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Board by Board International

BOARD International is a global provider of Business Intelligence and Performance Management software. BOARD has enabled companies to improve the effectiveness of their management decision making processes, unifying self-serve BI and CPM in a single environment. BOARD provides a seamless solution for business processes such as: Budgeting, Planning & Forecasting, Profitability Analysis, Simulation and what-if analysis, Scorecarding and Strategy Management, Financial Consolidation, and Statutory and Financial Reporting, with business intelligence and analytics tools that drive good decision-making. Thanks to its programming-free toolkit approach, global enterprises rapidly deployed BI and CPM applications in a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions. BI tools such as business analytics and business intelligence dashboards present existing data assets in a digestible way, as intelligence analysts harness the power of data for enterprise use.
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

Benefits

  •  One product  - A full complement of Business Intelligence BI functions including reporting, multi-dimensional analysis, ad hoc querying and dashBOARDing is combined with the ability to manage and monitor all performance planning and control processes with business intelligence solutions, from budgeting, planning and forecasting to profitability analysis, scorecarding and financial consolidation. 
  • One vision - BOARD business intelligence software helps organizations reach a single vision of their performance in a simple and extremely effective manner. Information originating from the data mining of various sources is integrated into a virtual data repository shared by the entire organization, thus providing intelligence analysts and other business users with a customized yet united vision. 
  • One technology - BOARD is a unique, integrated set of business intelligence tools which enables organizations to oversee their entire Business Intelligence and Performance Management area using a single interface, a single application construction environment, a single technology and a single strand of know-how.