SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

February 27, 2012 08:00 ET

Information Builders' WebFOCUS Platform Implemented in More Than 1,000 Companies Throughout Japan

Ease of Use, Scalability, and Cost Effectiveness Driving High Growth in the Market

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 27, 2012) - Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that its WebFOCUS BI platform has been implemented by more than 1,000 Japanese companies as of the end of January 2012.

WebFOCUS provides users with the ability to view data in interactive dashboards and drill down into specific categories as needed, enabling organizations to give customers the ability to interact with data without requiring significant changes to their IT infrastructure.

WebFOCUS has been used by leading Japanese companies across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, communications, distribution, and finance, as well as public organizations. The platform has received high praise from customers, specifically in regard to its superior development productivity, intuitive operability, and the CPU-based license system, which enables large-scale deployment at a low cost.

In August 2011, WebFOCUS was awarded first prize in the Information Analysis/Decision-Support Software category in Nikkei Computer's 16th Customer Satisfaction Survey, a strong testament to the platform's usability and functionality, as well as its positive reception within a culture that places high value on customer service.

"Reaching the 1,000 deployment mark in Japan is a significant milestone for Information Builders as we continue to expand globally and serve clients across diverse industries as well as geographic regions," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "Information Builders is now operating in 90 countries worldwide, which speaks volumes to the global demand for business intelligence technology and the business value that our WebFOCUS solution delivers. We're thrilled to have seen such success in the Japanese market, and we'll continue to improve and build on our products to best serve our global customer base moving forward."

K.K. Ashisuto, the Japanese WebFOCUS reseller, provides services to continuously improve customer satisfaction in more than 1,000 enterprises. The organization works closely with Information Builders as a bridge between the customers and the developers to facilitate product improvement, enhancement, and stability.

About K.K. Ashisuto
K.K. Ashisuto is the distributor of a broad range of package software, independent of hardware/software manufacturers. We combine our know-how with multiple software and services and provide support for each area of information utilization, operation, database in the implemented systems. We are celebrating our 40th year anniversary this year, and we are ever more committed to provide the tools and services combined in such a way to perform beyond their original capability. Visit

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 For ongoing news, go to or follow Information Builders at @infobldrs.

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