SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

January 31, 2011 16:11 ET

Information Builders Positioned as a Leader in Analyst Firm's Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms

Evaluation Is Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 31, 2011) - Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms"* based on the evaluation of Information Builders' WebFOCUS business intelligence suite.

"Now more than ever, today's organizations recognize that everyone within the enterprise needs access to actionable information to make decisions," said Gerald Cohen, CEO and president, Information Builders. "With our position as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, we believe Information Builders' WebFOCUS platform stands out in its ability to not only deliver easy-to-use, quality data from every source, but to also enable our customers to build customized applications to continue to drive business success."

Information Builders' WebFOCUS Web-based business intelligence solutions allows organizations to create large scale platforms, particularly those aimed at external customer facing applications, that provide enhanced insight into business data. WebFOCUS is also integrated with Information Builders' iWay Information Management platform, which provides businesses with the ability to incorporate real-time data profiling, data quality management (DQM) and master data management (MDM) components to increase the accuracy of their information.

According to the report, "the market for BI platforms will remain one of the fastest growing software markets despite sluggish economic growth in most regions. Organizations continue to turn to BI as a vital tool for smarter, more agile and efficient business."

* Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms, Rita L. Sallam et al, January 27, 2011.

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Information Builders
Information Builders provides software and services that bring smarter decision-making and streamlined processes to leading organizations in business, government, and education worldwide. The company's software is installed in tens of thousands of locations, servicing millions of users. Its WebFOCUS business intelligence (BI) platform delivers massively scalable information applications, analytics, and customer-facing portals to the new generation of information users to deliver game-changing business results. Its iWay Software integration platform allows enterprises to leverage all of their information resources to streamline internal and business-to-business processes while escalating the overall accessibility and integrity of information regardless of environmental complexity. Headquartered in New York City with 60 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,350 people and has established significant industry partnerships. Visit Information Builders at informationbuilders.com. For ongoing news, go to informationbuilders.com/new or follow Information Builders at @infobldrs.

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