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Birst and Carve Partner to Bring Industry-Leading Cloud BI to Denmark

New Alliance Delivers Business Intelligence Benefits to Danish Organizations

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA and COPENHAGEN, DENMARK -- (Marketwired) -- 04/10/14 -- Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, and Carve, a BI and Management Consulting firm, today announced a partnership to bring Birst's enterprise-ready business intelligence (BI) platform to organizations in Denmark. Focused on delivering best-in-class functionality and ease of use for customers, while also enabling faster time-to-value and lower TCO, together Birst and Carve will bring new levels of agility, flexibility and affordability to business users in the Danish marketplace.

Birst offers an affordable alternative to traditional BI solutions that are often cumbersome and time-consuming to deploy. These solutions also require substantial ongoing investments to maintain and support them. Birst's agile, flexible Cloud BI platform is easy and fast to deploy and offers advanced analytics incorporating all of the components of an enterprise BI suite, including data integration and ETL services, analytics, dashboards, pixel perfect and ad hoc reports and scheduling and delivery. Further, Birst's pre-built connectors enable easy integration with leading cloud-based applications, such as salesforce.com.

Carve's experienced team of BI- and management consultants specialize in delivering "end-to-end" projects, from strategy and execution, to analysis and optimization. The alliance enables organizations the ability to easily combine and analyze data from multiple applications and data sources, allowing organizations to achieve a truly comprehensive view of their business across all functional areas and thus make smarter, more informed business decisions.

"The demand for BI in Denmark is rapidly growing and changing. Customers are seeking complete business- and sector-specific consultancy services coupled with the optimal IT platform. By partnering with Birst, Carve offers the best of both worlds-offering an industry-leading BI solution combined with expert management consulting services to help our customers tackle their most challenging business problems and achieve real results faster," said Henning von Hauen, Partner at Carve.

"Carve's professional consultants are impressive in their ability to assess their client's BI needs. Together we're helping Danish organizations achieve increased productivity and profitability with a lower total overall cost and less hassle. This is a "win" for all involved," said Sharon Gordon, Vice President of Birst Alliances and Technology Partnerships.

Birst's BI platform was recently positioned as a 'Challenger' in Gartner's 2014 "Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms" report. Learn more at http://www.birst.com/gartner.

About Carve

Carve focus on creating opportunities and realizing potential in close cooperation with customers in the public and private sectors. Carve's approach in management consulting combines a deep understanding of the complex business challenges, processes, people and IT. Carve delivers solutions, that closely integrate the necessary IT components - to meet the required business objectives faster. This way Carve delivers projects that reduce complexity, make business processes more transparent, and increase the speed of creating corporate and functional knowledge, making decisions even more fact based. Carve's consultants have academic degrees, professional depth and relevant experience. In addition, they deliver deep insight into each client's specific framework, conditions and challenges. Learn more at www.carve.dk.

About Birst

Birst is the only enterprise-caliber Business Intelligence platform born in the cloud. Less costly and more agile than Legacy BI and more powerful than Data Discovery, Birst is engineered with an automated data warehouse and rich, visual analytics, to give meaning to data-all types and sizes. Coupled with the agility of the Cloud, Birst gives business teams the ability to solve real problems. Fast. Find out why Gartner named Birst a Challenger in its most recent BI Magic Quadrant and why more than a thousand businesses rely on Birst for their analytic needs. Learn to think fast at www.birst.com and join the conversation @birstbi.

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