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Information Builders

November 14, 2013 08:32 ET

Information Builders Ranks First in "Large International Vendor" Peer Group in BARC's BI Survey 13

Business Intelligence Provider Bests Competition in Business Achievement and Performance Satisfaction in Industry's Largest Independent Global Survey

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2013) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that it was ranked highest in numerous categories across multiple peer groups in The BI Survey 13, conducted by German-based Business Application Research Center (BARC). The report, the industry's largest independent, international survey of BI users, recognized Information Builders for achieving top results and delivering business benefits to a wide array of users.

The BI Survey 13 evaluated Information Builders' BI platform, WebFOCUS, in three peer groups -- Large International Vendor, Enterprise Reporting, and Dashboard Vendor. The company was ranked highest on numerous key performance indicators (KPIs) in the Large International Vendor group, including business benefits, business achievement, user recommendation, and support, besting other large vendors such as IBM Cognos, QlikTech, MicroStrategy, and SAS. Information Builders was also ranked high in these categories in the Enterprise Reporting and Dashboard peer groups, demonstrating the strength of its platform across use cases, geographies, and customer implementations.

Information Builders was recognized for its high performance satisfaction scores in every peer group and was a leading Dashboard vendor likely to be chosen as standard by respondents in multi-product sites. The report also noted Information Builders' strength in self-service BI, highlighting that its flexible platform allows users to develop individual BI applications quickly. These rankings suggest that WebFOCUS can easily meet the information delivery needs of numerous stakeholders of varying degrees of technical abilities and data requirements.

"Information Builders achieves consistently good results across its peer groups, revealing that customers are achieving business benefits from its tools," said Dr. Carsten Bange, founder and CEO of BARC. "The company offers a highly flexible BI suite and has achieved good results in the business achievement category. It is remarkable that it performed better in this important category than all the larger vendors."

"Information Builders is committed to helping all stakeholders utilize business intelligence tools to optimize decision-making and improve performance," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "As such, we're incredibly honored by our high rankings across all of our peer groups in the BI Survey. The results demonstrate that we're continuing to bring value to traditional BI users while also delivering self-service capabilities to non-technical business groups, as well as users outside of the firewall. As more organizations expand their information management strategies to encompass the needs of all internal and external parties, we believe the flexibility of our platform will continue to be a key competitive differentiator on a global scale."

To access the The BI Survey 13, please visit: informationbuilders.com/go/BARC13.

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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