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Information Builders

June 13, 2016 08:30 ET

Information Builders Announces General Availability of WebFOCUS Business User Edition at Summit 2016

Governed Self-Service Data Analytics Tool Lets Non-Technical Business Users and Workgroups Create and Share Reports, Dashboards, and Data Visualizations With Ease

RENO, NV--(Marketwired - Jun 13, 2016) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, today announced the general availability of WebFOCUS Business User Edition (BUE) at its annual Summit User Conference in Reno, Nevada. Debuted in a controlled release earlier this year, BUE has been well received by dozens of early adopters, including the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Bristow Endeavor Healthcare LLC, The Orthopaedic Center, AudioNet, and San Francisco State University. The offering brings the power of Information Builders' comprehensive WebFOCUS BI and analytics platform to non-technical business users and analysts.

Information Builders' Summit conference is underway and brings together more than 1,000 industry executives and professionals for keynotes, educational sessions, hands-on labs and customer case studies, all designed to provide attendees the inspiration to use BI and analytics, data integrity, and integration resources to make more informed decisions about operations, processes, and how to create cost savings.

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News Facts

  • WebFOCUS BUE is now available to all organizations looking to arm a broader base of business users with the ability to produce their own reports and charts from any company data, together with their own data. It also includes analytical functions for visualizing data and presenting results to viewers
  • The solution is designed for groups of up to 100 users who wish to generate and share reports, charts, documents, and dashboards and to use data discovery to identify trends, patterns, and opportunities
  • WebFOCUS BUE is a self-service analytics solution that gives business users the power to extract new and impactful value out of their data, without depending on IT or BI developers for assistance. It is ideal for those users who are the go-to people when information is needed
  • Analytics content and data visualizations created in BUE can seamlessly run in the Application and Enterprise Editions of WebFOCUS, and scale to multitudes of users
  • High-performance columnar storage for high-speed discovery

Key Features

  • BUE is a browser-based environment, featuring WebFOCUS InfoAssist+, a comprehensive self-service analytics authoring tool that gives non-technical users the ability to independently report on and analyze data
  • The BUE Portal is another visual component of the product, which enables users to control their governed content, select actions, assemble analytics pages, and collaborate on findings
  • WebFOCUS BUE features multiple innovations for self-service, including service data preparation, In-Document Analytics, high-performance columnar storage, advanced visualizations, ESRI mapping, and more
  • BUE includes a comprehensive report writer that enables users to easily create and automatically and securely distribute reports to numerous destinations. Collaboration is also a focus; the tool allows users to create a dashboard of views generated by other users and to comment on findings

To learn more about WebFOCUS BUE, watch this video sharing solution highlights and view this comprehensive solution fact sheet.

WebFOCUS BUE is one of three editions of the WebFOCUS BI and Analytics Platform that deliver reporting and analytics capabilities to a wide range of users and environments. All of the content produced on the BUE can be distributed to any number of viewers on the Enterprise and Application editions at no extra cost. Read more here for more information on all three WebFOCUS editions.

Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders, said:

"Information Builders has long advocated for extending the benefits of BI and analytics to a broad user base for greater organizational intelligence. Whether a small or midsize business or a department within an enterprise, WebFOCUS Business User Edition gives more stakeholders the ability to tap and glean vital insights from large data sets and promote better decision-making for all. Early BUE customers have been quick to realize the value of this solution, and we are pleased to announce its general availability at Summit 2016."

Dave Thiery, AudioNet, said:

"Although we are still in the implementation phase with the product, we are already realizing the impact WebFOCUS Business User Edition will have on our daily decision making. We are creating dashboards that enable us to quickly access key performance indicators for our business. The in-document analytics will be a fantastic new tool for us when we are on the road as we will be able to view and analyze when on-site at a service provider or customer location! We are also excited to use the mapping capabilities to show service provider locations and associated data. We feel like we are just hitting the tip of the iceberg with what we can do with BUE and are eager to continue our development."

Information Builders' annual Summit User Conference is taking place June 13-17, in Reno, Nevada. For all the latest from the event, like Information Builders on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @infobldrs. To get involved in Summit conversations, use the #IBSummit hashtag.

About Information Builders
Information Builders provides solutions for business intelligence (BI), analytics, data integration, and data quality that help drive performance improvements, innovation, and value. Through one set of powerful products, we enable organizations to serve everyone -- analysts, non-technical users, even partners, customers, and citizens -- with better data and analytics. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched with thousands of organizations relying on us as their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with global offices, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at informationbuilders.com, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.

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