BOARD

BOARD

The #1 decision-making platform

4.5/5 (103 reviews)

BOARD Overview

Board is the #1 decision-making platform.

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’s comprehensive range of functionality, accessible within one user-friendly interface, allows businesses to build feature-rich reporting, planning, and forecasting applications without the need for coding. This approach empowers end users to make decisions faster, based on an accurate foundation of data, increasing competitiveness and removing reliance on the IT department.

Thanks to Board, global enterprises, such as Coca-Cola, KPMG, Puma, Ricoh, Toyota and ZF Group have deployed end-to end decision-making applications in a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions.

Pricing

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

BOARD Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
99% positive reviews
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Paul W.

The most powerful and versatile BI system I have ever used

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/03/21
Review Source: GetApp

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
James L.

Board Partner and User

Reviewed on 2015/03/02
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Allen S.

Implementor

Reviewed on 2015/03/06
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Kristine Y.

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

Reviewed on 2015/03/19
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Brian Z.

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/12/21
Review Source: Capterra

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

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

BOARD Pricing

Starting from
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Pricing options
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

Please contact Board for more details.

BOARD Features

  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Charting
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Visual Analytics

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for BOARD

Key features of BOARD

  • "what if" scenario
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Balanced Scorecards
  • Budgeting, planning & forecasting
  • Business Analysis
  • Business intelligence
  • CPM
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Demand Planning
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • FP&A
  • Financial consolidation
  • Machine learning forecasting
  • Performance management
  • Planning Tools
  • Predictive analytics
  • Profitability analysis
  • Reporting & analysis
  • Scorecarding
  • Self-service analytics
  • Simulation models
  • Strategy management
  • Trend analysis
  • workflow management

Benefits

  • Unified planning simulation and analysis

  • User self-service analysis

  • Write back capabilities

  • Integrated workflow

  • GetApp Analysis

    Smart decisions lead to business success, but manually analyzing and forecasting data is a challenging process for even the largest organizations. BOARD is a cloud-based solution that allows medium and large-size companies to accurately analyze, plan, simulate, and forecast business information.

    Using BOARD, companies can get their business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management (CPM) applications running faster. BOARD offers best-in-class security, along with top rated reliability, scalability, and performance.

    BOARD provides organizations with enterprise analytics, planning, and forecasting tools that leverage their existing software investments. The solution is used across many different industries and departments. Key features include a unified environment for planning, BI, predictive analytics, self-service drag-and-drop analysis, interactive dashboarding, KPIs, advanced data-entry with multi-dimensional allocation, and integrated workflow management.

    Dashboard

    What is BOARD?

    BOARD is a decision-making platform for medium and large-size businesses that want to move from pure data analysis to decision-making processes. The cloud-based solution supports analysis, simulation, and planning processes across the organization, with the flexibility to allow individual users to adjust the technology based on their unique business needs.

    Businesses that use BOARD have the ability to connect and federate any data source. They can collect data from multiple sources and integrate it into a virtual data repository, which can then be shared with multiple users within a larger organization. In order to make the process as streamlined as possible, BOARD provides a number of pre-build cloud-to-cloud connectors, as well.

    Mobile

    BOARD Main Features

    Planning Processes

    BOARD helps businesses combine their planning processes with budgets, forecasts, reports, and scorecards. Using workflows, security, audit trails, and versioning mechanisms, organizations are able to increase the control and efficiency of the planning process.

    Click onto the Sales Plan Console to get a better view of where your company is at. You can used advanced tools like “what-if analysis” and “goal seeking” to manage various scenarios. With the automatic allocation of changes, you can modify data at all levels of aggregation and distribute those changes automatically.

    Planning

    Predictive Analytics

    Predictive analytics tools enable organizations to simulate various future scenarios and then make important decisions based on what they uncover. Businesses that use BOARD’s predictive analytics tools should be better able to make predictions and plan for the future.

    When you use BOARD’s self-service platform, you’re capable of embedding predictive analytics into your decision making process. BOARD’s Enterprise Analytics Modeling is a module that integrates advanced and predictive analytics, allowing you to uncover deeper insights about the sustainability of your business.

    Predictive Analytics

    Reporting

    Using BOARD, professionals can generate virtually any type of corporate report, with both ad hoc and managed reporting tools. This includes everything from basic spreadsheets, all the way to detailed booklets with three-dimensional graphs and generation animations. Generating these reports is something that any user can do with just a few clicks.

    BOARD’s business intelligence reporting tools combine traditional reporting functions with Performance Management application tools, making it possible for you to make decisions based on a single, collaborative information base. Your account can be setup to allow for an unlimited number of report authors and consumers, and completed reports can be exported in multiple formats.

    Reporting

    Self-Service Analysis

    BOARD offers self-service drag-and-drop analysis. An intuitive user interface enables users to quickly generate their own reports and analyses without needing any help from an external IT developer. Users can also adjust their own layouts with the same drag-and-drop tools.

    In order to build your own reports and analyses, you’ll need to click from your interactive dashboard to the main control console. The control console is where you’ll make administrative changes to your account. Once you’ve opened a screen containing a dataview, you’ll want to enter the “edit” mode to start adjusting the layout of your data.

    Self-Service Analysis

    BOARD Integrations

    BOARD has the capability to connect and federate any data source. To make things easier, the company provides several pre-built cloud-to-cloud connectors, as well.

    BOARD Pricing

    Pricing is based on the number and types of users within an organization. Businesses can contact BOARD for detailed pricing information.

    BOARD Bottom Line

    • Supports analysis, simulation and planning processes
    • Integrated workflow management capabilities
    • Provides users with a friendly analysis environment
    • Able to connect and federate any data source
    • Used across multiple industries and departments

    BOARD FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for BOARD.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does BOARD offer?

    BOARD offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Please contact Board for more details.

    Q. What are the main features of BOARD?

    BOARD offers the following features:

    • "what if" scenario
    • Ad hoc Analysis
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Balanced Scorecards
    • Budgeting, planning & forecasting
    • Business Analysis
    • Business intelligence
    • CPM
    • Configurable Workflow
    • Customizable Reporting
    • Dashboard
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualization
    • Demand Forecasting
    • Demand Planning
    • Drag & Drop Interface
    • FP&A
    • Financial consolidation
    • Machine learning forecasting
    • Performance management
    • Planning Tools
    • Predictive analytics
    • Profitability analysis
    • Reporting & analysis
    • Scorecarding
    • Self-service analytics
    • Simulation models
    • Strategy management
    • Trend analysis
    • workflow management

    Q. Who are the typical users of BOARD?

    BOARD has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does BOARD support?

    BOARD supports the following languages:

    Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does BOARD offer?

    BOARD has the following pricing plans:

    One Time License, Subscription

    Q. Does BOARD support mobile devices?

    BOARD supports the following devices:

    iPad

    Q. What other apps does BOARD integrate with?

    BOARD integrates with the following applications:

    Google Analytics, Marketo, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Office 365, Oracle CRM On Demand, Oracle Eloqua, Oracle Service Cloud, Salesforce Sales Cloud, ServiceMax, SugarCRM

    Q. What level of support does BOARD offer?

    BOARD offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials