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Benefits and Insights

Why use Board?

Key differentiators & advantages of Board

  • All-in-One Platform: BOARD platform offers a unified solution by combining the functionalities of Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance Management, Predictive and Business Analytics and Data Discovery. It provides a whole gamut of functionalities like visualizations, dashboards, scorecards, reporting, budgeting, planning, forecasting, profitability analysis, machine learning forecasting, simulation, clustering, statistical functions and more. 
  • User Self-sufficiency: BOARD has a programming-free approach by providing integrated set of tools to create and update databases, data presentations, analyses and process models, in a single visual and interactive environment, making it easy for business users to quickly build "BOARD capsules", containers that can accommodate graphs, spreadsheets, reports, folders, maps, gauges, point-and-click filters and navigation menus. 
  • Cloud or On-premise: BOARD provides both on-premises and cloud based deployment models. BOARD Cloud, backed by Microsoft Azure, is a SaaS version of the BOARD all-in-one platform. 
  • Performance: The BOARD platform is based on a proprietary in-memory technology called Hybrid Bitwise Memory Pattern (HBMP), which offers outstanding performance with full read and write capabilities, unmatched speed to data visualization, simulation, and planning processes. 
  • Server Clustering: The In-memory Server Cluster architecture allows BOARD server workloads to be shared on a virtually unlimited number of nodes and hence ensures full horizontal scalability with read and write support. 
  • Real-time Modelling: BOARD offers the ability to change data models during a planning or forecasting process, without affecting users’ operations and thus simulating “on-the-fly” the potential effect of a new scenario on the existing business model.
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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

Board Reviews

The following reviews for Board are taken from the SelectHub ReviewFeed which collects and aggregates reviews from across a variety of online review platforms such as Capterra, Software Advice, Gartner Peerinsights, PC Mag and G2 Crowd.

Transportation & Logistics
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$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
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$11M - $50M
Gartner
Easy to use, but a bit slow
The experience was good. The vendor's support team was very helpful
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