SOURCE: Information Builders

December 18, 2007 10:25 ET

Buhler Industries Inc. Selects Information Builders WebFOCUS for Company-Wide Financial Reporting

WebFOCUS on IBM's System i Platform Offers an Integrated Solution to Leading Agricultural Equipment Manufacturer

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 18, 2007) - Buhler Industries Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of agricultural equipment, was using Query/400, but as the Winnipeg, Manitoba-based company grew and became more complex, it was too time consuming to produce the information they needed. Buhler needed an easy-to-use, Web-based, financial reporting system to support the production of its quarterly and annual financial reports. "We needed a system that could handle vast amounts of information and quickly disseminate it company-wide to ensure we were all operating from the same business objectives and metrics," said Min Lee, CIO of Buhler. "The answer, after a long evaluation, was WebFOCUS; it met all of our requirements."

The company now has a complete, single solution for business intelligence on IBM System i, and plans to extend the initiative to improve dealer communications.

"WebFOCUS is very well suited for customers like Buhler, where employees have different degrees of technical expertise and varying needs for information," said Gerald Cohen, CEO and founder of Information Builders. "The seamless integration of WebFOCUS for IBM System i ensures the solution can scale to the company's needs and create manageable and easily accessible information across the enterprise."

About Buhler Industries Inc.

Buhler Industries Inc. (TSX: BUI) designs, manufactures and distributes agricultural equipment. The products are marketed under the Buhler brand name, including the Farm King, Allied, Inland, and Versatile product lines. Buhler Industries Inc. operates seven modern manufacturing and nine distribution centers totaling over 1.6 million square feet of facilities in the United States and Canada and employs more than 800 people. For more information, visit

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