SOURCE: Information Builders

June 10, 2008 13:23 ET

iWay Software Positioned in Challengers Quadrant in Analyst Report on B2B Gateway Software

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - iWay Software, a division of Information Builders and an innovator of enterprise integration solutions, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has named iWay to the Challengers Quadrant in the recently issued "Magic Quadrant for B2B Gateway Software Providers," issued June 3, 2008.

According to the Gartner report, "B2B gateway software is a form of integration middleware that's used to consolidate and centralize a company's multienterprise data, application and process integration, and interoperability requirements with external business partners." In Gartner's view, B2B gateway software "gives companies economies of scale, a deeper insight into the technical aspects of data, integration, transaction delivery, and process integration." It also "provides a central, reusable repository for external business partner profiles and processes," as well as "support for various data formats, mappings, transports and communication protocols, and security standards." 'Challengers' are defined as, "vendors that have focused significant resources on the market, but they have a narrower understanding of it, as well as a less impressive product strategy, or they've deliberately chosen to limit the scope of their product lines or commitment to the market."

"Over the past three years, iWay has made great inroads into the B2B market," said John Senor, president of iWay Software. "Our value-priced integration technology allows B2B-enabled systems to be incrementally upgraded as IT projects evolve. With a strong global support network from our relationship with Information Builders, we are able to work with customers no matter where they are in the world. We think Gartner's placement of iWay in the Challengers Quadrant in the B2B Gateway Software Vendors Quadrant shows we have a bright future for continued growth in the B2B market."

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product, or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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: "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: iwaysoftware.com

About Information Builders

As a leading independent business intelligence (BI) company for the past 30 years, Information Builders has provided innovative solutions to more than 12,000 customers, including most of the Fortune 100 and numerous U.S. federal government agencies. The company's flagship WebFOCUS product is the world's most widely used BI platform. Superior architecture and intuitive nature enables WebFOCUS to address the needs of everyone in the extended global enterprise -- executive, analytical, operational, and beyond. It provides the agility to adapt to changing business conditions with the security, scalability, and flexibility to support dozens to millions of users.

Unique to the company is the integration expertise it brings to the BI market. Information Builders iWay Software suite solves complex integration problems with pre-built components that require minimal custom programming. The award-winning combination of WebFOCUS and iWay give Information Builders customers the ability to embrace the company motto: "Everyone Makes Decisions."

Information Builders is committed to customer service excellence with a Professional Services division that specializes in building custom applications using WebFOCUS and iWay Software. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,450 people and has more than 350 business partners. Visit informationbuilders.com.

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