SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

June 01, 2015 08:00 ET

Information Builders Recognizes Customers With 2015 Awards of Distinction

Recipients Honored by BI and Analytics Leader at Annual Summit User Conference

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Jun 1, 2015) -  At its annual Summit User Conference, Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced the winners of its 2015 Awards of Distinction. The program recognizes the company's customers from a variety of industries for innovative use of technology and commitment to improving business processes through better access to data.

Information Builders will present the following companies with Awards of Distinction during the opening ceremony at Summit 2015:

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, the largest health plan in the state with approximately 3 million members, leveraged BI and analytics to deliver better quality service and improve customer health. The organization tapped Information Builders' WebFOCUS platform to create a Provider Quality Portal that enables contracted healthcare providers to engage non-compliant plan members and close gaps in care.

Hertz, the largest worldwide airport general use car rental company, has used Information Builders' WebFOCUS to innovate a new web-based tool for the automotive insurance replacement market. The tool provides real-time Hertz rental reporting and analytics to repair shops through a web portal. Hertz's portal provides key parties involved in a vehicle claim -- insurance companies, body shops, and Hertz -- access to real-time BI and analytics to manage performance indicators and improve service to the customer. 

Michigan State Police turned to Information Builders to develop a more consistent method for gathering and analyzing accident and crime data among its more than 1,000 law enforcement agents. Together, the organizations created a Law Enforcement Analytics (LEA) dashboard, allowing commanders to monitor their troopers, review crime rates, and determine where traffic accidents occur, among other functionalities. An Esri integration offers powerful mapping functionality, and WebFOCUS Active Technologies ensure users can easily analyze and manipulate the data even in the field.

Tata Steel, one of the world's largest steel producers, uses Information Builders' technology to improve visibility into its materials pipeline and link its global supply chain with real-time data. The company's WebFOCUS and iWay integration technology support a system called RAPID, which gathers data about stocks, deliveries, invoices, production plans, and more. As a result of RAPID's implementation, Tata has reduced costs and accelerated the integration of its European operation while simultaneously enhancing information sharing throughout the organization.

Vree Health develops and markets population health management solutions that bring together technology and personal care, giving patients, family caregivers, and providers the help they need. The company's technology platform, EngageAdvantage, integrates with workflows and centralizes the patient's health information, enabling healthcare providers to create personalized care plans. In order to create a copy of the electronic health records and ensure the accuracy of patient data, Vree Health turned to Information Builders' iWay Integration and Master Data Suites. The latter creates a patient index that correctly identifies each patient across all providers, while the iWay Integration Suite interfaces EngageAdvantage with the information systems of numerous healthcare providers.

Partner Award

Sila Solutions Group is a technology consulting firm that combines familiarity with Information Builders technology with deep domain expertise supported by technical, engineering, and analytic excellence. These diverse capabilities help companies improve enterprise performance, enhance customer experiences, and achieve innovative solutions to complex business problems. As an Information Builders partner, Sila SG works closely with customers to ensure they realize the full potential of their clients' solutions and platforms.

"Better access to information has the ability to streamline operations and deliver tangible, bottom-line benefits," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "Our 2015 Awards of Distinction recipients demonstrate the transformative power of data, and we congratulate them on their market-leading efforts to use BI and analytics to improve processes."

Taking place May 31 through June 4 in Kissimmee, Florida, Summit 2015 unites over 1,000 global attendees to discuss trends and innovations in BI and analytics. The event will kickoff with a keynote from Hudson Hollister, founder and executive director of the Data Transparency Coalition. The session, "Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Outcomes," will focus on the DATA Act, which seeks to adopt data standards in federal spending and other legislative proposals. For real-time insights from the keynote and other Summit sessions, follow Information Builders on Twitter @infobldrs, and join the conversation using the #IBSummit hashtag.

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, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.