Board Business Intelligence Review

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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: No printing option.
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. Board takes data from various sources and stores it in a secured virtual data repository, shared and accessible by end users within the organization. The key word is “single” – users can access their data in a single interface based on a single application and a single technology.

Board offers a full complement of Business Intelligence functions, including reporting, multi-dimensional analysis, ad hoc querying and dashboarding, combined with the ability to manage and monitor all performance planning and control processes, from budgeting, planning and forecasting to profitability analysis

Providing job-specific solutions, such as Marketing, HR, Operations, and Supply Chain Management, Board can be used across all functions within any organization for more cohesion in business processes. For example, the BOARD Marketing-centric solution has a functionality that allows Finance to access information on customers and profitability.

In 2017, Board announced its 10.1 version release that involves story telling functionality and in-context collaboration. Each user creates a personalized report of the data and save them in a live presentation. Users can also collaborate on the same analysis via an embedded chat. The release also introduces the new Search Generated Analytics feature for performing an analysis search by voice. And finally, Board has redesigned its user interface that allows drag-and-drop functionality.

Features

Board’s solution has many features including reporting and analysis, budgeting, planning, and forecasting, profitability modeling and optimization, simulation and what-if analysis, scorecarding and strategy management, and financial consolidation.

  • Ad Hoc Analysis?
  • Online Analytical Processing (OLAP)?
  • Predictive Analysis?
  • Profit Analysis?
  • Trend Indicators?
  • Ad Hoc Reporting?
  • Automatic Scheduled Reporting?
  • Customizable Dashboard?

Target Market

With multiple locations worldwide, Board has served over 3,000 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/Integration

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

Customer Service & Support

Board provides onsite training at its locations, scheduled three times monthly for a duration of two days per class. Such classes provide 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. Customers 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.

Pricing

Board does not publicly release their pricing information. Please contact them directly for a price quote.

Shortcomings

A few users have expressed that there is no way to print reports.

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About

Founded in 1994 Board International is the provider of the industry’s only programming-free toolkit for rapid and cost-effective development of Corporate Performance Management and Business Intelligence software applications. Headquartered in Chiasso, Switzerland, Board International has additional offices in Germany, Italy, Spain, Singapore, United States, UK, Australia and India and a worldwide resellers network.

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