Information Builders, EDS, and Pennsylvania State Police Launch Crime-Reporting Web Site

WebFOCUS Technology Provides Instant Access to Detailed,

Real-Time Crime Stats



Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from Information Builders

    NEW YORK, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Builders, the leader in Web
 Business Intelligence; EDS, a leading global services company; and the
 Pennsylvania State Police today announced the launch of the Uniform Crime
 Reporting (UCR) System Web site. This site, http://ucr.psp.state.pa.us, is
 designed to help local police fight crime more effectively while giving
 citizens easy and immediate access to crime statistics for towns, counties,
 regions, college campuses, and the state as a whole.
     Prior to the launch of the site, for which EDS was the primary contractor,
 this crime data remained tied up in a dense report that was published only
 once a year. This new site, powered by Information Builders' WebFOCUS
 technology, allows crime-fighters and the public to view and analyze fresh,
 month-by-month data. The drill-down and analytical capabilities of the UCR
 site allow its users to spot trends by tracking crime over time. Additionally,
 users can view the annual "Crime in PA" report, run standard formatted reports
 for a selected time frame, and even build their own query using UCR data.
     "This breakthrough in law-enforcement reporting now gives police
 departments and the public the opportunity to use the Web to check crime in
 their own neighborhoods," said Gerald D. Cohen, president and CEO, Information
 Builders. "Users now have the option to select among more than 30 offenses,
 generate Web reports, and analyze statistics in a variety of categories, all
 of which provide a whole new meaning to the term 'public safety.'"
     "By using the Information Builders WebFOCUS tool in the new Pennsylvania
 Uniform Crime Reporting System, we can provide real-time crime data to police
 departments and the general public," said State Police Lt. Wes Thurston,
 project manager for the Web system. "This enables law enforcement agencies to
 make informed decisions about how and when to allocate resources."
     The Uniform Crime Reporting System Web site, hailed by FBI officials as
 the first of its kind in the country, is the latest addition to Information
 Builders' i-government suite of prepackaged reporting and transaction-based
 Web applications specifically developed for state, regional, and local
 government agencies. These applications accelerate the process of bringing
 Internet productivity to the public sector.
     Information Builders' i-government suite is being sold nationwide via the
 company's direct sales force. For more information, visit
 http://www.i-govsuite.com.
 
     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. For more information, please visit
 http://www.informationbuilders.com.
 
     About EDS
     EDS, the leading global services company, provides strategy,
 implementation, and hosting for clients managing the business and technology
 complexities of the digital economy. EDS brings together the world's best
 technologies to address critical client business imperatives. It helps clients
 eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new ways, establish their customers'
 trust, and continuously seek improvement. EDS, with its management consulting
 subsidiary, A.T. Kearney, serves the world's leading companies and governments
 in 55 countries. EDS reported revenues of $19.2 billion in 2000. The company's
 stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:   EDS) and the London
 Stock Exchange.
 
 

SOURCE Information Builders
    NEW YORK, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Builders, the leader in Web
 Business Intelligence; EDS, a leading global services company; and the
 Pennsylvania State Police today announced the launch of the Uniform Crime
 Reporting (UCR) System Web site. This site, http://ucr.psp.state.pa.us, is
 designed to help local police fight crime more effectively while giving
 citizens easy and immediate access to crime statistics for towns, counties,
 regions, college campuses, and the state as a whole.
     Prior to the launch of the site, for which EDS was the primary contractor,
 this crime data remained tied up in a dense report that was published only
 once a year. This new site, powered by Information Builders' WebFOCUS
 technology, allows crime-fighters and the public to view and analyze fresh,
 month-by-month data. The drill-down and analytical capabilities of the UCR
 site allow its users to spot trends by tracking crime over time. Additionally,
 users can view the annual "Crime in PA" report, run standard formatted reports
 for a selected time frame, and even build their own query using UCR data.
     "This breakthrough in law-enforcement reporting now gives police
 departments and the public the opportunity to use the Web to check crime in
 their own neighborhoods," said Gerald D. Cohen, president and CEO, Information
 Builders. "Users now have the option to select among more than 30 offenses,
 generate Web reports, and analyze statistics in a variety of categories, all
 of which provide a whole new meaning to the term 'public safety.'"
     "By using the Information Builders WebFOCUS tool in the new Pennsylvania
 Uniform Crime Reporting System, we can provide real-time crime data to police
 departments and the general public," said State Police Lt. Wes Thurston,
 project manager for the Web system. "This enables law enforcement agencies to
 make informed decisions about how and when to allocate resources."
     The Uniform Crime Reporting System Web site, hailed by FBI officials as
 the first of its kind in the country, is the latest addition to Information
 Builders' i-government suite of prepackaged reporting and transaction-based
 Web applications specifically developed for state, regional, and local
 government agencies. These applications accelerate the process of bringing
 Internet productivity to the public sector.
     Information Builders' i-government suite is being sold nationwide via the
 company's direct sales force. For more information, visit
 http://www.i-govsuite.com.
 
     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. For more information, please visit
 http://www.informationbuilders.com.
 
     About EDS
     EDS, the leading global services company, provides strategy,
 implementation, and hosting for clients managing the business and technology
 complexities of the digital economy. EDS brings together the world's best
 technologies to address critical client business imperatives. It helps clients
 eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new ways, establish their customers'
 trust, and continuously seek improvement. EDS, with its management consulting
 subsidiary, A.T. Kearney, serves the world's leading companies and governments
 in 55 countries. EDS reported revenues of $19.2 billion in 2000. The company's
 stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:   EDS) and the London
 Stock Exchange.
 
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