NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 25, 2012) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that it was rated as a "Hot Vendor" in Ventana Research's 2012 Value Index for Business Intelligence. The company was ranked first out of all the vendors surveyed as a result of Ventana's comprehensive analysis. The research also assessed the strength of its WebFOCUS BI platform across numerous categories, its capacity for supporting multiple enterprise users and its ability to facilitate the accelerating adoption of mobile and collaborative BI.

The 2012 Value Index for Business Intelligence evaluated companies across seven key categories: usability, manageability, reliability, capability, adaptability, total cost of ownership, and return on investment. The research also examined product capability in three subcategories -- data, analytics, and optimization -- to better determine how each vendor's solutions can support the requirements of today's business users. Information Builders bested the competition across all of these metrics with a rating of nearly 95 percent above all other BI vendors.

As the enterprise becomes more data-driven, BI has evolved beyond simple analysis and reporting functions to encompass the changing needs of business. According to Ventana Research: "The processes that comprise business intelligence have now expanded well beyond standard query, reporting, analysis, and publishing capabilities. BI now includes the sourcing and integration of data, and later the use of analytics-driven planning and forecasting as well as new capabilities also utilizing analytics and metrics for collaborative interaction and managing performance." Highly scalable, intuitive, and easy to use, Information Builders' technology is well suited for this next generation of BI, ensuring that everyone in the enterprise can harness the power of information for better decision-making.

Ventana Research assessed mobile technology support and, with its device independent WebFOCUS Mobile BI, Information Builders is positioned to help its customers embrace increased adoption of mobile capabilities. Accessible by virtually every mobile platform, the company's technology gives users powerful analysis and reporting capabilities on the go, even as devices and browsers change.

"Ventana Research believes business intelligence software is moving beyond the traditional dashboards and access to data, and can provide business insights and ability to collaborate on decisions and take actions on metrics at any time and at any place," said Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer at Ventana Research. "The Value Index for Business Intelligence shows a landscape of vendors that are maturing rapidly, but many differ significantly in breadth and depth of capabilities. Information Builders should be congratulated in its ranking as the Hot Vendor, demonstrating their commitment to the technology and innovation of it over the last three decades!"

"As BI moved out of the back office and into the hands of business users, Information Builders evolved our technology to keep pace with this industry shift and ensure our solutions are meeting current demands," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "We've continued to innovate our product line in response to mobility and other emerging trends and are honored to be ranked first overall in the 2012 Value Index for Business Intelligence. This positioning by Ventana Research underscores our ability to make BI a high-impact application for our customers and help them achieve significant business benefits as a result."

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About Information Builders
Information Builders helps organizations transform data into business value. Our software solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, and drive growth. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched in the industry. That's why tens of thousands of leading organizations rely on Information Builders to be their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices around the world, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook and visit our LinkedIn page.

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