SOURCE: Information Builders

January 08, 2008 08:54 ET

J&J Industries Maps Information Builders WebFOCUS Into Its 50th-Year Blueprint

BI Standard to Measure Productivity and Production Levels, Aid in Remaining Competitive Amid Consolidating Market

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 8, 2008) - J&J Industries, one of the largest privately held commercial carpet manufacturers, was eager to maintain its legacy of leadership in a rapidly consolidating market. For 50 years J&J Industries has been recognized for its success in the commercial carpet market, manufacturing corporate interiors, and interiors for healthcare, retail, education and institutional facilities. The company needed intelligence that would help make sense of the vast amounts of data it had and ensure users were empowered with real-time information. J&J explored new technologies with Information Builders, the independent leader in production business intelligence (BI) systems, for ways to improve its business processes.

"We are always searching for new technology that will allow us to better service our customers," said Terry Lockwood, director of Information Technology at J&J Industries. "With this in mind, it was imperative that the tool we selected had an intuitive navigational process with Web-interfacing dashboards that employees felt comfortable using and would lead them to the information they need, when they need it. We found our solution in WebFOCUS."

By enlisting Information Builders WebFOCUS, J&J Industries will be able to efficiently measure productivity and effortlessly monitor production, resulting in better decision-making and greater accountability that will ensure they stay ahead of the competition. All departments, including inventory, claims, operations, special projects, finance, as well as all manufacturing areas, will use and benefit from WebFOCUS. If any department is unable to meet a production level, WebFOCUS will quickly make it apparent through an alert system so that users can promptly research and remedy the situation. With a business intelligence (BI) standard that allows key performance indicators (KPI) to be placed on dashboards of hundreds of workstations, J&J employees will be enabled to make better and faster decisions on a daily basis.

"We want to make certain that J&J stays one step ahead of their competitors," said Gerald Cohen, CEO and founder of Information Builders. "WebFOCUS will enable them to bring business intelligence technology to all of their users, so they can continue pursuing their goal of producing the best commercial carpets in the market. By removing technical barriers, WebFOCUS will ensure that J&J continues to deliver the best quality, value, and service to its customers."

About J&J Industries

Founded in 1957, J&J Industries is a family-owned and operated commercial carpet manufacturer producing carpet under the brands J&J Commercial and Invision Carpet Systems. The company is committed to providing the most innovative broadloom and modular carpet tile products available in the commercial flooring market to corporate interiors, healthcare, retail, educational and institutional facilities. One of the largest privately held mills in the industry, J&J Industries offers a broad range of carpet styles designed to satisfy the most discriminating eye, engineered to withstand the most demanding environments and priced to please any budget.

About Information Builders

Information Builders' award-winning combination of business intelligence and enterprise integration software has been providing innovative solutions to more than 12,000 customers for the past 30 years. WebFOCUS is the world's most widely utilized business intelligence platform. It provides the security, scalability, and flexibility needed at every level of global extended enterprises. Its simplicity helps create executive, analytical, and operational applications that reach dozens to millions of users. Information Builders subsidiary iWay Software provides state-of-the-art, multi-purpose integration engines that address all SOA, application, data, and information management requirements. Its integration adapters have been adopted by the leading software platform providers. Together, these products give Information Builders' customers the ability to live up to the company motto: "Your business. No barriers."

Information Builders' award-winning technology has successfully provided quality software and superior services to more than 12,000 customers, including most of the Fortune 100 and U.S. federal government agencies. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,400 people and has more than 350 business partners. For more information visit

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