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.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8

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  • Berkeley from Emerson Home Services

    Specialty: Construction / Contracting

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    April 2018

    Many more house of the week on hand now to use it more productively sense we got this software

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    Pros

    The drag and drop ability to build complex dashboards, charts and reports makes it easy for any staff members to analyze data.

    Cons

    Error messages can be pretty vague at times, requiring additional effort to determine the actual source of the problem at hand.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Verified Reviewer

    April 2018

    Too many functions

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    Pros

    Very flexible software that can be setup in a couple of days, it was very easy to learn how to use this

    Cons

    There are too many functions and it was a little overwhelming at first really. I think too many hours can be invested just by trying to properly get this to function.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Paul from GVA UK

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    March 2018

    The most powerful and versatile BI system I have ever used

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    Pros

    As a complete BI solution, BOARD allows a developer to easily create the structures required to build extremely powerful and fast data models by using 'sparsity' - the method of calculating the actual space required for cube objects. A great strength in modelling is the ability to rename and change relationships on the fly. With a logical and very visual interface, BOARD is a pleasant environment to work in,which enhances productivity.
    BOARD is able to provide end users the ability write back to cubes and create and amend entities. This ability makes the creation of workflows and security processes possible; a manager can add users and determine their level of access without returning to the developers. real time dynamic geo-charts allow for contextual maps to be created.

    BOARD have now opened the BOARD Community where users can ask questions in forums as well as help other users. Example data models can be uploaded as well as associated documentation and videos. The community site is one of the best forums I have ever used and the community members are clearly passionate about the software, as well as very knowledgeable. There are a number of unique concepts which, once understood, really open up the power of BOARD and through the community, all users can gain this knowledge quickly and in a fun way as well as discuss ideas with their peers and consultants alike. The forum is in addition to the formal support portal.

    I have used several enterprise BI systems and BOARD is by far the most exciting, fun and logical system I have ever used. It makes work truly enjoyable and provides a great sense of satisfaction when the developer discovers something new all the time.

    Cons

    Without the community forum, learning the unique skills to leverage BOARD over other apps was a slow process, even after attending the full training package in London. However, with the latest release and with direct access to BOARD experts and peers, BOARD has become a very exciting and enjoyable app to work on everyday and I cannot, at this point, state any cons. That is not to say that there are'nt any, just that what issues I did have have all been addressed in the latest release and with access to the community

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Eugenio from AFC Soluzioni

    March 2018

    Easy to implement & to deploy new project

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    Pros

    I've started to use Board in 2007, with 6.0 version. In this 11 year of use Board continue in develop easy to use and easy to develop Environment. I like most the support, in particular when they give not only solve to the problem, but give develop solution. Another issue I like is Board in "ALL IN ONE", so you don't need another tool to make your CPM environment .
    I think that this tools to give to customer the best quality price Ratio (CPM Product)

    Cons

    I really don't have anything to say in this box, but if I must say something, the documentation could be improved.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Marco from Recordati S.p.A.

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    February 2018

    Many functions, maybe too many?

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    Initial use is very simple, using it well is quite complicated.

    Pros

    The product can be used for many purposes, from enterprise reporting, to consolidation, even to detect timesheets.
    The engine on which it is based (in memory) is fast and efficient.

    Cons

    Although it is a product intended for the end user, with all the features proposed the risk of using it badly is around the corner.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Shivakant from Micro Focus

    February 2018

    combine business intelligence, corporate performance management, and business analytics

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    the implementation and ease has been great

    Pros

    The best part of this software is It connects to virtually any data source and easily will produce dashboards enabling great analysis.

    Cons

    The main point is Not sure how the data security of the organizations will be taken care of this tool and underlying dashboards.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Bob from Clear Insight

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    January 2018

    BOARD delivered on our expectations, on time and on budget

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    Pros

    I like that non-technical folks can build screens on their own, and if they want assistance, partners are there to help.

    Cons

    It's hard to compare BOARD to other products because it's more of a toolkit than an off-the-shelf software package.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Verified Reviewer

    January 2018

    Our company uses BOARD as Management information System tool combining it's BI capabilities with CPM

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    Pros

    - Very flexible software that can be setup in a couple of days
    - User can setup it's own reports either in BOARD directly or in the Excel/Powerpoint environment
    - The smaller size of the vendor allows a good relationship with consultants, technicians and marketing experts from the headquarter
    - Good working interface to SAP, CRM MS Dynamics and Cognos TM1
    - Very logical setup of the database structure

    Cons

    - Limited performance of the Excel addin causes some crashes
    - When purchasing the software as a BI tool it has to be considered the need of a datamart.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Valentina from BASF Italia Srl

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    January 2018

    I can't do my job without Board

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    Pros

    For me Board is a very friendly tool, one of the most lovely aspect is very the easy of use, not only from the administrator side but also from the user side

    Cons

    One of the positive aspect is absolutely the flexibility but it is linked to the structure created in the first phase of implementation

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Andrea from Avaloq

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    January 2018

    Very interesting and powerful

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    Pros

    Great result and power of the engine. The interface for end user is quite simple and intuitive. Easy to maintain.

    Cons

    Some time is complex to implement special requirements from the business (need to stich to the proposed soltuion)

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Julien from Mitsubishi Electric

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    January 2018

    powerful easy-to-use solution for simple reports. When it's a bit more complicated, training needed

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    Pros

    Easy to create reports when all cubes are already designed.
    Easy management of the security profil
    Possibility to import datas from different souces

    Cons

    Initial creation of all cubes and entities is a little bit difficult for non initiated person.
    A formation is needed

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Tiziano from Migros Ticino

    January 2018

    Excellent software, data management and reports excellent source for managers

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    Pros

    it is simple, intuitive, powerful tool that provide to many need of Business intelligence.
    Powerful drill down capacity to analyze the data

    Cons

    Can require many hours to properly set up data for use (however, once your dashboard is set up, it can be of use for a long time thanks to data refresh options)

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    January 2018

    Implemented Board for Budgeting&Reporting and for Business Intelligence, Board is solid and powerful

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    Pros

    Strong architecture and powerful software
    Solid all-in-one data approach, can become the "single point of truth"

    Cons

    The strong architecture for managing data, requests a consistent construction of the data model. Good consultants can make the difference in implementation.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kevin from Sgefi

    January 2018

    An easy to use drag ans drop solution !

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    Pros

    Friendly user, flexible and pertinent for a huge range of different uses. Customer support easily reachable.

    Cons

    Maybe the absence of common page to share problems / questions / issues / best practices with other users. But I heard that the problem will be solved quickly.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Massimo from TEXA

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    January 2018

    first BI project with an excellent tool

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    Pros

    it is simple, intuitive, powerful tool that provide to many need of Business intelligence
    without a heavy background of computer engineer

    Cons

    as far as we tested maybe it need more template choices with scorecard, icons and pictures.It could be easier to build simples dashboard

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Marco from Alerion Clean Power

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    January 2018

    Excellent tool for BI&CPM and Financial Consolidation

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    Pros

    - Few hardware requirements
    - Great technical support
    - Each user is able to obtain all the information needed in autonomy
    - Easy to develop procedure without programming knowledge
    - Excellent Integration and normalization data from different sources
    - Fast database engine
    - Office add-in (in particular Excel add-in) is a plus

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Lionel from Inviflam

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    January 2018

    We have chosen Board 7 months ago, after pitching Board, Tagetik, Adaptive Insights and IBM

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    we managed to produce our reporting more quickly, we have improved the quality of our planning and we will now dedicated new developments to increase our productivity

    Pros

    We appreciate the quality of the integration team and their understanding of our issues.
    The product is weel adapted to our needs, it has been implemented quickly

    Cons

    Some dashboards could be more user friendly, even if the web access is more user friendly than the standard version

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Barbara from Selegiochi

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    January 2018

    Very good product, easy to use and to implement, with great functionalities useful for business

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    I can produce data for analysis in a easiest way and faster. I made the user independent in its own job for control and planning and gave to the management the visibility of the trend of business with simple dashboards

    Pros

    It was easy and fast to create a lot of dashboard and reports with a very large amount of data so that final users can do analysis of the business in few time. All new requests can be performed without trouble.

    Cons

    I appreciate very much this software and I didn't find any big issue till now. There's only one thing I have noticed: in a dashboard containing a summary table it's not possible to place the sum of the columns in the first row but only at the end and this is not helpful in case of a large number of rows.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Victor from Gestamp

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    December 2017

    Flexible and friendly tool

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    Value for Money

    Successful implementation of the tool in a short period of time all over the world

    Pros

    Proactive Board support. Very easy to create new Lay-outs. Development phase in Board is faster than any other BI software.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Gabriel from Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    December 2017

    BOARD is our reporting for company figures and our budgeting workflows. Using since 2010.

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    Company budget that includes workflows and complex allocation and distribution of cost is possible with this software as well new reporting capabilities helps to receive tuned information.

    Pros

    It combines BI reporting plus CMP features. New version has improved a lot Web view and collaboration for developing.
    From version 9 graphics are more flexible and new GeoMap helps for location.
    New ways for database development.
    From version 10 Predictive tool has been included as well functions inline per column calculation.

    Cons

    We need to improve the rapid development features.
    Sometimes dataentry si too estrict.
    Predictive tool called BEAM licence is too high.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
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