As defined by BARC, a modern enterprise BI platform must be able to span traditional and explorative BI and analytics requirements for both standalone data and information applications, and when embedded in operational applications. The BARC Score ranking is based on the Center's expert analysis as well as data points from the industry's largest independent global survey of BI end users. The BI Survey 16, released last fall, revealed that Information Builders outperforms its competition in business benefits, operational BI, flexibility for users, and vendor support, among other metrics.
Information Builders was positioned as a market leader in the BARC Score Business Intelligence for Enterprise BI Platforms for achieving high marks across the two evaluation categories – Portfolio Capabilities and Market Execution. The company earned an exceptional score for the features and functionality of the WebFOCUS BI and analytics platform, and rated well across the sub-criteria for Market Execution, including sales and marketing strategy, financial performance, and customer feedback.
The flexibility and scalability of WebFOCUS' reporting capabilities were cited among the platform's key strengths, along with its "uniquely wide range of data sources" and inherent support for operational BI. The content export features of Information Builders' InfoAssist+ solution for ad hoc reporting, query and data discovery, and the company's InfoApps for the development of predefined interactive applications for business users were also highlighted as strengths in the assessment.
Dr. Carsten Bange, founder and CEO, BARC said:
"Information Builders' WebFOCUS merited strong ratings across all of the various functional areas we evaluated for this BARC Score, earning the company noteworthy positioning within the market leader class. From what our analysis revealed, Information Builders delivers a highly competitive, modern enterprise BI platform that has a long track record of success in supporting a breadth of key organizational requirements and use cases."
Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders, said:
"As a well-established, global company with decades of experience, our team is exclusively equipped to understand, anticipate, and respond to organizations' evolving BI and analytics needs. As a result, the WebFOCUS platform consistently receives high ratings in BARC assessments, and other industry evaluations, for its robust functionality and proven business value. Our position as a market leader in this BARC Score demonstrates that wisdom as well as our ability to remain on the cutting-edge of innovation."
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About Information Builders
Information Builders provides solutions for business intelligence (BI), analytics, data integration, and data quality that help drive performance improvements, innovation, and value. Through one set of powerful products, we enable organizations to serve everyone – analysts, non-technical users, even partners, customers, and citizens – with better data and analytics. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched with thousands of organizations relying on us as their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with global offices, 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.
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