When considering moving to a new BI platform, how do you balance the benefits you get from a modern solution with the loss of your customizations? You might be worried that implementing a new analytics tool will entail developing new industry views, data models, data sources. You may also be concerned that you will lose the value of the many customizations you’ve made to your own data analysis over the years. No one wants to start over with a blank canvas when looking at the critical data they need to run their business effectively.
Fortunately, Tridex Systems has a solution in the combination of the Tridex Data Pond and Infor’s Birst.
Infor Birst and Data Pond
Birst is a modern analytics application that delivers many benefits right out of the box. And because it is developed by Infor, you know that it will offer many benefits designed by distribution industry experts including CloudSuite Distribution data, roles, applications, and analytics features built for you. Birst is connected to Data Lake, providing many advantages for Infor CloudSuite Distribution users.
Yet, when switching to Birst, many Infor users are concerned that they could lose all of their legacy BI reports and queries. We often hear questions like:
- What happens to my old reporting that I depend on?
- Will I have to spend a lot of resources migrating all of my legacy reporting to Birst?
- Do I have the bandwidth and expertise internally to manage migrating to Birst?
Best of Both Worlds: Infor Birst and Legacy Reporting
Thanks to Tridex Data Pond, you also don’t have to lose any of the custom reports and queries you’ve created over many years of operation with Infor SXe. Data Pond mirrors your Data Lake data in an on-premise SQL database so you can keep running the same SQL Server reports you’ve built and have relied on for years while running Infor Birst. It’s truly the best of both worlds.
But the benefits of Data Pond go beyond keeping your custom reports running. Data Pond accelerates and boosts the internal adoption of analytics throughout your organization by making your data as relevant as possible from day one. The more specific your analytics solution is to your business, the greater the adoption and value across your company. Being able to access the new features of Birst while still running your legacy reporting against Data Pond means your analytics solution is complete on day one and will be supported by your entire team. Data Pond makes sure that your organization can keep using information they’ve always depended on for running their departments while you continue to extend your use of Birst.
Don’t Put Off Your Move to Infor Birst
If you’ve put off moving to Birst because you’re concerned about losing your custom reports or worry about lengthy migrations of those reports and queries, you don’t have to wait any longer thanks to Tridex Data Pond. You can still enjoy your legacy reporting alongside the new features offered by Birst. Tridex Data Pond gives you a complete analytics solution.