InetSoft vs Birst Comparison

When deciding which business software is best, the choice may be rather difficult. Both InetSoft and Birst provide effective business intelligence tools. However, when recently placed head to head in ratings by research firm G2 Crowd, InetSoft won in a majority of categories. In addition, InetSoft won over 85% of individual ratings. Below is a breakdown of the various categories in which InetSoft outranked Birst.

In general ratings, InetSoft won over Birst in Meets Requirements, Ease of Use, Ease of Setup, Ease of Admin, Quality of Support and Ease of doing business with. An average of these ratings places InetSoft a full point above Birst. These high marks come as no surprise, as making BI easy to implement and use is a central aspect of InetSoft's core mission.

InetSoft's solution can run on Windows, Mac, Linux and can be accessed remotely from anywhere with a web browser. InetSoft outranked Birst on Customization, due to the software's flexibility to customize the look and feel, even by adding a customer's own branding.

InetSoft also won on internationalization, for the software's flexibility when it comes to adapting to different time zones, date styles, and languages. InetSoft also won over Birst in User Role and Access Management, Performance and Reliability, and Breadth of Partner Applications.

Inetsoft to Compare to Birst  
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InetSoft as an Alternative to Birst Reporting

In the category of Self Service, InetSoft won over Birst in Calculated Fields, Data Column Filtering, Data Discovery, Search, Collaboration/Workflow and Automodeling. With InetSoft's tools, minimal coding is required since features such as calculated fields, and data column filtering can be performed with a visual intuitive user interface.

Since InetSoft's software is very user friendly and easy to use, a one person team can operate the program, reducing labor costs dramatically. In addition to self-service, InetSoft ranked a full point above Birst in Collaboration and Workflow.

In reporting, InetSoft provides many features that give clients the flexibility they need to get the answers they want. According to G2 Crowd, InetSoft has a higher rating in Reports Interface, Steps to Answer, Graphs and Charts, Score Cards and Dashboards. These winning ratings paint an overall picture of InetSoft's strength as a vehicle for information delivery and analysis.

Building reports couldn't be any easier. In building reports, InetSoft outranks Birst in Data Transformation, Data Modeling, WYSIWYG Report Design and Integration API's. With Inetsoft's software, and data mashup, InetSoft differentiates positively compared to data mashup in a data warehouse. When data is added into the software and kept in one area for you, it is easy to store and access.

InetSoft Style Intelligence Scored over Birst in the Following Areas

The detailed list of categories & parameters where InetSoft Style Intelligence scored over Birst is presented below. Please click here or the G2 logo to go over the individual reviews.

Inetsoft to Compare to Birst
Self Service
  • Calculated Fields
  • Data Column Filtering
  • Data Discovery
  • Search
  • Collaboration/Workflow
  • Automodeling

  • Platform
  • Customization
  • User, Role, and Access Management
  • Breadth of Partner Applications
  • Internationalization
  • Performance and Reliability
  • Feature

  • Reports Interface
  • Steps to Answer
  • Graphs and Charts
  • Score Cards
  • Dashboards

  • Building Reports
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Modeling
  • WYSIWYG Report Design
  • Integration APIs
  • Ratings
  • Meets Requirements
  • Ease of Use
  • Ease of Setup
  • Ease of Admin
  • Quality of Support
  • Ease of Doing Business With
  • Product Direction (% Positive)

  • Advanced Analytics
  • Data Visualization
  • Big Data Services
  • Real Time Dynamic Data Integration

    In addition, InetSoft's tools provide dynamic functionality so you can continuously update your data and have your reports and dashboards updated in real time. This real time dynamic data integration and mashup makes data warehousing unnecessary for many InetSoft clients, saving time, money and headaches. Winning in the category of WSYIWG Report Design, InetSoft offers an intuitively visual way to construct whatever kind of reports or analyses you need.

    InetSoft offers Data Visualization and Big Data Services within their Software via Advanced Analytics. In addition. InetSoft has received a higher rating in Data Visualization than Birst by more than a full point. Also, Graphs, Charts and Dashboards within their software provide a visual aspect of data which customers find helpful and accommodating.

    Several Big Data Sources are also available within the software such as Hadoop and Apache Spark. For an easy and agile big data analytics tool that scales with a cluster of commodity servers, consider InetSoft's BI platform, Style Intelligence.

    Data Mashup Capability

    InetSoft provides dashboards which portray Data Mashup, which is the integration of multiple data sets into a single graphical interface. Data mashup is a central capability of InetSoft's Style Intelligence business intelligence software. It's a platform focusing on operational BI with an intuitive user interface that accelerates usage of BI. Requirements as diverse as reporting, OLAP, scorecards, dashboards, visualization, and ad hoc analysis are all met in a unified application. For example, Imagine you were to create and manage a database and need to obtain snippets from different sources. Upon finding them, at first it may not be compatible altogether. Therefore, using Data Mashup at InetSoft, you can collectively combine your data easier as you get the benefit of greater access to data, and enhanced ability to gain insight from it.

    Read the top 10 reasons for selecting InetSoft as your BI partner.