More Awards & Honors

2010 Computerworld Honors Award

The following are Information Builders customers that have won the 2010 Computerworld Honors Award for using information technology to benefit society.

  • Dealer Services Corporation (DSC) used a predictive BI system to predict each automotive dealer's future financing needs and providing real-time updates on excess inventory. DSC was able to provide valuable insight into future trends and patterns.
  • Food For The Poor (FFTP) leveraged BI technology powered to ensure more than 96 percent of all donations were going directly to programs that helped the poor. FFTP employees could quickly run reports that analyzed business data such as fundraising appeal information, history, goals, achievements, and targets.
  • Dialysis Clinic (DCI) integrated Information Builders' BI software to improve the management of financial reporting activities. Employees can now use parameter-driven input fields and can choose columns as well as sort criteria, measures, and output formats to generate customized reports that meet varying business requirements.  
  • Mount Sinai produced a BI environment that helped authorized physicians use reporting dashboards to quickly identify problematic trends and patterns. The hospital was also able to identify more than $5 million in missed charges and re-bill for them, receiving $3 million in a single year from insurers who underpaid patient bills.  
  • Rural Servicios Informaticos (RSI) incorporated WebFOCUS to generate thorough reports that provide a comprehensive analysis of requested data and are unique to the business needs of each user. The system supported users across a network that comprised more than 3,500 commercial offices.
The Stevie Awards

Stu Madison, vice president of Corporate Technical Support Services, Information Builders, won the 2010 Stevie Award for "Customer Service Executive of the Year." The Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

2010 Trend-Setting Product by KMWorld

iWay Software's EIM suite was named a "Trend-Setting Product" of 2010 by KMWorld magazine for the second consecutive year. The award recognizes products that clearly demonstrate technology breakthroughs, which serve the vendors' full spectrum of constituencies, especially their customers.

CIO Magazine

For her innovative use of predictive analytics and business intelligence tools from Information Builders, Dealer Services’ CIO, Chris Brady, was recognized by the prestigious 2010 CIO 100 Awards from CIO magazine.

Midsize Enterprise Innovation Award

WebFOCUS was named Best Midmarket Software Solution at the Midsize Enterprise Summit West's Midsize Enterprise Innovation Awards. The Midsize Enterprise Innovation Awards are the only awards voted on solely by the attending IT decision-makers, CIOs and senior IT executives.

2010 American Business Awards

Information Builders' Vice President of Corporate Technical Support Services Stu Madison, won the 2010 American Business Awards' (ABA) Stevie for "Customer Service Executive of the Year." His department was also named a finalist in the "Customer Service Team of the Year" category. This is the third straight year that the company's Customer Support department has been recognized by the ABA.

KMWorld's 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management

Information Builders was selected as one of KMWorld's "100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management." Vendors are chosen for their "commitment to taking full advantage of all the information at an organization's disposal and delivering it to the appropriate constituencies to facilitate decision-making at every possible level."

Intelligent Enterprise Editors' Choice Awards

Information Builders was selected as one of the leading "Companies to Watch" in Intelligent Enterprise’s 2010 Editors' Choice Awards. The company was ranked within the Business Intelligence category for its Active Reports and RStat technologies.

DM Review's 2008 Innovative Solution Award

Information Builders customer, Louisiana Department of Social Services (LA DSS), won in the "BI/Analytics" category of DM Review's (now Information Management magazine) 2008 Innovative Solution Award for its antifraud system. Specifically, LA DSS was selected for its use of Information Builders WebFOCUS BI platform along with geographic information system (GIS) technology from ESRI.

Information Builders Awards of Distinction 2009

The following are winners of Information Builders Awards of Distinction, recognized for their ongoing efforts to bring BI technology benefits to the forefront of their organizations:

  • Best Enterprise BI Application - Ford
    Ford Motor Company saved money through BI using Information Builders' Web-based reporting system across 9,000 dealerships to compare their performance on warranty costs with peers, saving Ford $40 to $60 million per year in covered warranty expenses.
  • Most Innovative BI Implementation - New York Public Library
    The library's BI system, MOD, allows employees to analyze many facets of the library operation, helping personnel track traffic patterns, use of materials, and inventory to preserve the services people care about most. The dashboard-driven environment empowers hundreds of employees to share information and create customized reports.
  • Most Humanitarian Use of BI - Nationwide Insurance and Columbus City Schools
    Nationwide Insurance developed a tool for the Columbus City school district using BI technology that helps administrators analyze student data. This connects 4,000 teachers and administrators to student assessment data, attendance data, and discipline data with the overall goal of improving student achievement.
  • Best Use of BI in the Public Sector - US TRANSCOM
    BI technology is helping US TRANSCOM devise optimal patient-movement plans based on urgent medical needs, available facilities, in-transit visibility, and enterprise-wide cost and performance analytics enabling the military's evacuation and patient movement activities in places like Iraq and Afghanistan to be more efficient.
  • Best Use of iWay Software – TNT
    TNT provides mail and express services for customers worldwide. With high volumes of data in multiple locations, in a variety of languages, and on several platforms, the company brought in iWay integration solutions to help. Integrating with legacy systems, iWay's SOA solutions allow business units to access the data they need, when they need it, for improved decision-making.
2009 Computerworld Honors Award

Various Information Builders' customers won the 2009 Computerworld Honors Award for using BI technology to benefit society:

  • The United States Transportation Command (US TRANSCOM) developed TRAC2ES, a Web-based BI system that transports sick or injured personnel and coordinates their movement throughout the U.S. military's worldwide network of healthcare facilities. It supported Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom operations.
  • The New York Public Library created a BI system, Metrics On Demand (MOD), allowing employees to track visitor traffic, borrowing habits, and other key metrics. This data helps library personnel make decisions about which library resources and services are most important to the general public.
  • Columbus City Schools and Nationwide Insurance now provide greater insight and accountability to the education of more than 55,000 students at 130 schools in central Ohio. Nationwide developed a tool with the school district using BI to help administrators analyze student data.
  • The Erlanger, Kentucky Police Department created a BI system with integrated search capabilities that combines data from 19 government agencies to link information about suspects, incidents, arrests, and crimes. Police can now respond more knowledgeably to calls and provide better services to citizens.
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway created a Maintenance Excellence Dashboard to monitor its infrastructure of tracks, signals, and structures, which improved safety, limited train delays, and minimized revenue loss.
  • The Federal Student Aid Office of the Federal Department of Education created the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) tool to improve assistance to students completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Prince George's County Police Department developed the Active Crime Reporting dashboard to display statistics on calls for service such as robbery, homicide, car theft, and auto accidents, helping police officers lower crime within the county.
  • Spain's Ministerio de Trabajo e Inmigracion (Ministry of Immigration) implemented Project Lince, a BI environment that enforces immigration requirements by improving information integrity.
2009 American Business Awards

Information Builders was named a finalist in the 2009 American Business Awards (ABA) for "Customer Service Department of the Year." This is the second straight year that the company's Customer Support department has been recognized as a finalist by the ABA.

Ventana Research's Hot Vendor in 2009 Value Index for Performance Management

Ventana Research selected Information Builders as the Hot Vendor in its Value Index on Performance Management. The company achieved its top-ranking position for products and customer assurance supporting performance management.

Ventana Research's Hot Vendor in 2009 Value Index for Business Intelligence

Ventana Research named Information Builders as the Hot Vendor in its first-ever Value Index on Business Intelligence (BI). The company secured a weighted top-ranking position for products and customer assurance supporting BI.

2009 SD Times 100

Information Builders' iWay Software was named to SD Times 100, which recognizes the top companies, organizations, and individuals that have the greatest impact on software development. iWay was recognized in the "SOA and Middleware" category.

Information Builders Scores Well in the Business Application Research Center’s (BARC) BI Survey 8

Information Builders scored well in the Business Application Research Center’s (BARC) BI Survey 8, the world’s largest independent survey of BI and performance management users. Ranked second in overall KPIs, product quality and support KPIs, and aggregated loyalty KPIs, Information Builders also came in:

  • First in prevalence rates
  • Among the top three in product reliability, support quality, and overall performance
  • Among the top five in number of applications, range of applications, data volumes, and fewest product-related problems
Butler Group’s Audit of WebFOCUS PMF Commends Information Builders' Approach to PM

Butler Group’s Technology Audit of WebFOCUS Performance Management Framework (PMF) v5 commended Information Builders' operational approach to performance management and its use of rich Web 2.0 functionality and predictive analysis.

Information Builders Named Business Intelligence Leader in 2009 CRM Market Leader Awards

CRM magazine named Information Builders a Market Leader in the Business Intelligence category for the 2009 CRM Market Leader Awards, which honors the companies that focus on customer relationships and the customer experience through the sophisticated integration of people, processes, and technologies.

iWay Positioned in Gartner’s Visionaries Quadrant in New Managed File Transfer Report

Gartner has placed Information Builders’ iWay Software in the Visionaries Quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Managed File Transfer" report. Managed File Transfer (MFT) software solution providers are evaluated based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Information Builders Named to Software Magazine's 27th Annual Software 500

Information Builders was named in Software Magazine's 27th annual Software 500 ranking of the world's largest software and services providers, representing the best in the industry.

Diakonessenhuis Wins Business Intelligence Award

An Information Builders customer, Diakonessenhuis, a hospital with several locations in the Netherlands, won the Business Intelligence Award during the recent BI Symposium.

Information Builders Awards 2008

The following distinguished award winners for 2008 are recognized for their ongoing efforts to bring BI technology benefits to the forefront of their organizations:

  • Best Production BI Application – Utz Quality Foods
    Utz coordinates the sales and production of more than 20,000 pounds of potato chips every hour, and manages more than 700 delivery routes to 30,000 stores. Timing is crucial, which is why Utz uses BI technology to coordinate the timing among its production, marketing, sales, and distribution operations. WebFOCUS is at the heart of a system that allows managers to quickly gather and analyze current sales and distribution information. The BI environment delivers daily sales breakdowns in a form that is easy for busy salespeople to digest. This information helps them manage their routes and improves visibility throughout the supply chain, positioning Utz as a leader in its market.
  • Most Innovative BI Implementation – City of Houston Police Department
    BI technology is making steady inroads into law enforcement, as government agencies discover the power of intelligence-driven policing. The Houston Crime Center is using technology from Information Builders and ESRI to create a dynamic geographic information system (GIS) that maps crime patterns and predicts the likelihood of crime activity throughout the city. The BI environment has led to quicker arrests and more thorough criminal investigations.
  • Best New Enterprise BI – Ace Hardware
    With more than 4,600 stores throughout the U.S. Ace continues to expand and adopt more advanced information technology. IT leaders realized they could improve corporate efficiency by standardizing on one comprehensive BI environment. Ace selected WebFOCUS as its enterprise-reporting standard for its ability to create cohesive, user-friendly reports that scale to thousands of users. Ace estimates more than 2,000 users will be running or writing WebFOCUS reports on a daily basis.
  • Best Use of iWay Software – BT
    Recently, the telecom giant sought to eliminate inefficiencies and costs associated with cross-border trade settlements by providing communications for Euroclear's Common Communications Interface. BT asked iWay Software for help creating a secure messaging gateway that enables straight-through processing over standard business protocols. BT's Managed Secure Messaging used iWay's SOA Middleware Platform to deliver a reliable messaging service that features complete security, guaranteed delivery, non-repudiation, auditing, encryption, and integrated access controls.
  • Customer Lifetime Award – JCPenney
    The well known retailer has partnered with Information Builders since February 1978 and, 30 years later, store associates across the country continue to rely on its BI technology. JCPenney utilized the FOCUS product during the 1980s and early 1990s as the primary means for reporting merchandising sales and profits. In 2000 the retailer implemented WebFOCUS, continuing its investment in Information Builders' innovative solutions. Today, JCPenney remains a loyal customer with the implementation of a new application to help monitor its day-to-day store operations.
CIO 100 Award 2008

The Hillman Group, an Information Builders customer, won CIO magazine's 2008 CIO 100 Award. A supplier of hardware items as well as manufacturer and distributor of key duplication and engraving systems, Hillman won for its innovative use of Information Builders WebFOCUS BI platform.

START-IT's Hottest Companies of 2008

Information Builders was named as a winner of the prestigious START-IT Magazine Hottest Companies of 2008 Awards. The Hottest Companies Award honors software and technology providers that target the manufacturing industry and have developed innovative applications or products.

American Business Awards Finalists 2008

Information Builders and its CEO and founder Gerald Cohen were named finalists in the 2008 American Business Awards within the Best Customer Support Organization and Best Executive for Computer Services categories, respectively. The American Business Awards (ABAs) are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring outstanding performances in business.

2008 CRM Market Awards

Information Builders was recognized by CRM magazine as a 2008 CRM Market Leader in the Business Intelligence category of the 2008 CRM Market Awards. The CRM Market Award honor vendors, consultants, and end-user companies focused on creating and cultivating rewarding customer experiences and relationships through the sophisticated integration of people, processes, and technologies.

BeyeNETWORK Vision Awards

Information Builders, along with the City of Houston Police Department (HPD), won BeyeNETWORK s first annual Vision Award for Business Impact for HPD's innovative use of WebFOCUS, iWay Software, and ESRI's GIS mapping tool, enabling a predictive analysis of crime activity in Houston. Watch Information Builders VP of Corporate Marketing Jake Freivald s Podcast, where he discusses HPD's successful launch of its high-tech Crime Center and Law Enforcement Application.

Information Builders Awards 2007

Each year, we recognize select customers for their outstanding use of WebFOCUS and iWay Software

  • E.& J. Gallo Winery Best Enterprise BI Solution. Gallo has deployed over 1,000 WebFOCUS reports to 3,000 users across 19 lines of business, including customer service, event management, supply chain, finance, warehouse operations, forecasting, and wine management. Executives can create on-demand budget reports using WebFOCUS to help them keep an accurate, up-to-date eye on financials.
  • St. George Bank Best Operational BI. The bank uses WebFOCUS is extending awareness to every corner of its operation, with user-friendly reporting applications for analyzing credit, managing loans, and complying with a raft of industry regulations. More than 500 users depend on WebFOCUS to deliver current operational data and the results have increased productivity and financial savings, helping make their review process more proactive and efficient.
  • Prince George's County Most Innovative Use of WebFOCUS. The Prince George s County Police Department relies on WebFOCUS to ensure that agency communications are efficient, pervasive, and secure. Prince George s County s Active Crime Reporting system is making the community a safer place to work and live, as officer s use BI technology to quickly access service calls and respond to 911 emergencies.
  • Oklahoma Department of Human Services Most Humanitarian. OKDHS uses WebFOCUS to help caseworkers provide better family services. The software enables the agency to track the precise needs of each child, from initial investigations by caseworkers through foster care, adoption, financial assistance, and post-adoptive financial assistance services. Caseworkers now have the correct information on compliance issues, contacts, court reports, and treatment plans so paperwork doesn t hold up the urgent needs of children.
  • Coty Inc. Highest ROI. The company utilized iWay s integration technology to integrate infrastructures, completing the project in five months and saving several million dollars. Coty also built a foundation for real-time operations by building an SOA allowing for the creation of a flexible architecture to provide views into real-time data operations.
Computerworld Honors Award Seven Customers Accepted for Outstanding IT Achievement, 2007

In 2007, these customer applications were accepted into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution for their innovative uses of technology:

  • Air Canada for its multi-trip pass product that enables companies, ranging in size from small businesses to large corporations, to better manage travel while simplifying the booking process for employees. The WebFOCUS application provides a unique reporting solution, and employees enjoy the ease of use and flexibility while travel managers can rely on a robust online reporting tool to track and manage all user activity. The system helps corporations reduce and simplify the management of travel costs.
  • City of Richmond Police Department is using WebFOCUS, predictive analysis from SPSS, and dynamic geographic information system (GIS) mapping from ESRI, to predict the likelihood of crime in each city sector. The new operational system powered by WebFOCUS allows the city s crime analysts to look at the interaction between present and past data, such as arrest records, motive, and type of crime at a particular location based on the day, time, weather, and the coincidence of public events. This insight enables the city to knowledgeably optimize police resources to deter crime.
  • The Hillman Group created an effective way to react to sudden changes in any of its many product lines. They streamlined revenue reporting with real-time data, empowered business users, and helped managers better identify and address problems. WebFOCUS' GIS integration has enabled cost-effective decisions about shipments. Hillman has already realized hard-dollar returns: Hillman used the BI fill-rate reporting system to analyze instances to prove that it had not short-shipped, saving $131,000 in fines.
  • Jefferson Regional Medical Center constructed a self-service reporting environment with WebFOCUS that organizes reports into three primary groups: financial reports for the finance department, productivity reports for department managers, and bed-management reports for hospital administrators. Information management has become an integral part of the hospital's daily management activities boosting staff productivity, improving physician deficiency rates, and cutting costs throughout the facility.
  • LaBarge Inc. improved efficiency and profitability of their production lines. Using WebFOCUS, they gave authorized users easy access to information. From purchasing to customer service, contracts, and accounting, LaBarge employees no longer struggle to extract the information they need.
  • St. George Bank developed a groundbreaking solution addressing credit risk monitoring and management, management reporting, loans management, consolidation and regulatory reporting (largely, as a result of the BASEL regime), and default and compliance management. The solution provides a more efficient and proactive way of conducting portfolio reviews with online access to past inspection comments and real-time access to current reviews. An intuitive, visual workflow-related interface enables users to conduct train-of-thought analysis and stay focused on the business objective with automated distribution of issues intuitively guiding users to areas of concern. Savings in time and money have resulted through reduced administration and portfolio review preparation, decreased paper volume, a 40 percent reduction in the time to complete an inspection review, and a simplified user experience requiring less support.
  • Caja General de Ahorros de Granada created an application to monitor and measure the bank s performance. Certified by the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative (BSC), WebFOCUS converts the bank s strategy into a series of well-defined steps and clearly presents then in a highly visual format, helping management to see and understands objectives, initiatives, and results. This solution helped to effectively communicate the new company strategy to its employees. Its also aligned all the internal information necessary to comply with objectives.
Gartner Business Intelligence Excellence Award

The City of Richmond, Virginia Police Department deployed a new operational system powered by WebFOCUS that allows the city s crime analysts to look at the interaction between present and past data, such as arrest records, motive, and type of crime at a particular location based on the day, time, weather, and the coincidence of public events. This insight enables the city to knowledgeably optimize police resources to deter crime. As a result, crime was decreased by 49 percent and citizens made fewer 911 calls.

2007 TDWI Best Practices Award Winners

Richmond Police Department selected by a panel of independent judges to receive a TDWI Best Practice Award in the Government and Nonprofit category. TDWI's Best Practices Awards program identifies and honors excellence in developing, deploying, and maintaining business intelligence and data warehousing applications.

2007 CRM Market Awards

Information Builders was named a leader in the 2007 CRM Market Awards in the business intelligence category. The CRM Market Awards, sponsored by CRM Magazine honor vendors, consultants, and end-user companies focused on creating and cultivating rewarding customer experiences and relationships through the sophisticated integration of people, processes, and technologies.

Computerworld Honors Award - Seven Customers Accepted for Outstanding IT Achievement, 2006

In 2006, these customer applications were accepted into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution for their innovative uses of technology:

  • The City of Houston – The new business intelligence reports delivered by a new reporting system constructed with Information Builders' WebFOCUS and iWay technologies, helps six city departments more effectively manage over $55 million of permits and fees revenue, and provides new services for all users and customers served.
  • JPMorgan Chase – The Enterprise Computing Services (ECS) division used WebFOCUS to migrate thousands of NOMAD programs to a new Web-based business intelligence environment. The migration enabled the company to realize significant cost avoidance from annual licensing fees and consolidation of software.
  • Universidad de Almería doubled the percentage of graduates in the Area since its founding in 1993. The university uses WebFOCUS Balanced Scorecard to manage its performance – incorporating tools usually seen in the private sector into the management of a public institution.
  • Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) – This leading specialty retailer uses WebFOCUS to create a BI environment that offers more visibility into its merchandising operations for a wide range of users, from corporate executives to buyers and store managers.
  • NYU Medical Center – A Web-based tool that is volume-adjusted based on Relative Value Units correlated with payroll data provides management with a timely mechanism for monitoring labor expenses and productivity. When combined with rigorous analysis, a corrective action planning process, and strong management oversight, the results promote a culture of accountability.

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2006 Campus Technology Innovators

At the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, a component school of the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC), administrators developed a WebFOCUS-based, comprehensive online student-tracking system that delivers electronic reports in real time, with full drill-down capability. Color-coded grade records reduce interpretation time.

Computerworld Honors Award – Four Customers Accepted for Outstanding IT Achievement, 2005

In 2005, these customer applications were accepted into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution for their innovative uses of technology:

  • TELUS – Built a scorecard application using WebFOCUS that gathers and measures data from 3,000 field personnel for 100 business managers, driving regional productivity gains of $1 million to $2 million per month
  • Louisiana Department of Social Services Office of Family Support, Fraud, and Recovery Section – Improved fraud detection within the state food stamp program by creating a Web-based reporting tool using WebFOCUS that can access transactional data and display results in a variety of formats Medline Industries, Inc. ( finalist) – Turned to WebFOCUS for a BI solution in finance to reduce transaction costs through process optimization, and in operations, to drive significant costs out of the entire supply chain
  • Badajoz Provincial Council Tax Collection Department (OAR) – Uses Information Builders' WebFOCUS suite for an alternative communication channel for the 169 town halls and 478,000 taxpayers in Badajoz, Spain
Information Builders Awards 2005

Each year, we recognize select customers for their outstanding use of WebFOCUS and iWay Software:


  • Air Canada – Best Operational Business Intelligence WebFOCUS reports help Air Canada's planners ensure that aircraft problems are corrected as soon as possible. WebFOCUS also produces a scorecard of key metrics to show how well each maintenance crew is performing. With this information in hand, Air Canada is able to improve aircraft reliability and enhance customer satisfaction.
  • Bell Canada – Overall Excellence Using iWay Software Using iWay Software and WebFOCUS, the telecommunications giant has developed, from their enterprise data warehouse, a business intelligence application that enables customer service reps (CSRs) to maintain a current view of all interactions with customers, regardless of which channel customers use to contact the company. A custom-developed Web portal that provides up-to-the minute customer information to over 4,000 CSRs.
  • Elie Tahari – Most Innovative Application InSeam, Tahari's WebFOCUS business intelligence system, links legacy production systems with retail sales systems, allowing users to easily monitor inventory, order status, shipments, sales, and finance. Innovative use of photos and graphic imagery allows InSeam users to explore performance by clicking on pictures of each garment in their reports.
  • Pershing LLC – Best Use of Enterprise Business Intelligence. In order to help its customers improve their business analysis and bolster corporate decision-making capabilities, Pershing needed a highly scalable enterprise BI and reporting environment that could deliver ad hoc reports on demand. WebFOCUS had the capabilities they were looking for, and also offered Pershing's customers the benefit of seamless integration with the firm's existing security framework and NetExchange Pro online brokerage platform – all for a low total cost of ownership.
  • State of Missouri Department of Social Services – Most Humanitarian Application To better serve Missouri citizens, the State's Department of Social Services (DSS) built a WebFOCUS business intelligence system that seamlessly integrates many different child welfare databases. The self-service environment lets caseworkers access complete client histories on demand, so they can tailor their services to the unique and documented needs of each individual. The end result is faster response and better care for people throughout the state of Missouri.
Integration Consortium Award for Excellence – 2005

iWay was recognized for participating in the SOA Showcase, a demonstration held during the IC 2005 Summit, where vendors leveraged skills and technology to deliver a real-time supply chain solution using service-oriented architecture (SOA) based business integration technology in just over 24 hours.

Intelligent Enterprise – Companies to Watch 2005

Editors at Intelligent Enterprise selected Information Builders as a top BI company to watch in 2005 because "business intelligence isn't much without underlying data integration. Combining the two is Information Builders' strong suit. The private company reports robust customer growth, especially among organizations looking to consolidate."

CRM Market Leader Award – 2005

Readers of Data.ti, mainly professionals and executives from the technology sector, recognized Information Builders' WebFOCUS as the best business intelligence product of the year launched in Spain. According to these readers, WebFOCUS represents the most solid technology within the operational BI market and offers a much more innovative and advanced solution than its competitors.

WebFOCUS Wins "Best BI Product of the Year"

Readers of Data.ti, mainly professionals and executives from the technology sector, recognized Information Builders' WebFOCUS as the best business intelligence product of the year launched in Spain. According to these readers, WebFOCUS represents the most solid technology within the operational BI market and offers a much more innovative and advanced solution than its competitors.

Society of Technical Communication (STC) – 2004 ITPC Excellence Award – Introduction to WebFOCUS

STC's International Technical Publications Competition (ITPC) awards quality in communication through printed media. Information Builders' Introduction to WebFOCUS received the Excellence Award for its technical writing and instructional content, as well as the Merit Award for design. Also honored with Merit Awards in this year's competition were Developer Studio Application Development: Getting Started and Developing WebFOCUS Maintain Applications.

Information Builders Named to the "Intelligent Enterprise Dozen" for 2004

Intelligent Enterprise proclaimed Information Builders one of the twelve most influential companies enabling the intelligent enterprise, for offering customers "well-timed technology evolution and declining total cost of ownership."

KMWorld Top 100 Companies – Second Consecutive Year


Information Builders has been named as one of the 100 companies that matter in knowledge management by KMWorld magazine for the second year in a row.

According to the publishers of KMWorld, "Through a strong commitment to solving customer business problems with leading-edge business intelligence, reporting, and integration options, Information Builders' technology exemplifies our list's key criteria: velocity of innovation."

KMWorld is the leading information provider serving the knowledge, document, and content management systems market, informing more than 56,000 subscribers about the components and processes, and subsequent success stories, that together offer solutions for improving business performance.


Computerworld Honors Award - Four Customers Accepted for Outstanding IT Achievement, 2004

In 2004, these customer applications were accepted into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution for their innovative uses of technology:

  • Holland America – By transmitting passenger spending transactions over satellite connections and consolidating this information with WebFOCUS management now has near-real time visibility into total passenger revenues while the ships are still at sea
  • Moneris Solutions – Half a million merchants enjoy instant online access to daily and monthly reports on credit card transactions plus the ability to download transaction data directly into their own management systems, enhancing their competitive effectiveness
  • Netherlands Home Office – An innovative Internet layer delivers financial information from an array of mission-critical legacy applications in a form useful to non-financial users, avoiding the cost and risk of reimplementing from scratch
  • State of Missouri – Integration of disparate child support databases gives caseworkers access to complete child histories on demand, allowing them to tailor service to the unique and documented needs of each child
Baseline Magazine/Nucleus Research ROI Awards

The Baseline Magazine/Nucleus Research ROI Awards were created in 2003 to recognize the accomplishments of companies that have achieved outstanding bottom-line business results from their technology investments. Alcan Corporation, which used integration technology from iWay Software to integrate a host of disparate systems supporting manufacturing, supply chain, financial and logistics, won in the Integration category for its 1,026 percent ROI.

Information Builders Awards 2004

Each year, we recognize select customers for exceptional applications in categories such as "highest return on investment," and "most innovative use of Information Builders technology."

  • Lockheed Martin – Most Scalable Lockheed Martin revolutionized the process of delivering information and data to their employees by using WebFOCUS to streamline the company's reporting process. In one year, the number of users on the system has increased from 200 to 6,000. Now more than 7,000 unique reports are delivered per month, providing the opportunity to support an ever-increasing number of users, enabling employees to streamline activities across departments.
  • TELUS – Highest ROI TELUS is the second-largest telecommunications company in Canada, with more than $7 billion of annual revenue and 3.4 million wireless subscribers. Using WebFOCUS, TELUS built a scorecard application that gathers and measures data from 3,000 field personnel for 100 business managers, driving regional productivity gains of $1 to $2 million per month.
  • State of Louisiana Department of Social Services – Most Innovative Use of Technology WebFOCUS has enabled this state agency to more accurately view trends and patterns in food stamp benefit transaction, making illegal activity easier to detect, while simplifying the IT structure and minimizing efforts by processing personnel. As a result, the agency is able to drastically improve the program's success by allocating assistance to families who truly need this help.
ADT Magazine's 2004 Innovators

Application Development Trends has awarded Innovator Awards to IT development organizations that have undertaken risky projects utilizing innovative technologies and/or processes aimed at solving a pressing business problem. Alcan Corporation, which collaborated with iWay Software in developing a strategy to integrate its business operations and streamline multiple e-business development objectives to lower costs and position the company for future growth, was awarded the Honorable Mention in the Middleware and Application Integration category for its innovative approach to information technology.

Business Integration Journal's Integration Vendor of the Year

Business Integration Journal has named iWay Software an Integration Vendor of the year. The Business Integration Awards recognize excellence in business process management, application integration, and Web-services solutions. Judged by an independent panel of top industry analysts and experts, the awards program is seen as an industry barometer of products and solutions that demonstrate innovation, maturity, and market impact within the highly competitive business integration space.

Computerworld's "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" Award

The State of Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS), an Information Builders customer, has been recognized by Business Intelligence Perspectives – a new conference owned by Computerworld – as one of the winners of the "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" awards program. The award honors organizations that have applied exemplary business intelligence solutions to provide strategic advantage to their enterprise.

2004 InfoWorld 100

The InfoWorld 100 recognizes the most innovative corporate IT solutions across a range of vertical markets.

Holland America Line – Their innovative use of Web-based reporting helped improve customer satisfaction and stimulate revenue growth

TELUS Corp. – Their use of business intelligence technology maximized productivity amidst various corporate acquisitions


2004 DM Review 100

Information Builders ranked 30th on the DM Review 100 – a list of the first 100 vendors that receive the highest total score based on DM Review's readership survey responses.

Computerworld Honors Award – Five Customers Accepted for Outstanding IT Achievement, 2003

In 2003, these customer applications were accepted into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution for their innovative uses of technology:

  • Beringer Blass Wine Estates, a leader in the premium wine industry, looked to WebFOCUS for the necessary BI to enhance its competitiveness by making critical business data and industry analysis readily available to employees via a corporate portal. This includes key remote sales agents who benefit from unlimited access anytime, anywhere.
  • New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene uses portions of iWay Software's Bioterrorism Response Suite application in its Syndromic Surveillance System, an important business intelligence and data-mining tool that solves lengthy data collection problems. Local healthcare institutions submit symptom data into the system, which conforms this information into a common format. Temporal-spatial analyses are then performed based upon probability modeling, which allows the department to watch for trends that indicate an elevated level of a syndrome, or defined set of symptoms is occurring in specific neighborhoods. This information may then be used to increase active surveillance of disease in a community, or to notify the medical provider community to be on the alert for particular diseases.
  • RBC Financial Group uses WebFOCUS for its innovative Bankbook Reconstruct application, completely automating the once manual process of printing bank statements and bankbook reconstructs. As a result, employees save a tremendous amount of time while the financial institution saves millions of dollars. This intranet application enables personnel to instantly reconstruct bank statements containing up to six years of transaction history for their 12 million personal banking clients.
  • Trustmark, a major health insurance and benefits-administration company, used HIPAA as the catalyst to build a flexible integration platform incorporating iWay Software's XML Transformation Engine and adapters. This initiative provides value in an ever-increasing e-business environment while being compatible with new government regulations. The system takes HIPAA-standard transactions and processes them based on the specific need.
  • United States Department of Justice and its finance staff use WebFOCUS to improve reporting on human-capital assets and costs by streamlining access to HR and payroll information. The Human Resource Systems Analysis Group implemented a secure, Web-based, self-service reporting application providing department-wide access to personnel and payroll information to a variety of users.
KM World Top 100 Companies

Information Builders has been named one of the 100 Companies That Matter by KMWorld. According to the publishers of KMWorld, criteria for inclusion varied, but all companies have things in common. Each has either helped to create, redefine, or enhance a market, and they all share one thing: velocity of innovation. The leading information provider serving the knowledge management systems market, KMWorld informs more than 56,000 subscribers about the components and processes – and subsequent success stories – that together offer solutions for improving business performance.

Network Computing Well-Connected Award – Business Intelligence Solutions Finalist

WebFOCUS was named one of three finalists for a 2003 Well-Connected Award in the category of Business Intelligence Solutions from Network Computing magazine. WebFOCUS was chosen for its features designed to leverage Web technology, wide-scale information delivery capabilities, and rapid return on investment (ROI).

Federal 100 Award

The U.S. Department of Justice and Melinda Morgan, deputy director of the DoJ's Human Resource Systems Analysis Group, join a select group of recipients who were recognized for making a significant contribution to federal information technology during the 2002 calendar year. The award was for the DoJ's Human Capital Project, which was designed to meet a presidential mandate for human-capital management. Nominated by Federal Computer Week readers, the winners were selected by a panel of independent judges based on the success of the development, acquisition, or management of federal information technology.

Information Builders Named Intelligent Enterprise Company to Watch for 2003


Intelligent Enterprise named Information Builders among its Companies to Watch for the second consecutive year, citing the company's "experience in creating large-scale information transparency" as a key factor.


Information Builders Awards 2003

 Each year we recognize select customers for exceptional applications in categories such as "highest return on investment," and "most innovative use of Information Builders technology."

  • A Major U.S. Bank – Most Scalable

    Using WebFOCUS, the bank is able to perform impromptu searches to analyze eminent spending patterns and trends and provide more than 500,000 corporate credit card customers with direct, real-time access to detailed account information.

  • City of Philadelphia – Most Innovative Use of Technology

    Philadelphia used WebFOCUS to build a Homeless Outreach Application, which the city uses to track its homeless population and monitor their last point of contact as well as shelter placement. In addition to the Homeless Outreach Application, Philadelphia implemented WebFOCUS to develop an Early Intervention Interruptions Application. This application ensures that young children with developmental disabilities are covered with medical plans by the state. The agencies use WebFOCUS and Maintain to track the services provided by the city.


DM Review World Class Solution Award


RBC Financial Group and Information Builders were selected by industry-expert judges as finalists in the Business Intelligence category. The RBC Financial Group implementation was chosen over more than 100 entries based on its impact, relevance, and innovation.


iWay Software's Security Exchange 1.0 Named Finalist in eWeek Excellence Award, 2003

iWay Software's Security Exchange 1.0 was named a finalist in the eWeek Excellence Award (2003) for application and Web services development. iWay Security Exchange 1.0 combines iWay and IBM tools that offer both "push" and "pull" information access and delivery across organizational boundaries.

Intelligent Enterprise's Companies to Watch

 Intelligent Enterprise Magazine has named Information Builders a Company to Watch in 2002. Information Builders received the honor for providing IT products that help organizations achieve competitive advantage by gathering, analyzing, sharing, and acting upon intelligence. IT and business leaders will increasingly rely on the company to make their organizations smarter, faster, and more profitable.

Boeing Gold Performance Rating

The Boeing Company has awarded Information Builders a coveted Gold performance rating for quality and delivery of software products. This rating is accorded vendors who can meet Boeing's stringent criteria – a success rate and satisfaction level of no less than 100% – for a minimum of one year. Information Builders products are used by Boeing for its work at the Kennedy Space Center.

KMWorld Best Practice Award

Administaff, a respected leader in the professional employer organization (PEO) industry, has received the KMWorld Best Practice Award. The award is presented by KMWorld Magazine to companies that have made significant contributions within their organizations through the use of knowledge management and business intelligence.

Computerworld Honors Award – Six Customers Accepted for Outstanding IT Achievement, 2002

In 2002, these customer applications were accepted into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution for their innovative uses of technology.


  • ArvinMeritor

    ArvinMeritor, a $7 billion global supplier of integrated systems, modules, and components for the motor vehicle industry, developed a flexible, intuitive Web environment for a wide range of reporting needs, including accounting and financial reports, task forecasting, customer service, end-of-month billing, quality control, shipping, engineering, and purchasing.

  • Geronimo

    Geronimo an employee relations service, has succeeded in developing an innovative and highly flexible payroll system. The system is based on an intelligent workbench supporting increased flexibility and individualization of employee benefits by enabling payroll specialists to define payroll and benefits regulations. This has allowed Geronimo many benefits, including excellent application performance, time savings, complete scalability, and shorter application maintenance cycles.

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) utilizes WebFOCUS for its innovative BureauNet Project for the Federal Insurance Mitigation Administration (FIMA) and National Flood Insurance Program Bureau (NFIP). The solution, implemented by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), revolutionized the way information is delivered to disaster responders through a Web-based system powered by Information Builders' technology.

  • CSX Transportation

    CSX Transportation, the largest railroad in the eastern United States, consolidates their disparate signal-trouble ticket systems into one Web-based system. This has led to an enhanced ability to more effectively respond to signal incidents, thereby enhancing railroad operations and safety.

  • Caja Espana

    Caja Espana, one of Spain's leading financial institutions, devised the Commercial Information System (CIS) project, to meet customer demands and improve its relationship with the most profitable customer segments.

  • BMO Bank of Montreal

    Bank of Montreal, Canada's first bank and one of the largest financial institutions in North America, created WebMPM. This electronic reporting system gives the bank's finance staff information at their fingertips. Users are able to drill down and produce consistent, accurate reports in a matter of minutes.


Information Builders Awards 2002

Each year, we recognize select customers for exceptional applications, in categories such as "highest return on investment," and "most innovative use of Information Builders technology."

  • Moneris Solutions – Most Scalable

    Moneris Solutions, Canada's leading technology merchant processing company, has rolled out Canada's first Internet-based online transaction and analysis reporting service for merchants – to over 300,000 merchants. The system offers daily Visa, MasterCard, and debit card transaction report information. It also streamlines cash flow and consolidated statements. Moneris plans to provide this application to U.S. merchants.

  • RBC Financial Group – Highest ROI

    RBC Financial Group has automated the process of bank statement reprints and bankbook reconstructs, saving the bank millions of dollars per year and creating a more profitable revenue channel. Return on investment equaled 1,218 percent.

  • Management Information Solutions/MSD Wayne Township – Most Innovative Use of Technology

    MSD Wayne Township, one of Indiana's 10 largest public school districts, has integrated all the district's systems so student achievement can be effectively measured. As a result, student achievement has grown, the staff has become more effective, and the school and community have gained recognition, creating even more opportunities.


VarBusiness 500 – Best Solution Provider for 2002

 Information Builders was included as one of the 500 leading solution providers in North America for the second consecutive year, generating nearly $280 million in 2001 fiscal sales.

British Columbia Technology Industry Association Award for Best Application of Web Technology

The City of Richmond, B.C., which uses WebFOCUS to keep the low-lying city from sinking into the Fraser River, received the Best Application of Web Technology award from the British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BCTIA). The award recognizes outstanding utilization of Internet technology to enhance and improve business processes, operations, sales, marketing, supply chain management, customer service, communications, competitiveness, or business relationships.


Software Business – Best Security Initiative, iWay Software

Software Business named iWay Software's Security Exchange solution, Best Security Initiative. The Security Exchange cost-effectively enables the exchange of information with little to no impact on existing information assets.

2002 Infoworld 100

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene worked with Information Builders and iWay Software to develop the Bioterrorism Response Suite allowing the city's 32 hospitals, the 911 emergency system, laboratories, pharmacies, emergency workers, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to quickly share information and monitor outbreaks of disease.

Information Builders Awards 2001

Each year, we recognize select customers for exceptional applications, in categories such as "highest return on investment," and "most inovative use of Information Builders technology."


  • Philips Semiconductor, Inc. – Fastest Time to Market

    For the business forecasting phase of its CLASS (SAP) Project reporting application, allowing all users in the company to use one ERP system.

  • CN Rail – Highest ROI

    For its Chargeable Services application that provides timely information to manage business, improve billing collection, and identify missed opportunities to grow CN Rail's Chargeable Services revenues.

  • City of Richmond, British Columbia – Most Innovative Use of Technology

    For the Mobile Monitoring for Municipalities application that allows the city's Engineering and Public Works Department to respond to alerts, monitor trends, track pump status, etc. via their wireless devices and keeps the low-lying city from sinking.


WebFOCUS Named Finalist in eWeek eXcellence Award, 2001

Information Builders' WebFOCUS was named a finalist in the eWeek Excellence Award, 2001, for enterprise systems development.

VarBusiness 500 – Best Solution Provider for 2001

Information Builders was included as one of the 500 leading solution providers in North America, generating nearly $280 million in fiscal 2000 sales.

Computerworld Honors Award – Six Customers Accepted for Outstanding IT Achievement, 2001

In 2001, these customer applications were accepted into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution, contributing to the museum's efforts to chronicle the information age:


  • Dogmatch

    Dogmatch, a national dog-adoption database, used WebFOCUS to build its Web-based system, matching dogs in shelters with potential owners by personal preferences and geographic locations.

  • Oxford Properties' OASIS

    Oxford Properties' OASIS (Oxford's Advanced Strategic Information Source) system is a Web-enabled intelligence and information delivery system for analysis and reporting powered by WebFOCUS. OASIS allows executives, employees, partners, and clients to better manage their real estate properties with detailed or consolidated financial, lease, and occupancy information and statistics.

  • The United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania

    The United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania installed a WebFOCUS system to automate the tracking and capture of financial donations made over the Internet, resulting in an elimination of all paperwork, reduced costs, and an improved collections process.

  • USPS

    The United States Postal Service's Anti-Money Laundering solution, powered by WebFOCUS, instituted reporting and analysis tools to track suspicious money orders and locate patterns that may indicate money-laundering activities.

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  • Von Roll Group

    Von Roll Group created a WebFOCUS-based financial consolidation and reporting system for large corporations that provided flexibility and facilitated decentralized data capture, product line organization, and high-speed and English-translated reporting.

  • CECA

    CECA, the savings bank association of Spain, used a WebFOCUS-based application to allow customers easier use of their business banking cards. The system enabled companies to group, sort, and filter charged expenses, resulting in better analysis of company expenditures.


eSolutions Award to Information Builders and Penn State Police, 2001

The Pennsylvania State Police were honored with a Process Innovation Award in the Government Vertical category for its Web site application. The Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Reporting System (PAUCRS), built using WebFOCUS technology, delivers crime statistics and information to the public.

GCN Federal Government Agency Award for Excellence for USPS, 2001

The United States Postal Service (USPS), an Information Builders' customer, was awarded the Government Computer News (GCN) Federal Government Agency Award for Excellence for its Anti-Money Laundering Compliance System. The USPS was one of 10 government agencies honored for their outstanding record in the application of information technology.

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Mayor's Award for Excellence, 2001

New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani recognized Gerald D. Cohen for his quarter-century commitment to the New York and global technology marketplace. He was one of six recipients of the coveted Mayor's Award for Excellence, the honor given annually to recognize special members of, and contributions to, New York's science and technology community

DM Review Top 100 for Four Consecutive Years, 2001

Information Builders was named one of the top business intelligence vendors in DM Review's 2001 Top 100. For four consecutive years, Information Builders has achieved this prestigious recognition based on a product usage/vendor rating survey in the e-business, customer relationship management, and data warehousing sectors, from DM Review's readers.

Enterprise Systems 100 Most Powerful People in IT, 2001

Information Builders' president and cofounder Gerald Cohen was named the 27th most powerful person in IT by Enterprise Systems. The list of 100 was made up of technology leaders who have affected the IT landscape or have the power to greatly affect it going forward.

ComputerworldROI 25 Wireless Innovators Award

The ComputerworldROI's list of the top 25 Wireless Innovators included Edward Hung of the city of Richmond, British Columbia for his work in monitoring flood levels on the Web and through handheld devices using WebFOCUS.

CMP RealWare Award – Best Mobile Business Intelligence Solution, 2001

Information Builders and its customer, the city of Richmond, British Columbia, are joint recipients of the Mobile/Wireless Business Intelligence Merit Award from CMP Media's RealWare Awards program. The RealWare Awards recognize outstanding customer implementations demonstrating innovative IT solutions. Information Builders' WebFOCUS and AvantGo solutions allowed the city of Richmond to more effectively monitor flood levels and provide valuable trend information, analysis, and reports wirelessly to people in the field.

PostNewsweek Agency Award for Excellence

The United States Department of Agriculture was awarded the prestigious PostNewsweek Agency Award for Excellence for its Mapping Analysis Program (MAP). This sophisticated analysis, management, and reporting system utilizes Information Builders technology to help the agency better monitor program performance and target tax dollars where they are needed most.

International Corporate Award

Information Builders is the proud recipient of the 2001 International Corporate Award, an honor bestowed on companies that exhibit substantial global growth and support of international business endeavors. The award is given by the Manhattan International Development Corporation (MIDC) for Information Builders' role in changing the landscape of technology commerce.

Crain's New York Business Top Tech 100, 1999

Crain's New York Business ranked Information Builders the number one privately-held NY technology firm in their The Private 200-1999 New York Area's Top Private Companies. (#87 overall)

Government Technology Leadership Award - USDA, 2000

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), an Information Builders' customer, was awarded the Government Technology Leadership Award for its Domestic Electronic Bid Entry System (DEBES). DEBES, powered by WebFOCUS, was developed to automate the process of soliciting and receiving bids for the support of the domestic distribution of food assistance.