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Information Builders

May 03, 2016 02:00 ET

Information Builders Celebrates Milestone Anniversary in Helsinki, Finland

InfoBuild Ltd. Looks Back on 30 Years of Data Management and Analytics Innovation on Behalf of Finnish Customers

HELSINKI, FINLAND and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 3, 2016) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, is pleased to announce the 30th anniversary of InfoBuild Ltd., its Finnish representative. A gala event is being held today at the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland, to celebrate this milestone and honor the many customers who have become a part of the Information Builders family. Juha Kostamo, sales and service director for InfoBuild Ltd., will present an overview of the company's growth and highlight key successes since its founding in 1986 by Mikko Simolinna, who remains the current owner and chairman of the board.

Just one year after its founding, InfoBuild Ltd. established the FOCUS user group FUSE Finland ry, which is still active today. Finnair, Finland's largest airline, became one of the first members of this group as well as one of the first InfoBuild customers in the nation. In 1988 the government of Finland used Information Builders' FOCUS to tally the votes from a national election, bringing speed and accuracy to the process of tabulating election returns.

Since those early years, InfoBuild Ltd. has worked with many other well-known Finnish companies including LVI-Dahl (a technical wholesale customer since 2008), Academy of Finland (a technical research and development customer since 1997), Kela (The Social Insurance Institute of Finland, a customer since 2003), and Nordea (a major bank that has been a customer since 1986). These organizations depend on Information Builders' award-winning technology to harmonize, visualize, operationalize, and monetize their data.

"Information Builders' success is based on dedication to its long-term customers, as evidenced by its unwavering focus on solving pressing BI and data management challenges," said Mikko Simolinna, founder and chairman of the board of InfoBuild. "Based on my 30 years of involvement, I can say with confidence that customers have always been central to Information Builders' strategy. For example, the organizations that participate in Information Builders' customer advisory board have a clear and measurable impact on product development. InfoBuild Ltd. is guided by these same principles as we strive to provide long-term value to our customers."

Since its inception in 1975, Information Builders has been a pioneer in the BI and analytics space. Its flagship product, WebFOCUS, delivers rich, consumable, interactive information to a wide range of employees, managers, analysts, partners, and customers, helping to make BI and analytics truly pervasive across organizations. The company's one-of-a-kind InfoApps™ deliver sophisticated BI technology via an easy "app-store" like experience, enabling users of all tech levels and backgrounds to easily access and use sophisticated BI from the palms of their hands. Information Builders strives to continually deliver these types of innovations for organizations in multiple industries.

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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 informationbuilders.com, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.

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