Information Builders’ Customers Honored as Analytics Innovators

Michigan State Police and St. Luke’s University Health Network Receive Analytics 50 Award From Drexel University
New York, NY

Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that two of its customers, Michigan State Police and St. Luke’s University Health Network, have been named among the top 50 analytics innovators in the U.S. by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. The university recognized these organizations last night at an awards ceremony in Philadelphia.

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Drexel University launched the Analytics 50 initiative to showcase best practices and recognize organizations that are using analytics to solve pressing business challenges. A panel of researchers and practitioners selected this year’s honorees based on the complexity of the business challenges they faced, the usefulness of the analytics solutions they implemented, and the business impact of analytics on their organizations.

For example, Michigan State Police (MSP) used Information Builders’ WebFOCUS and Omni-Gen™ technologies to create a mobile, web-based search tool for troopers, detectives, supervisors, and crime analysts. By rolling out enhanced search capabilities, mobile dashboards, and an integrated data set based on golden records, MSP has increased operational efficiency by pushing real-time insights down to the trooper level, with the goal of helping deter crimes and minimize traffic accidents. This modern analytics environment enables MSP to better support its core mission of law enforcement while promoting safety across the state.

St. Luke’s University Health Network used these same Information Builders technologies to integrate clinical, financial, administrative, and external data from almost 50 sources throughout a regional health network that includes seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. Its advanced analytics environment leverages a cleansed and consolidated set of master data to boost performance, capture revenue, reduce costs, and compete more effectively with other regional health networks. Key areas of focus include improving clinical quality, growing market share, reducing costs, and adding new and different capabilities to support success in a changing healthcare environment.

Paul Jensen, interim dean for Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business said:
“We are proud to recognize distinction in analytics among this diverse group of impressive organizations. The Analytics 50 is a powerful way to honor business solutions and to strengthen the intersection of academia and industry. We congratulate the honorees and look forward to celebrating their achievements at tonight’s awards ceremony.”

Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders, said:
“It is gratifying to see such innovative nonprofit organizations using Information Builders’ technology to solve pressing societal business challenges. Their accomplishments with data integration, data integrity, and data intelligence serve as an impressive example for other organizations in law enforcement and healthcare to follow.”

About the Analytics 50

The Drexel LeBow Analytics 50 is a national recognition of analytics innovation honoring 50 organizations using analytics to solve business challenges. Connecting academia and industry, the initiative’s goal is to share best practices while identifying innovative analytics solutions across industries.

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.