SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

June 03, 2014 08:38 ET

Information Builders Earns Top Spot in Dresner Advisory Services Wisdom of Crowds® BI Market Study

For Fifth Consecutive Year, BI Provider Outperforms All Competition in "Established Pure-Play Vendors" Category

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2014) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that, for the fifth consecutive year, the company scored highest in its category in Dresner Advisory Services' Wisdom of Crowds® BI Market Study.

The report analyzed 24 vendors across five market segments, including Information Builders' category, "Large Established Pure-Play Vendors." Respondents ranked the company above its peer and overall averages in a number of areas, including sales, value, integrity, and experience.

 Information Builders' WebFOCUS BI platform was also ahead of its peer and industry competitors in metrics such as flexibility, scalability, usability, and customization.

The Wisdom of Crowds BI Market study examines trends related to BI adoption, implementation goals, and deployment success to provide a snapshot of how organizations are investing in and benefiting from BI and related technologies. With the publication of the 2014 report, Dresner Advisory Services is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study. Information Builders has consistently achieved the top position in its category since the report's inception, due to its commitment to customer support and ongoing product innovation. Recent enhancements include InfoApps™, which are intuitive, interactive BI apps designed to extend self-service BI capabilities to frontline employees, and Skybox, a cloud hosting service for cost-effectively testing and developing BI applications.

The 2014 Wisdom of Crowds report found that dashboards, end-user self-service, data warehousing, and advanced visualization are the leading technologies and initiatives strategic to business intelligence. The study also analyzed functionality interest by business role, and found that respondents in executive management expressed the greatest interest in dashboards and advanced visualization. Those in marketing roles prioritized social media analytics and location intelligence, while sales demonstrated high interest in mobile BI. Nearly 40 percent of respondents across functions reported having a common view of enterprise data, however, those in sales and marketing functions were more likely to question the quality of their data than their counterparts in other roles.

"We congratulate Information Builders on, once again, achieving the highest ranking in its category," said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer of Dresner Advisory Services. "In our most recent Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study, users graded the company above peer and overall averages and ranked them as best in class for most measures."

"The business intelligence landscape has evolved significantly in the five years since the first Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "One of the most important changes is the increased usage of BI and related technologies by non-technical stakeholders. Information Builders has always been committed to meeting the information delivery needs of all functions, and our consistent positioning in the Dresner report demonstrates the ongoing value our customers derive as a result."

Access the complete 2014 Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study here.

About Dresner Advisory Services
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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, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.