SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

October 11, 2011 08:00 ET

Information Builders Recognized Highly in End User BI Survey

Business Intelligence Leader Takes First Place in Peer Groups for Goal Achievement and Quality/Support in Industry's Largest Independent Survey

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2011) - Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that in a broad survey of organizations using business intelligence software products, the company achieved the highest score in numerous categories. Information Builders was included in both the Enterprise BI and BI Giants peer groups, and was recognized for its performance on KPIs including goal achievement, performance, agility, scalability and support. The BI Survey 10, conducted by Business Application Research Center (BARC), is the world's largest independent survey of business intelligence users, with about 3,000 respondents.

Information Builders' BI solution, WebFOCUS, was ranked highest in overall quality and support in the Enterprise BI Tools peer group. Being the best provider of quality and support is critical to customer satisfaction and also key to making projects sustainable. Additional categories of note where Information Builders ranked highly include goal achievement, performance and scalability. The company's good results in business achievement speaks to Information Builders' ability to quickly get BI projects implemented, which can prove challenging for enterprise projects which often have changing goals. Information Builders' high ranking in scalability is testament to WebFOCUS' ability to support any number or type of user, both internal and external, and any type of reporting or analysis application. As BI becomes increasingly pervasive among enterprise employees, partners and clients, Information Builders' strength in scalability will be a critical differentiator for customers.

Additionally, Information Builders was recognized as a number one performer in the Enterprise BI peer group in the area of real-time analysis, beating out IBM Cognos and MicroStrategy. The integration and data management capabilities of Information Builders' iWay subsidiary give the company a unique ability to deal with some common constraints associated with real-time analysis, and BARC's analysts pointed to this strength as a key differentiator in the company's position in this category.

"This recognition as a leader amongst our competition is testament to the fact that Information Builders' collaborative approach to providing BI solutions is meeting users' critical business needs," said Gerald Cohen, CEO and president of Information Builders. "Our position in the BARC report further validates that Information Builders is a leader in enterprise BI offerings for any size organization."

"Information Builders achieved the highest score across eight KPIs in the Enterprise BI peer group, and also won six of the same KPIs in the BI Giants peer group," said Barney Finucane, author of The BI Survey 10. "The results of the survey indicate Information Builders' strength in scalability, agility, support and product quality."

WebFOCUS is a robust BI solution with an analytic engine that provides interactive capabilities for users to monitor, track and drive performance. Information Builders recently launched WebFOCUS Mobile BI, giving customers access to this same level of business analytics from any mobile device, application or browser. More information can be found at http://www.informationbuilders.com/products/webfocus.

About Information Builders
Information Builders provides software and services that bring smarter decision-making and streamlined processes to leading organizations in business, government, and education worldwide. The company's software is installed in tens of thousands of locations, servicing millions of users. Its WebFOCUS business intelligence (BI) platform delivers massively scalable information applications, analytics, and customer-facing portals to the new generation of information users to deliver game-changing business results. Its iWay Software integration platform allows enterprises to leverage all of their information resources to streamline internal and business-to-business processes while escalating the overall accessibility and integrity of information regardless of environmental complexity. Headquartered in New York City with 60 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,350 people and has established significant industry partnerships. Visit Information Builders at informationbuilders.com. For ongoing news, go to informationbuilders.com/new or follow Information Builders at @infobldrs.

About BARC
Business Application Research Center -- BARC -- www.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% 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, and partners worldwide.

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