Information Builders Honors Customers With 2017 Awards of Distinction

Winners Recognized for Excellence in BI and Analytics at Annual Summit User Conference

New York, NY and Grapevine, Texas, June 08, 2017

Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced the recipients of its 2017 Awards of Distinction at its annual Summit User Conference in Grapevine, Texas. The awards recognize Information Builders’ customers for their exceptional use of BI, analytics, and data management technology as they extend data and insights across their organizations. The following companies will be honored at Summit 2017.

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Empire Airlines, a passenger and cargo airline based in Hayden, Idaho, completed a rapid implementation of the Scale Analytic Appliance from Scale Computing, which is based on WebFOCUS Business User Edition. By leveraging Scale’s pre-packaged analytic platform, Empire Airlines was able to quickly roll out a self-service analytic environment, which gives employees control over their data. Automatic alerts deliver real-time insights to executives, managers, and operational workers, allowing them to stay abreast of everything from flight delays to mechanical issues. Empire Airlines implemented the appliance with minimal involvement from IT professionals.

Houston Community College (HCC), which operates 23 commuter campuses in Houston, Missouri City, Katy, and Stafford, Texas, created an academic dashboard to deliver actionable insights to faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders. For example, executives use the dashboard to track KPIs critical to the college’s strategic plan, while faculty and staff use it to examine student success as they transition from HCC to four-year institutions. The dashboard facilitates decision-making for enrollment, instruction, student services, and other departments, allowing HCC to better serve the Houston community.

North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU), a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, used Information Builders’ data management and BI technology to embark on a digital transformation initiative anchored by analytics. SECU’s new BI environment assists with regulatory compliance, risk aggregation, stress testing, business reporting, capital planning, and statistical modeling, enabling workers throughout the enterprise to access data from a single, reliable source. Professional analysts and line-of-business workers can visualize trends and make better decisions, as SECU makes the shift from historical reporting to predictive analytics.

Old Dominion Freight Line, a leading provider of transportation and logistics services, used WebFOCUS to develop an analytic portal that serves a broad range of employees, from the loading dock to the CEO. The portal includes user-specific dashboards that have increased revenue, reduced costs, and maximized operational efficiency, helping Old Dominion achieve the lowest claims ratios and best on-time records in its industry.

Michigan State Police (MSP)  is in the process of implementing Information Builders’ master data management technology to support its core mission of law enforcement while promoting safety across the state. By rolling out enhanced search capabilities, mobile dashboards, and an integrated data set based on golden records, MSP has increased operational efficiency and pushed real-time insights down to the trooper level. The department can generate accurate snapshots of crime data, trends, and statistics, allowing officers to respond knowledgeably to incidents and make more informed decisions during investigations. This sustained data management initiative has positively impacted the police force’s ability to protect and serve Michigan citizens.

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, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.