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Information Builders

November 13, 2013 12:23 ET

Information Builders Honored With Best Midmarket Strategy Award at Midmarket CIO Forum

Recognition Is a Testament to Business Intelligence Leader's Continued Midmarket Commitment

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 2013) -  Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that it was honored with the Best Midmarket Strategy award at the Midmarket CIO Forum, held October 27-29 in Tucson, AZ. The award recognized Information Builders as the company with the best strategic approach for partnering with midmarket organizations through product development and marketing techniques.

This acknowledgement comes on the heels of two recent wins at the Midsize Enterprise Summit West in September, where Information Builders was honored with the Best Midmarket Solution and Information Builders' CEO Gerald Cohen was honored with the Top 50 Midmarket Executive award. These combined recognitions demonstrate the company's dedication to helping midmarket organizations across sectors make better use of information capital, improve operational insights, and optimize performance through better access to real-time information. Among Information Builders' diverse group of midmarket customers are:

  • Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the U.S., has provided more than $10 billion in aid since its 1982 inception. Faced with incredible demand for its services, the organization turned to Information Builders' WebFOCUS BI platform to improve its in-house reporting capabilities. As a result of its enhanced reporting environment, Food For The Poor is able to operate more efficiently and ramp up fundraising efforts in the wake of catastrophic events, enabling the organization to be one of the first to respond to humanitarian crises. Having real-time access to information on finances, history, goals, achievements, and appeals also allows Food For The Poor to reduce its total operating budget, increase overall donations, and improve operational efficiency in every department throughout the organization.

  • Mark Anthony Group, Inc., Canada's leading privately owned importer and distributor of fine wine, premium beer, and specialty drinks, sees more than 15 million cases of beverages pass through its warehouse each year. Prior to deploying Information Builders' iWay integration solutions, the company relied primarily on manual processes and paper-based activities to track many warehouse transactions, which made it difficult to quickly and seamlessly share information between its ERP and CRM systems. Leveraging Information Builders' platform allowed Mark Anthony to eliminate these cumbersome and error-prone manual tasks, which helped the organization realize a substantial boost in productivity, including the ability to process orders up to 75 percent faster while ensuring greater information accuracy.

  • Securities America, Inc. (Member FINRA/SIPC), a national top 10 independent broker-dealer (as ranked by Financial Planning magazine), supports more than 1,700 financial professionals who serve more than 300,000 investors. The company faced challenges with accessing data spread across multiple tools and databases that was necessary for servicing clients quickly and effectively. To address this issue, Securities America worked with Information Builders to create Dashboard 2.0, a customized solution that centralizes client, branch, and advisor information from various applications and platforms in an easy-to-read and dynamically updated format. Since the implementation of Dashboard 2.0, Securities America has increased report generation speed and created more efficient internal reporting with customizable delivery.

"As data volumes continue to expand rapidly, companies must increase their focus on effective data management, utilization, and sharing to enhance business and operational strategies and increase efficiency throughout the organization," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "Information Builders is dedicated to providing our midmarket customers with the most advanced BI and analytics tools available to enable them to achieve those business goals."

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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