BOARD Software


 

Created to combine business intelligence, corporate performance management, and business analytics, BOARD is a full-featured business intelligence system that serves 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. The 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 it a great fit 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.

The solution can be either deployed on-premises or hosted in the cloud according to different architecture needs.

 

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

April 2017

April 2017

Great product, great value. More than BI.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

It connects to virtually any data source and easily will produce dashboards enabling great analysis! You are limited by what you can imagine.

Cons

There is a learning curve regarding the terminology and logic of the product, but that is more a result of changing the way you think about data.

 
 

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

April 2017

April 2017

Highly Recommend

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

So far, the implementation and ease has been great. Board staff have been so helpful in providing training and answering questions, as well as provide solutions to problems or helpful suggestions.

Pros

visual ease, understandable, helpful staff

Cons

buy-in from management.

 
 

Robert from Seirus Innovation
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

First project was to ambitious

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

I want to create a few more projects before making up my mind.

Pros

It is extremely configurable. It accepts data from almost any source. I like the final look, it is enough like excel that end users don't resist too much.

Cons

Complex applications seem to become even more complex. Drilling into layers of configurations is a little confusing until I have spent enough time.

 
 

Kate from Seirus Innovation
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

BOARD Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Our initial project with BOARD was through a reseller and it was a difficult start for the product. However, now that we are direct with BOARD, the support has been tremendous and makes us want to master it so that we can fully utilize what it offers.

Pros

We are early users for the product but the staff and even users are very helpful and are encouraging for how to learn to use it in many ways.

Cons

No online training available - even just for tips and tricks

 
 

Luis from MTF(Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation)
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

April 2017

April 2017

All in one package

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A

We brought Board in as a tool for inventory projections, to replace the excel spreadsheets that relied on multiple vlookup and match-index formulas, which took forever to load and equally long to update. Now with Board, the process takes minutes and updates are painless. We can also use the multiple objects in Board to present the data in more visually appealing forms than the standard spreadsheet format.

 
 

Nikitha from BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Specialty: Pharmaceuticals
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Amazing Product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We are mid-way implementing this product but just with demos and strategy discussions we can already tell how easy BOARD is going to make our lives. Its very agile and flexible thats a huge plus for the business users. Looking forward to BOARD 10.1 and all other amazing releases set for this year.

Pros

Flexibility and agility

Cons

It requires a slight learning curve around the entities, relationships, cubes and the procedures. Training users is a slight tough task as there is no ready user manual available.

 
 

Lectisia from City of North Las Vegas
Specialty: Energy & Utilities
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

BOARD Software user

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Excellent software, data management and reports excellent source for managers. Currently using Oracle and supervisors find it extremely difficult to navigate. Board has enabled users to view expenses and plan budgets with a simplified process

 
 

Brian from American Refining Group
Specialty: Energy & Utilities
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Board is a fantastic product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Ease of set-up and use
Very quickly can create dashboards and reports
Integrates with excel seamlessly
Regular updates each year to expand capability

Cons

Nothing of note; support is excellent; on-site consultant were very knowledgeable; integrated very easily with our databases

 
 

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

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

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

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

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

Cons

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

Board Value

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

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

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A

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

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

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

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

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.

 
 

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

December 2015

December 2015

User-friendly tool with good capabilities

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

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

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

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

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

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

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

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

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

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.