Birst is a company that provides an advanced networked business analytics platform. Its 2-tier analytics technology taps into data warehouses, data lakes, ERP systems, business applications on-premise or in the cloud and automatically unifies, refines and organizes it into a business-ready data tier. The platform delivers a user experience that supports reports, dashboards, visual discovery and mobile. The company also provides design, business intelligence, and education services.

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Parent CompanyInfor
HQSan Francisco, US
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
Birst was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

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Key People/Management at Birst

Rick Spickelmier

Rick Spickelmier

Paul Staelin

Paul Staelin

Anant Verma

Anant Verma

VP of Engineering
Bhargav Addala

Bhargav Addala

VP of Product Management
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Birst Office Locations

Birst has offices in San Francisco and Malvern
San Francisco, US (HQ)
45 Fremont St., 18th Floor
Malvern, US
40 General Warren Blvd # 110
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Birst Financials and Metrics

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In total, Birst had raised $129 m. Birst is a subsidiary of Infor

Birst Operating Metrics

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Birst Blogs

How AI is Lowering the Barrier to Entry for BI and Analytics

According to Gartner, more than 3,000 CIOs ranked Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics as the top differentiating technology for their organizations. If BI and Analytics is such a game-changer, then why is the average adoption rate in organizations only 32%? Despite the efforts of Cloud BI vendo…

Inside the Mind and Methodology of a Data Scientist

When you hear about Data Science, Big Data, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or Deep Learning, you may end up feeling a bit confused about what these terms mean. And it doesn’t help reduce the confusion when every tech vendor rebrands their products as AI. The post Inside the Mi…

How “Able” Is Your ETL Process? 8 Ways To Modernize Data Prep, Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog, I gave a high-level comparison of traditional extract, transfer and load (ETL) tools, desktop data preparation tools and Birst’s modern, built-for-the-cloud ETL tools for data analytics. In this blog, I’ll dive deeper into the eight key ways that, of the three options, Birst …

Seven Steps to Success for Predictive Analytics in Financial Services

Remember when you began your career and the prospect of retirement was an event in the distant future? How many of the poor decisions you made over the years could have made for a better retirement outcome had you had a crystal ball to see into the future? With better knowledge about the future, wou…

How Are You Analyzing and Adjusting to the Mobile Shopper?

Every retailer is facing a similar challenge. If you are a retailer and constantly feel the pinch from online giants like Amazon and Google, you have an opportunity to gain back control and competitive advantage with more personalized products and services, building that intimate relationship that t…

How “Able” Is Your ETL Process? Modernizing Data Prep, Part 1

For all the exciting discovery that data analytics enables, data preparation involves, for most users, an equal amount of drudgery. That’s true for a number of reasons, first and foremost being that enterprise data is rarely structured for analytic use; it’s often designed for transactional system p…
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Birst Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Birst founded?

    Birst was founded in 2004.

  • Who are Birst key executives?

    Birst's key executives are Rick Spickelmier, Paul Staelin and Anant Verma.

  • How many employees does Birst have?

    Birst has 139 employees.

  • Who are Birst competitors?

    Competitors of Birst include Tableau Software, Klipfolio and Sisense.

  • Where is Birst headquarters?

    Birst headquarters is located at 45 Fremont St., 18th Floor, San Francisco.

  • Where are Birst offices?

    Birst has offices in San Francisco and Malvern.

  • How many offices does Birst have?

    Birst has 2 offices.