SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

December 04, 2014 08:28 ET

Information Builders Cited as a Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools for Its iWay Solution

Positioned as a Visionary for Third Consecutive Year

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 4, 2014) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has named the company a Visionary in the research firm's Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools1. This marks the third consecutive year Gartner positioned Information Builders as a Visionary for its iWay Data Quality Suite solution based on the evaluation of the company's completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Regarding completeness of vision, "Gartner analysts evaluate technology vendors on their ability to convincingly articulate logical statements about the market's current and future direction, innovation, customer needs, and competitive forces, as well as how they map to Gartner's position. Ultimately, technology vendors are assessed on their understanding of the ways in which market forces can be exploited to create opportunities."

According to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality report, "when evaluating offerings in this market, organizations must consider not only the breadth of functional capabilities they require (for example, data profiling, parsing, standardization, matching, monitoring, and enrichment), but also the degree to which this functionality can be readily understood, managed and exploited by staff in business roles, not just IT staff."

Information Builders' iWay Data Quality Suite provides a unified framework for organizations to profile, cleanse, and enrich enterprise information. The solution enables companies to analyze data from multiple sources and formats, assess its quality, and immediately correct any integrity issues so that they can realize the full potential of their information assets.

The iWay Data Quality Suite includes, among other features, a real-time data quality firewall, data governance capabilities for comprehensive remediation of data quality issues, and the ability to enrich information with content obtained from external and third-party sources.

Enterprises today are confronted with integration challenges, which require a strategy that goes beyond simply unifying diverse information assets. Disparate applications, databases, systems, messages, and documents need to be seamlessly brought together -- and the information and content within them must be accurate, consistent, and complete. Data quality issues are among the foremost roadblocks to implementing BI more broadly in the enterprise.

"In order to make BI pervasive in an organization, information access must be granted to all users, to every employee group, and even to external partners and third parties," said Gregory Dorman, senior vice president and general manager of the iWay Software Suite. "Dispersing this data to allow real-time, fact-based decision-making by all users requires that an information management platform rely on data quality as a foundation. Information Builders is among the industry leaders in data quality solutions. We're proud to be recognized by Gartner, Inc. as a Visionary."

Access the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools report in its entirety.

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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.

1 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools, by Saul Judah and Ted Friedman. 26 November 2014.