Preparing organizations for the future.
We help organizations get their complex and disconnected data in order so they can build, embed, and automate intelligence in everything they do.
The Founders: Gerald Cohen, Peter Mittelman, and Marty Slagowitz
Industry pioneers Gerry Cohen and Peter Mittelman shared a vision – of a new business intelligence (BI) product that would enable non-programmers to build their own reporting applications. While working for Mathematica as Vice President of Software, Gerry conceived of what would become the world’s first fourth-generation language (4GL). Certain that 4GL solutions could transform the technology landscape, he and Peter set up shop as Information Builders, Inc. in their hometown of New York, NY. Two months later, Marty Slagowitz, director of the NJ Education Computer Network, joined to spearhead early customer support, consulting, and education services.
The trio labored over the new product, dubbed FOCUS, which allowed computer users to manipulate database information with little training and using standard English. The necessity of writing COBOL programs to get reports became obsolete. By the end of 1987, Information Builders was among the three largest privately held software companies in the U.S. The rest is history.
The company remained founder-led until 2018, when Gerry Cohen (who served as CEO from the company’s inception) joined the Board and appointed Frank Vella as CEO.
Leading technology innovation for 45 years
Powering enterprises everywhere
ibi is everywhere. You may not always see us, but you’ll feel the difference. We’re in the very fabric of your data and intelligence, helping you to build the experiences you create for the people you serve.
We are dynamic
We empower future-facing leaders to automate decision-making through maximum visibility that comes from smoother processes and cleaner data. That is the de facto operating rhythm of tomorrow’s organization – and we help you build it.
We are innovative
We are everywhere
Building a hopeful future
We believe that building a better future starts with empowering the young learners who will be tomorrow’s leaders. We invest in programs that transform the world one student, one school, and one community at a time.
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