BI360 Suite Software


 

BI360 is a great fit for organizations looking for a complete, powerful Business Intelligence solution that is both easy to learn and quick to implement. BI360 is fully Microsoft-based, so users are immediately familiar with the feel and workflow of the solution, a critical component to ensure users adopt and make the most of the system's capabilities.

BI360 includes features for reporting, budgeting, dashboards and data warehousing. These features are all modular, allowing organizations to start with the module they need most and then add additional modules as the needs of the company evolve. Because BI360 was designed as a fully integrated suite, these features work together seamlessly, offering powerful Business Intelligence to every facet of the organization. It's flexible enough to support businesses in any industry. 

What we really like about BI360 is its familiarity; everyone has worked in the Microsoft environment at one time or another. The reporting and budgeting modules are Excel-based. The dashboard module is based on Microsoft Silverlight. The data warehouse module is built on the SQL Server platform, centralizing critical data from across the organization into a single, highly accessible location. 

BI360 comes with pre-built integrations to a number of popular ERPs: Microsoft Dynamics GP, AX, NAV, SL, as well as Sage MAS500 and Sage X3, even Epicor Prophet 21 and more. It offers both real-time and data warehouse-based reporting, as well as both multi-company and multi-currency reporting.

For organizations seeking a complete BI solution that can be deployed and adopted quickly, BI360 by Solver, Inc. is a highly configurable, user-friendly option to consider.

 

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

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Casey from Concerto Cloud Services
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Great Functionality and Time Saving tool

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Solver has an outstanding Support team to help client get up and running!

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Solver has the solution our clients use to create effective and helpful reports saving their organizations not only time but money. We hear how over and over the ease of use.

Cons

To successfully implement our clients need to get their entire organization to embrace the solution.

 
 

Stephanie from Concerto Cloud Corporation
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Great software for budgeting and reporting

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Great product and awesome team!

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Excellent interface and design and built with the user in mind. The ease of use and quickness for retrieving data from the warehouse.

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global cloud availability for BI360 would be great. Capability to white label for partners would be a nice addition.

 
 

claudine from Socius
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Informative

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This software is one of the easiest to pickup and learn, as it's excel based which everyone knows.

Pros

Ease of use, integrations with other 3rd party products, data warehouse, publisher; excel based, so can use excel formulas.

Cons

sometimes depending on amount of groupings and data, can have rendering issues; timeout when using multi-tab.

 
 

Ben from Socius
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Seemingly Seamless

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I like how most of it is embedded in Excel. It also has a modern feel to it unlike management reports, etc.

Cons

Speed and performance especially when related to Excel. Not much resources on SSIS integration pieces

 
 

April from Altec
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Company that cares!

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Solver cares about their products, customers and employees. They are constantly adding new features and making improvements to the product. Their customer conference Focus is fantastic. You are missing out if you aren't going. They sessions are very educational and you learn so much.

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The product is very easy to use. If I have any questions or need support Solver is always there to help me. I highly recommend them.Change can always be difficult but the outcome is definitely worth the time and investment. So glad we aren't doing our manual processes anymore.

 
 

Tricia from Casey Family Programs
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

flexibility, efficiency from integration of data

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report designer, excel interface of budget templates, flexibility of data classification (dimension attributes)

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netsuite integration, customizations in net suite don't allow for automated data feed. Speed and perfomance issues rendering budget templates to Excel.

 
 

Shannon from Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Great Experience with Reporting

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The ease of reporting is great, and I love that I can access relevant financial data to make faster decisions at the click of a button.

Cons

I would like to see better/more informational user guides that give more detailed instructions in various areas.

 
 

Valentino from Fresh Creative Foods
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

My experience has been great. Being able to utilize the workshops was a great opportunity to assist in creating reports.

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Overall this is a great product and looking forward to updates and changes in the future that will enhance my reports.

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I like the idea that I can use native excel formulas and being able to create reports in half the time if would normally take.

Cons

Not being able to creative pivot table without using a built in marco. My reports consist of a lot of pivot table. Marcos are time consuming.

 
 

Trishia from PA State Employees Credit Union
Specialty: Banking & Financial Services
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

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Works with Excel
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Cons

Hours of support are hard to work with when you are on the east coast and support is on the west coast.

 
 

Sachin from Communicorp Inc
Specialty: Marketing Services
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Focus 2017 has been up to the value. I learned what more I can do with BI360

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Pros

User doesnt need extensive knowledge of SQL for report building.
Department can utilize same templates they been using with Excel (Ad-hoc reporting) when they migrate to BI

Cons

User Access and cross domain trust relationship over one way trust for Single sign on. combined access with OSR portal and local user excel can be complex.

 
 

Michael from Keiter
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

New User That Is Excited About the Possibilities

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Flexibility in doing cross-functional analytics and reporting
Ease of distribution and self-service possibilities for report users

Cons

Longer initial design required than expected. Determining best practices are not as apparent as hoped.

 
 

Michael from Denver Broncos
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Lots of potential but needs dedicated focus to achieve the results (not simple drag and drop)

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The potential and discovering new things that you can accomplish. The Excel add in is great along with the ability to build our own modules in the DWH.

Cons

Learning curve is steep and not as intuitive as advertised. The web portal product is lacking at this stage and seems it has taken a very long time to make the switch to Silverlight. Even though 5.0 is coming out, the emphasis is placed on new customers rather than fixing the problem for current customers.

 
 

Allison from NewPort Tank Containers USA LLC
Specialty: Travel, Transportation & Logistics
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

BI360 Focus 2017

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Overall a great product and I love learning new tips and tricks on the software

Pros

Easy to write your own reports. Support is amazing and very knowledgeable if you run into any problems. Solver team takes feedback from customers and works to improve any problems

Cons

Our company doesn't use all of the functions or capability of the product yet so it can seem a bit expensive

 
 

Danielle from The Jackson Companies
Specialty: Hospitality / Gaming
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

BI360 has become my everything

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Pros

excel, easy to manipulate, helpful in more ways then just financial reporting, fun to create and build

Cons

speed of reports, support to integrate new systems into the warehouse has become a struggle because techs are to busy

 
 

Lisa from MassDevelopment
Specialty: Government
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

BI 360 has reduced our month end financial reporting time in half. Great product.

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No

Pros

Ease of creating reports, able to create reports on the fly in many different ways, ease of adding in charts.

Cons

Upgrades have not been smooth. At times we lost functionality that we originally had in prior versions

 
 

Dev from Brand USA
Specialty: Marketing Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Automation through BI360 Suite saves time and adds value

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Pros

The ability to automate report generation, distribution, with reports you can customize to match your needs.

Cons

The 4.0 platform uses Silverlight, but that is about to change with the new 5.0 platform and already live in the cloud format.

 
 

Robert from Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

BI360 has improved our financial reporting capabilities

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Pros

Being Microsoft Excel-based, you get to leverage all the capabilities, flexibility and power of Excel.

Cons

There are some opportunities at add functionality that could be added to make the software more powerful, however Solver does a great job of adding enhancement requests, so I'm sure that they will be adding more soon.

 
 

Clayton from Schneider Downs Co., Inc.
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

BI360 is a key solution set for our customers.

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Pros

Very easy functionality and ease of use to describe and show clients. Linking with excel is fun and easy for everyone to use no matter what the person's background.

Cons

Some more diverse functionality would be nice, such as more white papers for various errors that are encountered.

 
 

Micheal from UnitedLex
Specialty: Legal
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis

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I like the integration with Microsoft suite of products. The flexibility of the period functions is exceptional.

Cons

I would like to see easier integration with Power Query, Power Pivot and Power BI. I would like to see the ability to have IF statements within the system. We use the Portal to have our employees run the reports and macros+conditional formatting are not available like in Excel

 
 

Kristopher from The Resource Group
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

KLO - Focus 2017

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Pros

The advancements they are making towards cloud and customer ease of use. This is a type of product that I am proud to stand behind.

Cons

The complexities of integration and setup seems to be a hot ticket item, but every company is different and those problems are solved on a case by case basis.

 
 
 
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Christy from Vincit
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Pricey and difficult to use

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It integrated well with our ERP system. Once the financial statements we created were finalized, it was easy to run them monthly and save a lot of time producing our monthly financial statements.

Cons

If you have intercompany transactions, the "live" database isn't able to report more than one company at a time. This means you have to use the static database, which they recommended we only update once per day. On a tight close, sometimes you catch and make changes the same day as you're producing financials and this can be cumbersome. This was extremely unclear to us before we bought this software. Additionally, I am an ADVANCED Excel user. I am the company's go-to for Excel questions. So imagine my surprise when I struggled helplessly for hours trying to figure out the Excel version of the tool! It is by no means intuitive. We actually had to pay to bring in a consultant to train us on how to use it because the company's 3 divisional controllers (myself included) couldn't create a financial statement despite reading on Solver's website and watching tutorials.

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Ray from NGLEP
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Overall, I am impressed with the software. The Composer interface is very intuitive to use.

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Ease of use, scheduling of daily reports, quick daily data refresh, and excellent customer service.

Pros

I like the ability to create reports in Composer, drop to Excel, and share with other users. I use the Publisher tool to generate close to 100 reports daily for the Accounting Team.

Cons

The error messaging is not always clear and concise. There are some limitations on naming tabs when running reports with expanding parameters.

Source: Capterra