SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

March 17, 2010 08:30 ET

World Wide Technology, Inc. Selects Information Builders WebFOCUS for Improved Enterprise-Wide Reporting

Highly Scalable Reporting Platform Helps Users Company-Wide Make Smarter Business Decisions

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 17, 2010) -  Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, has chosen Information Builders WebFOCUS BI platform to meet its growing, enterprise-wide reporting and dashboard needs. WWT uses WebFOCUS to create a self-service reporting environment for its more than 1,000 employees to improve efficiency and decision-making.

Through WebFOCUS, WWT will empower non-technical business users by allowing them to build, schedule, and automatically distribute custom reports and dashboards. The highly scalable solution will permit users throughout the organization to provide relevant and timely reports both internally and externally to customers and partners.

"With customers across the globe, we needed a reporting solution that could meet the demanding information requirements of our users," said Bhavani Amirthalingam, vice president of Information Technology at World Wide Technology, Inc. "With WebFOCUS, we will have a scalable solution that hundreds of users across the organization can easily access or create a variety of reports and dashboards. This self-service reporting environment will help our employees make improved business decisions on a daily basis." 

Prior to WebFOCUS, WWT employees had to request single one-off reports from the BI team. This puts a strain on the BI department as they support more than 1,000 individual reports and dashboards on an ongoing basis. WebFOCUS will enable WWT employees to work directly with the reports and data they need. Users can format reports to meet their individual preference, drill down to find relevant data, and create ad hoc queries. The result will be a more efficient and knowledgeable workforce and a better optimized IT organization.

"Efficiency is a critical component to running a successful business," said Gerald Cohen CEO and founder of Information Builders. "WebFOCUS puts information directly into the hands of business users, allowing them to bypass the IT department and access the information they need, when they need it, resulting in a more productive and efficient organization."

About World Wide Technology, Inc.
World Wide Technology, Inc. is a systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to the commercial, government, and telecom sectors. The company brings to market a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure, and technology to help its customers manage the planning, procurement, and deployment of IT products and solutions. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders, including Boeing; Sun Microsystems; Dell; Cisco Systems; EMC; HP; AT&T Inc.; VMware; NetApp, Inc.; Microsoft and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs more than 1,000 people and operates more than 1.7 million square-feet of warehousing, distribution, and integration space in 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information on World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.

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. More information is available at http://www.informationbuilders.com.

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