BOARD Review - why 4.5 stars?

BOARD Review
ITQlick Score: 75/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.5/5)
Pricing: 4/10 - average cost
Category: Business Intelligence -> BOARD
Ranking:Ranked 168 out of 532 Business Intelligence systems
Company: BOARD International
Typical customers: Medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: BOARD pricing, BOARD alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 23, 2022

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What is BOARD and its features?

BOARD is a business analytics and performance management software developed for small to large enterprises. Its key features include ad hoc analysis and reporting, budgeting, planning & forecasting, business intelligence, predictive analytics, simulation models, and workflow management to name a few. This software was created by Board International, a computer software developer, and vendor founded in 1994. Its headquarters is located in Chiasso, Ticino and has up to 500 employees.

What is BOARD rating?

The rating of BOARD is 4.5 stars out of 5 and the total score is 75 out of 100. The rating score is based on our unbiased data-based algo. Learn more - rating methodology page.

Who uses BOARD?

BOARD is the preferred BI and CPM tool for more than 3000 companies around the globe. The software can be adopted by companies of all sizes no matter what industry they are in. Any business looking for an excellent decision-making system would want to take advantage of the tools BOARD has to offer.

The software has been serving people in the banking and insurance industry (Banca d'Alba, Bank of Cyprus, Western Mutual), chemical industry (Basf Agro, Petronieves), construction industry (Pickard Chilton, Simonds Homes), fashion & retail (Giorgio Armani, Nike, Puma), energy (juwi, United Energy and Multinet Gas), food (Bacardi, Chupa Chups), and even government (US Navy, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste University).

Is it easy to use?

Yes, BOARD makes it fairly easy to use. This product is user friendly and intuitive.

Is BOARD cloud-based?

Yes, they offer cloud based hosting, which means IT resources are retrieved through web-based tools and applications and you don't need to buy servers and additional hardware equipment.

Can it be used on mobile?

Yes, you can access BOARD on your mobile/smart phone.

Is BOARD the best Business Intelligence system?

BOARD is ranked 168 out of 532 software in their category (Business Intelligence systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

BOARD was developed to help business owners go through a proper decision making process aimed at maximizing their company performance. Companies that already rely on BI and CPM will certainly enjoy the fact that these 2 are integrated in one platform with a seamless solution from a functional standpoint.

With this software, organizations should be able to reach a single consolidated vision by integrating information from different sources and allowing the user to see the bigger picture. Because the changes made to applications are propagated to data, the Performance Management environment is always fully aligned with Business Intelligence, which creates a shared vision for the organization.

What are BOARD's pros? (5 Pros)

  • Easy to set up and can be supported by desktop and mobile devices
  • Available in multiple languages
  • In Person training and video tutorials are available to businesses that are not familiar with the software
  • Good customer support and assistance
  • Customer support can be contacted through phone whenever assistance is needed

What are BOARD's cons? (4 cons)

  • Microsoft Excel performance needs improvement
  • Not available as iOS, Android, and Windows app
  • Mobile Business Intelligence is not available
  • BOARD does not support mobile operating systems

Who are their main alternatives?

Sisense is a BI and dashboard software for small, medium, and large companies available at the same price range as BOARD. When features are being compared, BOARD offers more BI capabilities than Sisense such as ad hoc analysis and query, auditing, CPM, demand forecasting and planning, financial analysis, and goal setting and tracking. Sisense also does not have predictive analytics, predictive modeling, and profitability analysis features.

Sisense lacks scorecarding, simulation models, and workflow management functions. Both have high customer review ratings online but BOARD is a more all-inclusive BI solution than Sisense. Tableau is a Business Intelligence and analytics solution for small to large enterprises like BOARD. However, Tableau pricing is lower than BOARD.

Tableau is more flexible when it comes to devices supported (web, iPhone app, and Android app) than BOARD which is only web-based. BOARD caters more BI and analytics capabilities than Tableau like “what if scenarios,” audit trail, scorecarding, business analysis, charting, Microsoft Office integration, simulation models, and more. Both have excellent vendor reputation online. Tableau can be a cheaper alternative to BOARD if a company only needs standard BI and analytics solutions.

What is the cost of BOARD?

What is the REAL total cost of implementation? on top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate you need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 4 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for BOARD

What should you ask BOARD International during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with BOARD and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching BOARD in action. Visit the vendor's website here.

Where BOARD is used?

BOARD fits small to large businesses from various enterprises like retail, manufacturing, financial services, professional services, automotive, and FMCG. BOARD has over 3,000 clients including big brands like Puma, Coca-Cola, KPMG, United States Navy, Mitsubishi Electric, and more.

List of categories

Accounting & Finance
Budgeting & CPM
Business Plan
Billing & Provisioning
Financial reporting
BI & Analytics
Business Intelligence
Business performance management
Cloud BI
Dashboards & KPIs
Data analysis
Data mining

List of features

Customizable Categories
Mobile Access
On Premise
Online Customer Support
Web Hosted Solution
Budgeting & Forecasting
P&L Statement
Sales Reporting
Ad-Hoc Analysis
Ad-Hoc Reporting
Automatic Scheduled Reporting
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Features
Dashboarding
Forecasting & Budgeting

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.