SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

June 17, 2013 08:30 ET

WebFOCUS Cloud Express Provides UK Public Sector With Cost-Efficient Business Intelligence

Turnkey Solution Offered Through Partnership Between Information Builders and Amtex Solutions Limited

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2013) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that the company is working with Amtex Solutions Limited to provide the UK public sector with cost efficient BI-as-a-service. The solution, WebFOCUS Cloud Express, is part of the government's G-Cloud Framework and allows public sector entities to leverage advanced BI and analytics capabilities at a low cost.

BARC, Gartner, Ventana, and other research firms recognize Information Builders' WebFOCUS platform as one of the leading business analytics, business intelligence, and data integration platforms. With WebFOCUS Cloud Express, this trusted toolset is now available to the G-Cloud Framework, providing a secure turnkey solution for analytics, BI, data discovery, data visualization, and enterprise reporting. Offered in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model, it features an embedded data warehouse based on Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Its wizard-based data integration automatically uploads data and generates dashboards and reports that are delivered to e-mail clients, mobile devices, and web browsers. The agreement with Amtex Solutions Limited ensures that the public sector can realize these benefits and enjoy lower costs, reduced procurement times, a simpler tendering process, and a genuinely open and competitive marketplace.

"Information Builders formed our partnership with Amtex Solutions with a clear focus in mind to deliver on the expectations of the public sector for business analytics, offering a uniquely responsive, flexible, and dynamic platform for all the public sector's business intelligence requirements," said Peter Walker, UK and Ireland country manager, Information Builders UK Ltd.

"Information Builders has prepared an Express version of WebFOCUS, our flagship product, that is both very easy to use and yet extensible to handle full production applications," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "We are delighted to bring this product to the UK market with the G-Cloud program."

The WebFOCUS platform is used by UK public sector organizations, including Central North West London NHS Trust, Greater Manchester Police, Debt Management Office, and the Northern Ireland Civil Service.

WebFOCUS Cloud Express allows public sector entities to leverage high-performance, full-featured BI capabilities, such as:

  • 100 percent web-based deployment -- no additional client hardware or software to install or maintain
  • A single web-based environment for accessing and using all reporting, dashboards, and analysis capabilities
  • Wizard-style interfaces that lower the barrier to entry, simplifying all phases of the data definition and reporting process
  • User-friendly development tools that eliminate the need for SQL coding or object-oriented development expertise
  • Access to all the data across the organization via more than 26 pre-built data adapters
  • Distribution of reports and dashboards to users across all mobile platforms (Android and iOS) and web browsers in support of New Ways of Working initiatives
  • E-mail reports and dashboards to individuals or workgroups
  • Open APIs supporting REST, XML, and JSON for external system and content integration
  • IL2-compliant cloud infrastructure (IL3 later in year) deployment
  • ISO 9001- and ISO 27001-certified operations
  • 99.995 percent up-time guarantee
  • Highly secure IL2 environment for your data with virus protection, advanced router-level firewalling, denial of service (DoS) protection, regular security vulnerability assessment, and scanning

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Information Builders helps organizations transform data into business value. Our software solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, and drive growth. 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. 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 industry. Visit us at, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.

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