March 10, 2010 08:00 ET

Birst's Business Intelligence Software-as-a-Service Speeds Time to Market for ISVs Looking to Embed Feature-Rich Reporting, Analysis and Dashboards

The Birst Solution Delivers Embedded Analytics at 70% Less Cost Than Traditional BI

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) -  Birst, the only full-featured BI suite to combine the economic benefits of the cloud with the freedom to securely host data in the cloud or on-premise, today announced a 300% increase in demand for its business intelligence software-as-a-service platform from the ISV community. Unique in its approach and capabilities, Birst offers a fully integrated suite of BI tools comprised of analytics, reporting and dashboarding, combined with ETL and Data Warehouse functionality, all delivered with a single, unified metadata architecture.

"The Birst BI solution is truly one-of-a-kind," said Chris Hamilton, Director of Product Management, from RightNow Technologies, who OEMs Birst. "We had explored embedding advanced BI capabilities into our solution for many months, but found existing on-premise solutions to be too costly and cumbersome. The Birst solution has really helped us differentiate our product offering by enabling us to provide feature-rich BI capabilities, at a fraction of the cost and time of other solutions."

The Birst OEM program was designed to give ISVs and service providers the ability to add analytics, reporting and dashboarding capabilities that can increase revenues by as much as 30 percent. The Birst BI platform enables product managers to deliver timely business insights to business users whether it be through their software application or delivered as an add-on service. In addition, the Birst platform eliminates many of the barriers to BI entry including time-consuming and complex integration, the need for resources to maintain additional hardware, OS software patches, and expensive software licensing costs that do not align to revenue.

"The complexity associated with BI product stacks that have grown through acquisition over time is enormous and not a favorable choice for many ISVs who want to add innovation and decrease their time to market," said Brad Peters, CEO of Birst. "Birst was built from the ground up to offer a complete suite of integrated tools that provide all of the benefits that BI has promised, without the headaches, costs and complexities."

Birst has several unique on-demand capabilities that other BI vendors have not yet been able to deliver on including:

  • Full-featured Business Intelligence (ETL, reporting, analytics, dashboards, delivered with unified metadata architecture for quicker and easier growth as your customers want more visibility into their data)
  • Two options for where to house data; offer it securely in the cloud, or leave it where it resides
  • Easily integrated and deployed by SaaS or On-Premise ISVs on requiring only a web-browser
  • Better cost to revenue alignment through Operational Expense (OpEx) versus Capital Expense (CapEx)
  • "Cloud-based" offering provides economies of scale, rapid innovation, high-ratio uptime
  • Deployment measured in weeks, not months or years
  • High degree of personalization and customization available to partner
  • 30% of the cost of traditional Business Intelligence deployments
  • Secure environment accessible anywhere

Increase the value of your application to your customers: Start exposing key business insights and spotting trends in your application today. To learn more about Birst's OEM program call or e-mail at . Register online at:

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Kimberly Weber
    Atomic PR
    (415) 593-1400