, espagnol, néerlandais, portugais

Q. Quels sont les types de licence disponibles pour Infor Birst ?

Types de licences disponibles pour Infor Birst:

Abonnement

Q. Infor Birst prend-il en charge les appareils mobiles ?

Appareils pris en charge par Infor Birst :

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. Avec quelles applications Infor Birst peut-il s'intégrer ?

Applications s'intégrant à Infor Birst :

Bitium, Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine), MarcomCentral Enterprise, MarcomCentral Web-to-Print, Marketo Engage, Tableau

Q. Quelles sont les ressources d'aide disponibles pour Infor Birst ?

Ressources d'aide disponibles pour Infor Birst :

Forum, Base de connaissances, Support téléphonique, Support en ligne, Tutoriels vidéo