Birst Updates Mobile BI With Latest Version of Birst Mobile for the iPad

Updated Native iOS Application Provides Enhanced Access to Reports and Business Intelligence Dashboards

San Francisco, CA,
November 1, 2012 -

Birst Inc., the leading provider of agile business analytics, announced that it has updated Birst Mobile for the iPad. Alongside Birst’s comprehensive business intelligence (BI) offering, Birst Mobile offers easy access to reports and charts that can be used to drill down into more detail. As a native iOS application, Birst Mobile takes full advantage of Apple’s gesture-based user interface.

As companies look at making better use of their analytics and data to improve performance, access to this information across the business becomes critical. Birst Mobile offers intuitive access to rich business intelligence dashboards. It sits alongside Birst’s Software-as-a-Service approach to provide information management, reporting, ad hoc analysis and dashboard displays via the iPad.

“Making the right information available to users for decision making is the primary aim for business intelligence, and delivering that data in formats that are simple to understand and interact with is crucial as use of BI continues to expand within organisations. Delivering BI from the cloud offers companies a faster route to getting data analytics into the hands of users and our mobile app offering continues that approach. As BI moves from being a specialism for data scientists to being the province of more business users within companies, the free availability of this information for decision making will support growth opportunities in the future,” commented Jason Bissell, Vice President International Markets at Birst.

Updates for the new version of Birst Mobile include more streamlined mobile navigation and support for viewing multiple dashlets within an overall dashboard page, the ability to change visualisations and metrics on-demand, and using the same charting engine as the browser-based application so that users get a consistent look and feel across all report interactions. Combined, these updates provide the same richness and interactivity on a mobile device as users can experience through Birst’s browser-based solution.

Birst Mobile for the iPad is available on the Apple App Store. Birst Mobile works with Birst Professional and Enterprise Editions, which are priced on a per-user basis. Users can also experience the power of agile analytics at no cost by combining Birst Mobile with Birst Express, a free Cloud-based business analytics solution to explore information held in SalesForce, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access.

About Birst
Birst™ is the leader in agile business analytics. It offers a single place to manage all of your organisation’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.
sburbach@pointcgroup.com
602.279.1137