NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2015) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that Michigan Technological University, a premier research institution, has selected WebFOCUS as its BI and analytics solution to help advance the organization's needs for dynamic dashboards and data analysis.

The university, known as Michigan Tech, serves more than 7,000 students from around the world and employs more than 1,500 full time faculty and staff. The university's ERP solution was lacking modern dashboard and real-time analysis capabilities, and it needed to efficiently reduce dependency on IT while servicing the growing volume and frequency of requests for analytics from various departments.

Michigan Tech selected Information Builders' WebFOCUS BI platform for its ability to provide self-service reporting that reduces resource strain on IT and because the platform connects to multiple data sources natively for optimal performance. A development environment within WebFOCUS will allow the university to build its own apps moving forward, a critical component of its long-term strategic plan. Michigan Tech will also use the new BI environment to support goals such as improving student retention and enrollment and enhancing information distribution.

"The BI and analytics capabilities within Information Builders' WebFOCUS platform matched the university's needs for an easy-to-use solution that improves information sharing and the ability to harness data-driven insights to advance our vision as a leading technological institution," said Emmett Golde, director of Enterprise Application Services with Michigan Technological University. "In working with Information Builders' consultants, we now have the ability to develop a custom, scalable business intelligence environment that better serves our students, faculty, and staff."

"Universities and other higher education institutions must manage and integrate massive quantities of data, including information about students, administration, and funding," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "With the WebFOCUS BI platform, Michigan Tech can efficiently combine data from multiple information systems into one seamless easy-to-understand user interface. Interactive dashboards will deliver actionable information across the organization, providing greater opportunity for student interaction and service improvements."

About Michigan Technological University
Founded in 1885 and based in Houghton, Michigan Technological University is a leader in technology, engineering, and scientific degree programs and a leading research university. Michigan Tech enrolls approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the world.

About Information Builders
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