NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) - Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that Ventana Research, a leading benchmark research and advisory services firm, named Information Builders a 2010 Technology Vendor Leader in the governance, risk, and compliance category following its work with Nationwide and Columbus City Schools. According to Ventana Research, dozens of companies are evaluated and those honored with a Technology Vendor Leader Award have successfully helped their customers incorporate technology initiatives to achieve business objectives, bringing together people, process, information, and technology.

"The importance of working with your customers to improve their business and the community around them is at the center of business leadership," said Mark Smith, chief executive officer and executive vice president of Research at Ventana. "Information Builders, along with Nationwide and Columbus City Schools, should be congratulated on its achievements to improve education and the community using technology to govern education and ensure its standards fulfill on the expectations of parents and teachers."

With the Information Builders WebFOCUS BI platform, Nationwide partnered with Columbus City Schools to develop the All School Improvement Plan (ASIP), a new performance management system. ASIP streamlines how the district and individual schools developed education plans for 55,000 students by infusing student data into management and classroom decisions. Rather than locate and summarize extensive amounts of data, teachers and administrators can quickly access data around a student's performance and build a more focused and strategic lesson plan.

"We are extremely pleased that Ventana Research recognized our work with Nationwide and Columbus City Schools," said Information Builders founder and CEO Gerald Cohen. "Based on our achievements with this implementation, we've seen how the strategic use of business intelligence can actually impact a school's performance for the better. Through our business intelligence technology, we will continue to enable our customers to leverage existing data as a strategic asset, increase efficiency, and reduce costs."

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About Ventana Research

Ventana Research is the leading benchmark research and advisory services firm. It provides expert guidance to help organizations manage and optimize performance - to become not only more efficient, but also more effective. Its unparalleled insights and best practices guidance are based on our rigorous research-based benchmarking indexes of people, processes, information, and technology across business and IT functions worldwide. The combination of benchmark research, rigorous market coverage, and in-depth knowledge of hundreds of technology providers means it can deliver business and technology education and expertise to clients where and when needed. The Ventana Research Indexes -- the Value Index and the Benchmark Index family -- have redefined the research industry by providing accessible, easy-to-use research-based business and technology guidance to businesses. Ventana Research provides the most comprehensive analyst coverage in the industry; more than 2.5 million business and IT professionals through a community of 85,000 professionals and network of media and association partners around the world benefit from Ventana Research's insights. Ventana Research focuses on business and technology trends and best practices that maximize organizations' potential to perform while reducing the time, cost, and risk and still achieve optimal outcomes. To learn how Ventana Research advances the maturity of organizations use of information and technology through benchmark research, market indexes, education, and advisory services, and also where to find us on Facebook or LinkedIn or how to follow us on Twitter or BusinessWeek's BusinessExchange, visit

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. 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.

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