Birst Welcomes Virtual Consulting into Partner Ecosystem

San Francisco, CA, – 

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.

“As more of our clients are moving toward hosted solutions for CRM, ERP, and more, we are seeing an increased interest in hosted BI solutions. Virtual Consulting prides itself on its ability to provide customers with the best options available in BI and that’s exactly why we are thrilled to announce a partnership with Birst,” said Kevin McCann, President at Virtual Consulting. “Birst is built from the ground up to satisfy this market need and is a compelling offering that delivers excellent results. We’re pleased to be partnering with Birst, bringing its cloud-based offering to our market and enabling organizations to reduce their ongoing management costs.”

Recently positioned by Gartner as a Challenger in the 2013 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platform, Birst’s cloud-based analytics solution provides significant value to organizations. Its enterprise-ready BI platform is easy to deploy, makes data analytic ready and combines it with powerful analytics, enabling users to make smarter decisions based on actionable intelligence. With this partnership, Birst and Virtual Consulting are providing hosted BI solutions to ensure clients are able to maximize productivity and profitability.

“As organizations increasingly move to the cloud, they see a great potential for cost savings while experiencing a significant ROI. Why shouldn’t they see the same benefits from their business intelligence solution? Virtual Consulting understands their customers and strives to provide the choices they want and need. Through this partnership with Birst, they can provide both. We are pleased to have Virtual Consulting’s high level of experience and dedication as part of our network,” said Sharon Gordon, Vice President of Birst Alliances and Technology Partners.

About Virtual Consulting
Virtual Consulting is a privately held company based in Santa Monica, California, employing some of the most experienced Business Intelligence Consultants on the west coast. We have helped many organizations to evolve over the last 16 years with the ever growing BI market. All of our consultants have over 10 years of experience within the field, each consultant carrying their own expertise aligned to industry and line of business. Our approach is to understand your requirements and to align you with a resource that not only has the technical expertise to ensure a successful project, but also has a similar work ethic to your team.

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 and join the conversation @birstbi.

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For more information, contact:

Stacey Burbach
Point Communications Group for Birst, Inc.

Jacob Hirst
Virtual Consulting