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2018-11-29T21:52:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with Board?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Board.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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DL
Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-07T15:40:35Z
07 May 21

It can have more functionality for narrative reporting. They should also improve their training courses, which are currently very lightweight. When you get into more complex things, it is quite difficult to figure out what you're supposed to do, and you have to look at a lot of videos before you actually understand, which is a bit frustrating. Their training can be more comprehensive.

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Sumanth NR - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software Engineer at Simbus Technologies
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-13T09:11:00Z
13 January 21

We're using version 10.6 and small things are improved in 10.7 and even more in Board 11. Board 11 is much better. There is room for improvement when it comes to how users see the data. Most clients are comfortable with MS Office and Excel. Something like 70 percent of Board, when it comes to data entry, is like Excel, where they can use Tab or formulas, etc. But if they want to freeze data—imagine the data contains 20 columns or 30 columns—they need to scroll. The freezing option is there, but it is not in the control of users. It is in the control of our technical team. We need to configure it and freeze it, but the end-user can't freeze the data view to a particular column. That option is there in Excel, where they can freeze things and scroll and see what the values are. So most users are asking for the option to be able to freeze things. Also, some of our users are still using an MS Office add-in for Excel for certain calculations, and when they export from Board, some of the values, some of the totals and column names, are not coming through into Excel. In addition, when it comes to speed and memory, we recommend our users use an 8 GB RAM machine. When loading certain large quantities of data, it is taking 4 to 5 GB of memory. We're still analyzing this but we have raised a ticket to find out why it's taking up so much memory. Finally, it should be very friendly. The UI should be more attractive.

Chang Geng - PeerSpot reviewer
Junior Consultant at NTT Data
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-22T11:30:00Z
22 December 20

What could be better is the manual. When I first used Board, I checked the Board manual all the time. It's a website, boardmanual.com, and there is a lot of information on this website about how to use Board and the meaning of each construct. Nowadays, most people use a web client, but on the Board manual website, a lot of the information is only about the Windows client. If they could update that, it would be helpful.

Real User
2019-05-20T15:46:00Z
20 May 19

The product can be improved by making it possible to know where cubes are used. Also, the auto definition of a better cube structure can facilitate the process of structuring the database. This would avoid some types of errors.

Muskan Jhingan - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Architect at Clear Insight
Real User
Top 10
2018-11-29T21:52:00Z
29 November 18

* More visualization could be brought in * More customization of data in regards to specific user requirements.

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CC
Investment Director at a non-profit with 1-10 employees
Aug 10, 2021
Hello, I'm checking Business Intelligence solutions for an industrial company and I'm looking for your inputs on whether Board is better than Anaplan. Thanks.
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
03 August 21
Hello @Muskan Jhingan, @Chang Geng, @Sumanth NR. Can you please share your professional opinion with @Charles C?​   Thank you!
Chang Geng - PeerSpot reviewer
Junior Consultant at NTT Data
03 August 21
Usually, we say Board provides lots of toolkits to achieve both CPM and BI. But, the Anaplan mainly focuses on CPM solutions. If the enduser doesn't have any existing planning strategy, maybe they can refer to Anaplan solution directly and easily. If the enduser already has a clear planning strategy, and they just want to find a tool to achieve it, maybe Board is a better choice because its smart toolkits can be used easily and give more possibilities. BTW, if you want to fully use the BI function (colourful charts, dashboard, multi-dimensional analysis), Board will be absolutely better. Just for your reference.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
May 07, 2021
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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DL
Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
07 May 21
It is not the cheapest product on earth, but you get so much. It provides good value for money.
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