Board Business Intelligence Review

Chiasso, Switzerland
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BOARD At A Glance

Good: Combines features of BI and corporate performance management in one platform, job-centric solutions available.
Bad: While BOARD does target small businesses, the software could be too robust for a very small business/team.
Bottom Line: BOARD combines the features of BI and corporate performance management (CPM) into an all-in-one, programming-free solution.

Product Overview

BOARD combines the features of BI and corporate performance management (CPM) into an all-in-one, programming-free solution. It provides a seamless solution for the support, control and management of core processes such as:

  • Reporting and analyses
  • Budgeting, planning and forecasting
  • Profitability modeling and optimization
  • Simulation and what-if analysis
  • Scorecarding
  • Financial consolidation
  • Statutory and financial reporting
  • Monitoring and auditing


BOARD offers robust features that don’t require users pay for any extra modules or licenses. Some of the platform’s main features include its proprietary in-memory technology (Hybrid Bitwise Memory Pattern or HBMP), server clustering, granular security, HTML 5, multilanguage capability and a single view of corporate data. It also comes with prebuilt dedicated data connectors, so users can connect with their relational databases, cloud software or any other data source.

Here are some of BOARD’s other features:

  • Drag-and-drop interface
  • On-the-fly calculated metrics
  • Time-based out-of-the-box functions (e.g., previous year, time cycles, time cumulative value)
  • Automatically proposes possible drill down paths into the data
  • Out-of-the-box statistical functions (e.g., average, standard deviation)
  • Real-time modeling
  • Multi-user concurrent data entry
  • What-if and what-for analyses
  • Reverse algorithms
  • The ability to write back any outcomes of budget cycle into enterprise resource planning (ERP) software
  • File attachment to individual cells
Business modeling
  • Integrated workflow management (e.g., conditional alerts, data validation)
  • Prebuilt business rules (e.g., conversions, driver-based allocations, top-down/bottom-up reconciliation)
  • Unlimited plan versions and scenarios
  • The ability to add or change dimensions on the fly to re-aggregate all data
  • The ability to add Excel formulas into report

Target Market

With multiple locations worldwide, BOARD has served over 2,000 companies. Below is a partial customer list:

  • US Navy
  • Puma
  • Mitsubishi
  • DHL
  • NEC
  • Acer
  • Gigaset
  • Marketing General, Inc.
  • NIke
  • Endurance International Group

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Implementation is completed within three to six weeks, and some return on investment is generally shown within one quarter.

Customer Service & Support

BOARD provides a combination of self-directed, in-person and virtual training. The training provides the fundamental knowledge to design databases, build interactive analytic applications, load source data, develop an understanding of capsules, screens & objects and more.

Customers can get support via BOARD’s website by accessing the knowledge base and submitting technical questions through the support center. They can find the latest software through the support center and are informed about the latest releases and developments through monthly educational webinars and dedicated client managers. In addition, BOARD offers premium support packages with services that range from priority support to use case support to annual application health checks.


BOARD doesn’t publicly release their pricing information. Contact the vendor directly for a price quote.


While BOARD does target small businesses, the software could be too robust for a very small business/team.


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BOARD International is a global software vendor leading the way in Business Intelligence, Analytics and CPM unification. Founded in 1994, BOARD has enabled over 2,000 companies worldwide to improve the effectiveness of their management decision making processes, unifying BI, Business Analytics and CPM in a single integrated environment.

Thanks to its programming-free toolkit approach, global enterprises like Acer, DHL, Desigual, Mitsubishi, NEC, and Puma rapidly deployed BI and CPM applications in a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions.

Headquartered in Chiasso, Switzerland and Boston, MA, BOARD International has branches in Argentina, Australia, Benelux, Germany, France, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, UAE, UK, and a worldwide network of distributors and certified partners.

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