Birst Inc., a leading provider of on-demand solutions for business intelligence (BI) and analytics, recently announced the availability of Birst 4 Spring Release. Birst 4 Spring Release is the latest update to Birst 4, a comprehensive business intelligence solution that features rapid deployment and high ROI. The new features made available in the Birst 4 Spring Release include more powerful, interactive dashboards for business users, the introduction of geographic mapping with Birst Maps, and new connectors for Hyperion Essbase and Microsoft Analysis Services cubes.
"The Spring Release showcases some very powerful new features that not only empower business users with unprecedented self-service capabilities, but also make it easier for IT to deliver business visualization of critical business data. These new capabilities further demonstrate why Birst is the leader in on-demand business intelligence and analytics," said Stefan Schmitz, Senior Director of Products at Birst.
New and Improved Dashboards and Business Visualization
- BI for Everyone with Improved Interactive Dashboards - new Interactive Dashboard capabilities empower business users to conduct drill-down ad-hoc reporting and analysis from within the dashboard view -- making it even easier to explore key data and make critical business decisions, without ever having to leave the dashboard.
- One Step Further in Business Visualization with Birst Maps - the power of Birst analysis can now be visually mapped to where companies do business. Triggers can be set so that regions crossing critical limits are automatically highlighted with color; business managers can see the status of their region with one glance. With the click of a mouse, users can also drill down into specific geographic areas for detailed information.
- New Connectors for Hyperion Essbase and Microsoft Analysis Services - Birst 4 Spring enables full querying of cube data via XMLA connectors. Using Birst's data federation capabilities, cube-based data sources can be combined with other data sources, either on premise or loaded into Birst, for new types of analysis.
- "The Birst 4 Spring Release takes a great solution and makes it even better for the business user," said Rick Clements, President of Spartan Technologies, a Birst partner. "No other business intelligence solution, either traditional or on-demand, comes close to Birst's easy to use and powerful self-service capabilities. Our customers are really looking forward to this release."
SOURCE: Birst Announces the Availability of Birst 4 Spring Release