SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

February 24, 2014 12:03 ET

Information Builders Positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

Research Firm's Annual Evaluation Based Upon Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2014) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that it was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the firm's "Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms."

The recognition is based on the evaluation of the company's WebFOCUS BI solutions suite, a flexible, fast, and scalable BI and analytics platform that helps organizations use information to their competitive advantage by empowering more people to make better decisions. This includes not only business analysts and executives, but also operational employees and external stakeholders such as customers, suppliers, and partners.

Through better management of their growing data assets, organizations can create an analytics-driven culture to improve business performance, use information to innovate and transform processes, and share insights and relevant data to deliver more value to customers and partners. Information Builders is uniquely positioned to help companies deliver self-service analytics to a broader spectrum of end users. Because everyone has different information needs, WebFOCUS allows users of all types and skill levels to explore and analyze data in the way each is most comfortable. Additionally, as data is added in an ad hoc fashion into an organization's systems, content is integrated by WebFOCUS to allow all users to explore trends, patterns and causes for change.

To accelerate the time to value and ROI of BI solutions, Information Builders recently launched InfoApps™. Using Active Technologies to offer viewing on any computer or device, InfoApps are highly scalable and interactive BI apps that are focused on a specific business problem. They can support tens of thousands or more permutations of the data, enabling ad hoc querying and analysis that helps users get the answers they need quickly -- and delivering the same results to everyone who uses a given InfoApp.

Unlike other BI vendors, Information Builders provides an integrated solution set for BI and analytics, integration, and data integrity that combines its core capabilities into a single information management platform. WebFOCUS is fully integrated with the company's iWay Integration and Integrity Suites to allow companies to seamlessly merge and cleanse data from disparate sources for more accurate insight. The company's robust BI capabilities are also optimized for virtually every mobile platform -- without device-specific coding -- ensuring that users can access and manipulate information with their preferred device with the same functionality they enjoy in the office.

The report says, "Gartner's inquiries and survey data suggest that, increasingly, companies would like to expand use and even standardize on data discovery platforms for their larger enterprise BI deployments, but find that in many cases these platforms lack the necessary enterprise features in relation to governance, administration, and scalability, among other things."

"Information Builders continues to gain recognition for high customer satisfaction, and part of that comes from our ability to support some of the largest BI deployments in the world with the highest number of users per administrator," said Gerald Cohen, CEO and founder of Information Builders. "As data discovery becomes increasingly important, our customers will benefit from the way we've incorporated it into the WebFOCUS platform, so they don't lose the benefits of the platform when they expand data discovery to more users."

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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, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.