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Information Builders

January 28, 2016 08:28 ET

Information Builders Celebrates Successes, Milestones of 2015

Analytics and Data Management Leader Enters Fifth Decade of Innovation

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2016) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity and integration solutions, today announced that the company is preparing for a successful 2016 following a year of milestones, industry recognition, and product releases that are fueling innovation for its customers worldwide.

Information Builders marked its historic 40th anniversary in 2015, a rare milestone among technology companies, and recorded its best fourth quarter in company history. The company also increased customer wins globally while continuing its mission to help customers grow and transform their business through better data and better decisions. The predictive analytics business, in particular, showed strong growth of more than 100 percent this year.

"Information Builders celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015 with one of the most remarkable years in our history, earning exciting new customers thanks to our culture of innovation and our focus on delivering real business value," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "Our strong partner relationships and the recognition from media, analyst, and independent third parties are validation that Information Builders is an industry leader in helping organizations derive greater insights from their data and equipping a broader base of employees with the power to drive business forward."

Product Innovation
As one of the world's largest privately held software firms, the company's spirit of innovation stayed strong in 2015 with the announcement of new products, including Omni-Gen™, a revolutionary new master data management (MDM) solution; WebFOCUS InfoAssist, a self-service BI and analytics tool that combines data discovery with reports and dashboards; and Omni-Payer™, an information management solution for health insurers to obtain a 360-degree view of every member in the ecosystem.

Partnerships
The company made great strides with Accenture around police department accountability with new customer Seattle Police Department. That relationship will be extended to other cities in 2016. Over 60 resellers were recruited, trained, and enabled to sell WebFOCUS Express into small-medium businesses. Partners include Pandera Systems, Marlabs, and Systech. New customers have enjoyed the usage of WebFOCUS Express to transform data into analytics. In the big data area, Information Builders made technological advances and customer acquistions with MapR, Cloudera, and HortonWorks. WebFOCUS was also embedded into application providers like RosNet, First Rate, and FilmTrack allowing their core competencies to be complemented by business analytics. Earlier this year Information Builders partnered with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the $15 billion IT consulting and systems integration firm, through which the company is a preferred technology supplier. The relationship will help TCS expand its data integration and real-time business analytics service offerings.

Customer Wins
The BI and analytics market is shifting to empower end users with data discovery tools, but global enterprises still need more than tools to reach all of their important decision-makers. Information Builders' proven ability to empower diverse user bases with both tools and easy-to-use apps continues to drive new customer acquisitions from organizations of all sizes, including: UPS, Bank United, the Seattle Police Department, AAA of Ohio Club, Boston Medical Center, Guthy Renker, SiteOne Landscape Supply, Mercurial (Australia), Coty, (NL), and Infonit (Mexico).

Industry Recognition
The industry took notice as well when Information Builders was honored with a bevy of honors for its solutions. In the midsize market, the company was awarded with Best Midmarket Software Solution at both the Spring 2015 (BE) Midmarket CIO Forum and the Spring 2015 Midsize Enterprise Summit XCellence Awards. The company also received the award for Best Boardroom Case Study during the annual Midsize Enterprise Summit East event held last April in Orlando.

CRN recently recognized WebFOCUS Express as one of 2015's "Coolest Big Data Products." Chief Marketing Officer Michael Corcoran was honored as a Top Midmarket IT Vendor Executive by The Channel Company. And at the annual Stevie Awards given by the American Business Awards, Information Builders took home four awards, including two for customer service.

Several analyst firms also honored the company in 2015, often citing Information Builder's agility and flexibility for self-service BI offered in a single platform. Firms including Gartner, Forrester, Ventana Research, BARC, Dresner Advisory Service, and EMA all positively rated Information Builder's BI and analytics solutions in the past year.

About Information Builders
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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