Birst Unveils Networked BI to Transform Enterprise Analytics

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced “Networked BI,” which completely redefines the way BI is delivered and consumed. This new technology enables global governance with local execution and further realizes Birst’s vision of trusted and agile collaboration between centralized and decentralized teams.

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Ebury Chooses Birst To Drive Data-Based Decision Making

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced that global business finance specialist Ebury has implemented its Cloud BI platform to improve use of analytics for decision-making across the business. Birst brings together data from Ebury’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system based on Salesforce, as well as multiple transactional applications for trade finance, sales and telephony services to provide the company with greater insight into business performance.

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Birst 5X Named One of KMWorld’s Trend-Setting Products of 2015

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced that Birst 5X has been recognized as one of KMWorld’s 2015 Trend-Setting Products, highlighting its technological innovations and customer benefits. KMWorld has published its annual list of Trend-Setting Products since 2003. It assembles the list with a judging panel that consists of colleagues, analysts, system integrators, theorists, practitioners and a select group of knowledge workers.

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Forbes Names Birst a Top Analytics Startup for Second Year in a Row

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced it has been honored for the second year in a row as one of Forbes’ Top 100 Analytics Startups. This annual list recognizes some of the most disruptive startups that develop and sell analytics software to enterprises.

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Birst Expands Into Canada, Appoints Jim Broadley as Country Manager

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced it is expanding its presence into Canada with the appointment of business analytics veteran Jim Broadley as country manager. The announcement strengthens and accelerates Birst’s growth by adding a proven leader in the Canadian Business Intelligence market.

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Birst Now Available on GSA Schedule 70

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced that the Birst business intelligence (BI) platform is available on the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70 through its partner DMG Federal (DMG). Under the GSA Schedule 70 contract number GS-35F-0783N, federal, state and local agencies are now able to acquire Birst at pre-approved terms and pricing.

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Birst Named a Global 250 Top Private Company Winner by AlwaysOn

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced that it has been selected from thousands of domestic and international technology company nominations as one of the 2015 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies. Birst was a winner in the B2B SaaS and Enterprise category.

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Birst Adds Multi-Touch Attribution to Marketing Analytics Accelerator

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced a new addition to its Marketing Analytics Accelerator that enables marketers to analyze, understand, and report on the impacts of cross-channel campaign efforts.

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Birst Appoints New Leaders to Drive European Market Expansion

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced a significant expansion of its business operations in Europe with the appointment of key leadership personnel in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Finland. The four appointments provide support for customers and partners across 11 countries.

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Birst to Discuss Data Analytics for Financial Services Marketers at Argyle Executive Forum

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced that CMO Carl Tsukahara has been selected to join a panel discussion at Argyle Executive Forum’s 2015 Chief Marketing Officer Leadership Forum: Spotlight On Financial Services, set to take place Thursday, June 11, in New York City.

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Birst Named Most Promising Analytics Solution at NetworkWorld Asia Information Management Awards 2015

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, has been awarded the Most Promising Analytics Solution at the NetworkWorld Asia Information Management Awards 2015. The award is presented to the company voted by the judging panel of IT leaders as providing the most potential positive impact to their organisations in the future. Defeating two other finalists, Birst was voted and named the overall winner for its innovation around delivery of analytics to users by the NetworkWorld Asia editors and more than 100 Asia Pacific CIOs and senior IT decision makers.

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Birst Recognized in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for BI and Analytics Platform Report

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced that the May 2015 Gartner Critical Capabilities for BI and Analytics Platforms report acknowledged Birst across multiple use cases and critical capabilities. After extensive evaluation, Gartner rated Birst as having the highest product scores for Centralized BI Provisioning and OEM/Embedded BI, two out of the four use cases in the report.

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Reebonz Picks Birst For Sales and Marketing Analytics in the Cloud

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced that luxury e-commerce company Reebonz has chosen Birst to bring the company’s data together for analyzing its sales and marketing campaigns. Reebonz is Asia’s leading e-commerce company focusing on new and pre-owned luxury brand sales; the company chose Birst to unify its social, marketing, web and operational information sources to spot sales trends and identify market opportunities for the future.

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Birst Transforms How People Work with Data; Launches Birst 5X

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced the launch of Birst 5X, unveiling an Adaptive User Experience that transforms how people work with data. Birst 5X is a new approach in BI. The Company re-designed the analytic experience to fit today’s demanding workplaces, planning for a “people in” vs. “pushing tools out” approach. Continuing Birst’s 2-Tier Analytics Technology, Birst 5X delivers an experience where every consumer becomes a producer, analytics adapts to your modern mobile workstyle, and each person can use their existing analytic tools.

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Birst Launches New Technology Partnership with Tableau Software

Birst, a global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, announced today a technology partnership with Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), a global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics. This product integration brings Tableau’s powerful visual analytics to Birst’s agile and scalable Cloud BI data platform through an ODBC connector. Companies and organizations around the world will be able to easily refine and unify their data with Birst and then seamlessly analyze it in Tableau.

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Birst Named Number One Cloud BI Solution For Fourth Consecutive Year in Dresner Market Study

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced it has earned recognition as the top-rated Cloud BI vendor for the fourth year in a row. Birst outscored all peer vendors in the Dresner Advisory Services’ annual Wisdom of Crowds® Cloud Business Intelligence Market Study, which analyzes solutions based on Cloud BI features, cloud architecture, cloud security and Web data connectors as reported by suppliers and users.

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Vertafore Inks Deals With Microsoft, Birst, and Mitek To Expand End-To-End Technology Portfolio For Insurers And Agents

Vertafore®, the leading provider of software that transforms the business of insurance, today announced a series of strategic partnerships debuting at NetVU15. Leading technology providers including, Microsoft Surface, Birst, and Mitek (MITK) are now working with Vertafore to help round out its end-to-end technology portfolio for modern agencies and carriers. On the operations side of the business, Vertafore’s partnership with Birst will help agents and carriers obtain actionable insights from their data to manage their business. The partnerships with Mitek and Microsoft Surface will enhance customer capabilities with the latest technology and devices to manage their customers more efficiently.

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Birst Announces $65 Million Investment Round

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced $65 million in funding that will further drive the company’s impressive growth and customer success. Wellington Management Company LLP led the investment round and was joined by all existing investors including Sequoia Capital, Hummer Winblad, DAG Ventures and Northgate Capital.

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Gartner Positions Birst as a “Challenger” in Magic Quadrant Report for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced that Gartner, Inc. positioned the company as a ‘Challenger’ in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms* report. For this Magic Quadrant, Gartner defines BI and analytics as a software platform that delivers 13 critical capabilities across three categories — enable, produce and consume — in support of four use cases for BI and analytics.* The report evaluated 24 different software vendors and placed Birst in the Challengers Quadrant based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute. The full report is available at no charge from the Birst website here.

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GainInsights Joins Birst Partner Ecosystem to Bring Cloud BI and Analytics to India

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced a partnership with GainInsights, a business intelligence consulting firm, to deliver Birst’s comprehensive business intelligence (BI) platform to organizations in India, helping executives drive better business execution. GainInsights will resell, implement and deploy Birst’s Cloud BI, bringing a new approach to BI and analytics that enables organizations to operationalize more data and make it available at every decision point.

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Pulse Mining Systems Expands Business Intelligence and Analytics Capabilities with Birst

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Pulse Mining Systems, a provider of Enterprise Resource Planning applications specifically for the mining sector. Working with Birst, Pulse Mining has developed a new analytics package that provides data visualization and analytics for its customers, based on more than 30 years’ experience of supporting mining companies with their operations.

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Skills Funding Agency Chooses Birst Business Intelligence Platform for Cloud BI

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced that England’s Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has chosen the Birst Cloud BI Platform and is in the first phase of implementation as part of a new project that will provide the Agency with interactive management information and business intelligence around its activities. The SFA, an executive agency sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, is responsible for the distribution of over £4 billion for skills training for further education (FE) in England. Using Birst’s Cloud BI platform, the agency’s Performance and Management Information team will provide analysis and reporting on learners and training providers in the FE and skills sector to evaluate and demonstrate the value in spending on education services.

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Birst Honored as Coolest Cloud Computing Vendor by CRN

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced it has earned recognition as one of The Channel Company’s CRN 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors of 2015. This annual list recognizes some of the most innovative cloud companies supporting the IT channel today.

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Birst Appoints Carl Tsukahara as Chief Marketing Officer

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced the appointment of Carl Tsukahara as the company’s new chief marketing officer (CMO), bolstering Birst’s executive suite and setting the company up to take full advantage of the ever-growing cloud analytics market opportunity. Tsukahara brings more than 20 years of marketing experience, and in his new role will lead Birst’s marketing strategy to drive continued growth and success.

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MDSi Chooses Birst to Make Data-Driven Decisions that Propel Business Performance

Birst, the global leader in cloud BI, today announced that MDSi, Inc., a leading supplier of telecom, cable, voice, and data hardware, services and programs, is deploying Birst’s BI platform to quickly analyze and report on performance metrics to better serve its customers and gain a competitive advantage. With Birst’s cloud-based BI platform, everyone across MDSi’s organization will have the ability to make quick, intelligent business decisions that boost sales performance, improve customer experience and increase operational efficiency.

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Birst Appoints New CFO and Head of Worldwide Sales to Support Continued Global Growth

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced the appointment of two executives to its executive leadership team: Sam Wolff as Chief Financial Officer and David Dyer as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. In Wolff’s new role, he is responsible for finance, information technology and legal operations while Dyer will oversee Birst’s worldwide sales team and will focus on growing its customer base.

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Connecting Tech Industry Hopefuls with Legends, Silicon Valley Bank Introduces The SVB Trek

Silicon Valley Bank, a champion of innovative companies around the world, today introduced The SVB Trek — a three-day tour of Silicon Valley that will connect 18 select university students with successful tech industry entrepreneurs and investors. The goal of The SVB Trek is to help build the students’ professional networks and inspire entrepreneurship among the group. Students from nine universities across the US will make the Trek to Silicon Valley January 6-8, 2015.

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Birst Marketing Analytics Paints a Complete Picture of the Customer Journey

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, today announced a new Marketing Analytics Accelerator that integrates online and offline sources of marketing data to provide a complete picture of the customer journey, from audiences to prospects to profitable customers. As marketers are inundated with data about their customers from a wide variety of dynamic sources, creating faster ways to acquire new customers or developing upsell and cross-sell opportunities demand closer integration and analysis of data from different systems. Birst unifies, refines and embeds an integrated view of marketing data into every decision so marketers can create greater awareness, acquire new customers and nurture existing relationships.

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Birst and CRM manager Partner to Deliver Integrated BI Solutions for salesforce.com Deployments

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI, and CRM manager, a leading salesforce.com implementation, integration, training and consulting firm, announced a partnership to provide Birst’s cloud business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform integrated with CRM manager’s customized solutions optimized specifically for salesforce.com deployments. By integrating Birst’s Cloud BI platform into their solution offerings, CRM manager will enable customers to tap into the wealth of information within their salesforce.com data to help them make more informed decisions to drive profitability and achieve business goals.

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SAP and Birst Collaborate to Deliver Instant Cloud Analytics on the SAP HANA® Cloud Platform

SAP (NYSE: SAP) today announced a partnership with Birst, a global leader in cloud business intelligence (BI) and analytics, intended to provide customers with instant analytics in the cloud on the revolutionary SAP HANA® Cloud Platform. With this new partnership, it is anticipated organizations will be able to leverage one cloud platform that can deliver instant analytics and the ability to more quickly turn insight into action on data, which is the key to enabling data-driven organizations. This collaboration intends to bring together SAP’s next-generation cloud platform and Birst’s comprehensive two-tier data architecture to provide instant access to an organization’s data and help eliminate BI wait time. The SAP HANA Cloud Platform is based on SAP’s breakthrough in-memory technology and is an open platform for customers and developers to build, extend and run applications in the cloud.

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Birst Analytics Now Available Out-of-the-Box for All NetSuite Customers

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI, is officially announcing the availability of Birst Express for NetSuite, a free analytics module that NetSuite administrators can use to achieve greater operational efficiency across their organization. Birst Express for NetSuite is part of the Birst analytics family, which includes Birst Discovery and Birst Enterprise editions.

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Jay Larson Named a Top 50 Midmarket IT Vendor Executive for 2014 by Midsize Enterprise Summit

Birst, the global leader in cloud BI, announced today that CEO Jay Larson has been named to this year’s Top 50 Midmarket IT Vendor Executive list, featuring the industry’s most influential vendor executives who serve midmarket and midsize customers. The list shines a spotlight on the professionals driving one of the most important customer segments in the industry today.

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Birst Partners with Traction on Demand to Advance Cloud BI Initiatives

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI, and Traction on Demand, a cloud consulting and software development firm, announced a partnership to deliver Birst’s enterprise-ready business intelligence (BI) platform to organizations throughout North America. Traction’s expertise in BI and cloud implementation services, combined with Birst’s powerful Cloud BI platform, will bring the benefits of agile BI to enterprise organizations, allowing businesses to maximize efficiencies, eliminate redundancies, and ultimately increase ROI.

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Birst Continues International Expansion With Launch Of New European Public Cloud Offering

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI, today announced that it has extended its partnership with Amazon Web Services by launching a European-based public cloud offering hosted in Ireland. The partnership enables Birst to offer customers a complete enterprise Business Intelligence (BI) platform in the cloud including rich visualization and analytical tools as well as automated data warehouse creation that is hosted in Europe.

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Birst Partners with Acuvate Software to Broaden Adoption of Cloud BI in the United Kingdom

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI, and Acuvate Software, an Information Technology solutions firm, announced a partnership to bring new levels of agility, flexibility and affordability to midsize and enterprise organizations in the United Kingdom. Acuvate will focus its efforts on helping companies in the pharmaceutical, FMCG and manufacturing industries leverage business intelligence (BI) to make more-informed decisions that have an impact on growth and revenue. By delivering Birst’s agile, cloud-based business intelligence platform to customers, Acuvate will enable business users to solve real problems fast without the cost, complexity, and long deployment times commonly associated with traditional, on-premise BI solutions.

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Birst Partner Alliance Welcomes Smart Source USA and Smart Source Canada

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI, and Smart Source USA, a business and IT consulting professional services firm, and its affiliate Smart Source Canada, announced they have partnered to deliver Birst’s end-to-end cloud business intelligence (BI) platform to business users at midsize and enterprise organizations to give them the ability to realize sales, growth and revenue objectives. As Birst’s newest Champion Partner, Smart Source USA and Smart Source Canada are dedicated to providing customers more affordable, more agile BI than those typically offered by Big Box consultancies.

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Dialogue Moves to Cloud-Based Business Intelligence with Birst

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI, today announced that Dialogue Group, a global application-to-person (A2P) messaging and mobile billing specialist, has implemented a cloud-based business intelligence platform to support its management decision-making and line of business teams. Birst is used to provide in-depth analytics across each team’s key business data sources, as well as offering a management level dashboard that can bring all this information together for the company’s leadership team.

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Birst Brings Powerful Data Visualization to the FICO Solution Stack

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI, today announced that FICO, a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, has embedded Birst’s business intelligence (BI) solution within the FICO® Solution Stack, FICO’s Big Data, predictive analytics and decision execution development environment.

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Elekta to Bring Big Data Analytics to Oncology and Radiosurgery Registries

Elekta has selected Birst, the global leader in cloud-based business intelligence (BI), to help clinicians, researchers and business managers exploit the potential of big data in their decision making.

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Birst and Intelligent Consulting to Bring Cloud BI and Data Warehousing to the Federal Market

Birst, the leader in Cloud BI, and Intelligent Consulting, a provider of strategic BI advisory and technology services, have partnered to bring Birst’s enterprise-caliber cloud business intelligence solution to the public sector, enabling federal agencies to make more informed decisions based on their data without the enormous cost burden associated with traditional BI investments. With Birst, federal agencies get the power of on-premise BI, but with the speed and agility of the cloud. To see it in action and learn more about Birst Cloud BI and Intelligent Consulting, click here.

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Birst Brings Enterprise-Caliber Cloud BI to SAP HANA Customers

Birst, the leader in Cloud BI, today announced Birst for SAP HANA to empower organizations to take advantage of Birst’s enterprise-caliber analytics capabilities on top of the latest in-memory technology from SAP. By combining the speed of HANA and the analytic horsepower of Birst, customers can analyze more data in more detail and do so faster than ever before.

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Birst Garners Unprecedented Industry-wide Accolades in 2014

Birst, the leader in Cloud BI, announced today that the company has earned unparalleled recognition from industry-leading organizations in the first half of 2014. The world’s leading analyst research firms and top media publications have acknowledged and honored Birst for its continued successes in both corporate growth and vision as well as its ability to innovate its enterprise-caliber cloud business intelligence (BI) platform. Recognized by industry experts, influencers and thought leaders for its product breadth and depth, high customer satisfaction, ease of use, and industry-disrupting cloud delivery model, Birst continues to drive demand for its cloud-based BI platform, providing a complete solution that brings the power of analytics to everyday business users. Industry analysts have identified Birst as a top BI vendor within multiple highly regarded research reports. In this year to date:

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Birst Earns Top Ranking in Global BI Market Survey

Birst, the leader in Cloud BI, announced today that its enterprise-caliber Cloud BI platform earned the highest ranking as an Emerging Business Intelligence Vendor in the 2014 Wisdom of Crowds® Business Intelligence Market Study. Birst, surveyed in the annual study for the second year, outscored all other vendors in its category, and received a higher score than all of the major vendors in the Large Established Pure-Play BI, Business Intelligence Titans and High-Growth Business Intelligence Vendors categories. Scores were based on direct user feedback and covered quality and usefulness of product, value for price, whether a vendor is recommended, and other criteria.

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Birst Partners with CloudBase Services to Deliver Customized BI Solutions to Business Users

Birst Inc.,the leader in Cloud BI, today announced a partnership with CloudBase Services, a provider of customized business solutions, to deliver Birst’s enterprise-ready cloud business intelligence (BI) solution to business managers in the Healthcare, High Tech, Telco, Insurance, Energy, and Financial industries, among others. Birst’s powerful, end-to-end platform, combined with the professional consulting services provided by CloudBase Services, enables business users to make data-based decisions.

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Birst and Praesto Consulting Bring Benefits of Cloud BI to the UK

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, and Praesto Consulting, specialists in CRM and Business Intelligence consulting, announced today a partnership to bring Birst’s enterprise-caliber cloud business intelligence (BI) to organizations in the United Kingdom. As demand for cloud-based enterprise solutions continues to grow, Praesto’s team of experienced Business Consultants and Solution Architects will deliver Birst’s cloud-based BI platform to global companies across a broad range of industry sectors, enabling more companies to tap into and gain business insight from their data.

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Birst Springs Forward Into an Exciting Year With Third Annual User Conference

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, last week concluded its third annual user conference, Birst FORWARD 2014, bringing together customers and partners from around the world to the city where Birst was founded and is headquartered today. With more than 250 in attendance, the conference took place on the heels of an exciting year for Birst that included significant new partnerships – and a recently announced OEM partner program – as well as innovative product releases, including the Birst Visualizer. In addition to presentations and workshops designed to share BI best practices and hands-on training, the event also celebrated Birst’s customers and their continued success, assembling a group of like-minded individuals to learn from each other’s experiences, successes and even their missteps.

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Birst Builds on Strong Embedded BI Momentum With A New Partner Program

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced the rollout of Embedded BI, its new OEM partner program to help ISVs and SaaS providers deliver market-leading analytic capabilities rapidly and with minimum resources. Birst’s easy-to-embed BI platform, strong partnership support and flexible business terms are among the factors that have propelled the company’s momentum forward in the embedded BI market. To date, more than one hundred software providers have embedded Birst into their applications, including companies such as CBS Interactive, OpenText, Autodesk, Navis, Zedi, Hiperos, DiamondStream, PeopleAnswers, and many more. The Embedded BI program extends Birst’s BI leadership, giving its partners the ability to more rapidly and profitably grow their business and differentiate their offerings.

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Birst Appoints Jay Larson as New Chief Executive Officer

Birst, the leader in Cloud BI, today announced that it has appointed Jay Larson as its new Chief Executive Officer. With more than 25 years of experience in the software industry and a decade in bringing SaaS applications to market, Larson will build upon Birst’s established Cloud BI leadership to further accelerate growth and help Birst become the next dominant SaaS solution provider. Birst’s co-founder and current CEO, Brad Peters, announced his new roles of Chairman and Chief Product Officer, focusing his efforts on further expanding Birst’s disruptive and powerful BI platform. Birst also announced today that Paul Staelin, co-founder and VP of Customer Success, has been appointed Chief Customer Officer and will continue to ensure success across the customer lifecycle and oversee company operations.

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Birst FORWARD 2014 Kicks-Off in San Francisco April 28

Birst Inc., the leader in cloud BI, today announced Birst FORWARD 2014, the company’s annual user conference, will be held April 28-30, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco. The event brings together the largest gathering of Birst customers, partners, and experts from around the world to learn and share business intelligence strategies and best practices to expand user knowledge and expertise of the Birst platform.

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HealtheConnections Leverages Birst Platform to Turn Healthcare Data Into Actionable Intelligence

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced that HealtheConnections, a regional health information organization (RHIO) serving central New York, has selected Birst’s Business Intelligence (BI) platform to quickly analyze and report on its growing database of patient health records for improved patient care. By delivering a comprehensive solution that handles everything from data extraction to visualization, Birst helps HealtheConnections bring the power of information management and analytics to support regional usage and clinical needs.

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Birst and Carve Partner to Bring Industry-Leading Cloud BI to Denmark

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, and Carve, a BI and Management Consulting firm, today announced a partnership to bring Birst’s enterprise-ready business intelligence (BI) platform to organizations in Denmark. Focused on delivering best-in-class functionality and ease of use for customers, while also enabling faster time-to-value and lower TCO, together Birst and Carve will bring new levels of agility, flexibility and affordability to business users in the Danish marketplace.

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Birst and Abits Partner to Deliver Cloud BI to Latin America

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, and Abits, a BI consulting and implementation services firm, today announced a partnership to deliver Birst’s enterprise-caliber BI solutions to customers in Latin America. By bringing industry-leading Cloud-based business intelligence solutions to organizations in Colombia, Chile and Mexico, Abits and Birst are enabling business executives to answer their most pressing business questions while also helping them realize their growth, sales and revenue objectives.

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Birst Visualizer Brings Cloud Business Intelligence to the Entire Enterprise

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced that Birst Visualizer is now generally available to all customers, making it easy for business users to create, consume, and share data through visually compelling charts and graphs. Birst first introduced the simple, business-oriented visualization tool in December, and following extended early availability, during which it received tremendous positive feedback, has today made it available to all Birst customers. In today’s age of information overload, communicating information in easily digestible and simple formats using pictures and charts is critical to enabling the user to take action against data in a timely manner. Research shows that visually representing data leads to resolution of these challenges.

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Birst’s Partnership with Lincube Brings Enterprise-Caliber Cloud BI to the Nordic Markets

Birst Inc.,the leader in Cloud BI, and Lincube Group, a BI and analytics solutions and services company, have partnered to bring Birst’s cloud-based Business Intelligence (BI) solution to organizations in Sweden and the surrounding Nordic markets. Lincube has joined Birst’s Partner Alliance to provide customers an alternative, more agile BI solution to those typically offered by Big Box consultancies. The only enterprise-caliber BI platform born in the cloud, Birst is less costly and more agile than Legacy BI and more powerful than Data Discovery, and gives meaning to all types and sizes of data.

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Birst Celebrates Rapid Growth; Drives New Demand in Cloud BI Market

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, continues to drive the rapidly expanding market demand for cloud-based business intelligence, signing industry-leading customers, offering an expanded set of innovative new products, and growing its international presence. Birst announced its impressive customer growth of 121% in 2013, adding leading customers such as Aetna, Athena Health, Autodesk, Elekta, FICO, Financial Times, Intel, Kellogg’s, Leapfrog, Medidata, Motorola, Navis, Qualys, Shaw Communications, and Texas Health to its already impressive roster. The company also expanded its global footprint and opened offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, South Korea, China and the Middle East to better reach and serve customers in these countries and regions. Birst also continues to achieve recognition for its market-leading solutions, as evidenced by accolades from industry analysts, influencers and thought leaders.

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Birst Partners with Audaxium to Deliver Advanced Analytics to NetSuite Customers

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, and Audaxium, a professional technology consulting firm, today announced a partnership to leverage Audaxium’s in-depth knowledge and expertise of the NetSuite platform to bring Birst’s advanced analytics and reporting capabilities to customers. By integrating Birst with customers’ NetSuite applications, Audaxium is enabling organizations to get the most out of their ERP data with instant access to information and analysis through automated report creation and delivery.

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Birst and August Networks Combine Efforts to Bring Powerful, Agile BI to Organizations Everywhere

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, and August Networks, an IT support, development, and consulting company, today announced a partnership to deliver Birst’s agile, leading-edge business intelligence tools to service providers in the IT industry. Together, Birst and August Networks continue their commitment to helping organizations make better-informed decisions through agile BI.

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Birst Positioned in the Challengers Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms Report

Birst Inc. today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a Challenger in the 2014 “Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms” report. The report presents a global view of Gartner’s opinion of software vendors that should be considered by organizations seeking to use business intelligence (BI) platforms. After evaluating 27 different BI and analytics software vendors, Gartner analysts placed Birst in the Challengers Quadrant based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.

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Birst Joins Industry Leaders at Cloud Expo Europe 2014

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, announced its participation at Cloud Expo Europe 2014, which will be held at London’s ExCeL Exhibition Centre, February 26 and 27. As global demand for cloud computing continues to increase, Birst delivers the only enterprise-caliber cloud Business Intelligence (BI) platform that includes everything required for advanced business intelligence with all of the benefits of the cloud.

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SnapLogic Partners Endorse Powerful Integration Platform as a Service Capabilities

SnapLogic, the Elastic Integration TM company, today shared partner support for the Spring 2014 release of its game-changing integration platform as a service, the SnapLogic Integration Cloud.

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Birst Appoints Enterprise Software Veteran John McMahon to Board of Directors and Announces New Advisory Board

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, is proud to announce that John McMahon, an enterprise software expert with deep industry experience, has joined its board of directors. McMahon has a proven record of building and running world-class sales, marketing, and professional services organizations at leading software companies, and will use his expertise to help further extend Birst’s business intelligence platform to a wider customer base.

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EagleView Technologies Deploys Birst to Make Faster, Data-Driven Decisions and Increase Sales Effectiveness and Operational Efficiency

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced that EagleView Technologies, Inc., a leading technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics, and GIS solutions, is deploying Birst’s business intelligence (BI) platform to gain quick access to enterprise-caliber analytical insight. EagleView will utilize the actionable intelligence provided by Birst to make faster, more-informed decisions and increase sales effectiveness and operational efficiency of its Pictometry Technology, which provides aerial oblique imagery, analytical tools, and solutions.

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Birst Transforms Cloud Business Intelligence with New Visualizer

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced Birst Visualizer, a new business-oriented visual discovery capability in Birst’s complete end-to-end cloud platform. Combining Google-like search and Amazon-like recommendations, the Birst Visualizer reduces time-to-answer for business users. Like all Birst analytic tools, the new Birst Visualizer sits on top of Birst’s logical layer and taps into accurate, business-aware enterprise data. Representative of the new era of BI, the Birst Visualizer offers self-service analytics in ways most suited for business roles and skillsets, broadening the reach of enterprise data and adoption of analytics.

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Birst Awarded G-Cloud Supplier Status

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced it has been awarded a place on the G-Cloud 4 framework run by the Government Procurement Service (GPS). This makes it easier for public sector organisations to buy cloud-based business intelligence (BI) through the GPS CloudStore marketplace without having to run their own individual formal procurement exercise.

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Birst and Acumen Solutions Unite to Increase Customer Productivity and Profitability

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, and Acumen Solutions, a professional services firm and trusted leader in Enterprise Cloud Transformation, announced a partnership to deliver Cloud BI to enterprise organizations with a specific focus on leveraging Birst’s pre-built integrations with salesforce.com and other key applications for advanced analytics across multiple data sources, regardless of where data resides. As a Birst partner, Acumen Solutions will bring Birst enterprise-caliber business intelligence to customers in the Telco, Cable, Health and Pharmaceuticals, Financial Services, and Insurance industries, among others. It is within these industries where giving business meaning to data in order to solve real problems, has never been more important than it is today.

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Birst Helps Subscription-Based Businesses Multiply Their Revenue With New Recurring Revenue Solution Accelerator

Birst, Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced the launch of its new Recurring Revenue Solution Accelerator, giving subscription-based businesses the ability to maximize revenue, accelerate growth and reduce churn by putting fast, accurate and meaningful business intelligence (BI) and data analysis capabilities at their fingertips.

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Birst Partners with Big Data Solutions to Bring Market-Leading Cloud BI to Finland

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, and Big Data Solutions, a consultant services group specializing in information analytics, today announced a partnership to bring the Birst enterprise-caliber cloud-based BI platform, to organizations throughout Finland. Together with Big Data Solutions’ agile BI project model, Birst will bring Finnish customers measurable business benefits, all while delivering unmatched cost savings and ease of use.

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Birst Strengthens Commitment to Data Privacy

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced it has received the TRUSTed Cloud Data Privacy Certification and the TRUSTe Certified Privacy Seal, showcasing Birst’s continued commitment and ongoing efforts to be compliant with strict data privacy requirements and regulations. Participation in the global TRUSTe program reinforces Birst’s dedication to data privacy, and assures customers that Birst strictly adheres to privacy laws and regulations to ensure customer information is protected.

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Valen® Analytics Embeds Birst Within Transformative Tool for Achieving Insurance Underwriting Profitability

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced that Valen Analytics, a leading provider of proprietary data, analytics, and predictive modeling to help insurance carriers manage and drive underwriting profitability, has embedded Birst’s BI platform within its InsureRight solution. Leveraging Birst’s easy-to-use, enterprise caliber capabilities, InsureRight combines Valen’s proprietary database with insurance carriers’ portfolio-related information to provide advanced analytical insight—including predictive modeling—that helps carriers manage risk and optimize policy pricing.

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Birst and SK Telecom Partner to Bring The Next Generation of BI to South Korea

Birst, Inc., the leader in cloud BI, today announced a new strategic partnership with SK Telecom, the largest wireless provider in South Korea, giving businesses in South Korea’s growing economy access to Birst’s market-leading end-to-end business intelligence (BI) and analysis solution.

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Embedded Birst BI Platform Serves as Basis for New CNET Content Solutions Analytics Suite

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced that it has embedded its business intelligence (BI) platform within CNET Content Solutions’ (CCS) applications, which will provide a comprehensive analytics suite that tracks and evaluates the impact of CCS’ broad range of online content delivery services.

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Birst and Intellitek Systems Team Up to Deliver Intelligent ERP Solutions to Midmarket Organizations

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, and Intellitek Systems, a provider of customized technology solutions for small and midmarket companies, have partnered to deliver custom business intelligence and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to midmarket organizations. Typical ERP solutions with native BI integrations are often beyond the price range that mid-sized organizations can afford. Together, Birst and Intellitek Systems provide “Intelligent ERP” to companies looking for a flexible, easy to use solution that fits their budget and unique business needs.

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Birst Partners with Deflytics Software to Bring Enterprise-Caliber Cloud BI to India

Birst Inc., the leader in cloud BI, today announced that Deflytics Software, a Business Intelligence and Analytics product and services company based in Mumbai, India, are partnering to expand the breadth of Birst’s award-winning Cloud BI solution to the Indian marketplace. The solution will improve business agility, reduce IT dependence related to discovering and analyzing data and ensure greater business insight to customers in India. Together, the two leading companies will enable organizations to more effectively drive corporate imperatives while gaining massive business insights that, until now, were not able to be realized.

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New Survey Results Show Cloud-based BI Satisfaction Outpaces On-Premise BI According to Business Intelligence Pros

Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software professionals overwhelmingly prefer a cloud-based BI solution over conventional, on-premise installed software for gaining access to the real-time business data they need to make better decisions.

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Birst Constructs Single Source of Customer Insight for Build.com

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced that Build.com, the leading online-only home improvement retailer, is gaining greater customer insight by using Birst’s enterprise-caliber business intelligence (BI) platform to quickly and easily combine and analyze a variety of customer-related data. Leveraging this insight will enable Build.com to extend its customer lifetime value, decrease customer acquisition costs (as a percentage of revenue), and focus on acquiring more profitable customers to boost overall business results.

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Embedded Birst BI Advances Analytic Capabilities of OpenText’s Business Process Applications

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced that OpenText™, the leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), is embedding Birst’s business intelligence (BI) platform within its business process applications to help customers gain the information and analysis they need to optimize their business processes. Birst’s enterprise-caliber capabilities, including multidimensional analysis, will help enable business process solution designers and participants to quickly identify opportunities for business process improvement and uncover root causes of business process setbacks.

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Leading Cloud BI Provider Birst Closes $38 Million Funding Round

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced it has completed a $38 million investment led by Sequoia Capital. All other existing investors participated in the round and were joined by new investors including Northgate Capital. The new funding will be used to further expand internationally, grow sales and marketing and invest in new product capabilities.

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oDesk Mines Business Insights Using Birst Business Analytics

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced that it is providing oDesk with the ability to analyze a broad range of key metrics related to interactions and payments between clients and contractors. As a result, oDesk is able to identify trends that are impacting business results and make informed decisions that optimize company performance.

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Birst Welcomes Tableau BI Inc to Birst Alliance Program

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, announced today a partnership with Tableau BI Inc, a professional consultant services firm specializing in Cloud-based custom BI reports and dashboard solutions. As a partner of Birst’s Alliance Program, Tableau BI Inc’s team of experts will bring Birst’s award-winning Cloud BI solution to customers in Montreal and the surrounding area.

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Birst and CorSource Technology Group Partner to Maximize BI Initiatives

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, and CorSource Technology Group, the leading provider of strategic consulting, software development services and technical staffing, today announced a partnership to enable software vendors to maximize their own Business Intelligence (BI) initiatives by creating roadmaps that not only enable better reporting and analysis, but also leverage their data into new revenue streams and to facilitate improved integration with other systems. The partnership between Birst and CorSource enables ISVs to save development costs by embedding Birst’s enterprise-caliber BI solution into their product, enabling them to roll out new capabilities in a matter of weeks rather than many months.

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Birst Continues International Expansion to Middle East

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced that it is further expanding its global presence, adding offices in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The company also today announced a strategic partnership with Veyron Software, a professional consulting services firm and former QlikTech partner. Following its expansion to the United Kingdom, Birst announced its continued expansion into new markets to meet the increased demand for its market-leading, enterprise-caliber Cloud BI platform.

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Birst and Technovative Partner to Bring Enterprise-Caliber Cloud BI to Organizations in the Southeastern U.S.

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, and Technovative, a professional consultant services group specializing in Business Intelligence solutions, announced today a partnership to bring Birst’s enterprise-caliber Cloud BI solution to midsize and enterprise organizations throughout the Southeast region of the United States, including Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

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Birst Named Number One Cloud BI Vendor for Second Year in a Row

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, announced today that it received the highest score in Dresner Advisory Services’ annual Wisdom of Crowds® Cloud Business Intelligence Market Study for the second year in a row, once again earning recognition as the top-rated Cloud BI vendor over peer providers. Cloud BI usage and support is on the rise and so is the innovation around this market segment. According to survey results, Birst’s enterprise-caliber Cloud BI platform earned the highest scores, offering users the most valued features and capabilities among Cloud BI vendors.

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Birst and 3coast Partner to Deliver Custom BI Solutions

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, and 3coast, a Business Analytics & CRM solutions provider, today announced a partnership to provide organizations custom business intelligence and analytics solutions.

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Birst Appoints New VP of International Markets

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced that David Gray will join the company as the new Vice President of International Markets. Also announced today is the opening of the company’s newest office located in Woking, close to London. Gray comes from OpenPages where, prior to its acquisition by IBM, he led the EMEA and Asia Pacific operations, overseeing in excess of three hundred percent growth within the business. Gray has over twenty years of sales and sales management experience, with more than a dozen of those years spent focusing on the analytics market. In addition, Gray has led sales teams at some of the world’s leading enterprise software vendors such as Business Objects, Cartesis and IBM. Based in the UK, Gray will be charged with local operations and sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as Asia Pacific.

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Birst Partners with OKAS Consulting to Bring Agile BI to the Service and Support Industry

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, and OKAS Consulting, a management consultancy practice of Customer Experience Business Intelligence (#CXBI) Advisors, today announced they are partnering to help Service and Support organizations deliver new levels of customer experience through the aggregation and access to data across multiple systems. Birst’s easy to use analytics, dashboards, ad hoc reports, and scheduling and delivery, combined with consulting support from OKAS will empower Service and Support organizations to become more agile and responsive through the use of their own data.

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Hard Dollar’s Lasso Project Intelligence Leverages Birst to Help Customers Quickly Identify Cost and Schedule Problems Hiding Within their Construction Projects

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, and Hard Dollar Corporation, the category creator and leader of project cost management (PCM) software for capital and asset-intensive industries, today announced that Hard Dollar is utilizing Birst’s BI platform to deliver the first cloud-based project intelligence solution, Lasso Project Intelligence (LassoPI). Built with the help and guidance of some of the largest construction firms, LassoPI provides managers with a single accurate view of project performance against plan, instant information exchange, and transparency at the project and portfolio level among all internal and external stakeholders.

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BIRST ANNOUNCES BIRST SOLUTION ACCELERATOR FOR NETSUITE’S SUITECLOUD COMPUTING PLATFORM

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced the Birst Solution Accelerator for NetSuite, built using NetSuite’s SuiteCloud Computing Platform. The new SuiteApp is a pre-built analytical solution that rapidly delivers advanced analytics with best practice financial reports and dashboards. The Birst Solution Accelerator for NetSuite integrates into NetSuite’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) and SuiteCommerce applications to provide advanced analytic capabilities that are unavailable through standard reporting and analysis. With quick and easy access to enterprise-caliber business insight, users can now leverage data to speed decision-making and optimize business processes across their organizations.

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Birst and Eagle Creek Partner to Provide BI Solutions to Optimize Enterprise Deployments of Salesforce.com

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, and Eagle Creek Software Services, an IT consulting and technical services company specializing in CRM, business intelligence and application development, today announced a partnership to deliver Cloud BI and CRM solutions to enterprise customers, focusing specifically on the optimization of Salesforce.com deployments at the enterprise level.

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Birst and Athreya Partner to Deliver Mobile Business Intelligence Application Solutions

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, and Athreya, a leading management, consulting, and IT staffing company, today announced a partnership to deliver mobile business intelligence application solutions. Athreya, founded on the four fundamental principles of Gyaana, specializes in ERP Solutions, Business Intelligence, EAM and Talent Acquisition for small to mid size companies, catering to the needs of clients spanning several industries from Automotive to Government. Both Birst and Athreya have developed a reputation for providing high quality solutions that consistently meet and exceed the needs and expectations of today’s IT organizations and together, these two companies will deliver a new class of next generation BI tools to continue this success within the modern global IT landscape.

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Birst Extends BI Market Leadership; Outscores Major BI Vendors in Global Survey

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, announced today that its enterprise-caliber Cloud BI platform was top ranked within the 2013 Wisdom of Crowds® Business Intelligence Market Study. Birst, a newcomer to the annual study, outscored all vendors categorized as BI Industry Titans and High Growth BI Vendors, and received a higher score than most major vendors in the Large Established Pure-Play BI Vendors category. Scores were based on direct user feedback and covered quality and usefulness of product, value for price, whether a vendor is recommended, and other criteria.

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Birst’s Born-in-the-Cloud BI Platform Provides 4moms With Quick Access to Enterprise-Caliber Business Insight

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced that 4moms, a developer and marketer of innovative juvenile products, is deploying Birst’s business intelligence (BI) platform company-wide to gain quick access to enterprise-caliber business insight. Using Birst to combine several different data sources, 4moms will leverage the resulting comprehensive information and analysis to speed decision-making and optimize business processes across Sales, Finance, Marketing, and Operations.

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Birst Welcomes Virtual Consulting into Partner Ecosystem

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI and Virtual Consulting, a business intelligence and data warehousing consulting firm, today announced they are partnering to provide customers with an award-winning cloud-based BI solution. By partnering with Birst, Virtual Consulting’s clients will have the power of Birst’s fully integrated, enterprise-caliber platform that can be deployed in the Cloud at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional, on-premise BI solutions.

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Birst Announces Birst FORWARD 2013

Birst Inc., the leader in cloud BI, today announced Birst FORWARD 2013, the company’s annual user conference, will be held on May 13-15 at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Designed specifically for Birst users and partners, the education-focused event features hands-on training as well as best practices, keynotes, and expert panels that focus on fundamental BI concepts, emerging technology trends, and advanced Birst-specific capabilities.

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Birst Business Intelligence Increases Value of Buyers Access Purchasing Program

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced that Buyers Access, the leader in group purchasing for the multifamily housing industry, is deploying Birst’s business intelligence (BI) platform to increase the value of its purchasing program for both its property management company clients and its suppliers.

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Birst and ABM Systems Partner to Bring Enterprise-Class BI to Australia

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, and ABM Systems, a professional consulting services firm, today announced a partnership to introduce Birst’s enterprise-class, Cloud-based business intelligence platform to the Australian market. Organizations will now have access to Birst’s agile data warehouse and BI platform, and in coordination with ABM’s collaborative consulting approach, will empower customers with the right business tools and analysis to meet their company’s BI needs.

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Ingram Micro Expands Cloud Marketplace, Adds Voice and Data Services

The North America Services Division of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced its Cloud Marketplace now offers 170 solutions including new telecom services, hardware as a service (HaaS) bundles and more than a dozen new cloud-based services.

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Birst Boosts Productivity and Customer Satisfaction for Intradiem

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced that Intradiem has embedded Birst business analytics within its intraday management technology to provide customers with detailed reporting and analytics related to call center agent activities. By providing Intradiem customers with quick, self-service access to ad hoc analysis, Birst is increasing their satisfaction and freeing Intradiem’s product development and management teams to work on other priorities.

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

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.

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Birst and Keen Technology Consulting Partner to Further Agile Business Intelligence Benefits Across the Canadian Marketplace

Birst Inc., the leading provider of agile business analytics, and Keen Technology Consulting, leader in Business Intelligence and Data Management consulting, today announced they are partnering to help organizations make better-informed decisions through business intelligence. Using Birst’s fully integrated, SaaS-based Business Intelligence platform available in the Cloud or on premise, the technology alliance between the Canadian consulting services provider and leading Cloud BI solution, will bring new levels of agility, flexibility and affordability to midsize and enterprise organizations across a number of verticals in the Canadian marketplace.

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Birst and Serviam Unite to Help Organizations Make Informed Decisions Through Leading-Edge Data Discovery

Birst Inc., the leading provider of agile business analytics and Serviam, a business intelligence consulting firm, today announced they are partnering to help organizations make informed decisions through business discovery using Birst’s fully integrated, SaaS-based Business Intelligence platform available in the Cloud or on-premise. The solution will deliver rapid business discovery for businesses that have mountains of data trapped in complex transactional systems, spreadsheets, departmental silos and data warehouses.

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Birst and Eigen X Partner to Accelerate Business Decisions

Birst Inc., the leading provider of business analytics and Eigen X, a Dominion Business Solutions Company, today announced they are partnering to provide custom analytics solutions for addressing specific business needs of customers across a number of industries including Real Estate, Financial Services, Communications and Media, Retail, and Public Sector. The new solutions are built around Eigen X’s data analytics expertise coupled with their business driven approach and agile delivery methodology to enable rapid business decisions. Whether you have one, or multiple, source systems, existing data warehouse solutions or even if core data is in Excel, this partnership now enables the ability to easily customize a solution that provides business users with the insight and reporting they require.

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Birst Business Analytics Adds Another Dimension to Hiperos 3rd Party Management Solution

Birst Inc., the leading provider of agile business analytics, today announced that Hiperos is using Birst to power Hiperos Analytics within its flagship product, Hiperos 3rd Party Management (3PM). Birst is also providing Hiperos with extensive internal reporting and analysis, and serving as the basis for a benchmarking service that allows Hiperos customers to compare aspects of their 3rd party relationships with those of their peers.

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Birst and Nebula Partners Announce Relationship to Provide Custom BI Solutions

Birst Inc., the leading provider of agile business analytics and Nebula Partners, an advanced BI firm specializing in the highly efficient creation of customized business intelligence systems, today announced a partnership to provide custom vertical solutions to address the specific business needs of organizations in the healthcare and utilities industries. Birst’s enterprise-caliber Cloud-based BI platform, together with Nebula Partners’ unique custom framework — IntelliView will offer organizations a solution to unlock the potential of hard-to-get data sources in real time and transform them to enable intelligent business decisions.

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Birst and LCN Technology Join Forces to Deliver Enterprise-Class BI Capabilities to Healthcare Organizations

Birst Inc., the leading provider of agile business analytics and LCN Technology Inc., an infrastructure software and hardware broker assisting organizations with customer implementations, today announced they are partnering to deliver a world-class enterprise-ready business intelligence solution focused specifically on the needs of the healthcare industry. The new solution will specifically address the growing challenges facing organizations regarding ever-changing technologies, increasingly shrinking budgets and the importance of adhering to the industry’s regulatory requirements. As one of the most powerful segments within technology, Business Intelligence can increase operational efficiencies and reduce costs across entire organizations — all while increasing profits and visibility to deliver information that allows for better decision-making.

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ForeFront to Sponsor the BI Industry Event of the Year

ForeFront today announced its sponsorship of the annual user conference, Birst Forward. ForeFront, an award winning cloud integrator providing innovative B2B data management solutions had announced its strategic partnership with Birst, Inc. the leading provider of agile business analytics in September 2012. Together, ForeFront’s integration know-how and Birst’s top cloud-based BI solution, will provide agile business analytics that enables customers to fully leverage the investment made in their enterprise CRM and ERP systems, on-premises or in the cloud.

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Birst Leverages Amazon Redshift to Offer End-to-End Data Warehouse Capabilities

Birst Inc., the leading provider of agile business analytics, today announced it will leverage Amazon Redshift, a fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. Amazon Redshift is designed for developers or businesses that require the full features and capabilities of a relational data warehouse on large data sets. Birst provides a turnkey solution to build, manage, and analyze relational data warehouses. Birst is entirely architected for the Cloud, 100% multi-tenant, and runs natively on Amazon Web Services (AWS) without requiring expensive and slow cloud-to-cloud integration.

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Birst Positioned in the Challengers Quadrant of the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms Report

Birst Inc., the leading provider of agile business analytics, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Challengers quadrant of the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms.* The report presents a global view of Gartner’s opinion of software vendors that should be considered by organizations seeking to use business intelligence (BI) platforms. After evaluating 38 different BI and analytics software vendors on 15 functional areas, Gartner analysts placed Birst in the Challengers quadrant based primarily on completeness of vision and ability to execute.

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E.Novation launches Birst and ‘Agile Analytics’ in the European BI Market

E.Novation is the first European-wide partner of Birst Inc., the San Francisco-based (US) provider of agile business analytics. With 30 years of experience in providing clients with industry-leading technology solutions, E.Novation is partnering with Birst to deliver cost-effective, enterprise-class business intelligence (BI) to the European market. Birst’s cloud-based technology enables organizations to quickly, easily and affordably develop and deploy advanced analytical solutions without the overhead of additional hardware/software investment and with a reduced dependency on IT resources.

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Birst Empowers Strategy Analytics’ Clients With Real-Time, In-Depth Data Access

Birst Inc., the leading provider of agile business analytics, today announced that Birst will provide Strategy Analytics with the ability to more easily and efficiently combine and analyze immense amounts of market data and better track internal key performance indicators (KPIs). Additionally, Birst will provide Strategy Analytics’ clients with the ability to autonomously access, manipulate, and explore information using graphically-rich, online dashboards.

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The Judge Group Breaks Down Information Silos with Birst

Birst Inc., the leading provider of agile business analytics, today announced that The Judge Group is deploying Birst to break down barriers separating silos of information in order to create a unified view of the organization’s business performance across operating units. Using Birst to track and analyze a variety of key performance indicators (KPIs), The Judge Group will be able to make more-informed, fact-based decisions to improve overall business results.

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Birst and Acuma Solutions to Deliver Cloud-Based Business Intelligence in the UK

Acuma Solutions, a leading provider of Information Management solutions and Birst Inc, the leader in agile business analytics, today announced that they are partnering to deliver cloud-based Business Intelligence (BI) to UK organisations. Acuma is Birst’s first partner signed specifically to cover the UK market.

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Birst Implementation at RBC Wealth Management Wins Prestigious TDWI Award

Birst, the leading provider of on-demand business intelligence and analytics, today announced that RBC Wealth Management – one of the nation’s largest full-service securities firms – and Birst have received the prestigious “2009 Best Practices Award” from The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI). Honored by TDWI in the Dashboards and Scorecards category, RBC Wealth Management’s deployment of Birst, named RBC Dashboard, improved benchmarking of financial advisor performance, identified attractive client segments, and provided better tactical information to front-line financial advisors. As a result, advisors using RBC Dashboard increased deposits with targeted households and improved asset gathering over their entire business.

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