SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Birst, the leading provider of on-demand business intelligence and analytics, today announced that its sales and enterprise analytics solutions are now available on the AppExchange.

In its recent software release, Birst made available Salesforce Connect, a data connector that allows customers to easily analyze their Salesforce CRM data, including custom objects, within Birst. Since the solution also allows business users to analyze data from other systems, such as marketing, finance, and operations, along with their Salesforce CRM data, Birst provides a uniquely comprehensive view of a customer's business. The Birst solution has been chosen by Salesforce CRM customers to analyze and report on critical business information.

"We needed to go beyond traditional Salesforce CRM reporting," said Sean Wedige, Vice President of Sales Technical Operations at Rackspace Hosting, a leading provider of hosting services and a Birst customer. "Birst was the only vendor that we believed could quickly get us a powerful business intelligence solution that not only handles custom objects, but also combines information from other systems. We looked at all of the analytical offerings on AppExchange, and none met our cost and time-to-market needs as well as Birst could."

"Birst's Salesforce Connect represents a breakthrough for customers looking to go beyond the basic reporting available in their CRM solution," said Brad Peters, CEO of Birst. "Not only can they get more advanced and flexible CRM analysis and reporting, but they can fully analyze their custom information and information from other systems. A comprehensive view is finally available, so that managers can better understand critical metrics, like leads to forecast to actual, or how the pipeline is trending over time."

Salesforce Connect is available to all levels of Birst customers, including users of the introductory free version, Birst Free. Birst also offers rapid implementation services for custom deployments and has a network of systems integrator partners to assist with implementations.

About Birst

Birst™ is the leading provider of on-demand business intelligence solutions. Birst brings the benefits of fact-based decision-making to a much broader audience by making it affordable, fast, and easy to use. Birst is designed to support users of all sizes -- from individuals to groups and entire companies, so that everyone can benefit from greater insight into their business.

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Contact Information: For more information, contact: Kimberly Weber Atomic birst(at) (415) 402-0230