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Birst Receives Among Five Highest Scores for All Five Use Cases in 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms

United States – May 11, 2018, 09:00 AM

Birst, an Infor company and a leader in Cloud Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics for the Enterprise, today announced that it received among the five highest scores in all five of the use cases assessed among 22 total vendors in the 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms report, published May 7.

Birst scored highest in the OEM or Embedded BI (4.41 out of 5) and Extranet Deployment (4.21 out of 5) use cases. The company received the second-highest scores in the Agile Centralized, BI Provisioning (4.04 out of 5) and Governed Data Discovery (3.91 out of 5) use cases. And it received the fifth-highest score in the Decentralized Analytics (3.8 out of 5) use case.

This marks the second consecutive year that Birst has received the highest score for the OEM or Embedded BI use case and the third consecutive year that it has received the highest score for the Extranet Deployment use case.*

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"We're thrilled to be recognized once again by Gartner," said Brad Peters, SVP and General Manager of Birst, an Infor company. "We think our scores, across all five use cases that Gartner evaluated in the report, reflect the fact that Birst's modern analytics platform is well suited to help enterprises understand and optimize their most complex business processes."

The 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms report evaluated products from 22 vendors. Gartner's Critical Capabilities report is the companion report to the Gartner Magic Quadrant, which evaluates vendors on 15 total criteria for ability to execute and completeness of vision.

"Birst brings together centralized and decentralized applications and teams, dramatically accelerating the laborious and time-consuming process of delivering analytics capabilities across the enterprise," Peters said. "Our platform is built using 'smart' machine learning and automation technology that reduces human intervention. We believe these augmented analytics capabilities are the next wave of disruption in the BI and analytics space. Together with a modern cloud architecture that eliminates traditional on-premises tasks, metadata reusability that makes development more efficient and more productive, and a superior user experience with industry-leading mobile capabilities, Birst can deliver more value to businesses in far less time than traditional solutions."

According to the Gartner report, "A&BI platforms are evolving beyond data visualization and dashboards to encompass augmented and advanced analytics. Data and analytics leaders should enable a broader set of users with new expanded capabilities to increase the business impact of their investments."

In addition, the report stated, "Analytic and business intelligence (A&BI) platforms still show substantial differences in functional capabilities, particularly in their support for complexity of analysis and data models, as well as in scalability."

Birst is a true software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution built on a next-generation multi-tenant cloud architecture that delivers the ability to deploy virtual BI tenants, virtualize data and metadata, federate semantic models across virtual tenants, and automate manual tasks. Birst's unique Networked Analytics approach delivers the speed, self-service and agility that front-line business professionals demand - along with the scale, security and governance to meet rigorous corporate standards.

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Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms, James Laurence Richardson, Joao Tapadinhas, 7 May 2018.*The report was previously titled Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms.

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