BOARD Software


 

Created to combine business intelligence, corporate performance management and business analytics, BOARD is a full-featured business intelligence system that suits midsize and enterprise-level companies in a variety of different industry segments.

Within the reporting functionality, BOARD allows users to pull from almost any data source, as well as generate full self-service reporting. These reports can be exported into several different formats, if necessary, such as CSV, HTML and more. The system also features extensive multi-lingual capabilities, making suitable for companies that need to deliver reports in another language.

The dashboard application allows BOARD users to create a fully customizable experience, featuring drill-down and drill-through functionality, as well as several different types of data visualization options. By implementing BOARD’s data collecting and analysis functionalities, companies can view data in a relevant way that helps drive intelligent business decisions.

 

BOARD - Dashboarding
 
  • BOARD - Dashboarding
    Dashboarding
  • BOARD - Geomapping
    Geomapping
  • BOARD - Mobile
    Mobile
  • BOARD - Planning
    Planning
  • BOARD - Predictive analytics
    Predictive analytics
  • BOARD - Reporting
    Reporting
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

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William from City of North Las Vegas
Specialty: Government
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Robust software with a lot of potential

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Can link to multiple databases to extract data and making the data usable for management. We have taken reports that would take us 4-6 hours each month to prepare for management. Board has provided us the ability to provide the reports to management that are always the most current.

Cons

Need more documentation on how to use and program. To learn the program has a lot of trial and error. Better manuals would allow users to build more functionality in shorter time with less frustration.

 
 

Jo-anne from Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada (VON Canada)
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

BOARD - Used for Budgeting and Financial Reporting

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The flexibility of this product continues to surprise me in that I will often ask "can BOARD do this" and the answer always seems to be yes. Very satisfied BOARD customer for over 2 years.

Pros

Flexibility and functionality of the product, it can be used to do many things, many ways
Can be used to develop and implement a fairly complex budget model and reports within a couple of months
Easily attaches to SAP using the SAP connector
Very powerful financial reporting tool
Excel Office Add In is awesome
Exceptional customer service, this vendor cares about its customers satisfaction

Cons

Big learning curve to master the development work as an administrator
Setting up security profiles is very time consuming

 
 

Tim from Buckner International
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Impressive features and functionality but requires much configuration

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Impressive features and functionality. One stop shop for all reporting needs. Excited to see how well it integrates with all of our various data sources

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With the complexity that comes with so many features and functionality it will require time to acquire skills necessary to become proficient

 
 

Stephen from LG Electronics USA Inc.
Specialty: Telecommunications
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

March 2017

March 2017

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Quickest implementation from start to finish for smaller to mid-size project needs. Large feature set for a low manageable cost.

Cons

Differentiated support for layouts and features comparing the web and client implementation. Distribution and updating of add-on's is manual and difficult to manage for virtual teams.

 
 

Rocio from Buckner International
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Buckner International & BOARD

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My experience with BOARD has been quite positive from the beginning. So far it has solved the problems we've needed to solve. We are still in the process of implementing it across different departments so I'm looking forward to it helping with solving even more issues we often face.

Pros

- Customizable
- Capability to translate to multiple languages
- The support has been phenomenal
- accessibility across multiple countries

Cons

I can't really think of anything that I don't like about it.

 
 

Chad from Service Express Inc
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Very Powerful Software

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Very powerful, we have found that the only limit to how much we can manipulate and enrich our data is our understanding and creativity when it comes to designing data flows.

Cons

It does take a while to learn and feel comfortable using the more advanced features in Board. There was more trial and error than some people may feel comfortable with.

 
 

Mario from Biomarin Pharma
Specialty: Pharmaceuticals
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

BOARD - A Paradigm Shifter

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Flexibility; Ease of Use; No coding requirement, Multiple streams of development possible.
capability to have multiple databases.

Cons

Improve Printing capabilities of capsules & screens. Documentation can be improved for end user development as well as access security.

 
 

Kandyce from Buckner international
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Do it!

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Great product! Great support!! They are always making improvements and enhancements.

 
 

Janos from NGK Spark Plug (Australia) Pty. Ltd.
Specialty: Distribution

December 2015

December 2015

User-friendly tool with good capabilities

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Likes Best

Good performance on processing data/serving up reports, user-friendly interface, does not require programming knowledge, just a good understanding of the data and relationships, easy to find inconsistencies in data (if any). Vendor support is readily available.

Likes Least

There hasn't been any major issue with the product or the vendor so far.

Recommendations

Data quality is critical. Also provide values for all the records as BOARD does not work well with "null" values.

 
 

Peter from NGK Spark Plug (Australia)
Specialty: Distribution

December 2015

December 2015

BI efficiency with Board

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Likes Best

Ease of use
Low infrastructure requirement
Ease of development
Vendor provides great support

Likes Least

Board has met our requirements for more than 5 years without any significant development or operational issues.
There is nothing not to like about the product or the people who support us.

Recommendations

Plan a small project to use as a prototype.
Use the prototype to collect development and implementation metrics.
Plan/budget for structured training from time of purchase.

 
 

Owen from Terumo
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services

December 2015

December 2015

Terumo Sales & Operations Planning

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Likes Best

Multi user capability. Integrated capabilities: schedule, reader, procedures all provide a good level of flexibility.

Support organisation is always willing to help.

Likes Least

Cube limitations on number of entities. Dataview limitations on number of rows. Lack of time out on infinite sessions. Unable to run procedures on the same database when an infinite session is running. Datareaders have no variable parameter filtering capability. Performing grouping and max/min functions on cubes is difficult.

Recommendations

Ensure the back end is correctly structured before considering dataviews and dashboards

 
 

Mark from Protogen Technologies
Specialty: Software / Technology

December 2015

December 2015

BOARD, a great performance management solution

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We were introduced to BOARD after many years of experience with using alternative multidimensional budgeting, planning and reporting solutions.
While many of BOARD's competitors have come and gone, BOARD has shown both a commitment to support performance management and importantly a commitment to innovation. We use the product for a number of our subsidiaries as well as deliver solutions for our clients on it.

Likes Least

The initial engagement with the product is slightly different to other approaches and does take a little time to re-educate yourself to its methods, but once you do the reasons BOARD chose this way becomes clear.

Recommendations

It is always best to try different solutions out for yourself against a set of clear quantitative criteria. If you do this BOARD usually will come out on top.

 
 

Alex from Tenet Sompo Insurance Pte. Ltd.
Specialty: Insurance

December 2015

December 2015

easy to use, pleasant to the eyes

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Software is easy to install and backup is simple.
Support from BOARD is fantastic; always returning with solutions for both server and application questions.

Likes Least

Data import error messages can be improved to provide more information on why a record failed to get imported.

Recommendations

There is permission control where data access can be set to different groups of users.
Accounting periods can be locked after each import which prevents accidental overwriting of past data.

 
 

Kim from Bi5 Solutions
Specialty: Consulting

December 2015

December 2015

Our clients use BOARD for Forecasting and Financial Reporting

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BOARD's data integration and data entry capability. The combination of Performance Management and BI in the one tool makes BOARD very flexible and our clients use it for many application.

Likes Least

Not a lot, if anything it is not as easy to get data in for quick ad-hoc reports but that is going to be fixed in BOARD 10.

Recommendations

Make sure you consider Data Integration and data entry capability. A great dashboard with inaccurate data is not that great and reports without simple things like comments can be hard to understand.

 
 

Valentina from BASF Srl
Specialty: Agriculture

November 2015

November 2015

Fantastic!!!

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It is very fast, easy and friendly. I love the capability of Board to adapt to every reality

Likes Least

I started to use board 10 years ago, I was a user, now I'm Administrator.
I'm not able to say what I don't like, I use Board for all.

Recommendations

When you talk about board you must be consider not only the quality of the software but also the high quality of the technical support.

 
 

vittorio from Giochi Preziosi
Specialty: Other

November 2015

November 2015

BOARD supporting operational planning

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Likes Best

Cost/effectiveness. Very easy to adapt and customize the application. Fast DB engine.

Likes Least

A lot of hardware resources needed. Some little bugs have been corrected only in the last rel. 9.1

Recommendations

Take care to well understand your licenses needs (in tems of engine license) considering dev/quality/prod.

 
 

Marco from Alerion Clean Power
Specialty: Energy & Utilities

June 2015

June 2015

Great BI tool, easy to use, big performances

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Likes Best

Easy setup and implementation. Integration and standardization of data from various sources. Each user is able to obtain all informations needed in autonomy. Depth of analyses, ability to drill down and track data between various the dimensions.

Likes Least

Nothing of really important, may be printing options could be improved (but you can overcome with the office add-in)

Recommendations

Office add-in (Excel in particularly) is a plus. Mobile version is improved in Board 9 (I am using Board 8). Try a demo.

 
 

Ole from Riedel Communications
Specialty: Media & Communications

April 2015

April 2015

Deviation Analysis and Budget Planning with Board - worldwide

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Likes Best

- Provides the consolidation of data and data structures of various source systems.
- Standard reports are defined and simplifies the daily work, so that manual effort is no longer required.
- The aggregated data allows ad hoc evaluations according to defined criteria across different data sources.
- No programming skills are required for the user.
- Budget planning based on past values is possible.

Likes Least

- Data quality is only as good as they are maintained in the source systems (obviously).
- Data can be evaluated according to defined criteria only .
- Graphical technology for column, line or pie diagrams could be more modern; though, guess that was done in version 9 (working with version 8.1.4 still).

Recommendations

- Upfront a clear picture of what the objective and focus of the tool shall be in the final outcome.
- A concept with a defined reporting agenda.
- A good integration into the root source systems is a must.

 
 

Victor from Third Wave Business Systems
Specialty: Consulting

April 2015

April 2015

Board BI review

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Likes Best

I find the product functionality to be better than other products that I have used, and the vendor is very responsive when contacted.

Likes Least

Learning product is a little different that other BI products that I have used.

Recommendations

Make to understand and use all functionality, which I believe better than other BI tools.

 
 

Budy from Plasmedia
Specialty: Consulting

April 2015

April 2015

Complete solution for any organization need for BI and CPM

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Easy to use and easy to learn product with comprehensive toolbox approach, worldwide best class support, competitive pricing and you can start small.

Likes Least

Support for Android mobile app still in in progress.

Recommendations

Beside organization core system and other OLTP system, you only need Board Software to provide information management solution, from BI reporting and dashboard, Financial reporting, Budgeting and Financial planning, Forecasting, KPI and scorecarding, monitoring, alerting, information workflow, and now (from Board 9) also predictive analysis.