SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

December 18, 2013 11:47 ET

Independent Research Firm Cites Information Builders as a Leader in Report on Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms

WebFOCUS Platform Recognized for Excellence in Information Delivery, Analytics, Overall Technical Architecture, and Performance Management Capabilities

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 18, 2013) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that Forrester Research, Inc. has recognized the company as a Leader in its report, "The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2013." The recognition is based on an evaluation of the company's WebFOCUS BI and analytics platform.

The report, authored by Boris Evelson, evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of top industry vendors with a focus on core BI capabilities, including advanced data visualization, analysis or OLAP, exploration and discovery, dashboards, performance management, predictive analytics, and reporting and querying. The report found that as the BI software market becomes increasingly crowded, true vendor differentiation is in the details, and factors other than core BI functionality -- such as how well offerings integrate with enterprise ERP, ETL, portal, and desktop applications -- often influence platform selection.

In the report, Evelson notes that WebFOCUS offers users, "excellent data integration, information delivery, overall technical architecture, scalability, analytics, MDM, performance management, reporting and querying, and operational capabilities." The Forrester Wave also recognizes the positive feedback from WebFOCUS customers and the company's ability to step in at anytime "with a platform to support all BI needs."

"As today's businesses are confronted with a growing amount of complex data, having access to a high-performing BI and analytic solution has become an imperative to gain valuable insight and make effective use of business-critical information," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "Information Builders is dedicated to delivering the most innovative and capable BI platform available to our customers. We believe our recognition as a leader in the Forrester Wave for enterprise business intelligence platforms is testament to our commitment to continually evolving our offerings and providing our customers with the highest performing BI technology available in today's market."

Information Builders' WebFOCUS is a flexible, fast, and scalable BI and analytics platform that helps organizations use information to their competitive advantage by empowering more people with the right information at the right time. WebFOCUS provides self-service analytics optimized for every type of user: easy-to-use analysis, reporting, and query tools for information specialists, a BI Portal and InfoApps for non-technical and business users, and data visualization and advanced analytics for business analysts. Moreover, WebFOCUS ensures data quality and consistency even when accessing complex, disparate systems with its integrated Data Quality and Integration Suites.

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Information Builders helps organizations transform data into business value. Our software solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, and drive growth. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched in the industry. That's why tens of thousands of leading organizations rely on Information Builders to be their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices around the world, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.

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