The past 11 months have been an exhilarating period for the Birst team. We’ve had a record-breaking year, we’re seeing tremendous momentum in the business, and we’ve launched the first set of Infor analytics products packaged with Birst business intelligence (BI) capabilities.

We’re delighted to cap off our first year, as part of the Infor family, by receiving among the five highest scores in all five of the use cases assessed by Gartner in its 2018 Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms report.

Birst scored highest in the OEM or Embedded BI (4.41 out of 5) and Extranet Deployment (4.21 out of 5) use cases. The company received the second-highest scores in the Agile Centralized, BI Provisioning (4.04 out of 5) and Governed Data Discovery (3.91 out of 5) use cases. And it received the fifth-highest score in the Decentralized Analytics (3.8 out of 5) use case.

This marks the second consecutive year that Birst has received the highest score for the OEM or Embedded BI use case and the third consecutive year that it has received the highest score for the Extranet Deployment use case.

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The 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms report evaluated products from 22 vendors. Gartner’s Critical Capabilities report is the companion report to the Gartner Magic Quadrant, which evaluates vendors on 15 total criteria for ability to execute and completeness of vision.

Ultimately, we believe this recognition from Gartner validates our vision of modern BI and analytics and reinforces our commitment to deliver the best product in the industry. Our “smart” capabilities, leveraging AI and Machine Learning (what Gartner calls “augmented analytics”), will lead the next wave of disruption in the BI and analytics space, and we are excited about the release of more Infor applications with embedded Birst capabilities.

Birst’s first year as part of the Infor family has been very rewarding for our team. We plan to continue contributing to the success of Infor and to lead our market in customer success and technology innovation.

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