Information Builders Brings Closed-Loop Business Intelligence to the Mobile Platform

August 15, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE:  Information Builders

Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI)
solutions, today announced the release of WebFOCUS Mobile Data
Collection, its solution for building wide-scale BI and data maintenance
applications to the mobile platform. With this enhanced offering, users
can leverage a closed-loop business intelligence application, enabling
them to access and interact with information and make informed
data-driven decisions in real time, via any smartphone or tablet device.

    WebFOCUS Mobile Data Collection enables developers to partition
application logic over multiple platforms so data can be processed where
it resides, allowing requests to run much faster while significantly
reducing network traffic. The solution allows Information Builders'
customers to rapidly and efficiently build and deploy transactional
systems and applications from any type of mobile device. The same
development environment is used for both reporting and update-oriented
applications. This allows users to leverage their existing platform and
skill set and also lessens the learning curve for existing customers
looking to adopt the new offering.

    With the solution's closed-loop BI application, which permits both reads
and writes to the underlying database so operational data is continuously
updated, all transactions can be processed and tracked via one cohesive,
intuitive web-based interface. Using WebFOCUS Mobile Data Collection,
customers can create event-specific rules customized to their individual
company needs and project requirements. Prior to the introduction of this
capability, users could view a report on their mobile device, but were
unable to translate that information into action. Now they can access and
interact with that information -- and have all related workflow processes
automatically updated -- so that the entire BI cycle can run on a mobile
platform. 

    "Mobile has become an increasingly important business intelligence
platform as users continue to clamor for access to key information on the
go," said Robin Bloor, founder of The Bloor Group. "Until now, mobile BI
users were limited in their ability to get the kind of information
service they want on their mobile devices but Information Builders'
WebFOCUS Mobile Data Collection makes it possible for the entire BI cycle
to occur on a mobile platform. This technology will be a boon to the
growing mobile workforce."

    "Today's information workers are increasingly using their smartphones and
tablets as a prime mode of business communication," said Gerald Cohen,
president and CEO of Information Builders. "We've been enabling
transaction-based processing since we first launched WebFOCUS fifteen
years ago and, by bringing this capability to mobile, we're giving our
users the tools they need to do their jobs more efficiently on the
platform of their choosing." 

    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 to
informationbuilders.com/new or follow Information Builders at @infobldrs.

Press Contacts
Kathleen Moran
Information Builders
(917) 339-6313
kathleen_moran@ibi.com 

Kate Finigan
LEWIS PR
(617) 226-8847
informationbuilders@lewispr.com 

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