NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 10, 2013) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that it was named a winner in two categories in the Midsize Enterprise Summit East 2013 XCellence Awards. The company was honored as Best Midmarket Software Solution for its WebFOCUS BI platform and recognized as Best Boardroom Case Study, following a presentation on its work with Food for the Poor

Information Builders was presented with the awards at the Midsize Enterprise Summit, held April 28-May 1 at the Sheraton Chicago Twin Towers in Chicago, IL. The XCellence Awards honor the best products, services, and use-case presentations highlighted during the conference, as determined by the more than 230 CIOs and IT decision-makers at the event. Information Builders was one of only a handful of companies recognized in multiple categories, and beat out competitors such as MicroStrategy, IBM Cognos, and SAS in the software category. The company's Boardroom Case Study centered on how it helped Food for the Poor, an international relief agency, improve operational efficiency by standardizing on WebFOCUS. Food for the Poor's enhanced analytics environment empowers users to gain insights that have had a positive impact on donor relations and fundraising activities. As a result the organization can respond more quickly to humanitarian emergencies, such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

"We're thrilled by this recognition in the XCellence Awards as the honors were bestowed by the IT decision-makers who interact with BI solutions on a daily basis," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "Information Builders strives to provide best-of-breed software and our positioning as Best Midmarket Solution underscores that we've been successful in this endeavor. The recognition of our work with Food for the Poor also shows that the industry understands the operational value of empowering users with data."

Visit our website for more information about Information Builders' work with Food for the Poor and other organizations. Click here for additional details about the Midsize Enterprise Summit East. For information on the charitable works of Food for The Poor visit

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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