Birst Inc., the leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud business intelligence (BI) and analytics, today announced that Prospect Education is deploying Birst to help its college campuses increase productivity and make faster, more-informed decisions. Prospect, a for-profit provider of career college ser....." />
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Birst Provides Prospect Education With Real-Time Access to Mission Critical Information Across College Campuses

Birst SaaS BI Solution Increases Productivity by Providing Quick, Easy Access to Key Financial and Operational Information and Analysis (October 25, 2011)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/25/11 -- Birst Inc., the leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud business intelligence (BI) and analytics, today announced that Prospect Education is deploying Birst to help its college campuses increase productivity and make faster, more-informed decisions. Prospect, a for-profit provider of career college services, will use Birst to provide company executives and campus presidents, directors, and managers with quick, easy access to the key operational and financial information they need to make day-to-day decisions.

Using Birst, Prospect's corporate executives and campus presidents, directors, and managers will gain fast, easy access to the operational and financial information they require to make quick, sound decisions. Reporting provided by Birst will include operational information such as student attendance, drop rate, and overall population, and metrics related to Prospect's financial performance. Prospect will use Birst to do reporting and analysis of data coming from CampusVue, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and Coupa Software, an e-procurement solution.

"We are a fast-growing organization that needs to make fast decisions," said Michael L. Dawson, President and CEO of Prospect Education. "Birst is going to dramatically accelerate our decision-making process and increase our employee productivity by providing real-time access to vital information. This will free our employees to spend more time focusing on issues that are fundamental to our continuing success."

Prospect owns and operates 10 college campuses, one of which is online. With a growth rate of more than 65 percent per year during the last two years and plans to open two to three additional campuses each year, the organization needed a highly scalable reporting and analysis solution. Prospect selected Birst based on features including ease-of-use, affordability, and security. Its industry-leading SaaS technology is set to transform the way Prospect currently analyzes information, ultimately delivering real business value to each of its users. Birst is dedicated to providing excellent customer service to enable customers, including Prospect, with better analysis and reporting for long-term success.


"Rapidly growing organizations need a BI solution that can easily expand along with their business," said Brad Peters, CEO of Birst. "Our innovative solution combines unmatched flexibility with an advanced level of functionality that has traditionally been available only through costly, on-premise installations. Birst offers the best of both worlds by delivering scalability, affordability, and ease-of-use, united with enterprise-class capabilities that can satisfy the needs of large and small organizations alike."

About Birst
Birst is the SaaS Business Intelligence leader. With its comprehensive cloud BI suite and new SaaS-based BI appliance, Birst brings the benefits of analytics and fact-based decision-making to a much broader audience by making it affordable, fast, and easy to use. Birst is the winner of the Red Herring Global 100, TDWI Best Practices, and Software Standard of Excellence Web awards. Birst customers include Citrix, RBC, Securian, Key Technology, and other leading organizations. For more information, visit www.birst.com.

For more information, contact:
Stacey Burbach
Point Communications Group for Birst, Inc.
602.279.1137
sburbach@pointcgroup.com


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