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Birst Empowers Strategy Analytics' Clients With Real-Time, In-Depth Data Access

Global Analyst and Research Firm Easily and Efficiently Combines and Analyzes Big Data Using Birst Business Analytics

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 -- Birst Inc., the leading provider of agile business analytics, today announced that Birst will provide Strategy Analytics with the ability to more easily and efficiently combine and analyze immense amounts of market data and better track internal key performance indicators (KPIs). Additionally, Birst will provide Strategy Analytics' clients with the ability to autonomously access, manipulate, and explore information using graphically-rich, online dashboards.

Strategy Analytics helps clients understand market dynamics, from the broadest view to the most granular details. Its consulting group conducts custom research projects, applying the company's proprietary analytics and vast data resources to client engagements. Using Birst, Strategy Analytics will provide clients with the ability to explore market forecasting, modeling, and survey data, in-depth. Clients will gain quick, self-service access to a white-labeled, online portal delivering dashboards with drill-down capabilities. Leveraging Birst's flexibility, clients will be able to easily modify dashboards to meet their needs.

"Compared to other solutions we evaluated, Birst requires far fewer resources to deploy, integrate, and maintain. As a result, we're able to achieve a significant reduction in time-to-market by quickly and cost-effectively delivering an advanced data visualization solution to our clients," said Barry Gilbert, Vice President, Strategy Analytics. "Birst lets us combine and look at data more creatively. By using Birst, we can continue to develop additional solutions and services that will further differentiate our offerings and better serve our clients' needs."

In addition to tracking internal KPIs, Strategy Analytics will utilize Birst to enable its analysts to more efficiently combine and analyze vast amounts of market forecast, modeling, and survey data garnered from multiple sources. Analysts will be able to keep pace with rapidly evolving markets and provide timely insights to clients by more quickly capturing, processing, and provisioning sets of data.

"Whether serving as the basis for a client-focused solution or tracking organizations' internal results, Birst delivers affordability combined with enterprise-class capabilities that far outstrip those provided by simple data discovery tools," said Brad Peters, CEO of Birst. "Users can integrate and assimilate enormous amounts of data from multiple sources, and perform multidimensional analysis that shows how variables interact and change over time. This empowers organizations to uncover complex data relationships and -- as a result -- make better business decisions."

To find out more information about Birst's solutions and how they can help your business succeed, visit www.birst.com.

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 www.birst.com or follow us on Twitter @BirstBI.

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For more information, contact:
Stacey Burbach
Point Communications Group for Birst, Inc.
602.279.1137
sburbach@pointcgroup.com

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