Information Builders Cloud Is the People’s Choice for Best New Cloud Product of the Year

Dan Ortolani
June 24, 2019

This June, Information Builders Cloud was named a winner of a Bronze Stevie Award and of a People’s Choice Stevie® Award for Favorite New Cloud Application/Service Products in The 17th Annual American Business Awards.

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Why Information Builders Cloud Won

In May 2018 we announced our expanded relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS), becoming a Consulting Partner and one of the first independent software vendors to subscribe to AWS Managed Services. Through this agreement, Information Builders Cloud was introduced, bringing simplified, end-to-end, cloud-based and fully managed business intelligence (BI), data integrity, and integration solutions to the market.

The launch of Information Builders Cloud was a direct response to the evolving age of digitization, with big data being generated from new, non-traditional sources such as social media and the Internet of Things (IoT). With these changes, the cloud has proved to be the ideal deployment model for BI, analytics, and data management solutions. Yet, many organizations typically face various obstacles when making this transition and traditionally need multiple vendors and resources to leverage the cloud environment. Through this offering, Information Builders simplifies this process by providing customers with a single-source AWS solution for software, onboarding, account management, cloud managed services, and customer support.

Information Builders Cloud combines our award-winning WebFOCUS and Omni-Gen platforms with the value of AWS hosting and best-in-class support and cloud managed services. Rather than piece together environments from multiple providers, Information Builders Cloud offerings provide everything organizations need to quickly and easily realize the scalable benefits of the cloud and pay-for-use provisioning.

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Another major differentiator and benefit of Information Builders Cloud is that it was designed with flexibility in mind to accommodate different business strategies and architectures. For example, it can be deployed as a hybrid solution with on-premises components and control over what information is in the cloud. Information Builders Cloud also meets a multitude of global security and data privacy requirements through a host of certifications and compliance programs. Understanding the dynamic data landscape in light of GDPR and other recent developments, we wanted to provide customers with a tool that helps navigate a quickly evolving industry.

In addition to the simplicity and flexibility that Information Builders Cloud offers, customers will realize significant ROI over time as capital expenditures for on-premises IT infrastructure and associated administration management and maintenance are eliminated. In the initial months of its availability, more than 30 development and production sites were provisioned with 1,000+ users onboarded. Customers serviced span industries including non-profit, public municipalities, and healthcare.

The simplicity, flexibility, and completeness offered by Information Builders Cloud has helped position the solution above other competing products in the industry. Through the various benefits that the platform provides, customers have turned to us to reap the benefits of moving to the cloud while giving them a competitive edge in the market. In fact, the company has received immense interest in the offering since its launch, resulting in a 5X increase in cloud business. Additionally, in 2018, strategic customers in the insurance and law enforcement sectors began migration to Information Builders Cloud’s major enterprise-class on premise systems for claims management and cyber threat analytics.

About the Stevie Awards

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products are a feature of The American Business Awards in which the general public can vote for their favorite new products and services of the year. More than 43,000 votes were cast in 51 people’s choice categories this year. All new products and services to be honored in the ABAs’ new product categories were included in people’s choice voting.

Details about The American Business Awards, the list of People’s Choice Stevie Award winners, and the complete list of Stevie winners in this year’s ABAs are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

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