SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

June 21, 2011 08:00 ET

Ameritas Standardizes With Information Builders to Streamline Reporting Capabilities

Insurance Provider Implements WebFOCUS BI Platform Across the Enterprise to Give Users Better Access to Data

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. (Ameritas), an insurance and financial services organization headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, selected Information Builders' WebFOCUS as its enterprise standard for BI. Ameritas needed to centralize its reporting capabilities to provide employees with better access to critical data in a timely fashion.

Information Builders and Ameritas partnered to design and deploy dashboards to put information access and reporting tools in the hands of business users. This required Ameritas to find a solution that offered an intuitive and customizable interface that would meet the needs of its large and diverse user population while ensuring high adoption. Another strict requirement was to not burden the IT organization with unmanageable overhead and cost. The company also has future plans to implement a customer-facing BI offering, and Information Builders' ability to support this endeavor in a cost-effective manner was an added benefit to standardizing the platform.

"The ability to accurately and efficiently provide our lines of business, agents, and clients with the appropriate information is very important to our long-term success and growth as a company," said Mike Slattery, vice president of Information Technology, Ameritas. "To be successful, we need a comprehensive, reliable business intelligence platform giving us insight into data at every level of our organization. By standardizing on WebFOCUS, we're able to achieve this level of reporting and analysis and also set the stage for future BI implementations."

"Information Builders is the leader in helping organizations share information in customer-facing applications, and Ameritas' need to distribute to its large agent network was a perfect fit," said Jon M. Deutsch, vice president and principal of Information Builders' Financial and Insurance Practice. "Ameritas' WebFOCUS enterprise BI standard places facts and guidance directly in the hands of those who need it, precisely where it is needed."

About Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.
Ameritas Life is affiliated with UNIFI Companies. UNIFI Companies offers a wide range of insurance and financial products and services to individuals, families, and businesses. These products and services include life insurance; annuities; individual disability income insurance; retirement plans; investments; mutual funds; investment management services, group dental, eye care and hearing care insurance; banking and public finance. For more information, visit the UNIFI Companies website at UNIFIcompanies.com.

About Information Builders
Information Builders provides software and services that bring smarter decision-making and streamlined processes to leading organizations in business, government, and education worldwide. The company's software is installed in tens of thousands of locations, servicing millions of users. Its WebFOCUS business intelligence (BI) platform delivers massively scalable information applications, analytics, and customer-facing portals to the new generation of information users to deliver game-changing business results. Its iWay Software integration platform allows enterprises to leverage all of their information resources to streamline internal and business-to-business processes while escalating the overall accessibility and integrity of information regardless of environmental complexity. Headquartered in New York City with 60 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,350 people and has established significant industry partnerships. Visit Information Builders at informationbuilders.com. For ongoing news, go to informationbuilders.com/new or follow Information Builders at @infobldrs.

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