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  • Gregory D.Chief Consultant
    Review
    5.0

    It takes a small amount of time from the first steps in Board to the creation of the first report. When I train new members of my team I insist on understanding the basics of Board, similar to bricks, and then little by little build their solution, but even after a day of learning the solution they can start seeing their first report. But for more advanced users you can use a collection of basics to build a more complex solution that will support your activity, from financial management to sales forecast and plenty more. The usage of Data trhough dimensions can help you crafting the report you need rather than using the report you have. Compared to other solutions, your consultants are the one doing all the construction, from Data model to capsule, everything can be handled by one person without prior knowledge in any development language. One element to keep in mind for a good design of a Board solution : always have a clear picture of the final product before starting development. The update process of Board is not aligned with other solutions. Rather than offering an updater, it requires a 2 steps action to uninstall and reinstall the solution. Also, new functionalities are available in the Cloud version when the On-premise is not receiving them or at a later date. Error messages in the application can be clarified to support a better understanding of the issues and maintenance of the solution. Screen design can be improved. We are implementing a solution that will replace a large number of local reports. It will centralize all these reporting and activity documents in a single platform and will ease the follow-up for the top management. Our reports are built to gather data coming from large S/4 systems and the integration with Board is smooth. We are turning a complex reporting environment into a simplified system for users.

  • Verified User in Packaging and ContainersEnterprise(> 1000 emp.)
    Review
    3.5

    Board allows us to consolidate our financial data from multiple systems in a consistent manner at a reasonable price and output financial reports that are ready to be distributed to external users once validated. System maintenance is not dynamic; we spend a lot of time managing specific setups in our ERP and have to replicate in Board manually. We wish this could be an interface, though perhaps that was a possibility, and our design didn't allow it. I wasn't with Altium when the system specs were designed and agreed upon. Also, although their professional services team was fantastic during and post-implementation, I haven't had as much luck with the traditional support path of creating a ticket with their support team. The few times I tried, the tickets took a long time to be addressed, and the answers weren't very helpful, which shows a knowledge transfer gap between the professional services team and the support team as to system specifics that are unique to a given customer's environment. Also, it is tough to make changes in the system without a Board consultant or having someone highly skilled in Board's complex design by cube. Although we implemented their Budgeting and Forecasting module, it quickly became useless as we made changes in our business that we couldn't easily adjust for within the system. Another comment is that there are too many manual steps in the Consolidation process from start-to-end. The system allows us to gather data from multiple ERPs, in different currencies (currently only USD and CAD) and consolidate it into a finished set of financial reports.

  • Adeel M.A
    Review
    4.5

    Board BI tool gives all the insights of the company's needs, which includes predictive analytics and manipulation of data to make different types of reports which can be extremely helpful for the company in taking proactive decisions. - Board is extremely effortless to set up and use. - Easy to use for non-programmer and integration with other software is seamless. - Ability to handle large amounts of data. - Cloud, web-based deployment. - What-If scenarios are impressive. - Ad hoc analysis and reporting. - Consolidation/Rollup feature. - Drag and drop feature. - Customizable dashboard. - Access controls/permissions. -Visual analytics. -Qualitative/Quantitative analysis. -24/7 customer support. It has met most of our needs, Experienced some improvement barriers that were managed to overcome with the new version. Customer support is excellent, on-site support representative had been very knowledgeable, faced no difficulty in integration with our databases. Working great so far, as per the expectations, easy to learn for a new user. Highly recommended. - Board BI helped extensively to build the company's model for budgeting, planning, reporting, and alerts. - Cash flow management. - Customer support is excellent, on-site support representative had been very knowledgeable, faced no difficulty in integration with our databases.

Negative Comments
  • Clarence B.Marketing Specialist
    Review
    4.0

    BOARD is a platform that stands out for providing a highly secure and solid service to give its users confidence at all times. BOARD allows its users to create extremely powerful and fast data model structures by using the "scatter" method, the best method available today to calculate the actual space required for cube objects. BOARD is a platform that has a very comfortable interface to work with and with many options of uses that allows people to perform different tasks in a very precise way, I really think that BOARD is a very necessary platform to use for any organization because this software can improve the productivity enormously, a real advantage that this product offers is that it is able to train the final users to create dynamic visualizations to satisfy the use needs of the organization which I consider to be something great. Overall BOARD is a very accurate and easy to configure platform, really BOARD is very convenient to use because of the many positive aspects it offers to people. One of the disadvantages or weaknesses that BOARD currently has is that some graphic settings are not customization and although it is not a performance issue it is a limitation in use. Also a big problem that BOARD has is that their support team is very slow to help users solve problems with the platform, the last time we had a problem with BOARD we had to wait four hours for the support team to provide us with answers and it was really something very frustrating for us since our organization depends greatly on BOARD. I recommend BOARD 100%, since in general the great functionality it offers to its users is indescribable. BOARD is distinguished by offering the best service of high quality, security and solidity. In all the years that I have worked with different platforms, I have never known one as functional as BOARD, since this software adapts perfectly to the different needs of people, it is really easy to work and make different configurations of data with BOARD. In general BOARD has been a very fundamental platform for us in our company, since with BOARD we have been able to implement large structures for extremely powerful and fast data models, due to the great functionality that this platform offers, in general we consider that it is indescribable the great experience that BOARD offers at the time of working, since it is a very precise tool and with an infinity of functionalities that allows us to make our works with a great performance, really I feel very satisfied of the great results that BOARD has offered to our company.

  • Kristin G.Semiconductor Engineer
    Review
    3.5

    BOARD is an excellent system that provides its users with a range of tools to transform raw data into information for processing in a single interactive environment. One of the features I love about BOARD is that it unifies decision-making within its platform, allowing you to create compelling visual analysis and analytical applications in a matter of seconds. I really consider BOARD to be a platform that gives its users access to the right information, in the fastest, most efficient and accurate way. One of the features that I really think sets BOARD apart is its great flexibility, as it has always allowed us to build our assignments very precisely and just as we want them. Overall BOARD is a great tool with high functionality and is distinguished by being very complete. The operation of BOARD has always proven to be a very precise and unique system, I really love its high functionality at all times, as it has always allowed us to fulfill various tasks very efficiently. I really consider that BOARD is a system that is not for inexperienced people to work with, as BOARD is such a complete system that it is not easy to work with without any kind of experience, I personally recommend that people who want to acquire this platform work with people who have a very good experience working with BOARD to have the best experience and take advantage of its great functionality. I recommend BOARD for being a really complete and very efficient software that allows all IT professionals to fulfill diverse tasks, in general I consider BOARD to be a very innovative tool that allows its users to greatly simplify their work, BOARD is a platform that is distinguished by being very flexible and having a very complete interface, in general BOARD provides the best experience to work comfortably. Its price is very economical and highly accessible to anyone, in conclusion BOARD is distinguished by its high quality and functionality at all times. We have been working with BOARD for over two years, and we consider BOARD to be an extremely functional and flexible tool that has improved our business processes significantly. Before getting to know this platform, we had the need to meet very specific requirements to fulfill different assignments and it was really a very difficult process for us to fulfill, really BOARD has been a tool that has allowed us to simplify our work and we have been able to make the most of our time working with this platform. In general our entire team feels very comfortable working with BOARD

  • Jake S.Marketing specialist
    Review
    4.0

    It provides the company with a modern and intuitive reporting and self-service environment, with which we customize any report using analysis measures and dimensions and even drag and drop functions, making this process simple and fast. The Finance Office has benefited from this tool to the fullest, since it is a cutting-edge platform with which we promote decision-making and reporting processes, especially in the financial field and also throughout the organization, thus obtaining a business vision broad performance of all staff and connect proactive finance, business and operations in the same environment for the benefit of revenue. Without the experience or technical knowledge that it deserves, the staff would not have been able to obtain the benefits we want, much less adapt to the platform as they have been up to now. It should be noted that for companies that do not have the adequate staff, it can be a negative aspect and could not bring such positive results, certainly, the software has a team that advises from the beginning; Our work team received this advice as a complement, which was of great help in configuring and adapting the interface to the work flow we handle. It is a powerful tool that facilitates multiple functions in a single interface, optimizing the work flow, it also provides a large database from various sources, which serve to expand the information capacity that we have in the organization. It offers functions with which we can work freely when obtaining detailed information and analyzing it professionally. The system interface is reliable, taking into account that it provides security and encryption to the data to keep it safe. Moreover, the flow of the business can be largely automated with this software. Due to its flexibility it allows us to build our assignments and meet work needs exactly as we wish. It has a very complete dashboard specially designed so that you don't need another tool to create your CPM environment. We take this BI tool to all divisions of our company, obtaining better performance in each department and consequently better business management; Knowing that this platform accurately provides all the knowledge that is best for us, we put it into practice.

GetApp
4.5
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Positive Comments
  • Sally April W.Semiconductors
    Review
    5.0

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  • Sthefany B.Investment Banking
    Review
    5.0

    Board is a robust and effective tool that provides effective data analysis and very attractive reports to develop the best strategies that help make the best decisions for our organization.

  • Nicolas P.Financial Services
    Review
    5.0

    Board has a set of valuable features to perform efficient analysis, provide quality graphs and reports with current data. This adds a lot of value to decision making in our organization.

Negative Comments
  • Owen S.Civic & Social Organization
    Review
    3.0

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  • Luca S.Banking
    Review
    3.0

    Easy to learn to use, quick to create reports with graphs and useful objects to represent information, fast and stable

  • Greg S.Management Consulting
    Review
    4.0

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Trustradius
4.4
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  • Verified User
    Review
    5.0

    The integration plan for Board was far easier and more comprehensive from a data security and data management perspective. The integration team had the help and support of the Board team as well as a third party team to enable smooth integration. Also, cost was a key issue and Board was the most competitive.
    Having conversations with business unit managers about their financial performance. When I started at my current company, we finished my first month end process for May on the 23rd of June. This is far too late to be having meaningful discussions with the business unit managers about financial performance. Board has enabled process improvement to help us achieve a 4-day month-end turnaround. This means the business unit managers are seeing their live financials on the 5th day of the month, giving them ample time to address poor financial performance. Labour costs account for 70% of our revenue, a typical problem in Australia. We have created a labour cube within Board to drive a daily variance analysis on our labour. This allows the finance team to have daily discussions with business unit managers who are overspending. This has been a quantum leap forward for our business and has enabled the business to manage the largest cost quiet effectively. I am yet to find a situation where Board cannot manage a specific problem. The ability to link data and bring the correlations of the data points together within the system has been a game changer for me for my own professional development, and for the business
    Allows business unit managers see their results when they are live. Allows drilldown capability and full transparency into all revenue and costs. Enables the business to make decisions on relevant and live data. Board is a one-stop shop for all data points within the organisation.
    Transitioning to Board 11 has taken time. The column nature of the structure in Board can limit flexibility if you are recreating old reports. However, this gives you a blank slate to create new Board reports. The overnight load from the systems into Board can sometimes fail. This is likely to do with the amount of data we are loading every night.

  • Bob GillPrinciple Architect
    Review
    5.0

    We chose BOARD over other options because it was something we could configure and extend internally. Other tools were too complicated and expensive to maintain, or not flexible enough for us to change on our own. From a visual perspective, BOARD was very appealing too. It doesn't require much effort to make something look good in BOARD, whereas it was more difficult with some of the other tools we reviewed.
    For companies looking to collaborate across multiple people and groups, or standardize reporting, BOARD should be a good fit. There needs to be strong leadership and engagement from senior leadership to make sure the priorities are set correctly, and the first uses are focused. A clear road map of where it should be used and how will make sure resources are used effectively.
    One purchase many uses - By buying BOARD once, we can use it throughout the company for a variety of purposes. As more staff become familiar with it, they are starting to use it on their own, wherever they see a fit for it. No programming - There is no need to understand any programming language. Everything is visual and easy to follow. Mature product - BOARD has many well-respected brands using it already. We didn't want to be the first ones to try something new. Easy drilling - Drilling is an out of the box feature. I don't need to setup anything special to see the details behind a given report.
    Mobile - The mobile experience is not as slick as the desktop yet. Financial Reporting Formats - Some of the formatting required to have pixel-perfect reporting is hard to do. I'd like to be able to setup a standard format for financial reporting that would apply across all our financial reports. Tips - As a blank canvas, sometimes I'm not sure what add. It would be nice to have some kind of suggestion feature of what additional features I could add.

  • Jeddy ZunilaDirector of Financial Operations
    Review
    5.0

    Board has a clear integration plan, which is elaborate and well assisted by the developer. Besides, Board with data security is something that the program takes strict measures, as sensitive and private information needs no disclosure. Finally, Board is a more fairly competitive application, in matters of cost, time-saving, and analytical inferences.
    Board can turn out the most efficient analytical system, which accommodates all groups in the company, from the sales team, finance, and accounting. Furthermore, Board provides/serves firms with an articulate and updated version of analytical reports. Also, data collection or mining is well done by the software, which enables them to conduct self-services. Lastly, Board has digitized analytical capacity, and a suitable spreadsheet, which ensures users have a simpler time to learn the trend in the company.
    The software fosters transparency, through significant cost evaluations, and analysis of revenue streams. Also, decision-making is based on live data evaluation, through the advanced analytical base. Board collects and merges data from diverse sources, and this leads to solid performance.
    The training videos are quite inadequate, and they should be detailed enough to improve the business learning curve. Board has many dimensions, which forces us to take longer to read and conceptualize a huge database. Finally, Board support team takes slow moves to reach us when we contact them.

Negative Comments
  • Emiliano MonterubbianesiSenior Programmer Analyst
    Review
    4.0

    In truth, Board was not selected in place of the others. Board is the historical BI tool alongside Microsoft Analysis Services. As for Qlik Sense, it was purchased with 10 server version licenses to be able to support and possibly replace the Board because of the performance that should be better for the same size and analysis measures. As for Infragistic Reveal it will probably be the tool that allows you to distribute simpler business reports to a larger number of users: the sales force. This is because Reveal has an unquestionably more accessible cost/user for a large number of users both compared to Board and Qlik and, nonetheless, it connects directly to the Microsoft Analysis Services environment from which it inherits user profiling.
    Board is a good BI tool on the user side. I currently use version 10.1.2 and we have version 10.6 in the test environment (similar to 11.2 according to the technician) and in the latter there are significant improvements in terms of product performance and flexibility (having switched to HTML5 it is now compatible with all platforms). A decidedly negative point is the fact of having to rewrite practically what has already been developed to move on to the next versions in order to take advantage of the performance of the new database. I wonder: since they were the source and destination engines, why didn't they produce a conversion tool? There was the same problem from version 6 to version 7, while from 7 to 8 and from 8 to 10 we had to review all the capsules: is it possible to have to reinvest each time to review the same things in the same way?
    The first strong point is in the management of the dates, intended as comparisons between dates of different years. The second strong point is data navigability (Drill). The third strong point is the possibility of having users customize those reports and charts which they must access more frequently.
    The definition of the time frame present in the different databases can be improved. It is not possible to move the initial year once entered, except through the intervention of a technician. The display performance of the reports can be improved; in databases that have a lot of data and many dimensions of analysis (i.e. entities defined in cubes), there are significant performance decays. The other parts that can be improved concern the implementation part of the cubes and entities present in the databases: they do not follow the rules of relational databases and do not have precise logic. The creation of dashboards/graphics is not as immediate as some competitors (see Qlik, Infragistic Reveal, Analisys Services) in the sense that, without a course, one cannot achieve it independently.

  • Joseph CampSenior Systems Analyst
    Review
    4.0

    Board was generally more visually appealing when compared to many alternatives, some of which would retain the appearance of a spreadsheet and would have limited formatting or visualization capabilities. In addition, some tools were specifically a financial reporting and/or budgeting tool. Board, however, boasts a wider range of applications. This was beneficial, as while the initial goal was to implement a system to replace the existing budgeting process, there was a long term view to implementing a variety of financial and non-financial reporting within our selected product.
    Board seems particularly well suited to environments where it is not only required to report upon data but also accept user input data such as budgeting or forecasting applications. The ability to apply granular security on a per-user basis is also invaluable in such situations where each user may, for example, only be responsible for the budget of a certain area of the business. Reporting with granular data sets is also well supported with drill-downs allowing more granular data than is visible in the initial report to be accessed with ease.
    Visually appealing and intuitive user interface. Ease of report creation, enabling users with minimal technical knowledge to create reports. Drill-down functionality allows users to view granular data if desired while allowing initial reports to remain simple as opposed to overwhelming.
    Not as capable in some instances as SQL for more complex reporting. Lack of API limits integration with other business systems.

  • Carlos Artieda, MBAManager, Financial Planning & Analysis
    Review
    4.0

    Again, we chose Board ultimately for the BI and CPM functionality. PowerBI and Tableau lack the CPM capability. PowerBI has better features from a dashboard standpoint (data load model, formatting distribution) while PowerBI is a lot easier to use. Tableau stacks in third due to its complexity to design dashboards and the fact that you need to manipulate the information before it loads to make it work properly.
    Board is well suited for the build of a sales analysis dashboard where data feeds occur daily and slicing and dicing is required. Other functionality or use of the tool is to build a robust set of financials and or other operational reports that are needed. Standardized reports can be put together here.
    Board has some nice visuals and has an interesting way of working with its data model The CPM portion where Board allows you to enter data and store it is particularly useful Board also has a nice online web based user interface
    Board's data readers and data model are somewhat more complex than advertised as "out of the box" to implement. You need more training than other tools such as PowerBI and Tableau Board's training materials (on demand video) are well put together but costly and don't address all the details you'd like them to. The social blogs also address some topics but don't cover materials particularly well. The look and current feel for Board on the desktop version looks a bit outdated (Office 2007 themed). I'm aware this will change in the coming months.

Capterra
4.5
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Comments
  • Allen S.Consultant
    Review
    5.0

    I like my relationship with the sales team the best. The front end reporting features and functions. I also like the flexibility of Board to be a BI, FP&A, Consolidation, and Reporting tool and that Board is 100% GUI interface - no programming. I can always find someone to help with my questions. I also like the ease of installing and updating Board Software. It is pain-free compared to a lot of software I've experienced. Finally, how wonderful Board demos to customers.
    What I like the least is the limited Board Data Reader for flat files. It does not specify what fails to load in detail from the Board Data Reader log.It does not allow for both field and columns reading at the same time. We should never have to massage/manipulate any files GL extracts to load into Board. It does not allow for exception maps (i.e. all data is mapped one-to-one except for the following). On-line documentation and Knowledge Base is limited. It should include all Customer Case call resolutions and Server installation requirements. Nexel is a good start, but needs to be on Rows, besides Columns. Also, there's a bug with only reading the 1st column. Next, we need formatting in DataViews (e.g. Cell level Underlines, Double Underlines, Changes in font, Bolding, Annotations, etc.). Another opportunity is Dependency Reporting for dynamic DataView Reports showing specified levels. Lastly, Class Attribute Filtering calculations (this may be available is some form, just haven't figured it out, yet.) Offering Advanced implementer training and certifications would be helpful.

  • Verified Reviewer
    Review
    5.0

    The biggest challenge to effectively using and developing for the Board platform is that you don't always know what you don't know. While that is true of most products, I can definitively say that I would have deployed the Board platform quite differently then I actually did had I the knowledge I do now then. In that vain, you are best to fully learn the product before fully diving in.
    We needed a more effective budgeting tool . Board was our selection from among the competitors for our business.
    This software accurately provides all of the insights my organization needs, including predictive analytics. In fact, if I ever leave my current organization, I will be heavily recommending this solution to my next employer.
    The biggest complaint that I have with the system is the time it takes to access support. That said, I usually always have the support I need within 24 hours.

  • Lorenzo Z.Group Controller
    Review
    5.0

    We use Board for an integrated BDG process, with approx 100 users. The process is: sales BDG from salesmen via web, Cost center budg, purchase BDG, up to P&L and Balance Sheet /Cash flow. Before we have tons of Excel files, now the flow is smooth and managed a workflow in Board.
    We cannot manage the BDG We were completely in hands of our consultants for any change All report were not connected, and sometime the same information in different reports was not coherent
    With Board you can have in the same platform bi reporting, a planning tool for your budget/forecast, you can perform simulation. You can setup your Board application without being an IT expert on coding. Board has definetely helped to increase the level of knowledge of the business
    Performances with large set of numbers can be improved

  • Shelby A.Manager, FInance
    Review
    4.0

    Overall a good product with a lot of flexibility.
    We needed a software that could handle allocations that we were doing manually, and our reporting software was no longer supported.
    We had very specific requirements in how we wanted to build allocations that we needed. This software was extremely flexible and allowed us to build our allocations exactly how we wanted to.
    You are basically starting from scratch to build things, so without someone with some expertise, its not overly intuitive to build things from scratch. We had the help of a fantastic consultant that was very well versed in Board, so that made all the difference to us. We would not have been able to build what she did ourselves.

  • Jo-anne P.Senior Director Finance
    Review
    4.0

    The flexibility of this product continues to surprise me in that I will often ask "can BOARD do this" and the answer always seems to be yes. Very satisfied BOARD customer for over 2 years.
    Flexibility and functionality of the product, it can be used to do many things, many ways Can be used to develop and implement a fairly complex budget model and reports within a couple of months Easily attaches to SAP using the SAP connector Very powerful financial reporting tool Excel Office Add In is awesome Exceptional customer service, this vendor cares about its customers satisfaction
    Big learning curve to master the development work as an administrator Setting up security profiles is very time consuming

  • Nicolas P.Financial Analyst
    Review
    5.0

    Board has a set of valuable features to perform efficient analysis, provide quality graphs and reports with current data. This adds a lot of value to decision making in our organization.
    It's easy to interact with data and perform analysis from attractive reports. It allows you to create completely new dashboards and reports or you can simply modify the pre-established ones. Board has a toolkit that is an excellent tool for creating custom analysis and planning applications, this saves time and resources.
    It has a considerable learning curve and needs to incorporate documentation that allows new users to use its full potential more quickly.