Cloud Analytics Vendor Birst Adds Enhancements for Mobility, Governance, and Collaboration

Birst, a provider of cloud BI and analytics for the enterprise, is unveiling a host of new capabilities that will enable enterprises and users to work with data in new and faster ways while maintaining governance.

Birst was created to give end users agility and decentralized analytics without giving up governance, consistency, and trust, said Southard Jones, vice president of product strategy at Birst.  “The larger term for that is, ‘Networked BI.’”

These new updates will affect Birst’s Networked BI Platform, including Birst Mobile for Android, Collaboration, and End-User Data Preparation.

The Networked BI Platform creates a network of interwoven BI instances that share a common analytical fabric, eliminating data silos to ensure collaboration and accelerate the delivery of BI across the enterprise.

These new enhancements allow Birst to deliver the end user ease-of-use and governance capabilities necessary for enterprise-wide analytics.

Users can glean insights on their own while also staying networked and connected to other users. This eliminates the siloes that emerge from analyzing data on a desktop and ensures one seamless connection.

This approach takes some modern approaches to the way people interact today in their daily life, “like social media, discussion threads, and things people are used to doing today, and apply that to enterprise software, you create something we call collaboration,” Jones said

Additionally, Birst Mobile for Android enables global audiences to access the same data whether on a desktop, laptop or mobile. Offline capabilities automatically sync data and content so business users can view mobile analytics even when not connected.  “Many people, even in the office now, are moving more and more to leveraging tablets for their daily interaction with the business,” Jones said.

Enterprises, data analysts, and average business users will benefit from the platform update, according to Jones. “They’re going to be able to rapidly access data and they’ll be able to use it whether they are online, offline, on their tablet, laptop, in the office or on a train,” Jones said. “Not only that but they are going to be able to see it ‘their way’ and analyze data with their own data at any point in time,  without creating a silo.”

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