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Information Builders

December 10, 2014 08:20 ET

Information Builders Positioned as a Leader in Nucleus Research's Analytics Technology Matrix

Provider's Intuitive InfoApps™ and Customizable BI Portal Among Differentiators Recognized in Report

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 10, 2014) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that the company was positioned as a leader in Nucleus Research's most recent Analytics Technology Matrix. The report evaluated the company's BI and analytics platform, WebFOCUS, which is designed to meet the information delivery needs of all stakeholders.

According to the Analytics Value Matrix, "As BI vendors look to increasing competition in 2015, they are finding that broader adoption of analytics across the enterprise and the growth of data sources and volumes are presenting new challenges for customers." The report found that analytics opportunities related to the Internet of Things and the rise of data discovery are among the trends contributing to the industry's evolution. WebFOCUS ensures that the widest range of internal and external stakeholders can realize the potential of these and other trends, and use BI and analytics tools to improve decision-making.

The Nucleus report recognized Information Builders for having deployments with more than two million users and its pioneering approach to self-service BI. Among the competitive differentiators noted was the company's WebFOCUS BI Portal, which extends the benefits of BI and analytics to a broad user base while simultaneously reducing the reliance on IT. The BI Portal enables users to assemble their own dashboards and charts and tailor the content based on business need and consumption preference. The Analytics Value Matrix also highlighted the company's intuitive InfoApps™, which provide an "app store" delivery mechanism for specific business applications. Delivering highly interactive content such as data visualizations, charts and graphs, InfoApps ensure that even non-technical user groups can derive insights from enterprise data. In addition, Information Builders' device-agnostic approach enables InfoApps and other BI content to be easily consumed on all mobile operating systems.

"The analytics market has evolved significantly in recent years, and vendors are grappling with a number of changes as a result," said Rebecca Wettemann, vice president at Nucleus Research. "Leaders are balancing the needs of power users with the need to provide business users with ad hoc data visualization and analytics in context for rapid decision-making. Information Builders' positioning as a leader in our Matrix reflects its success in this endeavor. The company continues to deliver on its self-service and data visualization capabilities, while also ensuring that the resulting insights are based on sanctioned, validated information."

"Information Builders has always been committed to empowering the widest range of stakeholders with BI and analytics technology," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "In today's always-on environment, this ability has never been more critical. At the same time, it's imperative that organizations are able to ensure the quality and accuracy of their information. Our recognition as a leader in the Analytics Value Matrix demonstrates that we've innovated our offering in light of these and other variables, and that our customers are deriving value as a result."

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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.