NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that it has been ranked a market leader in the BARC Score Enterprise Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. In its third edition, the BARC Score, developed by the European Business Application Research Center (BARC), leverages research and customer feedback to evaluate top global vendors' ability to fulfill broad enterprise requirements for modern BI.
According to the European analyst firm, a modern enterprise BI platform is indispensable to enterprises as it supports not only management decisions with traditional and explorative BI and analytics, but also helps to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of operational processes through embedded applications. In addition to supporting a broad range of users with various front-end capabilities, modern BI and analytics platforms must have a strong foundation, which includes data integration and data quality capabilities.
Information Builders received strong scores in the two evaluation categories – Portfolio Capabilities and Market Execution – resulting in its ranking as a market leader in the BARC study. The company earned high marks across the report's sub-criteria for market execution, including sales and marketing strategy, financial performance, and customer feedback. Additionally, BARC rated Information Builders for WebFOCUS' features and functionality, such as self-service BI and data discovery, which supports increased flexibility for data-driven workers and allows them to gain insights from a variety of data sources.
The report also recognized WebFOCUS as a "very flexible and scalable solution." It noted the platform's differentiators, such as its ability to facilitate analysis from a wide range of data sources and support for large user groups, as well as its highly formatted documents, ad hoc reporting, dashboards, and individual BI applications for operational BI. Other key strengths cited include the ability for business users to leverage InfoAssist+ for ad hoc reporting, query, and data discovery as well as develop predefined interactive applications for operational and strategic BI with InfoApps™.
Dr. Carsten Bange, founder and CEO, BARC said:
"Modern enterprise BI and analytics platforms must support a broad range of use cases through strong front-end tools for a variety of users and a suitable infrastructural foundation. Our evaluation revealed that Information Builders delivers a highly competitive, modern enterprise BI and analytics platform that supports those requirements. Once again, WebFOCUS earned strong marks in the BARC Score's various functional evaluation areas, resulting in the company's positioning as a market leader."
Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders, said:
"Companies' data environments are quickly evolving, and competitive organizations know they not only need to put data into the hands of their business users, but they also must ensure that it is accurate and complete. Information Builders prides itself on its long-standing ability to help organizations meet these end-to-end BI and analytics needs. Our consistent positioning as a market leader in the BARC Score is a testament to our ability to deliver value to businesses – no matter the size or use case."
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About Information Builders
Information Builders provides solutions for business intelligence (BI), analytics, data integration, and data quality that help drive performance improvements, innovation, and value. Through one set of powerful products, we enable organizations to serve everyone – analysts, non-technical users, even partners, customers, and citizens – with better data and analytics. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched with thousands of organizations relying on us as their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with global offices, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at informationbuilders.com, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.
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