Birst adapts user experience with 5X

Cloud BI and analytics provider Birst has released its new 5X Adaptive User Experience offering, enabling users with different levels of expertise in BI to work the way they want.

Birst 5X includes updates to Birst Dashboards and Visual Discovery Capabilities, an enhanced Birst Mobile experience (including offline analytics), and introduces an Open Client Interface that enables employees to use their preferred front-end tool, such as Tableau, Microsoft Excel or R, to analyse data in Birst’s User Data Tier.

“Birst is continuing to pioneer a 2-tier approach to BI and analytics. With Birst 5X we are rethinking the user experience by focusing on how people interact with data instead of putting them in a rigid user role,” said Junaid Saiyed, VP product management and engineering, Birst.

“Birst 5X gives people an agile experience that adapts to their workstyle, whether they need operational dashboards or visual discovery, in the office or on the road, and all against a trusted source of truth. ”

By offering an integrated experience between dashboards and visual discovery, users can transition between modes to both produce and consume insights. For example, a marketing executive who regularly monitors the business using dashboards may switch to the visual discovery environment to ask follow-up questions.

Birst is also designed to deliver an enhanced mobile experience, that includes a responsive design with ‘build once, deploy anywhere’ functionality to display on multiple devices, and support for disconnected analysis, so users can interact with live data when offline.