Infor Birst has been recognized as a 'Niche Player' in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms. The topmost reason for this is that Birst allows for data consolidation and aggregation from centralized and decentralized sources; with some organizations using as many as 9 different data sources to generate their business dashboards. A networked BI solution, Birst performs data analytics by using a single repository shared across the network, and a common set of business rules that can be reused for achieving faster processing results. The solution is capable of performing the entire range of BI tasks, right from simple report generation to the more complex number crunching and KPI generation activities. It can be used across multiple functional areas such as Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, Operations, and Finance. Being a multi-tenant cloud application, Birst can either source data directly from other cloud applications, or bring data from on-premise applications to the cloud, or using hybrid connections to analyze on-premise data.
With the end-user data blending feature, users can create a 'personal BI sandbox' for performing self-service BI functionalities without compromising on governance and security aspects.
Extensibility with Centralized Packages
Virtual instances of data and meta-data can be re-used by leveraging parent-child relationships between Birst spaces, thus leading to easier extensibility and a lowered TCO.
A complete ETL solution, ADR is responsible for creating optimized, analysis ready, shared data stores that eliminate the need for time consuming, manual, legacy based data processing activities.
Since data sources can be disparate and multiple, Birst provides configurable data access connectors that do not need any source code programming.
With this feature, BI functions can directly access real-time, on-premise data without loading it into the cloud.