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Ventana Research Names Information Builders Top Vendor in 2015 Value Index for Analytics and BI

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 13, 2015) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that it was ranked as the top overall vendor in the 2015 Ventana Research Value Index for Analytics and Business Intelligence. The evaluation was based on the company's WebFOCUS solution, a comprehensive BI and analytics platform that delivers rich, consumable real-time insights to the widest range of employees, analysts, partners, and customers.

The Ventana Research Value Index evaluated 15 BI and analytics providers across seven categories, five of which are product related: usability, manageability, reliability, capability, and adaptability. Rounding out the seven are two customer assurance categories: vendor validation and total cost of ownership/return on investment (TCO/ROI). While many providers ranked well, Information Builders outperformed the competition by providing "an exceptional user experience and a complete integrated portfolio of data management, predictive analytics, visual discovery, and operational intelligence capabilities in a single platform."

The Value Index report notes that recent developments in BI software are contradicting the prevalent view from years past that the category had reached maturity. Today, the industry is experiencing advancements in the areas of visual discovery tools and cloud-based applications. Reflecting this evolution, WebFOCUS InfoDiscovery is a web-based self-service tool that enables analysts to decipher data from myriad disparate sources to create beautiful and compelling data visualizations. Information Builders' InfoApps™, another key element of the WebFOCUS product suite, enable a broader user base to operationalize insights and deliver monetary value. Accessible via an easy app store-like experience, InfoApps bring BI and analytics insights to the masses by delivering them directly to mobile devices in an easy to analyze and manipulate format. These features speak to the product's continuing evolution that perpetuates the powerful, industry-leading BI and analytics capabilities that WebFOCUS has offered for decades.

"Today's dynamic BI and analytics landscape presents many exciting opportunities for companies across industries," said Tony Cosentino, vice president and research director, Ventana Research. "The Ventana Research Value Index for Analytics and Business Intelligence evaluates leading vendors across seven areas that are critical for successful offerings, and results indicate a strong array of contenders and a bright outlook for the industry. We look forward to the future of BI and analytics and to seeing how offerings like WebFOCUS will continue to develop and deliver business changing value in the coming years."

"Information Builders goes to great lengths to ensure that we're always evolving and improving our offerings to cater to the developing needs of the 21st century consumer," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders. "In addition to powerful BI and analytics capabilities, a high-level user experience is also a critical component of a successful offering, and we take great pride in the accessibility of WebFOCUS and its ability to bring BI and analytics insights to a broad user base. We are thrilled to be named a top vendor by Ventana Research. This honor speaks to our unwavering dedication to delivering the highest quality products and services for our customers."

Access Ventana Research's 2015 Value Index for Analytics and Business Intelligence report today.

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 informationbuilders.com, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.