Birst FORWARD 2012 Brings In-Depth BI and Analytics Knowledge to Users at Annual Conference

May 31, 2012

Birst brings together customers and partners for hands-on training, shared best practices and a look toward the future.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2012

Birst Inc., the leading provider of agile business analytics, today announced the successful conclusion of the Birst FORWARD 2012 annual user conference. The event, held May 21-23 in San Francisco, attracted both Birst customers and partners to the Hyatt Fisherman´s Wharf for an education-packed agenda of break-out sessions and keynotes. In addition to in-depth training, expert panels, partner and peer presentations, and networking opportunities, the conference provided Birst users an opportunity to focus on Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics to learn how they can maximize their investment in the Birst solution.

“Over the last year Birst has been hard at work driving innovation forward for our customers with the release of several industry-firsts surrounding Birst´s agile analytics solution,” said Birst CEO and Co-Founder Brad Peters. “Birst FORWARD provided a great opportunity to hear from customers and to discuss how our new capabilities, including Birst´s new SaaS-based appliance, in-memory database and Big Data support, can help them succeed. The response from our customers has been very positive.”

With Birst´s award-winning agile analytics solution, customers are working smarter to make better decisions, ultimately boosting their bottom line. At the conference, Birst discussed the increase in BI initiatives within organizations across all industries, an increase fueled by the consumerization of data, the need for greater operational efficiencies and the emergence of Big Data.

“Birst FORWARD was a valuable experience. Attending the sessions and interacting with Birst´s BI and analytics experts along with many other BI professionals allows me to better prepare for the challenges my company faces on a daily basis. From education on fundamental BI concepts and emerging BI technology trends to learning Birst-specific features, the broad depth of the sessions helped me gain a deeper understanding of analytics,” said Brian Walder, CFO at Nu-Way Transportation. “Our team is excited to apply this knowledge, implement successful BI strategies and maximize the value of our analytics solution as we continue moving Nu-Way FORWARD.”

During the conference Birst recognized several customers for achievements using Birst analytics. Birst FORWARD recognized:

  •     Most Innovative Business Analytics Project: DiamondStream
  •     Business User of the Year: TD Ameritrade
  •     Birst Administrator of the Year: Citrix

Birst delivers an affordable BI solution that is easy to deploy, enabling customers to quickly and easily access and analyze their data to make smarter business decisions. Whether in the Cloud or on-premise, Birst provides an advanced analytics solution incorporating all of the components of an enterprise BI suite at a fraction of the cost.

Birst FORWARD 2012 partner sponsors included ParAccel, SnapLogic, Cervello, Host Analytics and TriCore Solutions.

About Birst

Birst is the leader in agile business analytics. It offers a single place to manage all of your organization´s business analytics and the agility to answer questions spanning departments, data sources, and deployments–across both public and private clouds. Birst gives users the fastest way to answer their most pressing business questions, and the ones they didn´t know to ask. At one-third the cost, time, and staff of traditional big BI, Birst brings the benefits of analytics and fact-based decision-making to a much broader audience. For more information, visit http://www.birst.com.

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