How Citrix Architected a Digital Supply Chain with Birst
Birst customer, Citrix Systems, is a leading provider of virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions for more than 130,000 organizations worldwide, including 99 percent of Fortune Global 500 enterprises. When conducting data analysis prior to working with Birst, Citrix compiled data on hundreds of spreadsheets; analyzing the data was a time-consuming, cumbersome task.
With Birst cloud business intelligence, Citrix is now able to aggregate and analyze critical operational supply chain data from 400 different data sources in a single view. According to Fred Tiso, vice president of worldwide supply chain at Citrix, Birst’s key differentiators were its ease of implementation, maintenance and data model manipulation. The fact that Birst, like Citrix, is cloud based was an additional benefit. Tiso describes the implementation of Birst for Citrix as “a watershed event.”