Information Builders Closes Strongest First Quarter In 26-Year Company History

Business Intelligence Leader Bucks the Trend with Explosive

Revenue Growth in Technology Marketplace



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Information Builders

    NEW YORK, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Information
 Builders, the leader in Web Business Intelligence, has closed the books on its
 most successful first-quarter sales to date, with overall revenues growing 20
 percent from the first quarter in 2000.
     In an economic climate that has negatively impacted many companies in the
 technology sector, Information Builders is experiencing unprecedented growth,
 due in large part to the demand for the company's popular WebFOCUS business
 intelligence solution. In the United States alone, sales for WebFOCUS
 increased 67 percent ahead of last year's first quarter.
     The company also credits its international sales program and burgeoning
 consulting division as factors in this rapid revenue growth.
     "There's a real need for companies to implement the type of data solutions
 we provide, and we deliver a solid, effective solution," said Gerald D. Cohen,
 president and CEO, Information Builders. "Fortunately, the general downturn in
 the technology market has not greatly affected our growth or opportunities in
 the business intelligence market."
     Information Builders' success with its award-winning business intelligence
 product suite has been chronicled during the past several months, including
 being cited by industry research and analyst firm IDC for particularly strong
 growth for WebFOCUS in its report "Information Access Tools: 2000 Worldwide
 Forecast and Analysis."
 
     WebFOCUS is a complete business intelligence solution that delivers
 information easily and instantly to users across an enterprise. WebFOCUS helps
 companies and governmental organizations build and deploy Web reporting and
 transactional systems over intranets, extranets, or the Internet for
 production reporting, complex analysis, supply chain management, customer
 relationship management, or self-service application solutions.
 
     About Information Builders
     Information Builders is the leader in Web business intelligence.
 Headquartered in New York, Information Builders helps companies and government
 organizations improve their mission-critical operations by transforming data
 into usable intelligence and delivering it through the Internet. With its
 market-leading WebFOCUS product, Information Builders boasts more than 9,000
 global customer sites, including 93 of the Fortune 100, among its current
 customers. The company employs 2,000 professionals worldwide and generated
 revenues exceeding $300 million in 2000.
 
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    NEW YORK, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Information
 Builders, the leader in Web Business Intelligence, has closed the books on its
 most successful first-quarter sales to date, with overall revenues growing 20
 percent from the first quarter in 2000.
     In an economic climate that has negatively impacted many companies in the
 technology sector, Information Builders is experiencing unprecedented growth,
 due in large part to the demand for the company's popular WebFOCUS business
 intelligence solution. In the United States alone, sales for WebFOCUS
 increased 67 percent ahead of last year's first quarter.
     The company also credits its international sales program and burgeoning
 consulting division as factors in this rapid revenue growth.
     "There's a real need for companies to implement the type of data solutions
 we provide, and we deliver a solid, effective solution," said Gerald D. Cohen,
 president and CEO, Information Builders. "Fortunately, the general downturn in
 the technology market has not greatly affected our growth or opportunities in
 the business intelligence market."
     Information Builders' success with its award-winning business intelligence
 product suite has been chronicled during the past several months, including
 being cited by industry research and analyst firm IDC for particularly strong
 growth for WebFOCUS in its report "Information Access Tools: 2000 Worldwide
 Forecast and Analysis."
 
     WebFOCUS is a complete business intelligence solution that delivers
 information easily and instantly to users across an enterprise. WebFOCUS helps
 companies and governmental organizations build and deploy Web reporting and
 transactional systems over intranets, extranets, or the Internet for
 production reporting, complex analysis, supply chain management, customer
 relationship management, or self-service application solutions.
 
     About Information Builders
     Information Builders is the leader in Web business intelligence.
 Headquartered in New York, Information Builders helps companies and government
 organizations improve their mission-critical operations by transforming data
 into usable intelligence and delivering it through the Internet. With its
 market-leading WebFOCUS product, Information Builders boasts more than 9,000
 global customer sites, including 93 of the Fortune 100, among its current
 customers. The company employs 2,000 professionals worldwide and generated
 revenues exceeding $300 million in 2000.
 
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