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Information Builders Ranks Amongst Leaders in Latest Dresner Mobile BI Report

Business Intelligence Leader Once Again Recognized for Strength of Mobile Capabilities and Device Integration (December 14, 2011)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/14/11 -- Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that the company was ranked as one of the leaders in a new Dresner Advisory Report, "Mobile Business Intelligence Market Study," scoring a 16 out of 22 possible points for the strength of its WebFOCUS Mobile BI platform. Dresner analyzed 24 different vendors for the report and recognized Information Builders as a leading provider of mobile BI technology, based upon mobile platform coverage and integration and support for key Business Intelligence features and functions. The survey results position Information Builders as a top five mobile BI vendor.

The updated Dresner Advisory Services report marks the third installment since mid-2010 and provides the most accurate depiction of the mobile BI landscape to date. The findings outline the growing importance of mobile BI technology in the enterprise, with 68 percent of respondents stating they now see mobile BI as either "critical" or "very important" to their businesses -- compared to 52 percent in 2010. Business intelligence technology was also recognized as one of the top three capabilities in high demand in the enterprise, following e-mail and personal information management.

The survey findings indicate a dramatic shift in actual deployments and plans for mobile BI platforms, favoring the iPhone, iPad, and Android tablets. With Information Builders' WebFOCUS Mobile BI platform, users have the ability to work across all smartphones and tablets. In addition to the benefits of this device independence, WebFOCUS provides users with the same functionality of a traditional desktop BI experience, including alerts, KPI monitoring, drill-down navigation, filtering, analysis, and real-time data refresh.

"This report underscores that the industry is in the midst of a profound shift toward mobile BI and mobile computing," said Howard Dresner, president and founder of Dresner Advisory Services. "Our latest findings show strong evidence that mobile BI is taking hold across all geographies, industries, functions, and organization sizes."


"Since the last Dresner Advisory report in February, the demand for mobility has significantly increased and Information Builders' mobile BI solution continues to streamline business processes to enhance productivity," said Gerald Cohen, CEO and president of Information Builders. "As more organizations clamor for access to information on the go, Information Builders' WebFOCUS Mobile BI gives users the ability to get critical decision-making data on demand, from the mobile platform of their choosing. We are honored to be recognized so highly in the Dresner report and look forward to continuing the evolution of our mobile BI technology."

Dresner Advisory Services is an independent research organization dedicated to delivering innovative insight into the business intelligence and performance management markets. More information can be found at www.howarddresner.com

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 informationbuilders.com. For ongoing news, go to informationbuilders.com/new or follow Information Builders at @infobldrs.

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Press Contacts
Kathleen Moran
Information Builders
(917) 339-6313
kathleen_moran@ibi.com

Kate Finigan
LEWIS PR
(617) 226-8847
informationbuilders@lewispr.com


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