Board is a full-featured decision-making platform, a management intelligence solution that blends all the features and capabilities of business intelligence (BI), corporate performance management (CPM) and business analytics into one cohesive system.
It caters to medium-sized and enterprise-level organizations in various industries and sectors.
The software solution is designed to provide the power of business intelligence, the efficiency of CPM and the valuable insights of business analytics, all in one comprehensive and compact package.
Board offers a reporting function, which allows you to seek out and collect valuable data from virtually any source. It also lets you or anyone in your team create complete self-service reporting.
These reports can be set in a wide variety of file formats when necessary, including HTML, CSV and more.
The decision-making platform also provides you with hefty multi-language capabilities, which makes Board a suitable solution for businesses and organizations that require different languages in the reports they send out to stakeholders and other decision-makers.
Board comes with a dashboard application that enables users to create a fully customized and tailored experience.
It has a drill-down and drill-through functionality for ease-of-use and simple navigation. Even personnel with no experience with the software can easily find their way through its features and tools.
Users may also appreciate the extensive selection of data visualization options Board provides.
The data extraction and analytics tools allow companies to identify relevant information that may play a significant role in the decision-making process of stakeholders, managers, administrators and other personnel responsible for making critical decisions.
Board offers a full suite of tools and features within a unified platform. It is designed with ease-of-use and operational efficiency in mind.
All the features offered are available in a single solution, with no extra modules or licensing fees. These features include:
Premise-based or cloud-based deployment
Board can be easily deployed on-premise, on-hosting or via the cloud with the same robustness, security and dependability people have come to expect from the platform.
You have the power to choose the deployment method based on your infrastructure and business needs.
It also gives you the freedom to easily move to a different deployment model if and when your current situation calls for it.
The platform is designed with multi-layer security and is built to handle the most rigorous security requirements of any company.
Board allows you to combine role-based permissions and application privileges with data access authorization.
This, in essence, provides robust cell-level security that can be personalized for every type of user, both individual and team-based.
Data connectivity and flexibility
If you’re getting your data from various sources, be it from cloud applications, relational databases, cloud data stores or Big Data, it’s important that getting access to the information you need is quick and easy.
Board is designed with a complete set of built-in dedicated data connectors to help minimize the time and effort needed to access, organize and use your data.
Board provides users with the unique ability to modify their data models in real time during the planning and/or forecasting phase without worrying about how it would affect user operations.
This means any time during the planning stages, you can effectively add perhaps a new business unit, a new product, a different investment or even a new market in a controlled manner.
You can easily simulate the potential impact or effect of a completely new scenario incorporated into an existing business model.
Versatile data entry capabilities
Board has multi-user concurrent data entry, advanced data entry and mobile data entry capabilities. It supports simultaneous data entry conducted by multiple users via a native logical function.
The changes are spread to every level. For example, if you were to enter new information like the turnover of a product line, the turnover of all individual products will be updated automatically.
The platform also boasts one of the most complete and advanced set of data entry capabilities in the market.
From role-based security and calculation-based data spreading to ERP write-back and data spreading modeling, all these capabilities make Board one of the best decision-making platforms and data management solutions available right now.
Board is also available as a mobile app, which fully supports logical data entry. This allows you and your staff to enter data anytime and anywhere and it gives them the ability to access updated information instantly.
The system automatically refreshes certain components in real time, including reports, correlated analyses and KPIs, which provides users with immediate visual insights into the effects of the changes initiated by other users.
Board offers simple drag-and-drop functionality for data analysis, from basic reports to the more advanced performance management apps.
Any analysis process can easily and efficiently be made by utilizing drag-and-drop dimensions, measures and graphical objects.
Out-of-the-box analytical functions
Board provides business users with a comprehensive set of out-of-the-box statistical functions, from the conventional min/max, average and standard deviation to complex algorithms that specifically deal with business analyses like dormancy, frequency, etc.
With just a few clicks and taps of the mouse, you will be able to instantly utilize such functions to create and enrich your dashboard, analysis reports and more.
Quick and easy calculated metrics
With Board, users can easily create on-the-fly calculated metrics via standard formulas like those used in Excel and other similar programs. They can then be immediately incorporated and used in reports, analyses or dashboards without any issue.
Integrated workflow management
This is another feature that comes with the Board decision-making platform. The software includes conditional mobile alerts and mailing, cell locking and triggered events, validation and data auditing processes.
Workflow planning and the steps that need to be taken can easily be created in correlation to approval cycles and in accordance to the process being developed or the logic behind it.
Adaptive data aggregation
Board Data Models give users the ability to modify or add dimensions on-the-go in order to instantly re-aggregate all pertinent data across the newly added dimension.
Adaptive data aggregation, which offers a level of flexibility and sophistication to the platform, is a feature that sets Board apart from other software solutions in its category.
Excel formula integration
When you use Board to create reports and analyses, you may include formulas commonly used on Excel spreadsheets and integrate them into your Board tabular report.
This will replicate the logic implemented in Excel-based spreadsheets while taking full advantage of the capabilities and features of the platform when it comes to the consistency of data, security, validation and multidimensional analyses.
Board is a comprehensive suite for business users and decision-makers of medium-sized and large enterprises. The benefits of using the platform include:
Cloud or on-premise deployment
You can choose how you want Board to be deployed in your organization based on your preferred or current infrastructure as the software offers on-premise or cloud-based solutions. The latter option is an Azure-backed model and delivered as a SaaS version of the product.
Server clustering for scalability
Board utilizes in-memory processing, which allows the platform to effectively serve different workloads to a significant number of virtual nodes.
This will ensure complete scalability with read and write support. So as your organization grows, as its requirements become more stringent, you will find that Board can easily be scaled up or down to meet your current decision-making needs.
Real-time data modeling capabilities
Board has real-time data modeling capabilities built into its very core. These provide business users the ability to modify or adjust data models as they see fit without worrying about how those changes would affect other users.
The platform is designed so potential impacts to the data model changes can be easily analyzed before implementation.
Board is designed with ease-of-use firmly in the minds of the developers. It is tailored so even non-technical users can easily operate, understand and navigate through the platform.
This is why the software follows a programming-free approach. It makes analyzing valuable data a lot easier, less time-consuming and way more efficient.
Board offers a quote-based pricing plan, which unfortunately means there is no pricing information or an actual number made available to the public.
There is a free demo available on the Board website. You may contact the vendor to get a quote or for additional pricing information.
Board is a feature-rich data discovery and decision-making platform, offering business BI, analytics and corporate performance management tools to help medium to large-scale enterprises.
It combines the tools and functionalities of BI and CPM to form an advanced yet user-friendly and programming-free platform.
The software solution is capable of extracting usable data from different sources and stores it in a secure and easily accessible virtual data repository.
It provides customizable and interactive dashboards that allow users to get a corporate-level overview and better understanding of their business.
It also gives decision-makers the ability to drill down into their key performance indicators (KPIs) to get an informed assessment of business performance goals and objectives.