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Information Builders Helps Organizations Turn On Mobile Business Intelligence for Fast ROI

October 11, 2012 No Comments

SOURCE: Information Builders

New York, NY, October 04, 2012

Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that its customers are benefiting from more data-supported decisions and gaining competitive advantage through the deployment of mobile BI solutions. With the WebFOCUS BI platform, organizations are able to “turn on” a superior mobile experience without any extensive application development, maintenance costs, data security concerns, or proliferation of mobile device platforms. As a result, businesses such as IFDS and Nafinsa are quickly achieving return on investment (ROI) by empowering users – employees, partners, and customers – with real-time information and analytical capabilities from any mobile device, including Google Android and Apple iPad tablets, RIM BlackBerry smartphones, and Apple’s new iPhone 5.

WebFOCUS enables companies to deliver data-rich mobile web apps to give users access to reporting and analytics tools while they are on the go. Without any special re-programming by IT required, WebFOCUS mobile solutions provide many visual data discovery options with support for more than 100 charting styles. All WebFOCUS reports and analytics are designed to be portable, interactive, and easy to use, which leads to higher adoption rates. Numerous customers across a variety of industries, including automotive, financial services, retail, and technology outsourcing, have extended traditional BI capabilities to meet the demands of consumer and employee expectations in an increasingly mobile world.

For example, International Financial Data Services (IFDS), a premier global service provider of outsourcing administration and technology to financial services companies, partnered with Information Builders to develop a customer-facing analytics application called IFDS Insight that delivers on-the-go analytics and increased agility to its clients. Built on the WebFOCUS platform, the solution gives IFDS’s Canadian clients customizable reports detailing the previous day’s activity, such as top trade tickets and top dealers, as well as analytics to consider how to add, extend, or collapse their mutual fund offerings. These capabilities can be used in the office or via mobile devices to accommodate the active schedules of management users, ultimately empowering employees to make data-backed decisions in response to sudden market changes without reliance on IT or finance.

Nafinsa, the public institution in charge of financial and credit support for small- and medium-sized businesses in Mexico, implemented the WebFOCUS platform to standardize and automate its information management system. Reports are delivered in a dynamic interface that is supported across mobile devices. As a result of the mobile capabilities, Nafinsa is able to maintain an optimal response time, mitigate operation risk, and ensure information is always available and accurate. Ultimately, the improved BI functionality enables more strategic decision-making and supports Nafinsa in fulfilling its goal to stimulate the overall development of the regional financial market.

“Information Builders’ mobile BI capabilities give our customers access to real-time, reliable data, without locking them into costly, ongoing mobile application development,” said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. “We are committed to helping organizations deliver critical operational information and a great user experience on any device, which accelerates ROI and ensures a future-proof information management strategy. As we expand our mobile offerings, we look forward to even more game-changing mobile BI applications from our customers.”

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, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.


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