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Year in Review: Information Builders' 2016 Highlights
Data and Analytics Leader Examines Factors Contributing to Company's Sustained Growth
Feb. 17, 2017 10:06 AM
NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, is primed for a successful 2017 based upon the achievements of the past year. The company continues to focus on making trusted data and analytics accessible to wider audiences, claiming some of the industry's largest BI and analytics deployments worldwide via its WebFOCUS platform.
Information Builders is also helping its customers move beyond dashboards and data visualization tools to information applications, or InfoApps™. These InfoApps unlock more value by virtue of being aligned operationally with decision-makers and performance goals. On the data management side, the company has strengthened its big data portfolio – recognizing the potential of operationalizing Internet of Things (IoT) data – and packaged its data management solutions for easier consumption to drive process and analytics improvements enterprise-wide.
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Information Builders unveiled multiple product enhancements throughout 2016, including offering WebFOCUS in three editions – Enterprise Edition, Application Edition, and Business User Edition (BUE) – to meet all business needs. With the launch of WebFOCUS BUE, Information Builders is empowering business users to extract new and impactful value from their data without depending on IT or BI developers for assistance. Information Builders also strengthened its predictive analytics capabilities in 2016, enabling customers to spot patterns and trends in their data and make more informed decisions as a result.
Additional product highlights include:
- In-Document Analytics, portable, interactive analytical documents that package a data set with a combination of analytical views for self-service BI without requiring a server connection
- iWay Big Data Integrator, providing a native approach to Hadoop-based data integration and management to advance big data initiatives
- The introduction of natural language capabilities into WebFOCUS to increase the value and accessibility of analytics
Information Builders entered its fifth decade of operations in 2016, and marked the occasion with the signing of multiple new customer agreements. Among the organizations added to the company's global roster in 2016 were Concordia Plan Services, America Family Fitness, San Francisco State University, Nacional Financiera, the Spanish Inspectorate of Labor and Social Security, DataGen, and Florida Atlantic University.
Information Builders' customers were also honored by multiple industry award programs, among them BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, which was recognized with two IDG Enterprise awards for its Information Builders investment. Additional customer awards include:
Information Builders experienced numerous international highlights in 2016, in addition to signing new worldwide customer agreements. The company closed its largest international deal to date, expanding its existing relationship with Coty into a three-year, multimillion dollar partnership. Information Builders also opened new global offices and celebrated significant growth in Japan following the 2015 launch of WebFOCUS Evo, a local packaging of its WebFOCUS platform.
Highlights from Information Builders' partner program in 2016 include:
Information Builders ranked highly in numerous industry analyst reports in 2016, including Gartner's Magic Quadrants for Data Integration and Data Quality Tools, Dresner Advisory Services Wisdom of Crowds® BI Market Study, BARC's The BI Survey 16, and Ventana Research's Value Index for Mobile Analytics and Business Intelligence. To see the company's additional 2016 industry recognition, visit our website.
Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders said:
"2016 was truly a great year for our organization, our customers, and our partners. Through product innovation, new customer wins, and partner agreements, we strengthened our market-leading reputation and helped organizations do more with their information. In addition, we published our first book, Organizational Intelligence, offering prescriptive guidance for companies to monetize their data and gain competitive advantage. We look forward to building upon last year's achievements and helping current and future customers succeed in 2017, and in the years ahead."
About Information Builders
Information Builders provides solutions for business intelligence (BI), analytics, data integration, and data quality that help drive performance improvements, innovation, and value. Through one set of powerful products, we enable organizations to serve everyone – analysts, non-technical users, even partners, customers, and citizens – with better data and analytics. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched with thousands of organizations relying on us as their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with global offices, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at informationbuilders.com, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.
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