SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

April 03, 2012 08:00 ET

OFS Brands Selects Information Builders to Provide Real-Time Mobile Business Intelligence

Information Builders' WebFOCUS Chosen to Automate Real-Time Mobile Reporting

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 3, 2012) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI), information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that OFS Brands, a leading supplier of contract furniture, has standardized on Information Builders' WebFOCUS BI platform to enable its sales force to access customer information and reports remotely on their iPads®.

OFS Brands had been relying on its IT department to generate on the fly, ad hoc reports as they were requested by the organization. This model did not scale with organizational growth and impeded timely decision-making. With WebFOCUS, associates are able to quickly and effectively access information remotely via their iPads®, improving customer service and freeing the IT department to focus on other strategic initiatives.

"With Information Builders and WebFOCUS, we were able to deploy one solution that was flexible and powerful enough to satisfy the requirements of all our users," said Scott Franzel, director of Information Technologies for OFS Brands. "We wanted to provide the capability to access information in the office, on the road, or at home, therefore there was a large emphasis placed on mobility."

OFS Brands has currently deployed WebFOCUS for roughly 30 users to date, with future plans to expand. "Users continue to provide high praise of the solution and they continue to share stories of how they are using the information for everyday decisions," said Tim Hopper, application delivery manager of OFS Brands. "Being mobile allows access to this information anytime and anywhere which has been extremely powerful."

"When it comes to mobile BI, it shouldn't be viewed as a luxury, it's a necessity," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "We've designed our solution from the ground-up to allow for business professionals to access and manipulate their data no matter what type of device they're using -- be it a phone, tablet or desktop. Today's announcement with OFS Brands validates our approach."

About OFS Brands
OFS Brands, Inc. is a family owned corporation, headquartered in Huntingburg, Indiana, and is committed to providing socially responsible furniture and logistic solutions through better design, excellent performance, and innovative products and services. For more information, contact Phil Mehringer, executive director of Marketing, OFS Brands, Inc., or 800-521-5381x7631.

About Information Builders
Information Builders' software and services help organizations transform data into business value. Our solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, improve employee performance, and drive growth.

WebFOCUS and iWay products cover all information needs -- from data inception to information quality and delivery. The market's leading business intelligence platform, WebFOCUS scales easily to extend the power of analytics to everyone. iWay products simplify the integration of complex data and application environments to deliver projects on-time and on-budget, and help to capture lost revenue and eliminate hidden costs generated by inaccurate data.

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 for developing and executing a world-class information strategy. We are also a major provider to leading technology vendors such as HP, IBM, Oracle, SAP, Teradata, and Amdocs. 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 software industry. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs.

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