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Independent Research Firm Recognizes Information Builders as a Strong Performer in Enterprise Business Intelligence

Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that Forrester Research cited the company as a Strong Performer in its report, "The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms With Majority On- Premises Deployments, Q3 2017." The evaluation is based on the company's WebFOCUS BI and analytics platform, which was recognized by Forrester for offering one of the most advanced features to author, integrate, and deploy predictive applications using R.

The Forrester report found that the BI and analytics industry is in a state of evolution as more organizations use information as a key competitive differentiator. According to the Wave's authors; "As key BI platform features…become table stakes, a new set of differentiating criteria – such as new types of human-to-machine interactions, insights-to-execution capabilities, and others – will dictate which providers lead the pack. Vendors that can innovate beyond the commoditized BI platform features will become popular with customers." In this environment, the ability to turn raw data into actionable insights and disseminate this information to numerous departments and users is essential. As such, Forrester concentrated its evaluation on these highly differentiated platform features.

The Forrester Wave examined Information Builders and 14 additional vendors across 22 criteria, and found that the company had the highest score possible in the advanced analytics criteria. According to the report: "While newer BI vendors are still learning how to deal with massively scalable BI applications, Information Builders has been in the big data business for over 30 years… WebFOCUS offers one of the most advanced features to author, integrate, and deploy predictive BI applications using R." Forrester also noted the value Information Builders provides its customers, stating; "Client references gave Information Builders top scores for all 25 survey questions – by far the highest number in this evaluation."

Information Builders is committed to addressing the information delivery needs of a wide array of stakeholders. The intuitive, customizable nature of WebFOCUS ensures that non-technical end-users, both inside and outside of the firewall, can operate more effectively with better access to information. As companies become increasingly data-driven, the ability to put actionable information in the hands of all decision-makers will be a critical differentiator.