NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that the company was ranked as a leader for the second consecutive year by the Dresner Advisory Services Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study™. Dresner analyzed 16 different vendors for the report and Information Builders scored the highest among "established pure-play vendors," besting its competition. The company was recognized for exceeding its peer group in virtually every metric included in the study.

Study respondents reported that Information Builders achieved the highest score in sales, value, product, support, and consulting categories.

Dresner's Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study was expanded this year to include substantially more market data and analysis, including an in-depth look at technologies and initiatives, which are deemed strategic to respondents' BI efforts. Topping the list of importance was "Integration with operational processes," "Data mining and advanced algorithms," and "In-memory analysis." Additionally, 80 percent of respondents pointed to mobile BI as an area of importance and interest for their business.

"In today's cost conscious enterprise, IT decision-makers are always looking for solutions that will provide optimum value and support," said Howard Dresner, president and founder of Dresner Advisory Services. "Information Builders can be proud that it is one of a select group of vendors to improve its overall score from 2010, particularly in the areas of value and support."

"Delivering valuable solutions to our customers has always been a focus for Information Builders and we're honored to see this effort recognized by the Dresner report," said Gerald Cohen, CEO and president of Information Builders. "The past few years have been a challenging time for numerous industries but, by focusing on our solutions, we've continued to deliver value and this is reflected in the improvement of our overall score from last year."

Dresner Advisory Services is an independent research organization dedicated to delivering innovative insight into the business intelligence and performance management markets.

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About Information Builders
Information Builders provides software and services that bring smarter decision-making and streamlined processes to leading organizations in business, government, and education worldwide. The company's software is installed in tens of thousands of locations, servicing millions of users. Its WebFOCUS business intelligence (BI) platform delivers massively scalable information applications, analytics, and customer-facing portals to the new generation of information users to deliver game-changing business results. Its iWay Software integration platform allows enterprises to leverage all of their information resources to streamline internal and business-to-business processes while escalating the overall accessibility and integrity of information regardless of environmental complexity. Headquartered in New York City with 60 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,350 people and has established significant industry partnerships. Visit Information Builders at For ongoing news, go to or follow Information Builders at @infobldrs.

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