Analyst Reports

Nucleus Research’s Analytics Technology Matrix 2014

Nucleus Research’s most recent Analytics Technology Matrix evaluates all vendors’ ability to deliver analytics value based on usability and functionality. Information Builders was positioned as a leader in the report, which evaluated the company’s BI and analytics platform, WebFOCUS. The report found that analytics opportunities related to the Internet of Things and the rise of data discovery are among the trends contributing to the industry’s evolution.

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Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools

Information Builders is named a  Visionary in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools. According to the report, digital transformation, regulations and greater use of information as an asset are fueling rapid growth in this market, alongside traditional cost reduction and process optimization efforts. Information Builders' data quality solutions help organizations maximize value of information assets.

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The Dresner Advisory 2014 Embedded BI Market Study

The strategic importance of embedded business intelligence (BI) has grown signficantly in 2014. Embedded BI ranks ahead of myriad topics, including mobile device support, data mining and advanced algorithms, and software-as-a-service/cloud computing. The Dresner Advisory 2014 Embedded BI Market Study ranks Information Builders as a top-scoring vendor when it comes to embedded BI features/capabilities and embedded architecture.

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The Dresner Small and Mid-Sized Enterprise BI Market Study

A member of the “Large Established Pure-Play” category, Information Builders was ranked best in class in Dresner's Small and Mid-Sized Enterprise BI Market Study for all sales and consulting measures, product scalability, integration with third-party technologies, technical support, and time-to-resolve problems. The study is part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research and examines user trends and how deployments and views differ between SMEs and larger organizations.

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WebFOCUS Earns Top Ranking in BARC's The BI Survey 14

An ability to quickly scale. Support for self-service business intelligence (BI). Those are just two of the factors that distinguish our WebFOCUS BI and analytics platform from the competition, according to surveyed users in The BI Survey 14 from the Business Analytics Research Center (BARC). The new report, which surveys more than 3,200 BI end-users, names Information Builders as the top-ranked supplier of operational BI tools and self-service BI environments.

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Gartner Newsletter (includes Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools 2014)

The new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, 2014 has ranked Information Builders as a Visionary based on an evaluation of our iWay Integration Suite. The Suite enables organizations to cleanse and unite data from disparate sources – delivering a single, accurate picture that educates and influences positive business decisions. If you are learning about, evaluating, and selecting data integration solutions, you’ll want to review the criteria in this important document. You can access it, as well as many other useful resources, in this newsletter.

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2014 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Competency Center Market Study

The Dresner Advisory Services’ Business Intelligence Competency Center Market Study examines the role and effectiveness of the Business Intelligence Competency Center (BICC), a group within an organization charged with defining, delivering, documenting, and promoting best-practice business intelligence (BI) solutions. The study ranked Information Builders best in class for virtually all metrics in its category and gave the company a perfect recommended score.

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Five Steps for Delivering Self-Service Business Intelligence to Everyone

By Wayne Eckerson, Eckerson Group
The problem with self-service business intelligence (BI) is that it's more complex than it appears. There are as many tools as there are types of users, and in many ways, the beauty of self-service BI is in the eye of the beholder. Thus, the key to self-service BI success involves mapping users and their information requirements to the types of tools on the market. Follow the five steps outlined in this new paper from Wayne Eckerson.

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Dresner Advisory Services 2014 Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study

The Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study from Dresner Advisory Services provides the industry's only comprehensive research on business intelligence (BI) usage and trends from the viewpoint of end users. The report covers key usage trends, technology priorities, and vendor rankings, plus year-over-year comparisons – helpful when you want to see how your peers invest in BI and analytics technologies, to understand what trends are on the horizon, and to evaluate the diverse landscape of BI software vendors.

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Nucleus Research's BI and Analytics Technology Value Matrix

This BI Value Matrix evaluates Business Intelligence vendors' ability to deliver value based on usability and functionality. This report for Information Builders covers its WebFOCUS BI platform, which provides end-to-end customizable BI and analytics capabilities for every kind of user.

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Dresner Advisory Services Wisdom of Crowds® Collaborative BI Market Study, 2014 Edition

The third annual Wisdom of Crowds Collaborative Business Intelligence (BI) Market Study analyzes the state of the collaborative BI market via data collected from 882 organizations across a range of industries and geographies. This year's report ranks seventeen vendors based on their complete core and extended collaborative offerings, which included annotation features, collaboration via mobile devices, and the ability to review key processes. Information Builders is recognized as a top vendor in the report.

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Gartner Newsletter (includes Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms 2014)

The new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms, 2014 has ranked Information Builders as a Leader based on our ability to execute and completeness of vision. If you are evaluating solutions for self-service BI, data discovery, and analytics, you’ll want to review the criteria in this important document. You can access this report, as well as many other useful resources, in this newsletter.

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Ventana Research’s 2014 Value Index for Mobile Business Intelligence

Ventana Research named Information Builders a Hot Vendor in the firm’s 2014 Value Index for Mobile Business Intelligence. Learn why the company was recognized for its mobile business intelligence solutions, which allow organizations to deploy data-rich, highly interactive InfoApps and see how Information Builders ranks compared to the competition in Mobile BI solutions.

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The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2013

Download your copy of "The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2013" and see why Information Builders was recognized as a Leader. The report, authored by Boris Evelson, evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of top industry vendors with a focus on core BI capabilities, including advanced data visualization, analysis or OLAP, exploration and discovery, dashboards, performance management, predictive analytics, and reporting and querying.

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The BARC BI Survey 13

Download The BI Survey 13, a report conducted by German-based Business Application Research Center (BARC) that shows Information Builders ranked highest in numerous categories by surveyed users of business intelligence (BI) software. The BI Survey 13 is the industry’s largest independent survey of BI users, and evaluated our WebFOCUS BI platform in three peer groups – Large International Vendor, Enterprise Reporting, and Dashboard.

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Data Quality Newsletter (includes Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools 2013)

Executing on your vision of innovation requires unquestionable data quality. Whether you call it being data-driven or having an information management strategy, it's imperative that information is correct, complete, and actionable – so you can be confident in deploying strategic operational and analytical initiatives. Our iWay integrity solutions enhance the accuracy and consistency of enterprise information throughout its lifecycle. That's why we were named a visionary in the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools.

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Wisdom of Crowds: Business Intelligence Market Study, 2013

The Dresner Advisory Services Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study analyzed 23 different vendors, and Information Builders was best in class in the "Large Established Pure-Play" category. Information Builders exceeded peer and overall averages across virtually all measures including sales experience, value, product, technical support, and consulting services.

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Performance Management Isn’t Only for Executives

Performance management is often deployed only to executives. However, extending its processes and techniques into the lines of business makes sense. There is value for a company in letting people know what they are working toward and how they are being measured and evaluated. Sponsored by Information Builders, this Ventana research paper explains how performance management can improve operations while aligning processes with strategy and goals.

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Gaining an Edge With Business Analytics

Business analytics can provide benefits to users in many varying roles in an organization, from executives to operations personnel to customer service reps. Sponsored by Information Builders, this Ventana research paper explores how the next generation of business analytics can help organizations to understand what's happening right now, and forecast what is likely to occur in the near future and long term.

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Busting 7 Myths About Master Data Management

This paper highlights some common misunderstandings or “myths” about master data management (MDM), explains why these are myths, and provides some guidance about making better choices when deciding to pursue a master data strategy. It examines different aspects of MDM and puts these common beliefs into perspective to help readers develop a more thoughtful plan for a successful MDM deployment.

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Busting 7 Myths About Data Quality Management

This paper highlights some common myths about data quality management, explains why these are myths, and guides the reader to make better choices when deciding to pursue a data quality management strategy. It provides a balanced view of the best practices for data quality management, helps differentiate what you heard, and provides key considerations to planning your approach to data quality improvments.

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Plus Relocation Reaps $3.4 Million in Benefits With WebFOCUS

Using the WebFOCUS business intelligence (BI) platform, Plus Relocation has improved productivity, reduced costs, attracted new customers, and enhanced its relationships with existing customers, leading to a projected cumulative three-year net benefit of $3.4 million and an ROI of 196 percent.

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ICO Achieves an ROI of 424 Percent Using Information Builders' iWay and WebFOCUS

Using the WebFOCUS business intelligence (BI) platform from Information Builders and integration technology from iWay Software, a division of Information Builders, International Car Operators (ICO) has improved operational efficiency; produced more timely and useful reports; improved communications with customers; reduced costs; increased revenue; and gained nearly 3,000,000 in benefits.

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