ESCHBORN, GERMANY--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) -  Information Builders, the independent leader in operational business intelligence (BI) systems, today announced that Siemens has chosen WebFOCUS as its global front-end BI solution for new reporting applications and will add the BI platform to its list of standard platforms.

Siemens decided on Information Builders' WebFOCUS after an extensive and careful selection process. Siemens will deploy the front-end BI solution in pilot projects in an initial phase, before rolling it out across the group in a process designed to meet individual requirements.

The contract was signed after a comprehensive and detailed tendering process, which involved some of the market's leading manufacturers. Participants in the process were required to provide information on architecture, functionality, technology, licensing terms and conditions, and integration into Siemens' IT landscape. The technical capabilities of the individual providers were tested and evaluated in presentation workshops and product trials. Ultimately, Information Builders prevailed over the other major competitors in the BI field.

With WebFOCUS, Siemens is able to access its source system when creating reports. With its graphic user interface, WebFOCUS helps developers to reduce the time and costs associated with front-end development. Siemens' power analysts can make use of the business rules saved in the applications and its specialists can use WebFOCUS to create reports independently and according to their specific requirements. Operational data that changes quickly can be integrated into these reports from any data source.

"In the tendering process, the front-end BI solution WebFOCUS from Information Builders scored the highest in terms of functionality, technology, and price," explains Jürgen Strahwald, head of the Governance department at Siemens AG's Corporate Information Technology Center in Munich. "The software from Information Builders is a convincing solution. The first applications will be up and running in time for the new fiscal year in October 2010." Nathan Jagoda, country manager for Information Builders Deutschland, adds: "We consider the introduction of Information Builders as the front-end business intelligence solution for Siemens to be a trendsetting decision."

About Siemens AG
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For over 160 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is the world's largest provider of environmental technologies, generating EUR 23 billion -- nearly one-third of its total revenue -- from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2009, which ended on September 30, 2009, revenue totaled EUR 76.7 billion and net income EUR 2.5 billion. At the end of September 2009, Siemens had around 405,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available at:

About Information Builders
Information Builders' award-winning combination of business intelligence (BI) 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. Information Builders also offers solutions in the performance management, business activity monitoring, and enterprise search markets. The company's comprehensive enterprise product offerings give Information Builders' customers the ability to grow and innovate according to their needs.

Information Builders' customers include 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. More information is available at

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