NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 24, 2008) - Information Builders, the independent leader in production business intelligence (BI) systems, was recently named to the prestigious START-IT magazine 125 List for 2008. The START-IT 125 is a directory of the most influential technology providers in the manufacturing space. Information Builders was chosen for a special section of the list which highlights the top 25 emerging companies. All companies named to the list are selected by the editors of START-IT and its editorial advisory board.

Information Builders is a leader in business intelligence technology with its flagship product WebFOCUS. It's the most widely used BI platform due to its flexibility, scalability, and ability to provide secure interface connections. WebFOCUS connects to any enterprise system or application and enables simple, intuitive interaction with information. Information Builders has a healthy and growing customer base among manufacturing companies including: Ford, DME, Sony, Lockheed Martin, The Hillman Group, and Coty Fragrances.

"Recognition by START-IT magazine provides us with a strong proof-point to manufacturers that we are better suited than the rest to help them get a better handle on their information to make smarter and more informed business decisions," said Gerald Cohen, CEO of Information Builders. "Business intelligence technology, like WebFOCUS, helps manufacturers streamline operations, improve manufacturing processes, and gain access to more accurate sales data, which provides heightened understanding of internal operations and the ability to better serve customers."

"Each year, we see more change in the manufacturing industry and the available technology, and each year the editors of START-IT must be more critical in examining the top 125 technology providers," said Peggy Smedley, editorial director of START-IT. "The START-IT 125 lets our readers know what the best solutions are, who can provide them, and how they can help manufacturers improve business practices."

The START-IT 125 can be found in the 2008 START-IT Factbook, the definitive reference guide to the manufacturing industry. Along with the START-IT 125, the Factbook offers an in-depth look at the current state of manufacturing employment and productivity; snapshots of key import and export trends; analysis of economic trends and their impact on the manufacturing industry; as well as a list of today's leading manufacturers by vertical industry. To see the full START-IT 125 list, visit:

About START-IT Magazine

START-IT magazine helps manufacturers take full advantage of the power of partnerships by emphasizing the importance of IT partnerships and how these partners are working together to reach their goals through the use of technology. Emphasizing the power of partnerships, START-IT is read by decision makers across all manufacturing segments as a primary source of business strategies to best take advantage of today's technologies.

About Information Builders

Information Builders award-winning combination of business intelligence and enterprise integration software has been providing innovative solutions to more than 12,000 customers for the past 30 years. WebFOCUS is the world's most widely utilized business intelligence platform. It provides the security, scalability, and flexibility needed at every level of global extended enterprises. Its simplicity helps create executive, analytical, and operational applications that reach dozens to millions of users. Information Builders iWay Software suite provides state-of-the-art, multi-purpose, pre-built integration components that address all SOA, application, data, and information management requirements. Its integration adapters have been adopted by the leading software platform providers. Together, these products give Information Builders customers the ability to live up to the company motto: "Your Business. No Barriers."

Information Builders award-winning technology has successfully provided quality software and superior services to more than 12,000 customers, including most of the Fortune 100 and U.S. federal government agencies. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,450 people and has more than 350 business partners. For more information visit

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