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Benefits and Insights

Why use Board?

Key differentiators & advantages of Board

  • All-in-One Platform: The platform combines the best of business intelligence, enterprise performance management, predictive and business analytics, and data discovery. Users get important functions like dashboards, forecasting, machine learning, simulation and more.  
  • Cloud or On-premise: This software provides on-premises or cloud-based solutions. The Cloud’s Azure backed model is a SaaS version of BOARD. 
  • Real-time Modeling: Modeling capabilities are built into BOARD’s core. They give users the ability to change data models on the fly without impacting users. Potential impacts are then analyzed. 
  • Server Clustering:  Due to BOARD’s in-memory processing, the software can serve workloads to a nearly unlimited number of virtual nodes, ensuring full scalability with read and write support. 
  • User Self-sufficiency: Its programming-free approach makes understanding and analyzing data easier for non-technical users. 

Industry Expertise

BOARD’s list of customers runs the gamut from beverage titans like Coca-Cola, to the United States Navy, to Volkswagen and beyond, and offers multiple deployment models to serve its thousands of customers.

Key Features

  • Performance: Based on proprietary in-memory technology called Hybrid Bitwise Memory Pattern, this software offers high-performance read and write capabilities, speedy data visualizations, simulations and planning processes. 
  • Programming-free:  The solution provides a programming-free experience, giving everyone access to powerful analytics data. 
  • Powerful Reporting: Export your data in a variety of usable formats, including HTML and CSV. 
  • Multi-lingual: The software features extensive language capabilities, making it an ideal fit for companies who need to report in multiple languages. 

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 steep learning curve for administrators who need to understand the functionality of the vast and complex system 
  •  Does not offer support for Linux and Mac; available for Windows only 
  •  Does not provide detailed documentation and requires better manuals on how to use the program 
  •  Setting up security profiles is a time-consuming process 

BOARD Suite Support

mail_outlineEmail: Email support is not available at this time.
phonePhone: Phone support is not available at this time.
schoolTraining: BOARD offers training classes that extend for several days at a time. BOARD also has their own self-learning modules for training purposes.
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Cost of Ownership 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 setup fees

Cloud-Based/SaaS:

  • Subscription-based pricing model: $X per user, per month fee plus an up-
    front cost for customization
  • Pricing is based on the 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 the on-premise and cloud-based solution
Customization Cost
  • For both On-Premise and Cloud-Based/SaaS solutions, costs vary depending on the pricing plan/module selected and the level of customization required
Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching CostFor both On-Premise and Cloud-Based/SaaS solutions, costs 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
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

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
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$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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