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.

Dashboarding
Dashboarding
Dashboarding
Geomapping
Geomapping
Mobile
Mobile
Planning
Planning
Predictive analytics
Predictive analytics
Reporting
Reporting

Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8



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Connor from Allstate

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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September 2018

Standard BI software with some suprisingly creative features

Very nice end to end BI software out of the box

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This is a standard end-to-end BI software with all the features you would expect out of the box. Luckily, they also provide some nice budgeting and financial analysis features.

Cons

Their Business Strategy features could use some tweaks and improvements.

Marc from LEMKEN Gmbh & Co. KG

Specialty:  Manufacturing

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

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September 2018

Glad having this excellent software

We are very glad, having this excellent software as our reporting tool. We rolled it out nearly over the whole world and everybody is happy. Our management team likes it as well.

Pros

Different sources as base;
easy to implement tailored reports for every different kind of user;
communication between users within BOARD;
having reports as favourites (presentation);
easy to use/ navigate
available in web browser

Cons

It doesn't work offline properly
print outs are not that nice (unfortunately neccessary)
export to Excel as flat table not possible from web browser

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Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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September 2018

BI tool with a lot a potential. Easy to use, customize reports, dashboards. Great tool for financial budgeting.

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Great tool for creating financial reports and dashboards. Customer support is very proactive. They come up with the solution to a problem with great ease.

Cons

No cons. With every update, they keep getting better and improving. With the Boardville community, it is even more faster to find solutions.

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August 2018

Business Intelligence with Board

Pros

Board is a program that allows you to upload, modify, insert data in any mode and from any source, ensuring a customization of the screen reading data, making the program easy to use and intuitive for users

Cons

there are no free courses online or in other formats. a community has been created in which every user can write down the problems he / she finds and others can provide solutions and compare themselves.

Berkeley from Emerson Home Services

Specialty:  Construction / Contracting

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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April 2018

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

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.

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April 2018

Too many functions

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.

Paul from GVA UK

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

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March 2018

The most powerful and versatile BI system I have ever used

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

Eugenio from AFC Soluzioni

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March 2018

Easy to implement & to deploy new project

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.

Marco from Recordati S.p.A.

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

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February 2018

Many functions, maybe too many?

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.

Shivakant from Micro Focus

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February 2018

combine business intelligence, corporate performance management, and business analytics

the implementation and ease has been great

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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.

Bob from Clear Insight

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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January 2018

BOARD delivered on our expectations, on time and on budget

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.

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January 2018

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

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.

Valentina from BASF Italia Srl

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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January 2018

I can't do my job without Board

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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

Andrea from Avaloq

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

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January 2018

Very interesting and powerful

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)

Julien from Mitsubishi Electric

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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January 2018

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

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

Tiziano from Migros Ticino

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January 2018

Excellent software, data management and reports excellent source for managers

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)

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January 2018

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

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.

Kevin from Sgefi

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January 2018

An easy to use drag ans drop solution !

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.

Massimo from TEXA

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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January 2018

first BI project with an excellent tool

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

Marco from Alerion Clean Power

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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January 2018

Excellent tool for BI&CPM and Financial Consolidation

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


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