Birst Networked BI & Analytics Enable the Digital Supply Chain

Unique Collaboration and Real-time Capabilities Help Enterprises Reduce Inventory, Deliver on time, and Maximize Profits

San Francisco, CA, – 

Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics for the Enterprise, today announced unique collaboration and real-time capabilities of its Networked BI & Analytics platform, which enable customers to create digital supply chains. With visibility and analytics up and down the supply chain, enterprises have achieved 99 percent on-time fulfillment while improving inventory turns. They also have maximized profits with reduced costs and improved planning.

Birst Networked BI supports collaboration – with internal business processes, as well as external customers and suppliers – on transparently governed data. Real-time visibility lets decision makers proactively adjust to changes in supply and demand. Transparent governance means the impact of their decisions updates consistently across the ecosystem.

Extranet and external data blending capabilities enable individual users from customers, suppliers, and employees to bring their own data into the network without polluting the centrally controlled plan. All parties can share forecasts, anticipate changes, and plan for scenarios.

“A digital supply chain is the modern evolution away from siloed decision-making to synchronization across our global ecosystem,” said Fred Tiso, VP of Worldwide Supply Chain, Citrix. “With Birst, we executed our vision of a digital supply chain and have experienced best-in- class results in forecast accuracy, cost reduction, inventory turns, product reliability and on-time delivery. We can bring together data from more than 300 sources to make real-time decisions about supply, demand and delivery and run a virtual manufacturing operation that works with 100+ global suppliers and thousands of customers.”

In today’s highly competitive market, on-time and rapid delivery is a requirement for keeping existing customers and growing market share. Operational effectiveness is the key to managing lead times at a low cost. In fact, according to SCM World, 64 percent of supply chain executives consider big data analytics a disruptive technology that will set the foundation for long-term change. However, to establish this foundation, they need a BI platform that can perform multi-source analysis across varying data sources, automate difficult aspects of BI and deliver insights that are accessible to everyday business users.

“In industries such as manufacturing, the way to win is mastering the supply chain, and Networked BI & Analytics helps companies to do just that,” said Brad Peters, Chief Product Officer, Birst. “With a multi-tenant cloud architecture, leading companies, such as Citrix, can get full, end-to-end insight into their supply chains to optimize operations, while giving end-users self-service. This creates an agile supply chain.”

Birst automatically aggregates data from multiple sources, and refines and models it, so all the information can be seen in one place, no matter how complex the supply chain. With these insights, operations managers have visibility from raw material and sales forecasts, to logistics tracking and delivery, so they can adjust supply and shorten lead times without maintaining inventory buffer. Birst’s Networked BI & Analytics platform creates an interwoven fabric of data, eliminating silos across purchasing and planning, to production and fulfillment.

Birst’s Extranet capabilities – which received the highest score for the Extranet Deployment use case in the 2016 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms report – enable integration with external suppliers and customers for enhanced collaboration, so that manufacturers can fine tune their forecasts in alignment with constituents, while protecting access to secured data.

To learn more about how customers, such as Citrix, use Birst to achieve a digital supply chain, click here.

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About Birst

Birst is the global leader in Cloud Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics for the Enterprise. Birst’s Networked BI platform redefines the way BI is delivered and consumed, eliminating analytical silos to dramatically improve the speed, alignment and economics of BI across the enterprise. Built on top of Birst’s next-generation, multi-tenant cloud architecture, Networked BI enables centralized and decentralized BI applications to be transparently connected via a shared analytical data fabric, delivering local execution with global governance. Today, Birst serves thousands of organizations across the globe by making trusted enterprise business data a part of everyday operational decision making. Learn more at and join the conversation @BirstBI.

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Birst, Inc.
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