Outstanding Product that has become a critical tool for managing, monitoring and operating our biz.
Numerous... can better manage our biz to ensure optimal decisions are made for both tactical and strategic problems and opportunities.
-- 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.
A Solid BI Solution Once You Understand the Backend
The biggest challenge to effectively using and developing for the Board platform is that you don't always know what you don't know. While that is true of most products, I can definitively say that I would have deployed the Board platform quite differently then I actually did had I the knowledge I do now then. In that vain, you are best to fully learn the product before fully diving in.
This software accurately provides all of the insights my organization needs, including predictive analytics. In fact, if I ever leave my current organization, I will be heavily recommending this solution to my next employer.
The biggest complaint that I have with the system is the time it takes to access support. That said, I usually always have the support I need within 24 hours.
Easy to implement & to deploy new project
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)
I really don't have anything to say in this box, but if I must say something, the documentation could be improved.
Substitute for Excel as a Controlling Tool
We use it every day as our controlling tool. As i am a Developer I am able to build procedures, but I want to be better in doing that by visiting trainings in a regular period of time.
- less error-prone than Excel (more stable)
- clear demonstrative grafics
- you are able to limit someones rights to change anything
- sometimes shuts down without a reason
- the wording is not always clear
- the need of an additional software for presentations (convertion into Power Point as a Picture is not the best solution)
- Export into Excel destroys the whole formatting
Glad having this excellent software
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.
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
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
BOARD, a great performance management solution
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.
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.
BOARD - Used for Budgeting and Financial Reporting
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.
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
Big learning curve to master the development work as an administrator
Setting up security profiles is very time consuming
Robust software with a lot of potential
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.
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.
It connects to virtually any data source and easily will produce dashboards enabling great analysis! You are limited by what you can imagine.
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.
An easy to use drag ans drop solution !
Friendly user, flexible and pertinent for a huge range of different uses. Customer support easily reachable.
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.
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.
Flexibility and agility
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.
BOARD delivered on our expectations, on time and on budget
Our clients use BOARD for Forecasting and Financial Reporting
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.
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.
Great BI tool, easy to use, big performances
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.
Nothing of really important, may be printing options could be improved (but you can overcome with the office add-in)
User-friendly tool with good capabilities
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.
There hasn't been any major issue with the product or the vendor so far.
powerful easy-to-use solution for simple reports. When it's a bit more complicated, training needed
Easy to create reports when all cubes are already designed.
Easy management of the security profil
Possibility to import datas from different souces
Initial creation of all cubes and entities is a little bit difficult for non initiated person.
A formation is needed
Many functions, maybe too many?
Initial use is very simple, using it well is quite complicated.
The product can be used for many purposes, from enterprise reporting, to consolidation, even to detect timesheets.
The engine on which it is based (in memory) is fast and efficient.
Although it is a product intended for the end user, with all the features proposed the risk of using it badly is around the corner.
I am satisfied with the product. Good value for money. I am extremely satisfied with the customer service when reports or date sources have to be modified
Flexible Drill through and drill anywhere functionalities
Functionalities for printable reports. (Excel export functionality solves problem) No functionality to hide empty lines or lines with very little values , that should be considered in Total (especially for comparison with previous year)
Excellent all in one platform
We facilitate the decision process to executives thru the analysis of their data and the development and deployment of Business Intelligence solutions. we also help them monitor their performances and analyze their customers behaviours with clustering and machine learning algorithms.
I used board during one of my mission and was amazed by all it's features, i liked best :
- The fact that it is all in one
- The predictive analysis
- Analysis and planification on same platfrom
- All-in-one Tool
- Processing speed
- Responsive technology
- The possibility to use excel like formulas
The UI could be better, also needs a good internet speed else it can lag from time to time.
Implemented Board for Budgeting&Reporting and for Business Intelligence, Board is solid and powerful
Strong architecture and powerful software
Solid all-in-one data approach, can become the "single point of truth"
The strong architecture for managing data, requests a consistent construction of the data model. Good consultants can make the difference in implementation.
Too many functions
Very flexible software that can be setup in a couple of days, it was very easy to learn how to use this
There are too many functions and it was a little overwhelming at first really. I think too many hours can be invested just by trying to properly get this to function.
Excellent tool for BI
We have been working with Board for 7 years.
We started with Board 6 and now we are using Board 9, great improvements have been taken in these years.
We are implementing the Financial Consolidation package.
It works in a integrated envoronment, guaranteeing us the ease of use and flexibility needed to create applications or procedures on our owns.
Board has a powerful back end, responding to the need to integrate and normalizing data from different sources, obtaining the ability to perform multidimensional analyses.
Each user is able to obtain all the informations needed in autonomy
So far, the implementation and ease has been great. Board staff have been so helpful in providing training and answering questions, as well as provide solutions to problems or helpful suggestions.
visual ease, understandable, helpful staff
buy-in from management.
Terumo Sales & Operations Planning
Multi user capability. Integrated capabilities: schedule, reader, procedures all provide a good level of flexibility.
Support organisation is always willing to help.
Cube limitations on number of entities. Dataview limitations on number of rows. Lack of time out on infinite sessions. Unable to run procedures on the same database when an infinite session is running. Datareaders have no variable parameter filtering capability. Performing grouping and max/min functions on cubes is difficult.