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September 22, 2010 08:30 ET

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital Selects BI Solution From Information Builders

Dutch Cancer Institute Implements WebFOCUS Platform to Support Organizational Expansion

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - September 22, 2010) -  Information Builders, the independent leader in operational business intelligence (BI) systems, today announced that The Dutch Cancer Institute -- Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI-AVL) has implemented the WebFOCUS BI platform. Using Information Builders' technology, the NKI-AVL is able to optimize internal processes and to reduce operational costs.

The NKI-AVL consists of a center for scientific cancer research, the Dutch Cancer Institute, and an oncologic hospital, the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital. The NKI-AVL collaborates with national and foreign hospitals and laboratories and fulfills a leading role with regard to new developments in the fight against cancer.

This year, the NKI-AVL started an expansion process with the ultimate goal of growing up to 45 percent within the next ten years. To facilitate its growth, the institute needed to increase efficient operational processes and decrease operational costs. To measure the efficiency targets in the expansion plan and to gain better insight into costs, the NKI-AVL decided to select a suitable reporting and analysis environment. 

After a comprehensive and detailed tendering process, based on a pilot project, the NKI-AVL selected Information Builders' WebFOCUS. The BI platform will first be deployed to gain insights in the production and financial information from the SAP and ChipSoft systems. In the second phase, all the research data from the NKI-AVL will be extracted as well.

"WebFOCUS is a multilateral platform. Many other BI solutions mainly focus on finance, while with this platform we are perfectly able to extract and share our healthcare and research information as well," says Michel Glintmeijer, Head of Information and Financial Services at the NKI-AVL. "We used to connect SAP and ChipSoft through Excel, now we can rely on one reporting tool for all systems. With this solution, we gain much more insight in a much shorter time frame. Ultimately, we will set up a data warehouse and will start with forecasting based on scenario analytics."

"We are very pleased that the NKI-AVL has selected Information Builders as a strategic partner to implement process optimization and aid with organizational growth," says Dave Kemme, sales manager, Benelux, at Information Builders. "WebFOCUS offers the NKI-AVL the opportunity to present all relevant information company wide to the management and employees. Furthermore, the organization can start working with scenario planning based on analysis. An extra advantage is that the NKI-AVL will be able to measure governmental performance indicators that are automatically included in WebFOCUS."

About NKI-AVL
The Dutch Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI-AVL) accommodates approximately 550 scientists and scientific support personnel, 53 medical specialists, 180 beds, an outpatient clinic that receives 24,000 new patients each year, 5 operating theaters, and 9 irradiation units. It is the only dedicated cancer center in The Netherlands and maintains an important role as a national and international center of scientific and clinical expertise, development, and training. The three major areas of research are fundamental, clinical, and translational cancer research.

From its first inception, the NKI-AVL is convinced close collaboration between scientists and clinicians is essential to fighting cancer. Having a laboratory and hospital under one roof in a single independent organization with an open and collaborative atmosphere has led to many important discoveries and improved therapies.

About Information Builders
Information Builders' award-winning combination of business intelligence (BI) 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' iWay Software suite provides state of the art, multi-purpose, pre-built integration components that address all SOA, application, data and information management requirements. Its integration adapters have been adopted by the leading software platform providers. Information Builders also offers solutions in the performance management, business activity monitoring, and enterprise search markets. The company's comprehensive enterprise product offerings give Information Builders' customers the ability to grow and innovate according to their needs.

Information Builders' customers include most of the Fortune 100 and U.S. federal government agencies. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,450 people and has more than 350 business partners. More information is available at informationbuilders.com.

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