Infor acquires Birst

The acquisition will see Birst provide actionable insights across Infor

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Infor acquires Birst Charles Phillips: "Now is the time to converge this cloud native BI platform with the world's first industry cloud company."
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  May 7, 2017

Infor has announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Birst, a platform for sourcing, refining, and presenting standardised data insights at scale to drive business decisions.

The Birst business intelligence platform connects the entire enterprise through a network of virtualised business intelligence (BI) instances on-top of a shared common analytical fabric.

Birst spans ETL (extract, transform, and load), operational reports, dashboards, semantic understanding, visualisation, smart discovery, and data blending to form a rich, simplified end-to-end BI suite in the cloud. 

Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor, said: "The founders of Birst have a deep BI pedigree. This is much of the same team that built Siebel Systems BI, which is now Oracle's BI stack. They put the band back together, pivoted to the cloud, and built a modern BI platform with an understanding of future needs, experience with a wide variety of use cases, and commitment to the cloud.

"Now is the time to converge this cloud native BI platform with the world's first industry cloud company. We're going to define the next generation of analytical applications."

 

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