PRESS RELEASE – New York, NY – September 30, 2015 – Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that its WebFOCUS Express BI offering is now available through the reseller community via Arrow Electronics’ Enterprise Computing Solutions (ECS) business.
Information Builders’ WebFOCUS Express is designed to deliver the benefits of advanced BI enjoyed by large enterprises to smaller organizations. Information Builders’ WebFOCUS Express allows small and mid-sized business (SMB) users to transform data into knowledge without the need for IT, either on-premises or via the cloud. The low-cost solution brings powerful BI and analytics functions to SMBs, or specific departments within larger organizations, and provides insights via dashboards and reports available via any mobile device in real time.
WebFOCUS Express also equips businesses with the ability to integrate all information sources, improve business insight, facilitate faster responses, and enhance productivity. WebFOCUS Express contains a simple-to-use Report Generator, and users do not need to know SQL.
According to the Information Optimization Benchmark from Ventana Research, only a fifth of SMB organizations “are satisfied with the software and technology they are currently using to provide information.” WebFOCUS Express streamlines analytics with personalized user interfaces, information delivery through any medium on any device, and standardized data throughout the business.
“Information Builders WebFOCUS Express provides the simplicity and sophistication in its business intelligence offering that most often is only accessible by the largest companies in the world and should be used in every organization of any size,” said Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer, Ventana Research.
“Businesses of all sizes need to transform critical data to maximize their information assets and make better decisions that can create real business value,” said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. “WebFOCUS Express is designed for companies or departments that lack access to the BI tools they need to understand and make positive use of the information generated by their organizations. Information Builders and its partner ecosystem, along with Arrow ECS, are excited to launch this offering to help close the information gap and put the power of BI into the hands of more users at small and mid-sized organizations.”
WebFOCUS Express is available as a software-only purchase, a subscription, or bundled with select Windows-based Dell servers through Arrow’s ECS network of resellers. The product can be deployed on Intel-based servers running either Windows or Linux and IBM Power Systems running Linux.
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Related Parties’ Quotes
Mark Taylor, Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Software Group, Arrow ECS: “We’re excited to launch Information Builders WebFOCUS Express to our reseller community so they can bring this critical capability to businesses that want greater access to, and insight from, their data. This product has proven performance, ease of use, and self-service abilities that make it very attractive to resellers who serve small and midsize organizations seeking a BI solution designed for them.”
Bala Varadarajan, Systech: “Organizations want to get the most out of their data. But only a fraction of the data available is being properly captured and utilized to provide maximum insight. By offering WebFOCUS Express, we are able to help our customers unlock value from their data and put the control back into their hands by influencing decisions and tracking progress with analytics.”
Jack Dotson, Xtivia: “Our customers rely on our forward-thinking technology services to help them stand apart from the competition and exceed their business objectives. By bringing Information Builders’ WebFOCUS Express to the market, we’re offering a new, highly capable platform our customers can rely upon to help them make sense of their data and transform it to take their company to the next level.”
Greg Arndall, Pandera: “Every company needs access to quality data quickly. Information Builders’ WebFOCUS Express provides self-service BI with intuitive tools that create customized reports without depending on an IT team. It empowers smaller companies to use data just like large enterprises, and maximize their technology, people, and data to make better decisions for the business.”
Brett Murphy, SIS: “The solutions we provide to clients large and small are innovative and best-in-class in addition to being highly scalable. BI and analytics solutions continue to be a primary focus area for many customers looking for greater ROI from their data. With WebFOCUS Express, we have a solution that can be rapidly deployed so that companies can begin analyzing, visualizing, and using their data in new ways to develop strategy and help the bottom line.”
Haridas P. Koman, Marlabs: “Our customers are constantly seeking to derive insight from their structured and unstructured data sources in order to realize competitive advantage. With Information Builders’ WebFOCUS Express, we are able to offer them a solution that perfectly fits these needs by amplifying the value of their data so as to make it more widely accessible and customized for any user, thereby ensuring that business decisions are driven by sound data and sophisticated analytics.”
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 informationbuilders.com, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.