SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

August 24, 2009 09:04 ET

Dataspace Partners With Independent Business Intelligence Leader Information Builders

BI Consulting Services Firm Enhances Ability to Help Customers Select and Implement BI Solutions

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 24, 2009) - Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced a new advisory partnership with Dataspace, a consulting and software firm specializing in BI and data warehousing. With tighter integration during the proposal process and more direct access to Information Builders support personnel, Dataspace can better help customers evaluate, select, and implement the best BI solution that meets their needs. Companies, specifically in the insurance, manufacturing, utilities, and banking industries, already benefit from this partnership for better business decision-making.

BI industry consolidation has impacted customer satisfaction for some companies caught in the transition. This challenge, coupled with the number of players in the space, makes it difficult for companies looking for a new BI platform to compare offerings and identify the unique solution best suited to their environment. Dataspace advises customers on which software best meets their specific needs, recommending only proven technology such as the Information Builders WebFOCUS BI platform.

"As we learn about our clients' changing business intelligence needs, we realize that while features and functions are important, equally as important is whether their chosen vendor will stand with them as they develop and deploy solutions that their business depends on to advance their decision-making capabilities," said Benjamin Taub, president and founder of Dataspace. "Information Builders is consistently regarded by our clients as a vendor that provides top-notch support through every step of the process. Clients investigating their BI options are also reassured that Information Builders has been unaffected by recent consolidation in the BI industry. We look forward to working with Information Builders to build on the strength of the [company's] product line and Dataspace's reputation to help our mutual clients meet their decision-support needs."

Similar to Information Builders, Dataspace has worked primarily with very large companies. As markets mature, however, mid-size organizations are increasingly interested in extracting more meaning for better decision-making from volumes of collected data. Both Information Builders and Dataspace are poised to provide mid-market companies with strategic BI selection and software implementation.

As consultants with a technology-agnostic approach and deep industry experience, Dataspace experts advise that the company behind technology is just as important to successful implementation as the technology itself. Dataspace recommends Information Builders WebFOCUS to clients looking for enterprise-class reporting, dashboarding capabilities, reasonable licensing models, and the ability to e-mail basic BI to a broad audience.

"Partnering with Dataspace allows us to extend our market penetration and supplement our industry expertise," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders. "Dataspace has been in the market long enough to have encountered every type of business intelligence challenge and to have a deep understanding of the value of an independent platform."

Information Builders advisory partners commit significant time, resources, and expertise to provide joint customers the best quality services and support. To find out more about becoming a partner visit: informationbuilders.com/partner_program/index.html

About Dataspace

Founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1994, Dataspace helps clients in the U.S. and Europe implement business intelligence -- from basic query and reporting systems to management dashboards, data warehouses, and advanced analytics -- we turn data assets into strategic assets; helping clients identify trends, react earlier, and yes, even predict the future. Dataspace - Making Data Make Sense. www.dataspace.com.

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' 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. Together, these products 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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