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December 09, 2009 08:30 ET

iWay Software Positioned in Visionaries Quadrant in Gartner's Data Integration Tools 2009 Report

Magic Quadrant Evaluation Based on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 9, 2009) - iWay Software, an Information Builders company and an innovator of enterprise integration solutions, today announced that the leading industry analyst firm Gartner has placed the company in the Visionaries quadrant of its "Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools" report. Criteria used to evaluate iWay Software and other solution providers breaks down into two categories: the Ability to Execute, including overall viability, market responsiveness, and customer experience; and Completeness of Vision, such as market understanding, offering strategy, and innovation.

The report analyzes 14 leading providers of data integration tools and recommends that, "In addition to functional capabilities that map to the specific data integration requirements of contemporary business initiatives (such as master data management [MDM], business intelligence, performance management, and data and system consolidation and modernization), IT leaders focusing on data integration initiatives must also consider non-product issues, such as vendor viability given economic conditions, the depth of partnerships, the availability of skills, and the degree of satisfaction with service and support as perceived by the existing customer base." (1)

"In my opinion, Gartner's assessment of the integration market highlights our work to enable true, enterprise-scale data integration and information management by enabling customers to seamlessly bring together various systems, information, and process from across and beyond the organization," said Gerald Cohen, CEO and president of Information Builders.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at, and for, a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product, or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About iWay Software

iWay Software's integration methodology is simple: it uses a single, integrated set of graphical design tools to assemble powerful pre-built components for enterprise-class business-to-business (B2B) integration, business process automation (BPA), or enterprise information management (EIM) integration scenarios -- without the use of custom code. Integration configurations can be deployed in a stand-alone manner to any environment supporting a JVM -- or to Web application servers from any vendor. iWay delivers the fastest, most cost-effective, and simplest way to integrate and streamline critical business processes. iWay Software's vendor-, platform-, and protocol-neutral solutions achieve the promise of SOA: true reusability. For more information visit: http://www.iwaysoftware.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. 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 http://www.informationbuilders.com.

(1) Friedman, T., Beyer, M., and Thoo, E. Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, Gartner, November 25, 2009.

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