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Information Builders’ Customers Honored as Digital Innovators

St. Luke’s University Health Network, Michigan State Police, and United Way Worldwide Received Digital Edge 50 Award From IDG
New York, NY

Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data management solutions, today announced that three of its customers, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Michigan State Police, and United Way Worldwide have been named among the top 50 digital innovators by IDG.

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The 4th annual Digital Edge Awards recognizes 50 organizations for digital initiatives that are transforming the way they operate, how they interact with customers, and even the products they have in market. Complexity, scale, impact, and innovation are all part of what makes an initiative worthy of a Digital Edge award.

  • St. Luke’s University Health Network used Information Builders’ WebFOCUS and Omni-HealthData™ to integrate clinical, financial, administrative, and external data from more than 40 data sources throughout a regional health network that includes seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. This 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
  • Michigan State Police (MSP) used WebFOCUS and Omni-Gen™ 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 is working to increase 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 is enabling MSP to better support its core mission of law enforcement while promoting safety across the state.
  • Using WebFOCUS, United Way Worldwide created a self-service analytics portal that gives its 13,000 employees insight into the health, education, and financial stability of the communities they serve. Engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries, United Way Worldwide has leveled the playing field by allowing all kinds of users, regardless of their technical abilities, to access and analyze data impacting their local operations in real time. The portal automatically customizes the data each user sees based on their location, needs, and interests, enabling United Way to achieve operational excellence, maximize nearly $5 billion raised each year, and better fight for the 61 million people it serves annually

Anne McCrory, Digital Edge program chair and Group VP, Customer Experience and Operations, IDG Events and CIO Executive Council said:
“This year we have many winners employing AI and machine learning, or a combination of the two, demonstrating how quickly those technologies are taking hold. There are projects on data accessibility, digital assistants, sensors, and integrating numerous systems and data types for mobile users. All have remarkable returns, whether those are efficiencies or sales from new capabilities or even new businesses launching.”

About Digital Edge 50 Award

The Digital Edge 50 Award is a recognized honor of digital innovation. Through digital technologies such as mobile, analytics, AI, the Internet of Things and cloud, award winners see business results that indicate a true “digital edge.” Selected by a panel of industry experts and business and technology executives, winning applications are driving greater customer engagement, higher sales conversions and new products, as well as revenue and profit growth.

About IDG Communications, Inc. (IDG)

IDG Communications connects the world of tech buyers with insights, intent and engagement. IDG Communications is the world’s largest media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. Our premium brands, including CIO®, Computerworld®, PCWorld® and Macworld®, engage the most powerful audience of technology buyers providing essential guidance on the evolving technology landscape.

About Information Builders

Information Builders provides the industry’s most scalable software solutions for data management and analytics. We help organizations operationalize and monetize their data through insights that drive action. Our integrated platform for business intelligence (BI), analytics, data integration, and data quality, combined with our proven expertise, delivers value faster, with less risk. We believe data and analytics are the drivers of digital transformation, and we’re on a mission to help our customers capitalize on new opportunities in the connected world. Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with global offices, and remains one of the largest privately held companies in the industry.

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