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BOARD
Cost of Ownership

Typical cost structure for BOARD:

License/Subscription Cost

- On-Premise:

  • License fee includes an upfront fee to own the software and other IP for a fixed term, along with installation, maintenance, customization and integration costs
  • One time set up fees

- Cloud-based/SaaS:

  • Subscription based pricing model – per user per month fee + upfront cost for customization
  • Pricing is based on number and types of users within an organization
Maintenance Cost
  • On-Premise: An additional cost over and above the upfront cost to be paid for ongoing support and maintenance
  • Cloud-based/SaaS: Upgrades and add-ons are managed directly in the cloud at no extra cost
Installation/Implementation Cost Included in the fees charged for both on-premise and cloud-based solution
Customization Cost For both On-Premise and Cloud-based/SaaS solution cost will vary depending on the pricing plan/module selected and the level of customization required
Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost For both On-Premise and Cloud-based/SaaS solution cost will vary depending on your current software, amount of data to be migrated, availability of migration tools, complexity of data and gaps between the existing system and the new system
Training Cost For both On-Premise and Cloud-based/SaaS solution provides knowledge base, support center, documents, webinars, in-person training support through its Support Portal
Recurring/Renewal Costs
  • On-Premise: Annual recurring fees to be paid over and above the upfront cost for annual renewal, upgrades and on-going support
  • Cloud-based/SaaS: Recurring monthly fee is charged which typically includes maintenance, monitoring, upgrades, training and support
Pricing Details
Product Name Description Price/Details
License Cost

- BOARD Features:

  • Data Discovery and analysis
  • Planning
  • Simulation
  • Reporting
  • Dashboarding
  • Predictive and advanced analytics
  • Score carding
  • Mobile
  • MS Office Integration
Starting at $10,000 one-time license cost
Subscription Cost

- BOARD Features:

  • Data Discovery and analysis
  • Planning
  • Simulation
  • Reporting
  • Dashboarding
  • Predictive and advanced analytics
  • Score carding
  • Mobile
  • MS Office Integration
Ranges from $1,000/user/year to $3,000/user/year
Deployment Options What options are available for product deployment? Cloud-based/SaaS & On-Premise options
Pricing Model What is the pricing model?
  • License-based
  • Subscription-based
Minimum Commitment Is there a minimum monthly or yearly commitment required for purchase?
  • One time set up fees is required for purchase of license based product
  • No minimum commitment required for purchasing cloud-based product
Custom Quote Is there an option of requesting custom quote? Available
Free Trial Does the vendor provide a free trial option? No
Product Limitations

Some of the product limitations include:

  • BOARD is extremely configurable. However, drilling down into layers of configuration is a cumbersome task
  • The solution involves a vast learning curve for working as an administrator and to understand the functionalities of the vast and complex system
  • Does not offer support for Linux and Mac and is only available for Windows
  • Does not provide detailed documentation and requires better manuals on how to use the program
  • Setting up security profiles is a time-consuming process
Competitors

TIBCO Spotfire: Starting price is $650/user/year

Microsoft Power: Starting at $9.99/user/month

Dundas BI/BA: Starting at $6/user/month

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ReviewFeed

Marketing Services
500-999
n/a
G2 Crowd
A very impressive product
Probably my favourite aspect of Board is the slickness of the presentation, with very little experience it's possible to create impressive and feature rich dashboards that go way beyond what I've seen from a lot of other products, and this is something which is only getting better and better in the new versions they're releasing. The second thing I really like is the drill-down functionality - any table or chart can be drilled into by the end-user to explore the data which makes up the figures shown with just a couple of clicks, not only does this add hugely to the user experience, but it has also drastically reduced the number of queries we get regarding data provenance and completeness
There are still some aspects of Board which need work, most are actually fairly small things such as GUI improvements which would simply give a better user experience (most noticeably at the back end for the developer). Many of the limitations such as chart customisation features have been addressed in the most recent releases
If you have large datasets and you're looking for a tool which will allow you to surface that data in meaningful and easy to use ways, you could do a lot worse. I've found Board to be quicker than most other tools both for loading large datasets and for subsequently reporting on them.
Insurance
100-499
n/a
G2 Crowd
Easy to use, stylish to the eyes
Software is easy to install and backup is simple. Support from BOARD is fantastic; always returning with solutions for both server and application questions. There is permission control where data access can be set to different groups of users. Accounting periods can be locked after each import which prevents accidental overwriting of past data
Data import error messages can be improved to provide more information on why a record failed to get imported
This is the tool for pretty presentation and is sufficient for non-technical users
Retail
100-499
n/a
G2 Crowd
BI and CPM all in one toolkit - brilliant
Endless possibilities for planning and reporting, analytics and visualisation - all in one tool. No need to switch from a planning environment to analytics and BI. Seamless, powerful and simple to adopt by end users
Not a lot. If you like pure drag and drop, there are slight differences, but no showstoppers
This toolkit gives you enormous scope across corporate planning and BI, but you can start at any point and simply adopt more and more of the possibilities over time. It is also possible for your own people to learn how to develop functionality and create their own screens
Professional Services
50-99
n/a
G2 Crowd
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
We use BOARD both internally for the management of our subsidiary businesses as well as deliver performance solutions for our clients. We use it for daily dashboards, Reports and Budgeting and What-If modelling. The Return on investing in Board has been clear with it allowing us to perform rapid development of new analysis of our balanced scorecard data, allowing us to optimise our various business performance.
Transportation & Logistics
n/a
$101M - $500M
Gartner
Board has a great user interface and is easy to use
Board was excellent to work with. Their support group is well informed and proactive. Setup and implementation was smooth. We picked Board over more comprehensive applications because of the user interface. Board is a good balance between functionality and useability. There are other packages that have more functionality, but are much more complex to use
Other
n/a
$101M - $500M
Gartner
Migration of a BI application by BOARD
Excellent experience and an excellent vendor
Retail
n/a
$11M - $50M
Gartner
Easy to use, but a bit slow
The experience was good. The vendor's support team was very helpful
Manufacturing
1000-2499
n/a
Gartner
Impressive capabilities, but difficult to learn new innovations
Overall Board has provided us with good information and has given us the ability to pull and analyze information quickly. Moving any further than this has been difficult for us
Banking & Financial Services
10_000-24_999
n/a
Software Advice
Very intuitive and responsive
1. Good response time to refresh data 2. Ease to use by business people 3. Great feature to drill for specific values in charts
Not sure how the data security of the organization's will be taken care by this tool and underlying dashboards
Good to have
Software / IT
100-499
n/a
Software Advice
Great start to our System Review Process
I liked the detailed questions asked by the rep. The questions prompted me to think about what was really important to the success of the project
Some of the results provided did not meet the requirements we discussed. We specifically requested a global system and a few were designed for US use only
Non-Profit
1000-2499
n/a
Software Advice
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
Non-Profit
1000-2499
n/a
Software Advice
Highly Recommend
visual ease, understandable, helpful staff
buy-in from management
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
Software / IT
100-499
n/a
GetApp
Very Powerful Software
Very powerful, we have found that the only limit to how much we can manipulate and enrich our data is our understanding and creativity when it comes to designing data flows
It does take a while to learn and feel comfortable using the more advanced features in Board. There was more trial and error than some people may feel comfortable with
Very powerful, we have found that the only limit to how much we can manipulate and enrich our data is our understanding and creativity when it comes to designing data flows
Other
1000-2499
n/a
GetApp
All in one package
We brought Board in as a tool for inventory projections, to replace the excel spreadsheets that relied on multiple vlookup and match-index formulas, which took forever to load and equally long to update. Now with Board, the process takes minutes and updates are painless. We can also use the multiple objects in Board to present the data in more visually appealing forms than the standard spreadsheet format
Telecommunications
10_000-24_999
n/a
GetApp
Board Value
Quickest implementation from start to finish for smaller to mid-size project needs. Large feature set for a low manageable cost
Differentiated support for layouts and features comparing the web and client implementation. Distribution and updating of add-on's is manual and difficult to manage for virtual teams
Other
1000-2499
n/a
GetApp
BOARD - Used for Budgeting and Financial Reporting
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
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