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

San Francisco, CA, – 

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.

“In each and every case, the thoughtfulness and elegance of the software certainly warrants deep examination. Depending on customer needs, the products on the list can dramatically boost organizational performance,” said Hugh McKellar, Editor-in-Chief, KMWorld. “The panel reviewed more than 200 vendors, whose combined product lineups include more than 1,000 separate offerings. The products identified fulfill the ultimate goal of knowledge management — delivering the right information to the right people at the right time.”

Brad Peters, Chairman and Chief Product Officer, Birst, said, “It’s quite gratifying to be recognized as one of KMWorld’s Trend-Setting Products. At Birst, we are committed to creating business intelligence and analytics tools that deliver the highest value to our customers. Birst 5X was designed to meet customer needs, particularly with an adaptive user experience, and we are ecstatic to be awarded for providing top-notch business tools that enable organizations to make data-driven decisions.”

Birst 5X adapts to each person’s unique style for working with data, without fitting people into rigid user roles that stifle curiosity and creativity. The Birst 5X Adaptive User Experience includes updates to Birst Dashboards and Visual Discovery Capabilities, an enhanced Birst Mobile experience (including offline analytics) and introduces an Open Client Interface that enables people to continue with their preferred front-end tool, such as Tableau, Microsoft Excel or R, and to analyze a trusted source of data in Birst’s User Data Tier.

Birst enables customers to make more intelligent business decisions by unifying, refining and embedding data into every decision across an organization. With its unique approach, customers can combine multiple sources, operationalize data and deliver faster insights so everyone across the organization can drive results. Birst’s cloud-based BI platform is widely recognized for its revolutionary 2-tier data approach that supports both the needs of business users and IT, while delivering ease of use, agility and trusted analytics for multiple use cases.

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About Birst

Birst is the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics. The company helps organizations make thousands of decisions better, every day, for every person. Birst's patented 2-tier data architecture and comprehensive BI platform sits on top of all of your data, to unify, refine and embed data consistently into every individual decision—up and down the org chart. Thousands of the most demanding businesses trust Birst Cloud BI to make metric-driven business execution a reality. Learn more at and join the conversation @birstbi.


For more information, contact:

Steve Bauer
Birst, Inc.
650.670.7135 (m)

Stacey Burbach
Birst, Inc.