Birst and Acuma Solutions to Deliver Cloud-Based Business Intelligence in the UK

New partner for agile business analytics vendor expands support and sales offerings

Manchester, UK and San Francisco, CA,
January 3, 2013 -

Acuma Solutions, a leading provider of Information Management solutions and Birst Inc, the leader in agile business analytics, today announced that they are partnering to deliver cloud-based Business Intelligence (BI) to UK organisations. Acuma is Birst’s first partner signed specifically to cover the UK market.

Jason Bissell, VP international markets at Birst, said, “Companies are looking at how they manage and analyse their data in order to create more opportunities for themselves. We see significant growth potential for Birst and our partner base in the UK, from smaller organisations that are taking their first steps in BI, through to larger enterprises that are either supplementing or replacing their existing BI solutions with more agile data analytics from the cloud. There is a huge amount of interest in how to use information to improve performance, and as one of the leading systems integrators for BI and information management solutions, I am very pleased to have brought Acuma on board as Birst’s first UK partner to take advantage of this market opportunity.”

Nick Sullivan, Sales Director at Acuma Solutions commented, “As one of the UK’s leading independent information management companies, we are constantly looking at new solutions that can meet the requirements of our customers and prospects. Birst’s solutions offer fast and effective ways to deliver Business Intelligence and data analytics that can deliver value as well as ease of use. The ability to host cloud BI services either on a customer’s premise or on the Birst cloud was also very attractive to us, as it offers greater flexibility and responsiveness to our customers’ demands.”

Birst is breaking down the barriers to successful BI, delivering a fully integrated, comprehensive solution that can be deployed in the cloud or on premise via an appliance, at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional, on-premise BI solutions. Birst provides affordable, easy-to-deploy, advanced analytics incorporating all of the components of an enterprise BI suite, including data integration and ETL services, analytics, dashboards, reporting, and scheduling and delivery.

About Acuma Solutions, a Saksoft Company
Acuma, a leading provider of Information Management solutions, have unrivalled expertise in Business Intelligence and Information Management. Utilising our 25+ years experience, we have built an enviable track record in delivering solutions for hundreds of public and private sector clients. From strategic consultancy and the delivery of niche technical services, to a complete Information Management solution, Acuma offers end-to-end solutions, together with support and training. Our complementary services in Web Development and Testing bring an unmatched value proposition to our customers.

www.acuma.co.uk
information@acuma.co.uk
0870 789 4126

About Birst
Birst™ is the leader in agile business analytics. It offers a single place to manage all of your organization’s business analytics and the agility to answer questions spanning departments, data sources, and deployments—across both public and private clouds. Birst gives users the fastest way to answer their most pressing business questions, and the ones they didn’t know to ask. At one-third the cost, time, and staff of traditional big BI, Birst brings the benefits of analytics and fact-based decision-making to a much broader audience. For more information, visit www.birst.com or follow us on Twitter @BirstBI.

For more information, contact:
Stacey Burbach
Point Communications Group for Birst, Inc.
602.279.1137
sburbach@pointcgroup.com