Birst Announces Immediate Availability of Birst Express

New Cloud-Based Business Analytics Edition Offers Sales Analytics at No Cost

San Francisco, CA,
September 17, 2012 -

Birst Inc., The leading provider of agile business analytics, today announced the immediate availability of Birst Express, a new Cloud-based, no-cost analytics edition of Birst available to business users. Included in Birst Express is a connector to Salesforce.com, allowing users to connect directly to their SFA application for sales analytics that span Salesforce.com and their own data sources. Users can visualize data, present and deliver analysis across sources like Microsoft Excel, Salesforce.com, and Microsoft Access in a secure, Cloud-based environment. Unlike other personal Business Intelligence editions available, Birst Express lets business users share their analysis with other users as well as access their insights anywhere—at their desktop or on the go via a mobile device.

Based on Birst’s industry-leading SaaS-based architecture, Birst Express provides powerful data visualization, reporting and analytics to organizations of all sizes. With Birst Express business users can:

• Quickly and easily combine data from other non-Salesforce.com systems to perform visual analysis on data from disparate systems, helping users make meaningful business decisions quickly;
• Leverage Birst’s modeling technology to automatically create relationships and associations across diverse data sets, eliminating manual data integration;
• Access fully-interactive Birst Express dashboards on the go via Birst Mobile for the iPad;
• View Birst dashboards and analysis embedded directly in Salesforce.com; and
• Intuitively explore data and build reports in minutes without technical expertise and share results with a team.

Birst Express compliments Birst’s Visualization, Professional, and Enterprise Editions, offering an entry point to experience Birst’s agile business analytics approach to BI. Unique among other personal BI editions, Birst Express allows users to seamlessly upgrade to other Birst editions as their BI needs grow while preserving their existing data and analysis.

“Birst Express strikes the perfect balance between powerful analytics and ease of use,” said Brad Peters, CEO and Co-Founder of Birst. “It empowers individuals with no prior Business Intelligence background to experience agile business analytics by easily gaining meaningful insights from their information. Birst Express is making the power of business analytics more accessible than ever before.”

Birst Express is available now at www.freesalesanalytics.com and is available at no cost. One author and five end user licenses are included, and up to 1 GB of data storage. Introductory concepts and business analytics best practices for uploading data, building dashboards and publishing content are available via product tutorial videos and “Getting Started” guides. Dreamforce attendees attending Salesforce.com’s annual user conference in San Francisco can learn more about Birst Express at Booth #400 and register onsite to receive a customized “Getting Started” guide.

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 http://www.birst.com.

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