Information Builders

About Information Builders As a leading independent business intelligence (BI) company for the past 30 years, Information Builders has provided innovative solutions to more than 12,000 customers, including most of the Fortune 100 and numerous U.S. federal government agencies. The company's flagship WebFOCUS product is the world's most widely used BI platform. Superior architecture and intuitive nature enables WebFOCUS to address the needs of everyone in the extended global enterprise executive, analytical, operational, and beyond. It provides the agility to adapt to changing business conditions with the security, scalability, and flexibility to support dozens to millions of users. Unique to the company is the integration expertise it brings to the BI market. Information Builders iWay Software suite solves complex integration problems with pre-built components that require minimal custom programming. The award-winning combination of WebFOCUS and iWay give Information Builders customers the ability to embrace

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Whitepaper: The 8 Worst Practices in Master Data Management and How to Avoid Them

by Information BuildersNov 19, 2013

Did you launch your master data management (MDM) initiative without an agency executive sponsor?

Have you skipped developing a business case in support of your program?

Does your agency not recognize the importance of people, politics, and culture for MDM success?

If you've committed or suffered from these MDM worst practices, learn how to avoid them and others from MDM expert and Hub Designs Founder Dan Power. In this white paper you'll learn how to "get it right" by understanding where things can go horribly wrong when planning and designing a MDM and data governance program. Download this white paper today to learn the eight worst practices in MDM and why they're on our list, including:

� Best practices for launching a successful MDM initiative that delivers fast ROI
� How improved master data and sound governance principles will increase competitive advantage, drive new revenue, reduce costs, and enable better compliance and decision-making

Download this white paper today to learn from the experts how to get your agency's MDM initiatives right by avoiding the eight worst practices in master data management.

Webcast: Speed to Solution: Are There Shortcuts to ROI?

by Information BuildersNov 12, 2013

If you need big data solutions, chances are you need them now, and not after a three-year development cycle. Big data business analytics solutions are big undertakings, but the right strategy will cut down on wasted time and take you from conception to early-stage ROI in the shortest time possible.

At this one-hour webcast, you'll learn:

  • Key best-practice approaches to selecting a solution and vendor, when time is of the essence
  • Where the traps on time are, and how to avoid them
  • The areas where it is worth taking a little more time
  • Which ROIs to look to for early signs of what's working, and those that will take a little longer to come in

If you're in the C-suite or you're an IT manager who is under pressure to deliver big data solutions fast, this webcast will give you pragmatic advice to help you get the balance between a quickly delivered product and a product that works.

Whitepaper: New Opportunities for Business Intelligence: Eight Ways to Generate Revenue and Drive Growth Now

by Information BuildersNov 19, 2012

Get behind the buzz words - big data, predictive analytics, social media - to show how to support new growth strategies and drive new revenue. Real world examples include a company tapping into big data to create a single view of existing and potential customers that predicts future buying patterns.

Leverage social media to understand how consumers feel about their offerings, and how data-rich applications in the mobile channel enhance customer acquisition and retention. Real examples of real solutions that innovate and drive revenue. Read this white paper to learn how to leverage powerful hardware from IBM to impact analytics.

Whitepaper: The Most Widely Used Business Intelligence Paradigm

by Information BuildersAug 25, 2008

Organizations today must make timely business information readily available to a large base of various users in a way that is highly relevant and useful to each. But, the traditional business intelligence (BI) tools at their disposal have forced them to rely on IT resources, or teach their non-technical professionals how to navigate the complex features and functions of ad hoc and OLAP software.

Whitepaper: How Business Intelligence Should Work

by Information BuildersAug 25, 2008

Business intelligence (BI) has been around for a long time, and over the years it has taken many different forms --reporting, OLAP, ad-hoc, performance management, predictive analytics, data mining, etc. For someone who�s new to the concept of BI, these various solutions can be quite confusing. Many potential users struggle to understand the differences between the numerous technologies and methodologies and find it difficult to prioritize them. The fact is that each facet of BI is important, and each plays a vital role in a company�s overall information strategy. However, few organizations truly understand how these different tools and techniques should be used together to drive efficiency and effectiveness across the entire enterprise.

Whitepaper: Business Intelligence On IBM System Z

by Information BuildersAug 25, 2008

This paper addresses operational BI -- what it is, what is requires, and what kind of value it delivers. Additionally, Information Builders highlights IBM System z, and what makes it the ideal fit for operational BI environments. The company provides some real-world success stories that demonstrate the importance of operational BI and the benefits that can be achieved through the deployment of a comprehensive operational BI strategy using IBM System z.

Whitepaper: Business Intelligence: The Strategic Imperative for CIOs

by Information BuildersFeb 08, 2008

Business intelligence (BI) allows organizations to integrate applications and databases essential to users and enables analysis of information to optimize decision-making. The hitch is in finding the right combination of information accessibility and processing power to effectively support BI across the extended enterprise.

This paper will help CIOs answer the following questions:
- How simple is it to answer event-driven or ad hoc questions based on current systems and data?
- What proportion of time is spent on collection and input of data as opposed to analysis?
- Is the IT department consumed with running queries, reports, and obtaining information from disparate databases?
- How easily and quickly can information be disseminated to the people who need it, in the format they want?
- Is it easy to identify trends in the organization's performance?
- Does senior management have a single view of information?
- Can information be distributed to customers, employees, and partners in a consistent fashion?