SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

December 02, 2010 08:30 ET

Oxford Properties Group Taps the Information Builders WebFOCUS BI Platform to Expand Enterprise Reporting Capabilities

Customer-Facing BI Solution Enables Commercial Real Estate Company to Gain New Ground

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 2, 2010) - Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that Oxford Properties Group has standardized on WebFOCUS to provide more advanced analysis and reporting capabilities. The commercial real estate company is tapping the platform to develop a BI solution that will encompass multiple platforms and databases, while delivering information from a data warehouse or production system.

A longtime Information Builders customer, Oxford built its Advanced Strategic Information Source (OASIS) reporting application using the WebFOCUS reporting platform. OASIS features a customer-facing portal with comprehensive information, providing Oxford's internal users and external clients with real-time access and reports on tenant history, accounts receivable, historic property information, as well as legal and financial data.

Oxford is developing a portal that will phase out the former menu-based reporting system. With the new system, users will be able to access content according to their role and level of access within the organization. For example, a director viewing the dashboard will have access to property information grouped by reporting region while an accounts receivable clerk will view only tenant names and details when logged into the portal. 

"Information Builders products have become a critical component of our foundational services," said Susan Wells, director of Systems and Programming at Oxford Properties Group. "WebFOCUS enabled us to create a flexible solution tailored to our specific needs, giving us more insight into our tenants and inventory of available space. The level of excellence we've achieved in our reporting environment is a huge selling point for us at Oxford."

"We take a lot of pride in our tenure as Oxford Properties Group's partner," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "Both the company and the industry have gone through tremendous changes since we first began working together, however, we've continued to facilitate a dynamic reporting environment that has helped Oxford remain at the top of its game."

About Oxford Properties Group
Oxford Properties Group, headquartered in Toronto, owns, develops, and manages commercial real estate globally, with a dominant Canadian base. With more than 1,300 employees in offices across the country, Oxford offers a wide array of services to its clients, including leasing space, managing tenant's satisfaction, collecting rent, processing bills, and tracking property values. Its portfolio consists of office towers, retail shopping centers, industrial parks, multi-residential properties, and luxury hotels.

About Information Builders
Information Builders' award-winning combination of business intelligence and enterprise integration software has been providing innovative solutions to more than 12,000 customers for the past 30 years. WebFOCUS is the world's most widely utilized business intelligence platform. It provides the security, scalability, and flexibility needed at every level of global extended enterprises. Its simplicity helps create executive, analytical, and operational applications that reach dozens to millions of users. Information Builders' iWay Software suite provides state of the art, multi-purpose, pre-built integration components that address all SOA, application, data and information management requirements. Its integration adapters have been adopted by the leading software platform providers. Information Builders also offers solutions in the performance management, business activity monitoring, and enterprise search markets. The company's comprehensive enterprise product offerings give Information Builders' customers the ability to grow and innovate according to their needs.

Information Builders' customers include most of the Fortune 100 and 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.

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