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Information Builders Recognized as Leader in Dresner Advisory Services Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study

Company Scored Highest Among Its Peers in the "Established Pure-Play Vendors" Category (May 30, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 05/30/12 -- Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI), information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that the company was ranked as a leader for the third consecutive year by the Dresner Advisory Services Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study™.

Dresner analyzed 17 different vendors for the report, and Information Builders scored highest among its peers in the "Established Pure-Play Vendors" category. The company was recognized for exceeding its peer group in virtually every metric included in the study, achieving the highest scores in sales, value, product, support, and consulting categories.

In its third year, Dresner's Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study has expanded its market data and analysis to incorporate traditional and emerging technologies and initiatives that play a strategic role in respondents' BI efforts. Among the added areas were emerging issues such as social BI, complex event processing, and text analysis, as well as established areas of warehousing, end-user self-service, and dashboards. According to survey respondents, "dashboards," "data warehousing," "data mining and advanced algorithms," and "mobile device support" lead the list of high-priority technology initiatives.

"In today's competitive BI landscape, IT decision-makers and line-of-business end users are always seeking solutions that will meet their needs in a reliable, timely, and actionable manner," said Howard Dresner, president and founder of Dresner Advisory Services. "Information Builders has achieved the top position in its market segment for a third consecutive year, exceeding the peer group average for virtually all metrics. It is above the average for the entire sample, and is ranked a 'top 10' for nearly every category."

"This latest Dresner report underscores that BI adoption is on the rise as organizations implement a multitude of new initiatives to meet evolving technology priorities," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "Information Builders is proud to be recognized so highly in the Dresner report for the third consecutive year as it reflects our continued dedication to delivering ahead-of-the-game solutions to our customers."

About Dresner Advisory Services
Dresner Advisory Services was formed by Howard Dresner, an independent analyst, author, lecturer and business adviser. Dresner Advisory Services, LLC focuses on creating and sharing thought leadership for business intelligence (BI) and performance management (PM). More information can be found at

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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