Who Uses This Software?

Thanks to BOARD, global enterprises, such as Coca-Cola, DHL, KPMG, Puma, Siemens, Toyota and ZF Group have deployed end-to end decision-making applications in a time and cost effective way.


Average Ratings

87 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

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    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
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  • Support
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Vendor Details

  • BOARD
  • www.board.com
  • Founded 1994
  • Switzerland

About BOARD

The BOARD Decision-Making Platform helps organizations to make better, more-informed business decisions by unifying Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance Management, Planning and Advanced Analytics in one solution. Centralizing data sources from across the business, BOARD enables users to conduct analysis, simulation, and planning activities with ease through a drag-and-drop, self-service, toolkit environment.


BOARD Features

  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Data Source Connectors
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drill Down
  • Financial Reports
  • Forecasting
  • Marketing Reports
  • OLAP
  • Report Export
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • Balance Sheet
  • Capital Asset Planning
  • Cash Management
  • Consolidation / Roll-Up
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Income Statements
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Department / Project
  • Profit / Loss Statement
  • Project Budgeting
  • Run Rate Tracking
  • Version Control
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Benchmarking
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • OLAP
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trend / Problem Indicators
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Consolidation / Roll-Up
  • Dashboard
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Scorecarding
  • Strategic Planning
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • Audit Trail
  • Balance Sheet
  • Cash Management
  • Consolidation / Roll-Up
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Income Statements
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Department / Project
  • Profit / Loss Statement

BOARD Reviews Recently Reviewed!


The most powerful and versatile BI system I have ever used

Mar 21, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: As a complete BI solution, BOARD allows a developer to easily create the structures required to build extremely powerful and fast data models by using 'sparsity' - the method of calculating the actual space required for cube objects. A great strength in modelling is the ability to rename and change relationships on the fly. With a logical and very visual interface, BOARD is a pleasant environment to work in,which enhances productivity. BOARD is able to provide end users the ability write back to cubes and create and amend entities. This ability makes the creation of workflows and security processes possible; a manager can add users and determine their level of access without returning to the developers. real time dynamic geo-charts allow for contextual maps to be created. BOARD have now opened the BOARD Community where users can ask questions in forums as well as help other users. Example data models can be uploaded as well as associated documentation and videos. The community site is one of the best forums I have ever used and the community members are clearly passionate about the software, as well as very knowledgeable. There are a number of unique concepts which, once understood, really open up the power of BOARD and through the community, all users can gain this knowledge quickly and in a fun way as well as discuss ideas with their peers and consultants alike. The forum is in addition to the formal support portal. I have used several enterprise BI systems and BOARD is by far the most exciting, fun and logical system I have ever used. It makes work truly enjoyable and provides a great sense of satisfaction when the developer discovers something new all the time.

Cons: Without the community forum, learning the unique skills to leverage BOARD over other apps was a slow process, even after attending the full training package in London. However, with the latest release and with direct access to BOARD experts and peers, BOARD has become a very exciting and enjoyable app to work on everyday and I cannot, at this point, state any cons. That is not to say that there are'nt any, just that what issues I did have have all been addressed in the latest release and with access to the community

Board Partner and User

Mar 02, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: When looking to partner with a BI software vendor, we had a few key capabilities that we were looking for in a solution. These capabilities included: 1) the product must be easy to setup and configure and not require lengthy project implementation timelines; 2) the product must be able to empower the end users to create dynamic visualizations to support the needs of their business; 3) support for the analytics must not require an army of developers or technical personnel to maintain the application Many of our customers are mid-market companies that can't afford large expensive reporting solutions, but still require the quality and usability factors that users get from the more expensive off the shelf products. BOARD provided all of this and so much more. Our customers begin realizing value almost immediately following the initial implementation, visualization their business in ways they have never been able to before through dynamic interactive dashboards and reports. The product also offers our customers with a way to quickly keep up with their changing business. With BOARD, as the business changes and new questions need to be asked, the product provides the subject matter experts with the ability to dynamically create valuable visualizations to find their answers. No need for report writers when you have a controller or back office user who knows the right questions to ask to affect the performance of the organization. With this product, gone are the days of the technical business analyst trying to interrupt the request from the business, and instead the business is now creating exactly what they need with little involvement from IT.

Cons: There is some redundancy in the product, which at times can and will require users to have to repeat a formula on multiple reports instead of making the change once and all the reports get updated. This is an area that I see the product improving in overtime.

Recommendations to other buyers: My biggest recommendation for any company looking into BI solutions is to first figure out what it is you are trying to accomplish. Set some goals and objectives, and document your pain points. From their you can build a list of capabilities that will address the needs of the company. Once this is complete, work with different vendors to evaluate each of the tools against the needs of the organization. Creating a scoring system with weighted averages is always recommended as some capabilities are more important than others. At the end, when you are through, compare the scoring you should have a conclusion that will support a direction for your company. Our evaluation of products included 14 vendors, and we spent three months going through this process prior to selecting Board. 14 vendors is a lot to look at, and some companies will want to keep the list to a smaller number say around 4 to 6. I would also recommend reviewing some of the materials from research companies like Gartner and Forrester. They have done some analysis based on specified capabilities, and can provide additional insight into your review.

Implementor

Mar 06, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like my relationship with the sales team the best. The front end reporting features and functions. I also like the flexibility of Board to be a BI, FP&A, Consolidation, and Reporting tool and that Board is 100% GUI interface - no programming. I can always find someone to help with my questions. I also like the ease of installing and updating Board Software. It is pain-free compared to a lot of software I've experienced. Finally, how wonderful Board demos to customers.

Cons: What I like the least is the limited Board Data Reader for flat files. It does not specify what fails to load in detail from the Board Data Reader log.It does not allow for both field and columns reading at the same time. We should never have to massage/manipulate any files GL extracts to load into Board. It does not allow for exception maps (i.e. all data is mapped one-to-one except for the following). On-line documentation and Knowledge Base is limited. It should include all Customer Case call resolutions and Server installation requirements. Nexel is a good start, but needs to be on Rows, besides Columns. Also, there's a bug with only reading the 1st column. Next, we need formatting in DataViews (e.g. Cell level Underlines, Double Underlines, Changes in font, Bolding, Annotations, etc.). Another opportunity is Dependency Reporting for dynamic DataView Reports showing specified levels. Lastly, Class Attribute Filtering calculations (this may be available is some form, just haven't figured it out, yet.) Offering Advanced implementer training and certifications would be helpful.

Recommendations to other buyers: Board is huge and flexible with a rich depth of functionality all on one platform. Compare it to all the major vendors who have to offer a lot of different products to provide the same functionality as Board does. That means a huge investment by companies who do not go ahead with implementing Board.

BOARD - A easy to use and powerful BI tool - All in one solution

Mar 19, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: We were one of BOARD's first Customers in Australia, and we have been using this product in our business for over 10 years. We found BOARD to be an easy to use and extremely flexible tool that has improved our business processes. As a programmer who would spend countless hours developing reports to meet the ever changing business requirements, I was blown away in the POC by the user-friendly interface and the ease to create reports so quickly on the fly to meet our entire business needs. I have not created another report program since, as BOARD can do it all. Not only is it a powerful tool for creating reports and dashboards, but the forecasting and budgeting functions that allows write back to cubes and the running of scenarios, makes it an all in one BI tool. One feature over the years that our business has embraced is the Excel Add-in feature, and due to its easy to use interface, users are able to run reports in Excel themselves.

Cons: I have no dislikes of the product and am impressed by the improvements made to BOARD over the past years, as it shows they are future thinking in understanding what Businesses are after.

Recommendations to other buyers: Its interface is easy to use by all areas of the business. It is such a powerful tool, that I am continually impressed by what it can do. When I ask the support staff if BOARD can do something, the answer is usually yes. The support staff are extremely knowledgeable and responsive. If you are looking at BI Tools, I recommend organizing a proof of concept as you will not be disappointed.

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Outstanding Product that has become a critical tool for managing, monitoring and operating our biz.

Dec 21, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: -- Extremely easy to set up and use. It's easy to train new users and integrate with new data sources.

-- Powerful capabilities to "slice and dice" data, analyze different datasets, create KPIs and broadcast reports to others. We utilize Board beyond the financials... use for operational, sales, logistics, customer service and environmental applications.

-- Excellent support from Board on both "how-to" questions and any internal IT issues that may arise. They take recommendations and act on them. They connect customers to share best practices.

-- Frequent new releases that extend capabilities. Board stays ahead of the curve and provides new features to address their customers' potential needs in the future.

-- Good price point with several license types for different user profiles.

Overall: Numerous... can better manage our biz to ensure optimal decisions are made for both tactical and strategic problems and opportunities.

BOARD is our reporting for company figures and our budgeting workflows. Using since 2010.

Dec 21, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It combines BI reporting plus CMP features. New version has improved a lot Web view and collaboration for developing.

From version 9 graphics are more flexible and new GeoMap helps for location.

New ways for database development.

From version 10 Predictive tool has been included as well functions inline per column calculation.

Cons: We need to improve the rapid development features.

Sometimes dataentry si too estrict.

Predictive tool called BEAM licence is too high.

Overall: Company budget that includes workflows and complex allocation and distribution of cost is possible with this software as well new reporting capabilities helps to receive tuned information.

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Easy to implement & to deploy new project

Mar 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I've started to use Board in 2007, with 6.0 version. In this 11 year of use Board continue in develop easy to use and easy to develop Environment. I like most the support, in particular when they give not only solve to the problem, but give develop solution. Another issue I like is Board in "ALL IN ONE", so you don't need another tool to make your CPM environment .

I think that this tools to give to customer the best quality price Ratio (CPM Product)

Cons: I really don't have anything to say in this box, but if I must say something, the documentation could be improved.

Our company uses BOARD as Management information System tool combining it's BI capabilities with CPM

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Very flexible software that can be setup in a couple of days

- User can setup it's own reports either in BOARD directly or in the Excel/Powerpoint environment

- The smaller size of the vendor allows a good relationship with consultants, technicians and marketing experts from the headquarter

- Good working interface to SAP, CRM MS Dynamics and Cognos TM1

- Very logical setup of the database structure

Cons: - Limited performance of the Excel addin causes some crashes

- When purchasing the software as a BI tool it has to be considered the need of a datamart.

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Board has helped us trim time off our monthly close process and engage more with stakeholders

Dec 20, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Board is great at merging useful data from multiple outside sources including Accounting software, Payroll, time and attendance, and even scheduling software. Through relationship management we have been able to analyze data that wasn't previously available to us.

Cons: With every flexible system there is a degree of maintenance and Board is no stranger to that maintenance. Unless you keep up with it, it can become overwhelming.

Overall: Faster reporting with more flexibility, more reports, more engagement from stakeholders due to increased communication around pertinent and timely information.

Great customer service and functionality. It has increased our productivity.

Dec 20, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The software is easy to use and has streamlined our daily and monthly processes. The hours we have saved from using the software have been invaluable. Working with our point of contact at Board, Jason, was extremely easy. He worked with us to ensure that we had all of the tools that we needed and any issues we had were handled immediately. Any updates or modifications we have needed have been handled in a timely fashion.

Cons: I do not have any cons for Board. As with any new software there are growing pains and glitches to be resolved, but they were easy handled. The software has been tailored to serve us in the highest capacity.

Overall: Increased productivity and efficiency in work quality.

Glad having this excellent software

Sep 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Comments: We are very glad, having this excellent software as our reporting tool. We rolled it out nearly over the whole world and everybody is happy. Our management team likes it as well.

Pros: Different sources as base; easy to implement tailored reports for every different kind of user; communication between users within BOARD; having reports as favourites (presentation); easy to use/ navigate available in web browser

Cons: It doesn't work offline properly print outs are not that nice (unfortunately neccessary) export to Excel as flat table not possible from web browser

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Very good product, easy to use and to implement, with great functionalities useful for business

Jan 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It was easy and fast to create a lot of dashboard and reports with a very large amount of data so that final users can do analysis of the business in few time. All new requests can be performed without trouble.

Cons: I appreciate very much this software and I didn't find any big issue till now. There's only one thing I have noticed: in a dashboard containing a summary table it's not possible to place the sum of the columns in the first row but only at the end and this is not helpful in case of a large number of rows.

Overall: I can produce data for analysis in a easiest way and faster. I made the user independent in its own job for control and planning and gave to the management the visibility of the trend of business with simple dashboards

Since several years Board MIT provided the Tools for reporting, budgeting, planning and analysis.

Dec 19, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Open tool no limitations to what you want to do ; ability to see what is needed with no limitations.

The time for development is short : you can rapidly see results

Wide range of reports, tables and graphs can be made out of it

Applications can be built, and modified several times without rewriting codes

Cons: Perhaps the lack of a program to load flat files: I could not find a pre-written tool for reading ascii files.

Overall: The ability to actually see what you want from empty table; there are no limitations to the application to build.

#1 BI & CPM Tool

Jun 28, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I have been using Board Mit for one year in my previous working experience. Later, I had chance to get in touch with IBM Cognos, MS SQL based BI Tools, Oracle BI and Qlikview. I am defentively acknowledged that Board MIT is the best tool outhere: unique platform (IT skill huge savings), easy to use (fast adoption across the departments), fully functional on dashboarding, reporting, analisys, analytics, what-if and what-for scenarios (save tons of money and time).

Pros: Easy to use, complete, scalable, desireable for business orchestration.

Cons: The platform in itself is an instrument. To gather the best out of your investment you have to run a proper partner selection. Software Houses add lower value respect to business oriented consultants

Recommendations to other buyers: It's the first must have tool for data & knowledge driven C-Levels looking after outreaching their business goals.

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Excellent tool for BI&CPM and Financial Consolidation

Jan 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: - Few hardware requirements

- Great technical support

- Each user is able to obtain all the information needed in autonomy

- Easy to develop procedure without programming knowledge

- Excellent Integration and normalization data from different sources

- Fast database engine

- Office add-in (in particular Excel add-in) is a plus

BOARD, a great performance management solution

Dec 02, 2015
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: We were introduced to BOARD after many years of experience with using alternative multidimensional budgeting, planning and reporting solutions. While many of BOARD's competitors have come and gone, BOARD has shown both a commitment to support performance management and importantly a commitment to innovation. We use the product for a number of our subsidiaries as well as deliver solutions for our clients on it.

Cons: The initial engagement with the product is slightly different to other approaches and does take a little time to re-educate yourself to its methods, but once you do the reasons BOARD chose this way becomes clear.

Recommendations to other buyers: It is always best to try different solutions out for yourself against a set of clear quantitative criteria. If you do this BOARD usually will come out on top.

One of the best BI tool in market

Nov 19, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to learn, use and deploy. There are on-premises and cloud versions available which makes this tool platform free. Various interesting BI functionalities available in this tool. Efficient in reporting, dash-boarding and planning/budgeting.

Cons: Only disadvantage I found about this tool is it can be installed on Windows only.

Overall: I used this tool for more than a year. The tool uses a multi dimensional functionality which helps retrieve the data faster for reports and forms, which increases the performance .

Very Powerful Software

Mar 16, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Very powerful, we have found that the only limit to how much we can manipulate and enrich our data is our understanding and creativity when it comes to designing data flows.

Cons: It does take a while to learn and feel comfortable using the more advanced features in Board. There was more trial and error than some people may feel comfortable with.

BI tool with a lot a potential. Easy to use, customize reports, dashboards. Great tool for financial budgeting.

Sep 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Great tool for creating financial reports and dashboards. Customer support is very proactive. They come up with the solution to a problem with great ease.

Cons: No cons. With every update, they keep getting better and improving. With the Boardville community, it is even more faster to find solutions.

All in one package

Apr 05, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Comments: We brought Board in as a tool for inventory projections, to replace the excel spreadsheets that relied on multiple vlookup and match-index formulas, which took forever to load and equally long to update. Now with Board, the process takes minutes and updates are painless. We can also use the multiple objects in Board to present the data in more visually appealing forms than the standard spreadsheet format.

Deviation Analysis and Budget Planning with Board - worldwide

Apr 10, 2015
5/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: - Provides the consolidation of data and data structures of various source systems. - Standard reports are defined and simplifies the daily work, so that manual effort is no longer required. - The aggregated data allows ad hoc evaluations according to defined criteria across different data sources. - No programming skills are required for the user. - Budget planning based on past values is possible.

Cons: - Data quality is only as good as they are maintained in the source systems (obviously). - Data can be evaluated according to defined criteria only . - Graphical technology for column, line or pie diagrams could be more modern; though, guess that was done in version 9 (working with version 8.1.4 still).

Recommendations to other buyers: - Upfront a clear picture of what the objective and focus of the tool shall be in the final outcome. - A concept with a defined reporting agenda. - A good integration into the root source systems is a must.

Board Value

Mar 16, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Quickest implementation from start to finish for smaller to mid-size project needs. Large feature set for a low manageable cost.

Cons: Differentiated support for layouts and features comparing the web and client implementation. Distribution and updating of add-on's is manual and difficult to manage for virtual teams.

BOARD Review by CFO of American Refining Group

Mar 12, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: BOARD is an extremely powerful tool that is allowing us to more quickly analyze and manage our business. It is very user-friendly for creating new reports, dashboards and analyses, and we have expanded its use in numerous areas of the company. We find new uses for it nearly each day. Lastly, the support staff at BOARD is very responsive and great to work with. I have used multiple "business intelligence" tools in the past, and BOARD is, without a doubt, the best. I would 100% recommend this tool to businesses of all sizes and industries.

Cons: Nothing of note; Product keeps getting better with each release.

Recommendations to other buyers: Do a demo and you will see how user-friendly it is. You will also see the cost is very affordable unlike some other products.

I can't do my job without Board

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: For me Board is a very friendly tool, one of the most lovely aspect is very the easy of use, not only from the administrator side but also from the user side

Cons: One of the positive aspect is absolutely the flexibility but it is linked to the structure created in the first phase of implementation

BOARD - Used for Budgeting and Financial Reporting

Mar 17, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: The flexibility of this product continues to surprise me in that I will often ask "can BOARD do this" and the answer always seems to be yes. Very satisfied BOARD customer for over 2 years.

Pros: Flexibility and functionality of the product, it can be used to do many things, many ways Can be used to develop and implement a fairly complex budget model and reports within a couple of months Easily attaches to SAP using the SAP connector Very powerful financial reporting tool Excel Office Add In is awesome Exceptional customer service, this vendor cares about its customers satisfaction

Cons: Big learning curve to master the development work as an administrator Setting up security profiles is very time consuming

Flexible and friendly tool

Dec 22, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Proactive Board support. Very easy to create new Lay-outs. Development phase in Board is faster than any other BI software.

Overall: Successful implementation of the tool in a short period of time all over the world

Recommendations to other buyers: Very important to select the right partner. Initial definition database is absolutely a key factor of success.

Board is a fantastic product

Mar 28, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of set-up and use Very quickly can create dashboards and reports Integrates with excel seamlessly Regular updates each year to expand capability

Cons: Nothing of note; support is excellent; on-site consultant were very knowledgeable; integrated very easily with our databases

Business Intelligence with Board

Aug 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Board is a program that allows you to upload, modify, insert data in any mode and from any source, ensuring a customization of the screen reading data, making the program easy to use and intuitive for users

Cons: there are no free courses online or in other formats. a community has been created in which every user can write down the problems he / she finds and others can provide solutions and compare themselves.

BOARD for planning, reporting and analysis - all-in-one

Feb 16, 2015
5/5
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4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: The main advantage, apart from the fact that BOARD is one single product for planning, reporting and analysis, which saves weeks and months in implementation, is its ease of use. I have seen several cases where financial controllers with medium IT affinity were able to start producing their own reports and analyses within a matter of days!

Cons: The multi-cube approach does have its advantages; however, it does take getting used to when you first start out.

Recommendations to other buyers: Ask the vendor to produce a Proof of Concept (PoC), be it paid or unpaid. Have them document how long it took them to develop the PoC, as that will give you a good indication of implementation timeframes and costs. Also, ask them to show your key users how the solution works to find out how quickly your people are getting the hang of it. As Business Intelligence is the area in IT where there is probably one of the greatest influences from the business user side, make sure that the implementation partner understands your requirements and that the software will be able to fulfill these without too many workarounds. If there are key features you need (e.g., a waterfall diagram or a workflow process in planning), make sure you are shown how this is implemented. Don't take "Trust me, we can do that" for an answer.

First project was to ambitious

Apr 05, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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Comments: I want to create a few more projects before making up my mind.

Pros: It is extremely configurable. It accepts data from almost any source. I like the final look, it is enough like excel that end users don't resist too much.

Cons: Complex applications seem to become even more complex. Drilling into layers of configurations is a little confusing until I have spent enough time.

We have used the cloud service for more than a year for our main report activity.

Dec 21, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: User friendly, fast learning curve, drill down capacity to analyze the data, lots of connector with almost any data source. Support is also excellent and really fast.

Cons: The lack of online training, and the need of some users to change their mind and get used to the interface.

Overall: Easy reporting, fast implementation, easy to expand, easy to manage.

Robust software with a lot of potential

Mar 20, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Can link to multiple databases to extract data and making the data usable for management. We have taken reports that would take us 4-6 hours each month to prepare for management. Board has provided us the ability to provide the reports to management that are always the most current.

Cons: Need more documentation on how to use and program. To learn the program has a lot of trial and error. Better manuals would allow users to build more functionality in shorter time with less frustration.

Great product, great value. More than BI.

Apr 05, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It connects to virtually any data source and easily will produce dashboards enabling great analysis! You are limited by what you can imagine.

Cons: There is a learning curve regarding the terminology and logic of the product, but that is more a result of changing the way you think about data.

BOARD user for data analysis, data management, KPI's calculation and reporting

Dec 15, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: User friendly. Very easy to use especially if you don't have strong IT skills or data science background.

Cons: Can require dozens of hours to properly set up data for use (however, once your dashboard is set up, it can be of use for a long time thanks to data refresh options)

An easy to use drag ans drop solution !

Jan 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Friendly user, flexible and pertinent for a huge range of different uses. Customer support easily reachable.

Cons: Maybe the absence of common page to share problems / questions / issues / best practices with other users. But I heard that the problem will be solved quickly.

Amazing Product

Apr 05, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Comments: We are mid-way implementing this product but just with demos and strategy discussions we can already tell how easy BOARD is going to make our lives. Its very agile and flexible thats a huge plus for the business users. Looking forward to BOARD 10.1 and all other amazing releases set for this year.

Pros: Flexibility and agility

Cons: It requires a slight learning curve around the entities, relationships, cubes and the procedures. Training users is a slight tough task as there is no ready user manual available.

Many more house of the week on hand now to use it more productively sense we got this software

Apr 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The drag and drop ability to build complex dashboards, charts and reports makes it easy for any staff members to analyze data.

Cons: Error messages can be pretty vague at times, requiring additional effort to determine the actual source of the problem at hand.

We have chosen Board 7 months ago, after pitching Board, Tagetik, Adaptive Insights and IBM

Jan 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: We appreciate the quality of the integration team and their understanding of our issues.

The product is weel adapted to our needs, it has been implemented quickly

Cons: Some dashboards could be more user friendly, even if the web access is more user friendly than the standard version

Overall: we managed to produce our reporting more quickly, we have improved the quality of our planning and we will now dedicated new developments to increase our productivity

BOARD delivered on our expectations, on time and on budget

Jan 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like that non-technical folks can build screens on their own, and if they want assistance, partners are there to help.

Cons: It's hard to compare BOARD to other products because it's more of a toolkit than an off-the-shelf software package.

A cost effective way of reporting data from SAP and many other sources

Feb 25, 2015
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: It improved performance with access to real time feeds of data from SAP on demand and reduced times to build and run reports. I also like the ability for users to create and develop complex reports without requiring IT.

Cons: Nothing really. Since we implemented the BOARD product, we have seen a quantum improvement in the speed and flexibility of our reporting.

Recommendations to other buyers: Understand your business requirements. Get vendors to demo with your real data and pilot some reports. Ask them how they differentiate themselves from their competitors, understand the licensing model, and ensure onshore support is available. For us BOARD could actually demo the SAP integration via the BOARD SAP Connector, which can run existing SAP queries, ABAPs and SAP data sources.

Our clients use BOARD for Forecasting and Financial Reporting

Dec 01, 2015
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
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Pros: BOARD's data integration and data entry capability. The combination of Performance Management and BI in the one tool makes BOARD very flexible and our clients use it for many application.

Cons: Not a lot, if anything it is not as easy to get data in for quick ad-hoc reports but that is going to be fixed in BOARD 10.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you consider Data Integration and data entry capability. A great dashboard with inaccurate data is not that great and reports without simple things like comments can be hard to understand.

Great BI tool, easy to use, big performances

Jun 25, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy setup and implementation. Integration and standardization of data from various sources. Each user is able to obtain all informations needed in autonomy. Depth of analyses, ability to drill down and track data between various the dimensions.

Cons: Nothing of really important, may be printing options could be improved (but you can overcome with the office add-in)

Recommendations to other buyers: Office add-in (Excel in particularly) is a plus. Mobile version is improved in Board 9 (I am using Board 8). Try a demo.

User-friendly tool with good capabilities

Dec 03, 2015
5/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
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Pros: Good performance on processing data/serving up reports, user-friendly interface, does not require programming knowledge, just a good understanding of the data and relationships, easy to find inconsistencies in data (if any). Vendor support is readily available.

Cons: There hasn't been any major issue with the product or the vendor so far.

Recommendations to other buyers: Data quality is critical. Also provide values for all the records as BOARD does not work well with "null" values.

Very quick reporting!

Feb 25, 2015
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I've been programming for 30 years, which includes doing lots of reports. Once the data is in BOARD, it's really amazing how quickly one can turn out a new report.

Cons: There may be some room for improvement with allowing a user to set and hold some specific settings (e.g. - date ranges, categories, etc.)

Recommendations to other buyers: Our parent company already had Board, so we did not really do any kind of evaluation. We had only looked at one other BI solution, and it was very expensive compared to Board.

BI efficiency with Board

Dec 03, 2015
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use Low infrastructure requirement Ease of development Vendor provides great support

Cons: Board has met our requirements for more than 5 years without any significant development or operational issues. There is nothing not to like about the product or the people who support us.

Recommendations to other buyers: Plan a small project to use as a prototype. Use the prototype to collect development and implementation metrics. Plan/budget for structured training from time of purchase.

Excellent software, data management and reports excellent source for managers

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: it is simple, intuitive, powerful tool that provide to many need of Business intelligence.

Powerful drill down capacity to analyze the data

Cons: Can require many hours to properly set up data for use (however, once your dashboard is set up, it can be of use for a long time thanks to data refresh options)

BOARD - A Paradigm Shifter

Mar 16, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Flexibility; Ease of Use; No coding requirement, Multiple streams of development possible. capability to have multiple databases.

Cons: Improve Printing capabilities of capsules & screens. Documentation can be improved for end user development as well as access security.

powerful easy-to-use solution for simple reports. When it's a bit more complicated, training needed

Jan 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Easy to create reports when all cubes are already designed.

Easy management of the security profil

Possibility to import datas from different souces

Cons: Initial creation of all cubes and entities is a little bit difficult for non initiated person.

A formation is needed

Fantastic!!!

Nov 25, 2015
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: It is very fast, easy and friendly. I love the capability of Board to adapt to every reality

Cons: I started to use board 10 years ago, I was a user, now I'm Administrator. I'm not able to say what I don't like, I use Board for all.

Recommendations to other buyers: When you talk about board you must be consider not only the quality of the software but also the high quality of the technical support.

Complete solution for any organization need for BI and CPM

Apr 06, 2015
5/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use and easy to learn product with comprehensive toolbox approach, worldwide best class support, competitive pricing and you can start small.

Cons: Support for Android mobile app still in in progress.

Recommendations to other buyers: Beside organization core system and other OLTP system, you only need Board Software to provide information management solution, from BI reporting and dashboard, Financial reporting, Budgeting and Financial planning, Forecasting, KPI and scorecarding, monitoring, alerting, information workflow, and now (from Board 9) also predictive analysis.