SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

May 02, 2011 08:00 ET

Information Builders Recognized in Leading Analyst Firm's Business Intelligence User Survey

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that its WebFOCUS BI platform was favorably reviewed by end users in Garner's recent "BI Platforms User Survey, 2011: Customers Rate Their BI Platform Vendor Cost of Ownership."(1)

Conducted in November 2010 as part of its research for the "Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms" -- in which Information Builders was positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant -- the user survey asked BI professionals to rate the cost of various BI platform vendors as well as key components that contribute to the cost of a BI platform -- ease of use, complexity of deployment, implementation fees, and overall business benefit -- and the individual factors affecting these components across vendor type. Information Builders' WebFOCUS platform offers the lowest cost per user, achieving above average ease of use, complexity of deployment, and overall business benefits.

"Cost is becoming an increasingly vital consideration for decision-makers when evaluating a BI platform, which makes our recognition as the vendor with the lowest cost of ownership across all categories an incredibly important distinction," said Gerald Cohen, CEO and president of Information Builders. "Regardless of enterprise size or the type of vendor ultimately selected, it's crucial that end users are confident they are getting the best value for their investment both at the start of the implementation and during the administration of the application life cycle. This has always been a goal for us at Information Builders, and we're pleased that WebFOCUS is regarded as a sound strategy investment by users who report lower costs per user across all categories."

WebFOCUS is a comprehensive solution integrating BI, performance management, data integrity, and robust analytics. Customers from a variety of verticals tap WebFOCUS to foster better decision-making throughout the enterprise and make sense of the wealth of information within their organization. With the ability to tailor dashboards, charts, and reporting tools to individual needs and specifications, WebFOCUS allows companies to build customizable, large-scale platforms that provide rich insight into business data at all facets of the organization.

[1] Sallam, Rita. "BI Platforms User Survey, 2011: Customers Rate Their BI Platform Vendor Cost of Ownership," Gartner Research, March 2011.

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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.

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