Birst and LCN Technology Join Forces to Deliver Enterprise-Class BI Capabilities to Healthcare Organizations

New Alliance Enables Delivery of New Business Intelligence Capabilities for the Healthcare Industry

San Francisco and San Diego, CA,
March 5, 2013 -

Birst Inc., the leading provider of agile business analytics and LCN Technology Inc., an infrastructure software and hardware broker assisting organizations with customer implementations, today announced they are partnering to deliver a world-class enterprise-ready business intelligence solution focused specifically on the needs of the healthcare industry. The new solution will specifically address the growing challenges facing organizations regarding ever-changing technologies, increasingly shrinking budgets and the importance of adhering to the industry’s regulatory requirements. As one of the most powerful segments within technology, Business Intelligence can increase operational efficiencies and reduce costs across entire organizations -- all while increasing profits and visibility to deliver information that allows for better decision-making.

“The Birst BI solution has the potential to solve so many of the issues that our customers are facing today in healthcare,” said Tom Vorhees, Chief Operating Officer, LCN Technologies Inc. “The partnership with Birst gives LCN the ability to provide an immediate impact on our clients’ business and show tremendous value in the solutions that we deploy.”

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, pixel perfect and ad hoc reports, and scheduling and delivery.

“The healthcare industry and all that it has to offer is top of mind for so many of our customers,” said Sharon Gordon, Vice President of Birst Alliances and Technology Partners. “Partnering with LCN to help solve some of the most pressing technology issues across such a massive industry and having the ability to impact customers in a positive way with our collective innovations is exactly why this partnership is a win-win for everyone involved.”

About LCN Technology Inc.
LCN Technology is an Infrastructure Software and Hardware Broker assisting organizations in evaluation, design, implementation, licensing and service of their mission critical IT initiatives.

LCN is committed to our customer’s success by offering, high quality expertise in the products we represent, implement and support. We differentiate ourselves by providing industry specific experience and knowledge of all the latest technologies, which fuel the best solutions possible. It is the quality that we feel ensures our customer’s success.

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.

Media Contacts
Stacey Burbach
Point Communications Group for Birst, Inc.
sburbach@pointcgroup.com
602.279.1137

Brett Sagaser
LCN Technology, Inc.
brett@lcntechnology.com
916-206-8690