Cloud BI leader BIME launches latest version, focusing on flexibility, usability and desirability

Oct 7, 2014
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BIME, one of the pioneers and leaders in the area of Cloud BI, announced today the launch of the V6, which broadens the scope of what users can create and discover via their platform, thanks to a newly redesigned UX.  With this new version, users can now access BI from any device, from any datasource. Pricing has also been streamlined to enable new customers to see immediate returns as users scale up their BI service. Of course, the new interface will continue to enable users to connect to a host of data sources, whether they be on-site or online, including traditional databases, spreadsheets, Facebook, Salesforce1, Microsoft Azure.

To get more of the insiders view as to what drove their latest version and what it delivers to the user, I caught up with BIME CEO, Rachel Delacour:

Rachel Delacour & Nicolas Raspal - Co-FoundersSo tell me about how BIME V6 redefines the experience for your users

BI used to be hard. Here, heavy infrastructure is abstracted away, tough decisions requiring months of consulting in the past are optimally made for the user. The UI is helpful but fades away when not needed.. it is really following the core principles behind Google Design Materials through a combination of typography, colors and animation.

What are the core benefits of your latest redesign?

The result is much more than a redesign. We reached a whole new level of flexibility, usability and desirability. Evergreen, the code name of this release, is something that we hope will set the standard of what a modern BI UI, and let’s be crazy what a business app UI, should be.

And how to you, from a technical standpoint, deliver these benefits?

As with everything we do, there are a lot of engineering wonders behind the curtain. The “Evergreen” code name comes from the fact we only target “Evergreen” web browsers, the ones that self-update automatically. We are convinced that this feature is the best thing that happened to the tech industry in years. Targeting evergreen browsers means we’ll be able to transfer the benefits of all the improvements done in javascript virtual machines, DOM rendering and HTML5 API almost instantly. The core of our “Evergreen” – a top 1% most complex javascript application ever made – is built to leverage all that. Our users will basically always be on the edge of what is possible to run in a web browser

What is the overall experience you hope Evergreen will bring BIME users?

Our mission has always been to help our users to make their company smarter. With evergreen they’ll be able to do that more quickly than ever and they’ll enjoy the process along the way.