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In the quest to maximize growth and revenue generation many companies are harnessing the massive opportunities offered by cloud Business Intelligence (BI) while at the same time minimizing operation costs. Cloud BI gives access to benefits such as increased performance, consistency, and security all with the cost effectiveness of SaaS.
Birst enterprise allows for organizations to get all the services that come with BI all this in a most cost effective and speedy way. Companies not only get access to data integration and ETL services, reports and scheduling but also all services provided by cloud BI. All this is payable through a subscription model.
Due to rapid deployment ensured by cloud business intelligence, you can now build your initial BI environment in a matter of a few days or weeks. Birst cloud provides an environment designed for automatic fail over, constantly available customer support.
Due to reduced need for resources, no hardware or upgrade cost incurred and its rapid installation the overall cost of Birst enterprise – caliber BI is very favorable. All the advantages of SaaS are achieved by the acquisition of cloud BI model. Such include rapid time to value and upgrades.
Lower Entry Barriers (Lower Capital Requirements)
Without the traditional need to set up IT environments, the cost that comes with procuring the infrastructure for such a setup is effectively evaded. This leaves more resources to invest in other sectors of the enterprise. The cloud provides almost unlimited bandwidth and storage space and in addition to this you get access to immense processing power provided by Birst.
The cloud allows access of highly effective ETL tools and an analytical data warehouse. Access the ability to automatically upload data into the Birst cloud and even to extract data sources no matter what the time is and your location at the time. Data retrieved from the data warehouse can be combined with data sourced from local sources and this can be done in real time. Secure web service API’s and scheduled reports ensure that analyzed data from Birst can easily be retrieved.
Information is kept Private
Security is definitely a very vital part of any business that cannot be down played. To ensure all data is safely moved and stored in the cloud, Birst has employed the stringiest possible security measures. These include SOC 2 TYPE II processes and ISO 27001:2005 certification. All applications are made to comply with the security protocols and are constantly tried and updated for data and software security.
Flexibility and Scalability
To analyze large amount of data and have an all round view of that data whenever you need it, you require large processing power and off course large storage space. With Birst cloud BI all enterprises have the freedom to choose form the most suitable plans for their requirements and still have the privilege of upgrading to higher plans as they grow. The upgrading is simple, fast and seamless in contrast with the time and cost of upgrading an on premise data centre.
24/7 Data Availability
In today’s market access to data regardless of time or location is very vital for real-time decision making in sync with the changing market and business environment. Birst offers internet access throughout and with the flexibility provided implementation of decision takes place in no time.
Increased Efficiency Of Bi Tools
Since all data from the company is stored in one location, chances of repeated data or slightly different versions of almost similar data are significantly reduced. This reduces data volumes and eases analysis giving rise to valuable data insights.
Only Pay for What You Use
With Birst giving enterprises the freedom and ability to choose a plan that suits your needs, it is now possible to pay for only what you use. For example if your business’ demand trends are seasonal (which can be effectively analyzed on our cloud BI), then it is possible to subscribe to a plan that suits your needs during the low season and easily upgrade to a higher plan during peak times.
Reduced Risk and High Rewards
Every business has to take into account the risks involved and the expected income. Reduced resource investment and overall cost of operation translate into reduced risks in case of unforeseen barriers. The benefits of the cloud on the other hand come with a promise of high profitability. A quick SWOT analysis would definitely show this as a very viable business move.
- Data security approved by the SOC 2 TYPE ii audit and with ISO 27001:2005 certifications.
- Highly effective analytics achieved by employing multi-tiered intelligent caching, aggregates, SQC optimization and MPP column store database.
- Customer databases fully partitioned through multi tenant makeup of database.
- Easy transfer from cloud to on-premise system use.
- Increased efficiency of BI software
- Reliability and constant access.