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Information Builders

October 01, 2014 08:41 ET

Information Builders Ranks First Across Peer Groups for Delivering Business Benefits in BARC's BI Survey 14

BI Provider Also Ranks High for Performance and Self-Service in Industry's Largest Independent Global Survey

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2014) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity and integration solutions, today announced that it led in a range of categories in the industry's largest independent global survey as the vendor delivering the highest level of business benefits. Conducted by German-based Business Application Research Center (BARC), the BI Survey 14 also found that Information Builders is distinguished from other BI vendors by its performance and support of self-service BI environments.

Information Builders' WebFOCUS BI platform was evaluated against numerous metrics in four peer groups: Large International BI Vendor, Large Scale Enterprise Reporting Vendor, Dashboard Vendor, and Ad Hoc Reporting Vendor. The company was the top-ranked vendor for delivering business benefits in every category and was the leader in facilitating project success in the Large International BI Vendor and Large Scale Enterprise Reporting Vendor peer groups. In addition, the company was consistently recognized across peer groups for the overall performance of its products and its vendor support in the Large International BI Vendor and Large Scale Enterprise Reporting Vendor peer groups.

The BARC survey also recognized Information Builders as the top-ranked supplier of operational BI tools and self-service BI environments in several peer groups. According to the report, the latter is becoming a functionality of increased enterprise interest as organizations look to extend the benefits of BI and analytics to all stakeholders.

Information Builders offers numerous solutions to address this need, including WebFOCUS InfoDiscovery, which allows even non-technical users to visually analyze complex data sets and improve data-driven decision-making. Another advantage of Information Builders' self-service solutions is the ability for organizations to build InfoApps™ and deliver specific business-focused BI applications with an "app store"-like experience for distributing them. With its ability to scale and support a large volume of users efficiently, Information Builders ensures that organizations can leverage InfoDiscovery, InfoApps, and its other self-service solutions to enable more widespread BI deployments without sacrificing speed or performance.

"When looking at overall performance, Information Builders' customers place the vendor in the first-place spot across a variety of product categories," said Dr. Carsten Bange, founder and CEO of BARC. "In addition to obtaining value from its products, the company's customers agree that it provides superior after-sales support -- a critical service where many vendors do not provide enough resources to meet the expectations of their customers."

"These and other results of the BI Survey demonstrate that Information Builders is well-positioned to deliver solutions that its enterprise customers need to compete in the highly competitive global economy of the 21st century. Ensuring that our customers realize the highest possible return on their BI investments is Information Builders' top priority," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "I'm honored to see us rank so highly in this latest BARC report. The results underscore that companies are continuing to derive value from traditional deployments, while simultaneously expanding the usage of BI tools and apps to an emerging crop of users. We look forward to continue supporting these efforts and helping organizations worldwide operate more efficiently through better access to information."

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About BARC
Business Application Research Center (BARC) - BARC-Research.com -- is a leading independent software industry analyst, delivering information to more than 1000 customers each year. For more than ten years, BARC has specialized in core research areas including data management and business intelligence as well as enterprise content management.

BARC publishes the largest end-user survey on business intelligence products -- The BI Survey -- and the most comprehensive collection of in-depth BI product evaluations and market analysis -- The BI Verdict (formerly known as The OLAP Report). More than 30 highly qualified professionals deliver 100 percent unbiased and well-founded knowledge about the software market with software evaluations, conferences, market research, and consulting. BARC has offices in the UK, France, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, as well as partners worldwide.

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.