Learn about the Birst Trial

Learn about the Birst Trial

Learn the basics of Birst to get you up and running fast

Pronto Overview

Get acquainted with Pronto! This overview gives a Business User (either current or prospective) an introduction to Birst's feature-rich environment. It demonstrates the speed, self-service, and agility that frontline business workers demand.

Video: Pronto overview

High-level overview of Birst's Pronto module.

Pronto Connect 2.0

Learn how to create a new Pronto project and bring data into Birst using a variety of connectors to commonly used cloud applications like Salesforce.com, or files like Excel. Identify the tables you want to use, and even filter to get only the rows you need. Birst extracts the data for you in a few simple steps.

Video: Pronto Connect

How to get data into Pronto. 

Connect to Data in Pronto

Let's get some data into Pronto so you can make a nice report. 

Pronto Prepare

Create multiple prepared sources from the "raw" or base sources extracted in the Connect step. Merge tables from multiple raw sources to efficiently manage your report data, especially when you have different uses for the same tables. Experiment with data transformations, and track or undo your changes in the transformation pipeline.

Video: Pronto Data Prep

Prepare the source data for reporting. 

Prepare Data in Pronto

Prepare the source data for reporting.

Pronto Relate

If you need to build a report using data from multiple sources that can’t be merged, the Relate step uses standard database joins on measures and attributes to set up relationships between the data sources you’ve imported and prepared, as well as raw data sources.

Video: Pronto Relate

This video covers the "relate" feature in Birst's Pronto module. 

Relate Data to Other Data in Pronto

The Pronto Relate page and how it lets you set up relationships between the various data sources you have imported and set up in Pronto. 

Networking Data

Business users can share, connect to, and blend their data to organically build up data models, reports and dashboards. Additionally, Birst Admins can share centrally curated data with business users who can then connect to and blend their own personal data with it.

Video: Network New Data

Where to locate and how to use Pronto's Networking features

Networking Multiple Projects in Pronto

Step by step instructions on using Networking to expand your reporting options while maintaining consistent data definitions.


Visualizer allows you to build reports starting with either the data or with a report type, whichever is more intuitive to you. Built in guidance helps you create meaningful visualizations with its contemporary and intuitive user interface

Video: Visualizer Overview

This video provides an overview of the Birst's Visualizer module.

Video: Visualizer Chart Creation

This video covers basic Chart creation in Birst's Visualizer module. 


Dashboards are interactive webpages containing rich analytical data designed to quickly and clearly communicate important business information. Dashboards use an HTML-based interface and can be populated with reports you've already built in Visualizer. In addition, you can create new reports, add filters, drill-across capability, key performance indicators, and many other features and widgets.

Video: Dashboard Creation

This video covers basic Dashboard Creation in Birst's Dashboards 2.0 Module 

Video: Dashboard Display and Formatting

This video covers display and formatting options for Birst Dashboards. 


Build a fully functional Pronto project and experiment with Birst's presentation tools; Visualizer and Dashboards.