NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 21, 2011) - Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that it was recognized favorably in a survey of BI software products from the KLAS Business Intelligence research report, "Business Intelligence: Making Cents of Performance." KLAS, an independent research firm that monitors vendor performance within the healthcare IT (HIT) marketplace, acknowledged Information Builders' WebFOCUS BI platform for its flexibility, ease of use and clinical data mining capabilities.

Survey respondents from KLAS' research indicated WebFOCUS' intuitive design makes the dashboard easily accessible even for non-IT staff, while providing clinical quality reporting. Research providers also noted Information Builders' cross-referencing strength and its ability to streamline and share financial and clinical data. Information Builders also jumped from the number five position in last year's report to number two in 2011 in terms of how often WebFOCUS is considered in BI evaluations against the company's competition.

"Leveraging data is vital to improving care and reducing costs," said Alan Eisman, director of Healthcare Solutions for Information Builders. "Information Builders' strategy and healthcare solutions enable providers to successfully transition from fragmented to integrated care, a strategic requirement for accountable care."

"In today's data-driven healthcare environment, clinicians, administrators, and staff alike must be able to access the information they need as efficiently as possible," said Gerald Cohen, CEO and president of Information Builders. "With its ability to seamlessly integrate data from disparate systems, WebFOCUS provides users with this functionality. Our recognition in the KLAS report underscores that our customers derive value from this solution, and we are committed to further innovations in this and other industries."

"The healthcare industry continues to be a highly competitive market and Information Builders offers an easy-to-use, highly robust solution," said Lorin Bird, KLAS report author. "WebFOCUS is being used more and more for both clinical and financial reporting."

WebFOCUS is a BI platform that addresses four elements for smarter decision-making, including data integrity, performance management, business intelligence, and advanced analytics. WebFOCUS offers hospitals a unifying solution to ensure data integrity and consistency across clinical, administrative, and financial departments. Some healthcare companies using Information Builders' solutions include Mount Sinai, NYU Langone Medical Center, Poudre Valley Health System, and Lehigh Valley Health Network.

About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting on the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS' mission is to improve delivery by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from more than 4500 hospitals and more than 2500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends, and statistics that provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures performance of software, professional services, medical equipment, and infrastructure vendors. For more information, go to, email, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative. Follow KLAS on Twitter at

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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