SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  Birst, Inc. today announced that it has been named a finalist in The 2010 American Business Awards for two categories: Most Innovative Company of the Year and Best Overall Company of the Year. The American Business Awards, also known as the Stevies, are the nation's premier business awards program. More than 2,700 entries from organizations of all sizes were submitted for consideration in over 40 categories. Finalists were selected during preliminary judging in April and May.

"Birst is honored to be a finalist in the 2010 American Business Awards," said Brad Peters, CEO of Birst. "This further demonstrates the value that Birst provides to its customers and how on-demand business intelligence provides an easier, faster, and more powerful solution to a broad range of companies. It also recognizes the technological innovations that Birst has pioneered to make better business intelligence possible. Thank you to all of our customers, partners, and employees who have made this recognition possible."

Birst recently announced the availability of its latest release, Birst 4 Spring Release. Birst also announced major new customers including Citrix, which is using Birst for supply chain intelligence, and Key Technology, which is using Birst for sales analytics and pipeline management.

This year's Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Monday, June 21 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More information about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

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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