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Information Builders Ranked as a Leader in Analyst Firm's Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms

Evaluation Is Based Upon Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision (February 09, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/09/12 -- Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has placed the company in the Leaders Quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms," based upon the evaluation of its WebFOCUS BI solution suite.

Information Builders' WebFOCUS platform provides users with access to rich data and analytical capabilities through features such as dashboards, portable analytics, and ad hoc reporting. Because of the platform's intuitive design, even non-technical users, such as operational employees, can enjoy the same level of data analysis and advanced reporting as their counterparts in IT. The solution is increasingly used by Information Builders' customers to extend data analysis outside of the enterprise, enabling these organizations to boost loyalty and customer satisfaction by putting valuable data in the hands of end users. WebFOCUS' robust solutions are available via the mobile platform, allowing users to receive and manipulate reports on their smartphone or tablet of choice. The solution is also integrated with Information Builders' iWay Information Management platform, which adds real-time data profiling, data quality management (DQM), and master data management (MDM) capabilities into the solution set.

According to the report, "In 2011, the BI platform market expansion was influenced by significant increases in demand from a wide array of users: line workers, business analysts, advanced analytic professionals, business executives, customers/constituents, partners, regulators, and IT professionals. Each user type, along with their associated use cases, brought lots of variety to BI, well beyond the core query, reporting, and analysis capabilities BI platforms have long been known for."

"Business intelligence is increasingly recognized for the value it brings not just to the IT team, but also to operational employees, external customers, and stakeholders alike," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "As this usage becomes more pervasive, we're honored to be placed as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. We believe this recognition is a testament to WebFOCUS' intuitive, flexible nature and ability to deliver rich, customizable insights to every user, regardless of their level of technical expertise."

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About the Magic Quadrant
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About Information Builders
Information Builders provides software and services that bring smarter decision-making and streamlined processes to leading organizations in business, government, and education worldwide. The company's software is installed in tens of thousands of locations, servicing millions of users. Its WebFOCUS business intelligence (BI) platform delivers massively scalable information applications, analytics, and customer-facing portals to the new generation of information users to deliver game-changing business results. Its iWay Software integration platform allows enterprises to leverage all of their information resources to streamline internal and business-to-business processes while escalating the overall accessibility and integrity of information regardless of environmental complexity. Headquartered in New York City with 60 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,350 people and has established significant industry partnerships. Visit Information Builders at For ongoing news, go to or follow Information Builders at @infobldrs.

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