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Information Builders

May 27, 2015 09:28 ET

Information Builders Positioned as a Trendsetter in BARC's Inaugural BI Score

New Report Recognizes BI and Analytics Leader for Self-Service Capabilities and Support for Operational BI

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 27, 2015) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity and integration solutions, today announced that it was identified as a Trendsetter in a new industry report by European analyst firm Business Application Research Center (BARC). The BI Score evaluated Information Builders and 20 additional vendors, and found that the company is distinguished by its inherent support for operational BI and ability to facilitate self-service data discovery for non-technical user groups.

Vendors in the BI Score were evaluated on two dimensions: Portfolio Capabilities and Market Execution. Information Builders' WebFOCUS BI and analytics platform was ranked well-above average in both categories, with its unique support for a wide range of data sources cited among its differentiators. The BARC report also recognized Information Builders for its flexibility and scalability, ad hoc reporting and dashboarding capabilities, and analysis and creation of individual BI applications.

The company's InfoDiscovery solution was another strength praised by BARC. The technology provides self-service data analysis to all stakeholders, ensuring that business users and other non-technical roles can benefit from data-backed decision-making. InfoDiscovery seamlessly combines and visualizes data from multiple sources and formats, allowing users to spot trends and patterns that would not be evident in traditional reports and dashboards. In addition, BARC highlighted Information Builders' InfoApps™ technology. Providing a highly customizable, "app store" experience via interactive, business-focused applications, InfoApps empower the entire enterprise with better, more real-time access to information.

"Information Builders has consistently been a leading vendor for handling large data and user volumes while requiring very little administrator resources," said Andreas Bitterer, vice president and research fellow at BARC, and originator of the Score methodology. "The company's depth of experience and its record of innovation in developing highly scalable BI and analytics platforms is reflected in its positioning in this year's BARC BI Score."

"Information Builders has always focused on empowering the widest range of users with better access to data," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "InfoDiscovery and InfoApps are just the latest result of this effort, and we're delighted to see them recognized so highly in the BARC report."

Access BARC's BI Score report today.

About BARC
BARC is an enterprise software industry analyst delivering product evaluations, conferences, market research, and consulting to more than 1,000 customers each year. BARC specializes in advising organizations on software selection in its core research areas of business intelligence, data management, and enterprise content management.

Along with CXP and Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC), BARC forms part of the CXP Group -- the leading European IT research and consulting firm with 140 staff in eight countries.

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.