BOARD

BOARD

The #1 decision-making platform

4.5/5 (110 reviews)

BOARD Overview

What is BOARD?

Board is the #1 decision-making platform.

The Board Decision-Making Platform helps organizations to make better, more-informed business decisions by unifying Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance Management, Planning and Advanced Analytics in one solution. Centralizing data sources from across the business, Board enables users to conduct analysis, simulation, and planning activities with ease through a drag-and-drop, self-service, toolkit environment.

Board’s comprehensive range of functionality, accessible within one user-friendly interface, allows businesses to build feature-rich reporting, planning, and forecasting applications without the need for coding. This approach empowers end users to make decisions faster, based on an accurate foundation of data, increasing competitiveness and removing reliance on the IT department.

Thanks to Board, global enterprises, such as Coca-Cola, KPMG, Puma, Ricoh, Toyota and ZF Group have deployed end-to end decision-making applications in a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions.

BOARD Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

Please contact Board for more details.


BOARD Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America
Supported Languages
Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

Screenshots

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BOARD Reviews

BOARD Reviews

Overall rating
4.5
/
5
Excellent
65

Very good
44

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.2
Features
4.5
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.5
99% recommended this app
Paul W.

The most powerful and versatile BI system I have ever used


Verified Reviewer

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.


Shelby A.

Reporting & Allocation tool

Overall a good product with a lot of flexibility.


Owen S.

Terumo Sales & Operations Planning


Brian Z.

Outstanding Product that has become a critical tool for managing, monitoring and operating our...

Numerous... can better manage our biz to ensure optimal decisions are made for both tactical and strategic problems and opportunities.


Paul W.
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

The most powerful and versatile BI system I have ever used

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 3/21/2018
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

As a complete BI solution, BOARD allows a developer to easily create the structures required to build extremely powerful and fast data models by using 'sparsity' - the method of calculating the actual space required for cube objects. A great strength in modelling is the ability to rename and change relationships on the fly. With a logical and very visual interface, BOARD is a pleasant environment to work in,which enhances productivity.
BOARD is able to provide end users the ability write back to cubes and create and amend entities. This ability makes the creation of workflows and security processes possible; a manager can add users and determine their level of access without returning to the developers. real time dynamic geo-charts allow for contextual maps to be created.

BOARD have now opened the BOARD Community where users can ask questions in forums as well as help other users. Example data models can be uploaded as well as associated documentation and videos. The community site is one of the best forums I have ever used and the community members are clearly passionate about the software, as well as very knowledgeable. There are a number of unique concepts which, once understood, really open up the power of BOARD and through the community, all users can gain this knowledge quickly and in a fun way as well as discuss ideas with their peers and consultants alike. The forum is in addition to the formal support portal.

I have used several enterprise BI systems and BOARD is by far the most exciting, fun and logical system I have ever used. It makes work truly enjoyable and provides a great sense of satisfaction when the developer discovers something new all the time.

Cons

Without the community forum, learning the unique skills to leverage BOARD over other apps was a slow process, even after attending the full training package in London. However, with the latest release and with direct access to BOARD experts and peers, BOARD has become a very exciting and enjoyable app to work on everyday and I cannot, at this point, state any cons. That is not to say that there are'nt any, just that what issues I did have have all been addressed in the latest release and with access to the community

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Food Production
Company size: 201-500 Employees

A Solid BI Solution Once You Understand the Backend

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 3/24/2020
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Shelby A.
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

Reporting & Allocation tool

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 9/19/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Overall a good product with a lot of flexibility.

Pros

We had very specific requirements in how we wanted to build allocations that we needed. This software was extremely flexible and allowed us to build our allocations exactly how we wanted to.

Cons

You are basically starting from scratch to build things, so without someone with some expertise, its not overly intuitive to build things from scratch. We had the help of a fantastic consultant that was very well versed in Board, so that made all the difference to us. We would not have been able to build what she did ourselves.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Owen S.
Industry: Civic & Social Organization

Terumo Sales & Operations Planning

Reviewed on 12/3/2015
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

Multi user capability. Integrated capabilities: schedule, reader, procedures all provide a good level of flexibility.

Support organisation is always willing to help.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Brian Z.
Industry: Oil & Energy
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Outstanding Product that has become a critical tool for managing, monitoring and operating our biz.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 12/21/2017
Review Source: Capterra

Numerous... can better manage our biz to ensure optimal decisions are made for both tactical and strategic problems and opportunities.

Pros

-- 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.9/10
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BOARD Pricing

BOARD Pricing

Starting from
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Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

Please contact Board for more details.

Please contact Board for more details.

Value for Money
4.2/5
Based on 110 user ratings
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BOARD Features

BOARD Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Business Intelligence
Charting
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Filtering
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Predictive Analytics
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Trend Analysis
Visual Analytics
Features
4.5/5
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Videos and Tutorials

Videos and Tutorials

Additional information for BOARD

Additional information for BOARD

Key features of BOARD

  • "what if" scenario
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Balanced Scorecards
  • Budgeting, planning & forecasting
  • Business Analysis
  • Business intelligence
  • CPM
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Demand Planning
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • FP&A
  • Financial consolidation
  • Machine learning forecasting
  • Performance management
  • Planning Tools
  • Predictive analytics
  • Profitability analysis
  • Reporting & analysis
  • Scorecarding
  • Self-service analytics
  • Simulation models
  • Strategy management
  • Trend analysis
  • workflow management

Benefits

  • Unified planning simulation and analysis

  • User self-service analysis

  • Write back capabilities

  • Integrated workflow

  • GetApp Analysis

    GetApp Analysis

    Smart decisions lead to business success, but manually analyzing and forecasting data is a challenging process for even the largest organizations. BOARD is a cloud-based solution that allows medium and large-size companies to accurately analyze, plan, simulate, and forecast business information.

    Using BOARD, companies can get their business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management (CPM) applications running faster. BOARD offers best-in-class security, along with top rated reliability, scalability, and performance.

    BOARD provides organizations with enterprise analytics, planning, and forecasting tools that leverage their existing software investments. The solution is used across many different industries and departments. Key features include a unified environment for planning, BI, predictive analytics, self-service drag-and-drop analysis, interactive dashboarding, KPIs, advanced data-entry with multi-dimensional allocation, and integrated workflow management.

    Dashboard

    What is BOARD?

    BOARD is a decision-making platform for medium and large-size businesses that want to move from pure data analysis to decision-making processes. The cloud-based solution supports analysis, simulation, and planning processes across the organization, with the flexibility to allow individual users to adjust the technology based on their unique business needs.

    Businesses that use BOARD have the ability to connect and federate any data source. They can collect data from multiple sources and integrate it into a virtual data repository, which can then be shared with multiple users within a larger organization. In order to make the process as streamlined as possible, BOARD provides a number of pre-build cloud-to-cloud connectors, as well.

    Mobile

    BOARD Main Features

    Planning Processes

    BOARD helps businesses combine their planning processes with budgets, forecasts, reports, and scorecards. Using workflows, security, audit trails, and versioning mechanisms, organizations are able to increase the control and efficiency of the planning process.

    Click onto the Sales Plan Console to get a better view of where your company is at. You can used advanced tools like “what-if analysis” and “goal seeking” to manage various scenarios. With the automatic allocation of changes, you can modify data at all levels of aggregation and distribute those changes automatically.

    Planning

    Predictive Analytics

    Predictive analytics tools enable organizations to simulate various future scenarios and then make important decisions based on what they uncover. Businesses that use BOARD’s predictive analytics tools should be better able to make predictions and plan for the future.

    When you use BOARD’s self-service platform, you’re capable of embedding predictive analytics into your decision making process. BOARD’s Enterprise Analytics Modeling is a module that integrates advanced and predictive analytics, allowing you to uncover deeper insights about the sustainability of your business.

    Predictive Analytics

    Reporting

    Using BOARD, professionals can generate virtually any type of corporate report, with both ad hoc and managed reporting tools. This includes everything from basic spreadsheets, all the way to detailed booklets with three-dimensional graphs and generation animations. Generating these reports is something that any user can do with just a few clicks.

    BOARD’s business intelligence reporting tools combine traditional reporting functions with Performance Management application tools, making it possible for you to make decisions based on a single, collaborative information base. Your account can be setup to allow for an unlimited number of report authors and consumers, and completed reports can be exported in multiple formats.

    Reporting

    Self-Service Analysis

    BOARD offers self-service drag-and-drop analysis. An intuitive user interface enables users to quickly generate their own reports and analyses without needing any help from an external IT developer. Users can also adjust their own layouts with the same drag-and-drop tools.

    In order to build your own reports and analyses, you’ll need to click from your interactive dashboard to the main control console. The control console is where you’ll make administrative changes to your account. Once you’ve opened a screen containing a dataview, you’ll want to enter the “edit” mode to start adjusting the layout of your data.

    Self-Service Analysis

    BOARD Integrations

    BOARD has the capability to connect and federate any data source. To make things easier, the company provides several pre-built cloud-to-cloud connectors, as well.

    BOARD Pricing

    Pricing is based on the number and types of users within an organization. Businesses can contact BOARD for detailed pricing information.

    BOARD Bottom Line

    • Supports analysis, simulation and planning processes
    • Integrated workflow management capabilities
    • Provides users with a friendly analysis environment
    • Able to connect and federate any data source
    • Used across multiple industries and departments

    BOARD FAQs

    BOARD FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for BOARD.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does BOARD offer?

    BOARD offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Please contact Board for more details.

    Q. What are the main features of BOARD?

    BOARD offers the following features:

    • "what if" scenario
    • Ad hoc Analysis
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Balanced Scorecards
    • Budgeting, planning & forecasting
    • Business Analysis
    • Business intelligence
    • CPM
    • Configurable Workflow
    • Customizable Reporting
    • Dashboard
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualization
    • Demand Forecasting
    • Demand Planning
    • Drag & Drop Interface
    • FP&A
    • Financial consolidation
    • Machine learning forecasting
    • Performance management
    • Planning Tools
    • Predictive analytics
    • Profitability analysis
    • Reporting & analysis
    • Scorecarding
    • Self-service analytics
    • Simulation models
    • Strategy management
    • Trend analysis
    • workflow management

    Q. Who are the typical users of BOARD?

    BOARD has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does BOARD support?

    BOARD supports the following languages:

    Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does BOARD offer?

    BOARD has the following pricing plans:

    One Time License, Subscription

    Q. Does BOARD support mobile devices?

    BOARD supports the following devices:

    iPad

    Q. What other apps does BOARD integrate with?

    BOARD integrates with the following applications:

    Google Analytics, Marketo, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Office 365, Oracle CRM On Demand, Oracle Eloqua, Oracle Service Cloud, Salesforce Sales Cloud, ServiceMax, SugarCRM

    Q. What level of support does BOARD offer?

    BOARD offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials