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

San Francisco, CA, – 

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.

Experts in CRM optimization services, Eagle Creek’s innovative onshore services delivery model, whereby highly-qualified IT consultants and technology service centers remain in the U.S. but are located in less costly, non-urban settings, will bring Birst’s enterprise-ready BI and data management services to users of enterprise CRM systems, including Salesforce.com, at a lower cost and with an increased ROI. As more enterprise companies embrace cloud-based applications, Eagle Creek’s depth of experience in integration of multiple CRMs and SaaS technologies across the enterprise, such as Birst BI, allows companies to get a true 360-degree view of the customer, permitting true differentiation based on the customer and prospect experience.

Birst’s award-winning business intelligence platform delivers accurate, actionable content in an intuitive, self-service environment, allowing users to combine data from different source systems to get answers to their most critical business questions fast. The partnership with Eagle Creek is a unique opportunity to deliver Cloud BI to Eagle Creek’s customers using Salesforce.com at the enterprise level, providing an optimized CRM experience.

“Contemporary front office technology allows companies to progress from delivering CRM efficiencies and effectiveness toward the creation of unique, personalized and consistent customer and prospect experiences. The opportunity exists to go beyond the use of this ingenuity simply in systems of record, to the achievement of real differentiation and innovation in the business,” said Kevin Burkhart, Executive Vice President at Eagle Creek. “To succeed, users require a combination of technologies and expertise, from CRM and CXM applications, to BI technologies, integration and data management. With Birst’s easy to use Cloud BI platform and Eagle Creek’s CRM and BI expertise, this partnership enables our customers to efficiently and economically capitalize on such technologies.”

“We are pleased to welcome Eagle Creek to the Birst partner ecosystem. Eagle Creek demonstrates the qualities Birst looks for in a partner, one who is determined to help clients increase quality and efficiencies while managing price and risk in software development, deployment and support,” said Sharon Gordon, Vice President of Birst Alliances and Technology Partners. “We welcome the opportunity to work with Eagle Creek and are looking forward to our future successes.”

About Eagle Creek Software Services

Founded in 1999, Eagle Creek is the largest United States-based provider of IT consulting and technical expertise to the enterprise. The company specializes in CRM, business intelligence and application development. Eagle Creek offers cost-effective, higher quality software development, deployment and support services using its Dakota Model. Eagle Creek has three project centers in low-cost areas within the United States and utilizes a private-public strategic alliance with the state governments of North Dakota and South Dakota to achieve consistency and sustainability in the recruitment, training and development of the company's 300+ Dakota-based consultants. For more information, visit the company website at www.eaglecrk.com.

About Birst

Birst is the only enterprise-caliber Business Intelligence platform born in the cloud. Less costly and more agile than Legacy BI and more powerful than Data Discovery, Birst is engineered with an automated data warehouse and rich, visual analytics, to give meaning to data—all types and sizes. Coupled with the agility of the Cloud, Birst gives business teams the ability to solve real problems. Fast. Find out why Gartner named Birst a Challenger in its most recent BI Magic Quadrant and why more than a thousand businesses rely on Birst for their analytic needs. Learn to think fast at www.birst.com and join the conversation @birstbi.

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Media Contacts
Stacey Burbach
Point Communications Group for Birst, Inc.
sburbach@pointcgroup.com
602.279.1137

Simon Boardman
VP-Marketing, Eagle Creek
sboardman@eaglecrk.com
404.287.0544