NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, today announced Analytics Accelerator, a new premier partner program that makes it easier and more lucrative for system integrators and infrastructure companies to sell Information Builders' WebFOCUS BI and analytics software worldwide. Analytics Accelerator provides higher margins and margin protection, while enabling partners to sell the full portfolio of WebFOCUS products.
Business analytics is a $16 billion market and is expected to be $27 billion by 2021 – a compound annual growth rate of 8.4 percent. Information Builders is a highly respected software company in this market space, getting top scores from analyst firms such as Forrester, Dresner Advisory Services, Ventana Research, and Enterprise Management Associates (EMA).
Where previous Information Builders reseller programs only allowed partners to refer deals to Information Builders' direct sales team or resell the WebFOCUS Business User Edition, the Analytics Accelerator program enables partners to refer or resell all WebFOCUS products, including:
- WebFOCUS Business User Edition, which is designed for workgroups and small businesses that need analytics and reporting authoring, sharing, and distribution capabilities for 10 to 100 users
- WebFOCUS Application Edition for enterprises that want to build highly interactive analytical applications for up to 400 users, with enhanced distribution and sharing capabilities
- WebFOCUS Enterprise Edition for organizations of all sizes that need to deploy large-scale internal or customer-facing analytical applications to users ranging from 400 to millions
The Analytics Accelerator program includes the highest referral fees and highest margins of any Information Builders program. In addition, when discounting is required, Information Builders will provide margin protection for an initial percentage with shared responsibility for margin after that point.
Additional benefits of the Analytics Accelerator program include:
- Business planning and co-marketing, including MDF
- Joint opportunity development with dedicated account management
- Tiered discount structure
- Protected deal registration
- Free sales and technical enablement
- Mentorship from Information Builders sales and services for reliable and consistent coordination of sales, marketing, and implementation activities
The new worldwide program has already attracted more than 20 charter members, including LRS, Systech, and Meridian IT.
Steve Bickford, president, Meridian IT, said:
"Information Builders is a BI and analytics solutions provider and a compelling option for many Meridian IT clients because its WebFOCUS platform meets the diverse business and IT requirements of organizations across different industries. This partnership is a strategic step forward, accelerating our joint engagements and better serving our current and future clients. Information Builders' powerful analytics and visualization platform, combined with Meridian's technology solution and support services expertise deliver exceptional business value and greater return on investment to our clients."
Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders, said:
"Partners are integral to our business model. Leveraging premier resellers is a mutually beneficial – and highly profitable – way for Information Builders to seed our products into numerous markets and industries that we don't normally enter directly. Our partner relationships create competitive advantages for customers by helping them to rapidly deploy end-to-end BI and analytics solutions that enable data-driven decision-making throughout their entire organization. Through this new, premier alliance program, we are aligning with services and infrastructure providers who build and deliver enterprise solutions that establish the vital foundation for obtaining insights, which make the promise of business agility a reality."
For more information about Information Builders' partner ecosystem and the Analytics Accelerator program please visit our website.
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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