Birst Named SIIA Software CODiE Award Finalist for Best Business Intelligence/Analytics Solution

Leader in Cloud BI Earns Prestigious Software Industry Recognition

San Francisco, CA,
March 27, 2013 -

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, was named a finalist for the 2013 SIIA Software CODiE Awards for the Best Business Intelligence/Analytics Solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 27 years. The awards have over 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education and Software.

This year there were 27 software categories, including twelve new and updated categories that reflect the continued growth and evolution of cloud computing, mobile, big data, and video. Winners will be announced during a special Awards luncheon on May 9 in San Francisco during the industry's most comprehensive ISV conference, All About the Cloud.

Birst provides comprehensive business analytics to organizations of all sizes, offering a single, powerful solution that includes everything required for advanced business intelligence and makes the often-cumbersome task of deployment quick, easy, and affordable. Birst’s easy-to-use solution empowers users to make informed business decisions.

“We are pleased to be among the finalists for the CODiE Awards. Such recognition further reinforces Birst’s reputation as the industry leader in Cloud BI,” said Brad Peters, CEO and Co-founder at Birst. “Our complete BI and analytics solution addresses the business demands of our customers and empowers organizations to maximize the true potential of their data to ultimately execute smarter business decisions.”

“The CODiE Awards competition was extremely competitive this year, and all of the finalists should be commended for their innovative products and services,” said Rhianna Collier, VP for the Software Division at SIIA. “We look forward to honoring the winners at our awards program in May at All About the Cloud.”

Details about each finalist are listed at http://siia.net/codies/2013/finalists.asp

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property.

The SIIA Software Division provides a forum for companies developing the applications, services, infrastructure and tools that are driving the software and services industry forward. For further information, visit www.siia.net/software.

About Birst
Birst is the only enterprise-caliber Business Intelligence platform born in the cloud. Less costly and more agile than Legacy BI and more powerful than Data Discovery, Birst is engineered with an automated data warehouse and rich, visual analytics, to give meaning to data—all types and sizes. Coupled with the agility of the Cloud, Birst gives business teams the ability to solve real problems. Fast. Find out why Gartner named Birst a Challenger in its most recent BI Magic Quadrant and why more than a thousand businesses rely on Birst for their analytic needs. Learn to think fast at www.birst.com and join the conversation @birstbi.

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