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Welcome to Birst!
Birst’s modern BI and analytics solution makes it easy to connect to different data sources, prepare data for analysis, discover insights using rich visualizations, create your own interactive dashboards, and share them with our pioneering networked BI technology. With no software to download and no complicated setup, you can start working with your data right away. Follow the step-by-step guides below to begin your Birst journey.
Go from raw data to business insights with Birst
Birst is designed to empower business people – regardless of prior experience with BI and analytics tools – to access, prepare and explore data on their own, and share their insights without support from an expert. Birst Pronto helps you effortlessly connect to different data sources, apply a variety of transformations, relate different datasets together, and add them to the Birst network of analytics. Birst Visualizer gives you a visual data discovery experience to uncover trends and outliers in your data using rich, interactive visualizations. Finally, Birst Dashboards give you a WYSIWYG interface that makes developing dashboards as easy as designing a presentation slide.
Learn how to create a new project and bring data into Birst using a variety of connectors to commonly used cloud applications like Salesforce.com, or files like Excel. Identify the tables you want to use, and even filter to get only the rows you need. Birst extracts the data for you in a few simple steps.
Create multiple prepared sources from the “raw” or base sources extracted in the Connect step. Merge tables from multiple raw sources to efficiently manage your report data, especially when you have different uses for the same tables. Experiment with data transformations, and track or undo your changes in the transformation pipeline.
If you need to build a report using data from multiple sources that can’t be merged, the Relate step uses standard database joins on measures and attributes to set up relationships between the data sources you’ve imported and prepared, as well as raw data sources.
Network BI helps you create consistent, trusted metrics. Business users can share, connect to, and blend their data to organically build up data connections, reports and dashboards. Additionally, Birst Admins can share centrally curated data with business users who can then connect to and blend their own personal data with it. Network BI elegantly solves the data silos problem. It brings your entire organization on the same page, to confidently make business decisions on trusted insights.
Visualizer allows you to build reports starting with either the data or with a report type, whichever is more intuitive to you. Built in guidance helps you create meaningful visualizations with its contemporary and intuitive user interface
Dashboards give you actionable business insight. Birst Dashboards are interactive, containing rich analytical visualizations, designed to quickly and clearly communicate important business insights. You can add key performance indicators, new reports, filters, drill-across analysis, advanced analytics like clustering and linear regression, as well as hyperlinks to seamlessly connect to your ERP or CRM transactional pages for actionable insights. Any dashboards you create are available to you in the Birst mobile app.
Make the most out of your free trial with these exercises, videos, guides, and tutorials.
Video: Consuming Dashboards
Video: Dashboard Navigation
Video: Dashboard Filters
Exercise: Create DashboardsDownload
Video: Dashboard Display and Formatting
Video: Dashboard Creation
Video: Visualizer BQL Editor
Video: Visualizer Column Selectors
Video: Visualizer Geomaps
Video: Visualizer Crosstabs
Video: Visualizer Report Level Drilling
Video: Visualizer Table Formatting
Video: Visualizer Table Creation
Video: Visualizer Chart Formatting
Video: Visualizer Overview
Exercise: Build Reports with VisualizerDownload
Network Multiple ProjectsDownload
Video: Network New Data
Exercise: Prepare and Relate TutorialDownload
Tutorial: Birst Prepare and RelateDownload
Prepare Pipeline Deep DiveDownload
Transformations Reference Deep DiveDownload
Video: Data Prep
Birst Connect TutorialDownload
Connect to DataDownload
Pronto User GuideDownload
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