SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

October 20, 2010 15:16 ET

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

Company Offers Full BI Stack Alternative to Large Software Vendors

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 20, 2010) -  Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that Forrester Research, Inc. has named the company a Leader in "The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms Q4 2010" report (October 2010). In this detailed review of business intelligence suites, Information Builders WebFOCUS 8 was described as a leader that "continues to provide a very respectable alternative to the software behemoths, as the only midsized vendor to offer a nearly full BI stack functionality."

According to the Forrester Research report, "Behind the scenes of WebFOCUS is Information Builders' FOCUS product, which has more than 30 years of built-up expertise in large-scale -- including mainframe -- data management architecture and data processing. Information Builders also continues to lead the market with the richest set of data and application adapters, which other BI vendors still OEM and rely on."

The report continued by stating that "Information Builders has closed most of the gaps with new functionality such as data quality and integrated advanced analytics using open source 'R' tools. And it continues to innovate with highly differentiated reporting functionality like Active Reports, where all data is cached in the browser."

"We're thrilled to be recognized by Forrester as a leader of business intelligence solutions," said Gerald Cohen, CEO and president, Information Builders. "We pride ourselves on offering customer facing systems and large scale implementations to simplify life for our customers. Enterprise users are expected to make smarter business decisions on a daily basis. The challenge we see so often is that they're ill equipped to make those smart decisions."

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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 informationbuilders.com.

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