ibi- Our story

Your trusted leader in business intelligence, analytics, and data management solutions


Founded in 1975 as Information Builders, ibi is an innovator in the world of business intelligence and analytics. We launched FOCUS 4GL on time-sharing machines, with a vision toward self-service business intelligence.


We anticipated the pivot to the personal computer by building an adapter factory to access virtually any data source.


Advanced business intelligence through client/server architecture when middleware was king. In 1997, we launched WebFOCUS, the first purely browser based BI tool.


Entering the 2000s, we created apps and new ways to explore data when mobile, cloud, search and social media entered the conversation.


We lead the future of data and analytics by merging cloud, embedded analytics, AI and data management. In 2020, we were acquired by TIBCO.


ibi is proud to provide a scalable data and analytics software platform as a business unit of Cloud Software Group

Our fully-integrated platform empowers people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer and supplier relationships, and drive efficiency growth.

ibi solutions can be utilized together as a comprehensive solution set or separately to complement a company’s existing investments. Our modern BI approach to integrated data science allows companies to leverage their data strategies for their business needs.

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