SOURCE: Information Builders

August 04, 2008 15:14 ET

Information Builders Cited as a Strong Performer by Independent Research Firm in Report on Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms

Company Noted for Innovation and Extensive Data Access Technologies

New York, NY--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - Information Builders, the independent leader in pervasive business intelligence (BI) systems, today announced that Forrester Research has placed the company as a Strong Performer in the July 2008 report by Boris Evelson entitled: "The Forrester Wave" Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2008.

In the report, Evelson acknowledges that, "Information Builders shines with continued innovation, comparable to much larger BI vendors, and the most comprehensive information access adapters, easily connecting a large number of very heterogeneous data sources including legacy mainframe databases."

According to the Forrester Wave report, "In the future releases of WebFOCUS, Information Builders is also addressing a popular client demand to bundle statistical analysis and predictive modeling in the BI environment, and it will integrate the open source R statistical package."

With regard to iWay Software, a division of Information Builders with whom the company often works closely on customer deployments, the report states, "And no one comes close to Information Builders iWay Software in providing the most extensive set of data and application adapters -- in fact, many other BI vendors OEM iWay Software adapter libraries."

"Innovation has always been a hallmark of Information Builders technology, not just in the way the technology is developed, but also in the way our customers choose to utilize it," said Gerald Cohen, CEO and president, Information Builders. "Our strength in this area, coupled with our integration technology from iWay Software, combine for a winning solution for our customers. Forrester's acknowledgement of Information Builders as a strong performer for enterprise business intelligence is reflection for our commitment to meet customer needs and expand the horizon of BI technology usage."

About Information Builders

As a leading independent business intelligence (BI) company for the past 30 years, Information Builders has provided innovative solutions to more than 12,000 customers, including most of the Fortune 100 and numerous U.S. federal government agencies. The company's flagship WebFOCUS product is the world's most widely used BI platform. Superior architecture and intuitive nature enables WebFOCUS to address the needs of everyone in the extended global enterprise -- executive, analytical, operational, and beyond. It provides the agility to adapt to changing business conditions with the security, scalability, and flexibility to support dozens to millions of users.

Unique to the company is the integration expertise it brings to the BI market. Information Builders iWay Software suite solves complex integration problems with pre-built components that require minimal custom programming. The award-winning combination of WebFOCUS and iWay give Information Builders customers the ability to embrace the company motto: "Because Everyone Makes Decisions."

Information Builders is committed to customer service excellence with a Professional Services division that specializes in building custom applications using WebFOCUS and iWay Software. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,450 people and has more than 350 business partners. Visit http://www.informationbuilders.com.

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