Birst continues to be on a roll. Things are moving quickly around here and are reflective of the rapid and growing adoption of Cloud BI. In fact, Birst is setting the pace across the industry. From impressive customer growth to innovative product offerings and new offices opening up around the world, it’s an exciting time at Birst… and we are just getting started.

This morning we announced some of our recent company successes, showcasing our global presence and ability to bring enterprise-ready Cloud BI and analytics to new and growing markets. We have expanded our global footprint by opening offices in the UK, Australia, South Korea, China and the Middle East to better serve our growing customer base, which more than doubled in 2013 alone.

Birst also continues to achieve recognition for its excellence in business intelligence solutions from industry analysts, influencers and thought leaders. We are thrilled to be one of just two companies named a “Challenger” in the most recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. We’re also thrilled to have been named to five impressive industry leaders’ annual lists since the beginning of this year alone, including InfoWorld’s “Technology of the Year Awards,” CRN’s “20 Coolest Cloud Software Vendors Of the Year,” IDG Connect’s “20 Hot Pre-IPO Companies of the Year,” and KMWorld’s “100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management.”

We didn’t garner accolades without being able to deliver on innovation for Cloud BI. In the last year, Birst has been laser focused on giving customers the ability to rapidly gain analytic insight from diverse data sources by introducing several ways to ensure business users are set up for success with new product features and capabilities. Our partner ecosystem continues to grow as new markets discover the power they can unlock with Birst’s Cloud BI and the analytic success they can help their customers realize to drive competitive advantage.

Growing. Expanding. Bursting. However you want to call it, we’re going places and we’re bringing Cloud BI with us.

What’s next? I’ll keep you posted.