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The 2016 BARC Score evaluates Enterprise BI Platforms that are able to fulfill a broad set of BI requirements within the enterprise.  Information Builders is ranked overall as a Market Leader, ahead of vendors such as Tableau, SAS, and Microsoft. WebFOCUS is recognized as a flexible and scalable solution for formatted reporting for large user groups and highly formatted documents, ad...
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The 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms evaluates data visualization and self-service analytical tools, such as our WebFOCUS InfoAssist+ product. These tools are a just subset of the broad set of data and analytical capabilities provided by our WebFOCUS Business intelligence and Analytics platform.  The report evaluates 24 vendors including, Birst,...
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Information Builders has been named a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools for the second consecutive year. According to the report, demand for data quality tools is driven both by organizations continuing to invest in digital business initiatives as well as organizations seeking to cut costs and optimize business operations. 17 data quality vendors were considered in...
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In the company's fourth Embedded Business Intelligence report, Dresner Advisory Services explores user perceptions and intentions surrounding embedded business intelligence (BI). What's so exciting about this report is that it confirms embedded BI's growing strategic importance (28 percent of respondents consider it critical), and provides use cases that demonstrate the benefits of embedded...
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The BI Survey 16 is based on findings from a global survey featuring 3,137 respondents answering a series of detailed questions about their usage of a named product in the BI space. Altogether, the BI Survey compares 37 business intelligence products (or groups of products) in detail including offerings from Tableau, Qlik, Microstrategy, Tibco, Cognos, and SAP BusinessObjects.  The...
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In this report, Dresner provides a comprehensive Business Intelligence Buyer’s Guide that rates 24 of the top business intelligence software vendors in 26 different performance areas, organizing them by key platforms: traditional, cloud, and mobile. Information Builders ranks as a Leader in Vendor Credibility and Overall Customer Experience. Among the vendors highlighted in the report are: Dundas...
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Ventana Research rated Information Builders as the number one Hot Vendor in the firm's 2016 Value Index for Mobile Analytics and Business Intelligence. According to the report, Information Builders' WebFOCUS BI and analytics platform delivers the highest overall value and best meets buyers' requirements for software that enables and supports mobile analytics and BI.  Vendors included in the...
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How can companies strike the right balance between freedom and control in their self-service analytics environments?  In this report, Eckerson Group advocates more intimate collaboration between business users and developers in designing a flexible yet reliable reference architecture that meets the divergent needs of its users without compromising the integrity of the data in the information...
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As Gartner says in its latest Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, “Applications are no longer permitted to be silos first and integrated second.” What technologies will you use to bring it all together? We believe Information Builders is a great choice. Once again we're positioned as a visionary in this year’s quadrant, based on our strengths in data integration and customer service. Fill...
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In its flagship BI Market Study, Dresner rates 28 business intelligence (BI) software vendors based on the experiences of 1,524 survey respondents who were asked about their satisfaction and success with current BI tools and their BI expansion plans for the coming years. The result? Information Builders gets a perfect recommend score and is named a leader in customer experience and vendor...
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Are organizations deriving business value from operationalized analytics? How effective are their solutions? In this Best Practices Report co-sponsored by Information Builders, TDWI surveys BI and data professionals and interviews technical users, business sponsors, and analytics experts to get answers to those questions. The report offers an in-depth exploration of the growing demand for...
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Eckerson Group profiles our WebFOCUS Business User Edition and BI Portal offerings in this report, concluding that Information Builders now “balances its strength in operational reporting.” The report shows how WebFOCUS meets the self-service data discovery and personalization needs of a broader range of users and notes three advantages that Business User Edition has over its competitors....
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This report from Eckerson Group examines the dynamics between top-down and bottom-up business intelligence (BI) and the key role that governed data discovery plays in reconciling the two divergent models. Industry analyst Wayne Eckerson identifies why governed data discovery is critical for organizations that want a modern, accessible BI platform to optimize their use of data and analytics when...
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The 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms places much greater focus this year on self-service data discovery tools that do not require significant IT involvement. For this Magic Quadrant, Gartner evaluated only our NEW InfoAssist+ product line and not the breadth of the rest of our enterprise platform. We at Information Builders offer not only data...
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Embedded BI ranks behind the most mainstream BI practices (dashboards, end-user self-service, and data warehousing), but ahead of other vital initiatives including mobile, cloud/SaaS, big data, and social media analysis. In rating vendors, this detailed Dresner report considers embedded BI features and capabilities as well as embedded architecture. It focuses on the requirements needed to make BI...
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Information Builders has been named a Leader in the 2015 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.  Data quality vendors considered in this year's Magic Quadrant include...
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Co-sponsored by Information Builders, this report examines organizations' experiences with self-directed visual analytics and progress toward business goals (such as decision management), and recommends best practices. Visual analytics, which includes visual data discovery, is part of a larger trend in BI toward greater self-service data access and analysis from anywhere and at any time on any...
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The BI Survey 15 is based on findings from the world's largest and most comprehensive survey of BI end users. It cited Information Builders' vendor support, implementer support, and operational BI as among the company's chief competitive differentiators. The survey also evaluated the WebFOCUS BI and analytics platform in two peer groups: Large Deployments and Large International Vendors. The...
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This 2015 EMA Radar for Business Intelligence Platforms for Midsized Organizations report focuses on how BI platforms meet the unique needs of the midsized market place and which influences have the most impact on the operation of those smaller businesses. Evaluating nine top BI platform vendors, EMA recognized Information Builders as the Value Leader, offering a mature market solution featuring...
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Getting insights from your data without impact means little to the business. So, how do you get impact? Read this new white paper to learn the 3 ways to support decision making at strategic, analytical and operational levels, and how they can work together to increase organizational efficiencies, enhance on-the-job decision-making, and directly impact profit and loss. Authored by the experts at...