San Francisco, CA,

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, and Praesto Consulting, specialists in CRM and Business Intelligence consulting, announced today a partnership to bring Birst’s enterprise-caliber cloud business intelligence (BI) to organizations in the United Kingdom. As demand for cloud-based enterprise solutions continues to grow, Praesto’s team of experienced Business Consultants and Solution Architects will deliver Birst’s cloud-based BI platform to global companies across a broad range of industry sectors, enabling more companies to tap into and gain business insight from their data.

Birst’s industry-leading Cloud BI empowers business users to solve real problems fast without the costs and complexities commonly associated with traditional, on-premise BI deployments. Birst offers a complete end-to-end platform, delivering accurate, actionable content in an intuitive, self-service environment, allowing users to combine data from different source systems to get answers to their most pressing business questions. With Birst, organizations benefit from ease of use, faster implementation, increased scalability, and lower total cost of ownership.

“Over the past decade, we have seen the evolution from on-premise enterprise transactional systems, such as CRM and ERP, to on-premise enterprise reporting and analytical systems. Generally, large businesses have become proficient in collecting data from these systems to obtain a level of reporting and insight. However, market conditions are changing rapidly and processes to support these adjustments struggle to keep up,” said Jem Ranson, Managing Director of Praesto Consulting. “The introduction of more agile, cloud-based solutions is helping to address these needs, but today’s businesses also require the same agility from their BI solution. Birst’s Cloud BI platform offers flexibility and faster deployment, delivering results much more quickly and enabling businesses to gain insight more cost effectively.”

“Praesto Consulting has experience delivering major BI solutions to some of the largest global organizations and recognizes the challenges customers face with on-premise legacy BI solutions. We’re thrilled to have Praesto as a Birst partner, and together we look forward to bringing Birst’s industry-leading Cloud BI to more organizations throughout the United Kingdom,” said Sharon Gordon, Vice President of Birst Alliances and Technology Partnerships.

Birst’s Cloud BI platform was recently positioned as a ‘Challenger’ in Gartner’s 2014 “Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms” report. Learn more at

About Praesto Consulting

Praesto Consulting is a specialist in CRM and Business Intelligence solutions and consulting. We provide leading-edge thinking and industry expertise to leverage world-class solutions to empower teams and drive profitable growth.

Praesto Consulting are proud to provide the most technically expert and experienced consultants. We are highly committed on delivering value to our clients, at every interaction, to ensure we deliver cost effective and successful projects. We have a lean team making us incredibly agile and focused totally on the needs of our customers.

The fundamental ethos of our company is that the best results can only be achieved by the best people. All our team are passionate about exceeding our customer’s expectation by delivering the very best results, proudly demonstrating our core values – Expertise, Experience, Integrity and Commitment.

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 and join the conversation @birstbi.