September 21, 2010 10:00 ET

Xactly Chooses Birst to Provide Single View of Key Operational Data From Multiple SaaS Applications

Single Source of Information to Help Xactly Make Better, Faster Decisions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 21, 2010) - Birst, a leading provider of on-demand solutions for business intelligence (BI) and analytics, today announced that Xactly Corporation, the leader in on-demand sales performance management (SPM), has chosen Birst to provide a single, consistent view of key operational data generated by multiple SaaS applications. This combined information from internal sales, marketing, financial, and billing applications will help Xactly employees make better, faster decisions.

"In today's fast-paced marketplace, it is critical to have a single source of the truth to make actionable business decisions quickly and accurately," said Mike Krilich, Manager of Sales Operations, Xactly Corporation. "Birst will enable us to connect the data from the best-of-breed applications in our Cloud-based infrastructure to gain a real-time, holistic view into our business performance, anytime, anywhere."

Xactly's on-demand sales compensation solutions allow companies to easily and affordably design, implement, manage, audit, and communicate sales compensation programs. Xactly employs a variety of SaaS applications to manage the company's sales pipeline and results, marketing campaigns, finances, and customer subscriptions and billing.

Xactly chose Birst for its on-demand architecture, ease-of-use, native integration with, and ability to readily connect data from other critical SaaS applications in Xactly's IT infrastructure. Other factors influencing the decision were Birst's scalability -- a key consideration for Xactly's fast-growing business -- and its ability to take "snapshots" of information that show trends over time. Using Birst, Xactly employees will be able to view key operational data when connected online, as well as from a variety of mobile devices, such as the Apple iPhone, RIM BlackBerry, and Google Android. With this secure mobile access provided through Birst Mobile, Xactly employees will be able to view up-to-the-minute reports, no matter where they are.

"A decision based on inaccurate or inconsistent information is frequently ineffectual at best and harmful at worst," said Brad Peters, CEO of Birst. "Because Birst can connect to underlying databases, it acts as a platform that can easily and affordably combine and analyze data from multiple applications. With reliable, consolidated information provided by Birst, everyone can be on the same page at the same time, making the best decisions possible."

About Xactly Corporation
Xactly Corporation is the market leader in on-demand sales performance management. The company's SPM Suite of products enables sales and finance executives to design, implement, manage, audit and optimize sales compensation management programs easily and affordably. Xactly's solutions automate the process of aggregating data from disparate systems into a secure, hosted repository, and enable companies to leverage this business data, which is the lifeblood of sales performance management. Xactly helps companies improve operational performance, optimize sales effectiveness, proactively manage risk and compliance, and maximize profits. The Xactly family of products is used by sales and finance executives, compensation analysts, sales operations and sales professionals across a variety of industries, ranging from SMBs to large enterprises. For more information, visit or call 1-866-GO-XACTLY (469-2285).

About Birst
Birst™ is the leading provider of on-demand business intelligence solutions. 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 designed to support users of all sizes -- from individuals to groups and entire companies, so that everyone can benefit from greater insight into their business.

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Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Barbara Lewis
    Email Contact
    (415) 644-5400

    Kristin Reeves
    Blanc & Otus for Xactly Corporation
    Email Contact
    (415) 856-5145