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Information Builders

February 07, 2014 08:30 ET

Information Builders Positioned as a Hot Vendor in Ventana Research's 2014 Value Index for Mobile Business Intelligence

Mobile BI Solutions Selected for ability to Easily Deliver Interactive InfoApps and Dashboards to Mobile Devices

The Value Index for Mobile BI Revealed 71 Percent of Participants Expect Their Company's Mobile Workforce to Be Able to Access BI Capabilities in the Next 12 Months

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 7, 2014) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that Ventana Research, a benchmark research and advisory services firm, named it a Hot Vendor in the firm's 2014 Value Index for Mobile Business Intelligence.

The company was recognized for its mobile business intelligence solutions that allow organizations to deploy data-rich, highly interactive InfoApps. These customizable applications create a self-service BI environment in which users can access all the data they need, analyze it, and deliver it to anyone who needs it -- on any mobile device -- for fact-based decision-making.

The 2014 Value Index for Mobile Business Intelligence is the firm's first quantified, research-based Index evaluating mobile BI vendors and products. Ventana Research evaluated 16 companies across numerous categories including usability, manageability, reliability, and adaptability to determine which organizations are best suited to support mobile BI requirements. Based on its performance in these and other categories, Information Builders was ranked as a Hot Vendor with an overall rating of 91 percent, ahead of competitors such as Yellowfin, Tableau, and SAS.

Ventana Research recognized Information Builders' browser-based mobile BI capabilities with Active Technologies, part of the WebFOCUS BI and analytics platform, as a particularly noteworthy innovation for customers. Active Technologies allow organizations to deliver interactive dashboards, reports, and InfoApps to any mobile device for analytics and self-service data exploration -- without specialized software, server access, or even Internet connectivity. Using the HTML5 standard, the solutions allow organizations to quickly and securely deploy reports, analytics, and dashboards that look and behave consistently across all devices.

Ventana Research's value index report suggests that adoption of mobile BI is poised to increase significantly over the next 12 months. While less than half of the organizations surveyed currently access BI capabilities on mobile devices, nearly 50 percent of the executive participants claim that mobility is very important to their BI processes. This growing interest in mobile BI is further evidenced by the 71 percent of respondents who expect that their mobile workforce will be able to access BI capabilities within the year. As organizations look to increase mobile BI adoption in 2014 and beyond, Information Builders' device-independent platform provides the framework for cost-effectively and efficiently meeting these goals.

For more information, download a copy of the Ventana Research Mobile BI executive summary report at: informationbuilders.com/go/Ventana2014.

Supporting Quotes:

Tony Cosentino, vice president and research director of Business Analytics, Ventana Research, said: "Information Builders has made significant investments in mobile business intelligence in the past few years including the latest release of WebFOCUS, which renders content directly with HTML5. Coupled with its Active Technologies and MobileFaves, Information Builders delivers leading-edge capabilities across multiple devices needed by today's mobile workforce. The hot vendor status in our 2014 Value Index for Mobile Business Intelligence reflects Information Builders' position as a leader in mobile business intelligence solutions."

Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders, said: "Mobile has the potential to massively increase BI adoption by letting business professionals and remote workers easily access data, analyze and explore it, whenever they need it, on any device. Mobile is also an important channel for engaging with customers and partners. Information Builders' WebFOCUS mobile solutions are flexible enough to satisfy all users' information requirements, without the need for custom development or a separate mobile platform. We're honored to be recognized as a Hot Vendor in Ventana's first Value Index for Mobile Business Intelligence and strive to provide the most powerful mobile BI capabilities on the market."

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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.

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