Information Builders Named to START-IT 125 Manufacturing Technology List
Leading Independent Business Intelligence Vendor Selected for New "Emerging Companies" Category
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.
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
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. www.start-itmag.com
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 http://www.informationbuilders.com.
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