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Information Builders

November 10, 2010 14:16 ET

Information Builders Honored as a Technology Vendor Leader by Ventana Research in 2010 Leadership Awards

Business Intelligence Provider Recognized for High-Performance, Customer-Facing Information Application Developed for U.S. Bank

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) - Information Builders, an independent provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that it is has been recognized as a Technology Vendor Leader in the category of "Information Applications" for Ventana Research Leadership Awards for 2010 as a result of its work with U.S. Bank. Information Builders was chosen for the award following a thorough evaluation of ScoreBoard, the customer-facing WebFOCUS BI application it designed for U.S. Bank, enabling the institution to quickly scale to one million users.

The Ventana Research 2010 Technology Vendor Leadership Award recognizes organizations that have enabled their customers to provide value to business through technology. Following extensive analysis and communication with U.S. Bank, Ventana Research selected Information Builders as an industry leader in the "Information Applications" category, honoring the company out of dozens of quality submissions. Drawing on WebFOCUS' inherently scalable architecture, Information Builders built ScoreBoard, a secure, web-based dashboard that allows U.S. Bank's numerous small business clients to generate reports on credit cards and other electronic payment vehicles. The dashboard can be customized to display information and spending trends on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis, pending customer preference, and the data can be further distilled into individual market segments.

"The importance of working with your customers to provide the right technology is only part of the equation in having a successful customer relationship and deployment," said Mark Smith, chief executive officer and executive vice president of Research at Ventana Research. "Information Builders, by working closely with U.S. Bank, has helped them provide an information application that is essential to its customer relationships, and both are congratulated on winning the Leadership Award for 2010 in information applications."

"We're thrilled to have our achievements recognized by Ventana Research," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "By working closely with U.S. Bank on the creation and implementation of ScoreBoard, we've seen firsthand how our technology is simplifying life for hundreds of thousands of their small business customers. We look forward to continuing to use our technology to enable our clients to streamline operations, reduce costs and improve their business overall." 

To learn more about the Ventana Research Technology Vendor Leadership Awards please visit the Ventana Research website.

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About Information Builders

Information Builders' award-winning combination of business intelligence and enterprise integration software has been providing innovative solutions to more than 12,000 customers for the past 30 years. WebFOCUS is the world's most widely utilized business intelligence platform. It provides the security, scalability, and flexibility needed at every level of global extended enterprises. Its simplicity helps create executive, analytical, and operational applications that reach dozens to millions of users. Information Builders' iWay Software suite provides state of the art, multi-purpose, pre-built integration components that address all SOA, application, data and information management requirements. Its integration adapters have been adopted by the leading software platform providers. Information Builders also offers solutions in the performance management, business activity monitoring, and enterprise search markets. The company's comprehensive enterprise product offerings give Information Builders' customers the ability to grow and innovate according to their needs.

Information Builders' customers include most of the Fortune 100 and U.S. federal government agencies. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,450 people and has more than 350 business partners.

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