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Information Builders and eWinery Solutions Partner to Bring Business Intelligence to the Wine Industry

August 24, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE:  Information Builders

Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence ( BI) solutions, today announced a complete business intelligence-as-a-service solution with its partner eWinery Solutions, a leading global provider of winery e-commerce software and services. The revolutionary new solution provides end-to-end business intelligence for all eWinery Solutions components – e-commerce,customer relationship management ( CRM), content management, and marketing. eWinery Solutions evaluated eight BI providers, but partnered with Information Builders because of its robust suite of business intelligence capabilities and its ability to craft a complete solution that could be delivered cost-effectively as a service.

Many wineries operate as small businesses without much capability for data analysis. Even mid-size and larger companies historically haven’t explored the benefits of business intelligence. By establishing its partnership with Information Builders, eWinery Solutions is providing this under-served industry with a ready-made SaaS solution for their CRM and e-commerce business needs. Using these offering, eWinery Solutions’ customers can now easily and affordably analyze what is important for the growth of their business.

Using the eWinery Solutions BI-as-a-service offering, customers will be able to quickly and easily leverage the power of business analytics to improve decision-making across the enterprise. This offering comprises Information Builders’ WebFOCUS BI platform, enabling users to easily receive pre-built dashboards of reports and graphs. It also includes the company’s unique Active Technologies for direct data analysis; a powerful report distribution module for casting information via e-mail, including to mobile devices; and InfoAssist advanced, intuitive ad hoc reporting. Offering both eWinery Solutions and Information Builders in one fully integrated package enables wineries to share the same data across their enterprise, accelerating the benefit of the solution and time to value.

Wineries have a very complex sales and distribution model within a competitive, price-sensitive industry. Every aspect of the industry, from tastings to sales, provides a data point that business analytics can capitalize on to speed e-commerce, CRM, supply, and marketing. The eWinery Solutions offering allows customers to run their business from a dashboard (available online and via mobile devices). The application – deployed as a service - provides clients with a total view of their business as well as an in-depth look into distribution, sales, customer records, and clubs. All transactions flow through the system to provide up-to-the-minute and accurate business analytics.

“The wine industry tends to lag other industries in the adoption of new technology,” said Ronald Scharman, chief operating officer at eWinery Solutions. “Our clients requested improved reporting and we responded by partnering with Information Builders to provide a best-of-breed BI solution with robust underlying analytics. This is a watershed, market transforming solution that we’re excited to offer to our clients.”

“eWinery Solutions is the recognized leader in the wine industry for e-commerce, CRM, and consumer direct sales and marketing software. We’re excited to establish a partnership that builds upon our success in the wine industry and as a business intelligence service provider,” said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. “This partnership allows users to reap the benefits of our combined expertise to offer a powerful, complete, easy-to-use business intelligence solution with a vibrant level of capabilities found nowhere else.”

About eWinery Solutions
eWinery Solutions is the market leader in developing and selling e-commerce software with consumer direct sales and marketing tools dedicated exclusively to the wine industry. Founded in 2003, the company now serves more than 350 clients in the U.S. and major wine producing regions of the world, with more than 400 websites using the company’s proprietary technology and services.

The company employs 30 staff members in its Napa, CA headquarters and satellite offices in Nevada City, CA and New York City. In 2011, eWinery Solutions became the only PCI-compliant ecommerce software-as-a-service provider in the wine industry certified by the PCI Security Standards Council.

Additional information on the company and management, including a list of major clients, can be found on the company website at ewinerysolutions.com.

About Information Builders
Information Builders provides software and services that bring smarter decision-making and streamlined processes to leading organizations in business, government, and education worldwide. The company’s software is installed in tens of thousands of locations, servicing millions of users. Its WebFOCUS business intelligence (BI) platform delivers massively scalable information applications, analytics, and customer-facing portals to the new generation of information users to deliver game-changing business results. Its iWay Software integration platform allows enterprises to leverage all of their information resources to streamline internal and business-to-business processes while escalating the overall accessibility and integrity of information regardless of environmental complexity. Headquartered in New York City with 60 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,350 people and has established significant industry partnerships. Visit Information Builders at informationbuilders.com. For ongoing news, go toinformationbuilders.com/new or follow Information Builders at @infobldrs.

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