August 03, 2011 10:00 ET

Birst Introduces Interactive Business Intelligence for Apple's iPad

On-the-Go, Real-Time, and Secure Insight Anywhere, Anytime

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 3, 2011) - Birst, Inc., the leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) business intelligence (BI) and analytics, today announced the availability of Birst Mobile for the Apple iPad. Birst Mobile for the iPad provides secure and real-time access to highly interactive and visual SaaS BI. Taking advantage of the iPad's unique features, users can quickly flick through charts and tables, filter to information of interest, and drill into more detail using what is increasingly becoming a commonplace computing device in many organizations.

"The Apple iPad is becoming the tablet of choice for business applications. Built with native iPad support, Birst Mobile for the iPad builds on this trend by providing organizations with a complete BI solution for delivering mobile analytics to their end users, quickly and cost effectively," said Stefan Schmitz, Vice President of Products at Birst, Inc.

Birst Mobile for the iPad gives users access to BI when and where they need it and does so in a way they're used to and safely. Key capabilities, include

  • Dashboard exploration via touch and gestures - Birst Mobile for the iPad takes full advantage of the iPad's touch-screen interface. Users can intuitively swipe to scroll through report tables and move from one report to the next. Drilling into more details is as simple as tapping on a chart or table of interest.
  • Secure access to any data, on-premise or cloud - Birst Mobile for the iPad is part of the award-winning Birst BI suite. This suite is designed to integrate data from a variety of on-premise and cloud-based sources into a single version of truth. Birst's cloud-based architecture provides the level of mobile access control and data security that the most demanding organizations require.
  • Access to insights when not connected - For times when no Internet connectivity is available, Birst allows iPad users to save their dashboards for offline viewing.

"More and more of our enterprise clients increasingly rely on mobile devices to get their jobs done," said Sean Fynn, Co-Founder and VP, IT and Development, of Evoco, Inc. "Birst Mobile for the iPad provides access to business insight that is available to decision makers who are on-the-go -- wherever and whenever they need it."

Birst Mobile for the iPad is immediately available for free download from the Apple App Store at For more information, contact

About Birst
Birst™ is the leading provider of on-demand, cloud BI solutions. With its comprehensive cloud BI suite, Birst brings the benefits of fact-based decision-making to a much broader audience by making it affordable, fast, and easy to use. Birst is the winner of the Red Herring Global 100 Award, the TDWI Best Practices Award, and the Web Award for Software Standard of Excellence. Birst customers include Citrix, RBC, Securian, Key Technology, and other leading organizations. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Stacey Burbach
    Point Communications Group for Birst, Inc.