SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

May 20, 2013 11:34 ET

Information Builders Recognized as Leader in Dresner Advisory Services Wisdom of Crowds® BI Market Study

Company Bests Competition for Fourth Consecutive Year by Scoring Highest in the "Established Pure-Play Vendors" Category

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 20, 2013) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that the company was ranked as a leader for the fourth consecutive year by the Dresner Advisory Services Wisdom of Crowds ® BI Market Study.

The 2013 study analyzed 23 technology vendors across six market segments. Information Builders scored highest among the competition in the "Large Established Pure-Play Vendors" category, exceeding both its peer group and overall averages across every metric in the study, including sales, value, and support. Respondents also gave Information Builders a perfect recommended score. The report also recognizes Information Builders for numerous product functionalities such as ease of use, scalability, and completeness of functionality.

The Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study, in its fourth year of publication, analyzes BI usage trends, technology priorities, implementation goals, and deployment successes. The 2013 report found executive management, finance, and operations to be the chief functions driving BI, with dashboards, self-service, and data visualization among the top priorities. Respondents also pointed to text analytics, social media analysis, and embedded BI as areas of prioritization, and noted competitive advantage and enhancing customer service as among the goals of BI implementations.

"Organizations need comprehensive, robust BI tools to efficiently and effectively manage the wealth of information within the enterprise," said Howard Dresner, founder and Chief Research Officer of Dresner Advisory Services. "At the same time, it's critical that the vendors behind these technologies provide ongoing consultation and support to help companies design an information management strategy that meets their needs."

"The 2013 Dresner study highlights that companies are now viewing BI not as a back-office technology, but rather as an investment that can deliver significant financial and operational value," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "This is a benefit Information Builders has always strived to facilitate by making our solutions widely accessible, easy to use, and customizable to individual company, department, and end-user need. We're honored by our ongoing high recognition in the Dresner report as it underscores that our customers are relying upon our technology to reap the maximum return on their information investment."

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About Dresner Advisory Services
Dresner Advisory Services was formed by Howard Dresner, an independent analyst, author, lecturer, and business adviser. Dresner Advisory Services, LLC focuses on creating and sharing thought leadership for business intelligence (BI) and performance management (PM). More information can be found at howarddresner.com.

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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