BI SaaS Style: BIRST Puts Query And Reporting In The Cloud
With BI software as a service, you can forget about complicated, expensive, and time-consuming software deployments. You subscribe, go through setup in a matter of days or weeks, depending on the complexity of your needs, and you're ready to go. Simply upload data to marts and warehouses maintained by the service provider and use their query, analysis, dashboard, and reporting tools. As seen here, services from SaaS BI vendor BIRST include many of the data-integration, analysis, and reporting services that you'd find in a conventional on-premises BI suite.