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Information Builders Ranked as Top Vendor Among its Peers in Business Benefits and Operational BI in BARC’s The BI Survey 16
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Information Builders Ranked as Top Vendor Among its Peers in Business Benefits and Operational BI in BARC’s The BI Survey 16

by Insight World EditorOctober 18, 2016

Company Positioned as Top Ranked or Leading Vendor in the Large International BI Vendors Peer Group in 17 Categories

Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, announced that the industry’s largest independent global survey of BI end users ranked the company as the top vendor in numerous categories. Conducted by Germany-based Business Application Research Center (BARC), The BI Survey 16 found Information Builders outperforms its competition in business benefits, operational BI, flexibility for users, and vendor support, among other metrics.

This year’s The BI Survey rated Information Builders as the top large enterprise BI platforms vendor in 19 metrics and positioned it as leader in an additional six. In the large international BI vendors peer group, the company was a leader in 13 metrics, in addition to its top-ranked status in the aforementioned categories.

Key Highlights

  • Information Builders’ WebFOCUS BI and analytics platform was evaluated by BARC’s The BI Survey in two peer groups – Large international vendors and Large enterprise BI platforms
  • Information Builders ranked as the top vendor for business benefits, operational BI, flexibility for users, and vendor support in both peer groups
  • The company has achieved top rankings in these categories consistently over the last several years. For example, it ranked number one in both peer groups for operational BI and vendor support since 2013
  • WebFOCUS has been the top-rated large enterprise BI platform for business benefits since 2012 and has consistently improved its ranking in the category in its international peer group

BARC’s The BI Survey participants cited the flexibility and breadth of WebFOCUS as key competitive differentiators. The platform’s support for self-service analytics was noted as well. With the ad hoc reporting module InfoAssist Plus, WebFOCUS supports data discovery, ad hoc query, and visualization capabilities for business users. In addition, Information Builders’ InfoApps™, which allow for non-technical users to derive answers from relevant data sets. These combined capabilities ensure that business intelligence is not only for analysts and power users, but also for all stakeholders inside and outside of the enterprise to benefit from data-backed insights.

In addition to these features, Information Builders receives impressive results for its customer support which provides global, 24/7 access to assure companies’ implementation success.

Dr. Carsten Bange, founder and CEO, BARC said:

“Once again, Information Builders achieved outstanding results across a number of KPIs in both its peer groups. The company’s strong results in the business benefits and business value categories, among the most important measures in our Survey, demonstrate that its customers derive value from the product and its ability to help them attain their business goals.”

Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders, said:

“Information Builders’ customers are our company, and nothing is more important to us than their satisfaction. We continuously strive to ensure they are obtaining value from our solutions and we’re humbled to see this effort reflected by our positioning in the BI Survey. We take our customers’ trust in us to heart and are committed to ensuring they continue to reap the maximum returns on their business intelligence investments.”

Download The BARC BI Survey 16 report for Information Builders.

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