SOURCE: Information Builders

April 24, 2008 09:14 ET

iWay Software Customers Gather to Discuss Integration Strategies and Best Practices

Advisory Council Offers Insights Into Future of Integration Technologies

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) - iWay Software, an Information Builders company and an innovator of enterprise integration solutions, announced today that it has recently completed an iWay Advisory Council meeting at its headquarters in New York City. The two-day session brought together executives from leading organizations such as: Associated Wholesalers, BT, Century Business Services, Coty, Dexterra, Federal Reserve Bank, NAIC, PACCAR, Prym Consumer, Sunoco Incorporated, and TNT Express to discuss the future development of iWay software products and best practices for integration projects.

The key objective of the Advisory Council is to share customer implementation stories and discuss how iWay software can improve its offerings to help make integration projects easier and more valuable to organizations. John Senor, iWay Software president and J.T. Taylor, CTO, both shared presentations around the vision and future direction of iWay software with attendees. The group also heard directly from BT, Dexterra, and Prym on their current initiatives, challenges, and successes with the iWay software products.

"iWay Software understands the value of customer feedback and the importance of our input into the development of its products," said Gary Gallant, VP information management, Coty Inc. "This session brings together leading IT and business professionals from a cross-section of vertical markets to share our experiences with integration and SOA technologies. I don't think anyone ever leaves without a new idea or concept to bring back to their desks."

"This is one of the most valuable communication channels we have with our customers," said John Senor, president of iWay Software. "This forum gives us the opportunity to share product enhancements and development ideas with customers and allows them to share real-time feedback and concerns with us. Since the Advisory Council's inception four years ago, many enhancements to the product suite can be attributed directly to the insights we received from this group."

Other integration themes from the council included packaged applications, B2B protocols, SOA governance, XML, and business activity monitoring (BAM).

About iWay Software

iWay Software has been an innovator in the enterprise integration market for more than 10 years. The company's integration methodology is simple: it uses a single, integrated set of graphical design tools to assemble powerful pre-built components for enterprise-class B2B, A2A, or B2B2A integration scenarios -- without the use of custom code. The company delivers the fastest, most cost-effective, and simplest way to integrate and streamline critical business processes. iWay Software's vendor, platform, and protocol-neutral integration solutions fulfill the promise of SOA: true reusability.

iWay Software's rapid integration solutions help companies both large and small meet new business challenges without making their vital information investments obsolete. The company truly fulfills its motto: "iWay: Because Everything Should Work Together." With revenues topping $50 million in 2006, iWay Software is among the top 10 integration vendors worldwide and works with many Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit: http://www.iwaysoftware.com.

About Information Builders

As a leading independent business intelligence (BI) company, Information Builders has been providing innovative solutions to more than 12,000 customers for the past 30 years. The company's flagship WebFOCUS product is the world's most widely used business intelligence platform. Superior architecture and intuitive nature enables WebFOCUS to address the needs of everyone in the extended enterprise -- executive, analytical, operational, and beyond -- and provides the agility to adapt to changing business conditions. It provides the security, scalability, and flexibility needed at every level of the global organization and can support dozens to millions of users.

One of the company's greatest differentiators is the integration expertise it brings to the business intelligence market. Information Builders iWay Software suite solves complex integration problems with pre-built components that require minimal custom programming, together with a flexible enterprise architecture that can adapt to long-term change. The award-winning combination of WebFOCUS and iWay give Information Builders customers the ability to live up to the company motto: "Because Everyone Makes Decisions."

Customer service is at the core of every decision Information Builders makes. The company's Professional Services division specializes in building custom tailored applications using WebFOCUS and iWay Software. The company continues to successfully provide quality software and superior services to its customers, including most of the Fortune 100 and numerous U.S. federal government agencies. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,450 people and has more than 350 business partners. For more information visit http://www.informationbuilders.com.

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