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Information Builders Named a Leader in Advanced Data Visualization Platforms by Independent Research Firm

WebFOCUS Recognized for Robust Integration Platform as Well as Visual Discovery, Data Exploration, and Interactive Reporting (July 20, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 07/20/12 -- Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that Forrester Research, Inc. has named the company a "Leader" in its July 2012 report, "The Forrester Wave™: Advanced Data Visualization (ADV) Platforms, Q3, 2012," by Boris Evelson and Noel Yuhanna.

The report, which focused on 14 ADV vendors, considered three main sets of criteria in its assessment: current offering, strategy, and market presence. The report found that while technology had previously created major roadblocks for successful ADV applications, the majority of vendors now offer function-rich, robust, scalable platforms and that multiple design and implementation best practices are now crucial to successful ADV applications.

In the report, Evelson and Yuhanna note that Information Builders delivers ADV embedded in WebFOCUS, its robust BI and integration platform. They describe "a hidden gem inside WebFOCUS: the Visual Discovery product, which offers a respectable in-memory data exploration and discovery alternative to other well-known in-memory BI vendors." Forrester also recognizes the "intuitive" InfoAssist query builder and "highly interactive" Active Technology reports.

"Presentation greatly enhances both the quantity and quality of the business insight organizations can glean from data," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "At Information Builders, we strive to create products that are not only technologically advanced under the hood, but also visually appealing and intuitive for the end user as well, regardless of their skill level. We believe that Forrester's recognition of Information Builders' WebFOCUS as a leader in the ADV solution space shows that we have been successful in our efforts."

About Information Builders
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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