Information Builders Honors Customers With 2014 Awards of Distinction

BI Leader Showcases Innovative Organizations at Annual Summit User Conference

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Jun 10, 2014) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity and integration solutions, today announced at its annual Summit User Conference the winners of its 2014 Awards of Distinction for innovative use of BI and integration technology. 

Summit 2014 is taking place in Orlando, Florida from June 9-13, 2014 and brings together more than 1,500 global attendees. The event will include more than 155 educational sessions featuring high-profile analysts, informative customer case studies, and unique hands-on labs designed to help organizations effectively use their BI assets. For the latest insights and updates from the show floor, follow the Information Builders Twitter handle at @infobldrs and join the conversation using the #IBSummit hashtag. 

"This year's award recipients demonstrate the tremendous breadth and utility of our intelligence, integration, and integrity software," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "We congratulate these organizations for their outstanding achievements in the domains of healthcare, financial services, transportation, and consumer services."

Information Builders will recognize the following customers with Awards of Distinction during the opening ceremony at Summit 2014:

RainTree Oncology Services, the leading community oncology alliance in the U.S., created an analytic platform that allows oncologists and pharmaceutical researchers to develop and evaluate care pathways, improving patient care and outcomes while reducing costs to the healthcare system. RainTree's unique aggregated data set, created with Information Builders' WebFOCUS and iWay technologies, represents the nation's largest footprint of community oncology information. It enables researchers to follow the complete patient journey from the time of diagnosis to the present day, furthering cancer research and promoting best practices for effective cancer treatments.

The Wendy's Company, the world's third largest quick-service hamburger company, created a BI portal and dashboard environment that integrates an enterprise point-of-sale system to deliver targeted reports with drill-down capabilities for decision-makers at every level of the company. WebFOCUS helps managers control costs and make informed decisions that improve the bottom line. Thousands of international and domestic franchises currently use WebFOCUS dashboards, helping Wendy's to improve profit margins at hundreds of restaurants.

Butler Health System, a community health system that provides healthcare services throughout Western Pennsylvania, created a WebFOCUS reporting portal, parameterized reports, and InfoAssist reporting objects to empower clinicians and administrators to identify diagnostic trends within its patient population. The BI system has enabled the organization to make qualitative improvements that meet government requirements and positively impact reimbursement rates. The return on investment is compelling: by hiring fewer developers, avoiding additional software costs, and generating more revenue from increased patient volumes, Butler projects a cumulative five-year net benefit of nearly $3 million, with a return on investment exceeding 450 percent and a payback period of seven months.

Principal Financial Group, a global financial services company that provides retirement planning, insurance, and investment and banking products in 18 countries, used WebFOCUS to develop interactive eStatements for two million 401(k) and pension plan participants. These dynamic, customizable online statements empower investors to securely monitor their retirement accounts and track their investments using interactive tables, charts, and graphs. Authorized users can compare account balances against contributions over any time period, drill down into investment performance, and see estimated retirement income extrapolated from current investment trends. The eStatements work interchangeably on computers, tablets, and smartphones, with secure single-sign-on to other account assets.

Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS), a state agency that offers public assistance programs, services and resources to vulnerable Oklahomans in need, uses BI technology to help caseworkers deliver food and nutrition, housing, transportation, and other social services. For example, caseworkers in Child Support Services use WebFOCUS to streamline the distribution of support to thousands of children. The BI environment enables Child Welfare caseworkers to efficiently address compliance issues, contacts, court reports, and treatment plans so they can effectively manage their caseloads for the protection of abused and neglected children. Additionally, the Office of the Inspector General uses the BI environment to aid in the detection of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP -- formerly Food Stamp) fraud.

Partner Award

Axiom EPM, a leading provider of enterprise performance management software, has developed a suite of analytic tools to help companies monitor financial and operational performance. Axiom's popular solutions for budgeting and forecasting, reporting and analytics, strategy management, capital planning, profitability, and cost management are delivered on a single, unified platform. Information Builders worked with Axiom to develop an adapter that enables WebFOCUS users to seamlessly query the Axiom EPM financial planning and analytics platform, empowering customers with a full range of business analytics tools for enterprise performance management.

About Information Builders
Information Builders helps organizations transform data into business value. Our software solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, and drive growth. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched in the industry. That's why tens of thousands of leading organizations rely on Information Builders to be their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices around the world, 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.