ibi Announces Strong Customer Success and Growth in Q2 2018
Additions to Global Client Roster, Customer-Driven Accolades, and Industry Recognition Accentuate Continued Momentum
New York, NY
Information Builders (ibi), a leader in business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data management solutions, today announced strong continued momentum through Q2 2018. Industry recognition of the company’s superior customer support team and innovative data management and analytics solutions accented the success and growth in the quarter, as well as its annual Summit User Conference in North America and several key product announcements.
In the first half of 2018, ibi realized double digit growth in software sales as more organizations across North America, EMEA, and Asia sought to optimize the strategic use of their information assets. Underscoring the wide-ranging application of analytics in driving business forward, ibi partnered with organizations representing industries such as healthcare, government, insurance, and financial services. HNTB, Allied Solutions, Nationwide, and Travel & Transport are among the new and expanded customer engagements in the second quarter of 2018.
ibi received significant recognition from its user community in Q2 2018. Its WebFOCUS BI and analytics platform was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of seven G2 Summer 2018 Reports. These reports, which are based on insights and reviews from ibi’s end users, recognized the solution in the categories of Enterprise Search Software, BI Platforms, and Self-Service BI. Additionally, ibi was positioned as a Leader in Dresner Advisory Services Wisdom of Crowds® BI Market Study for the ninth consecutive year, as well as in the FrontRunners Quadrant for Business Intelligent software both of which are based largely on feedback from end users.
In addition to recognition driven by end users’ praise for ibi’s solutions, the company and its customers received the following accolades:
- ibi was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers and named a finalist by the Business Intelligence Group in the Best Places to Work Awards
- The Worldwide Customer Services division was honored for its innovative customer support by the SVUS Customer Sales and Service World Awards and American Business Awards
- iWay 8, ibi’s data integration and management suite, was named a Gold Winner in the New Product or Service of the Year Category by Network Product Guide’s IT World Awards
- ibi’s customer St. Luke’s University Health Network won a “Best Health Network Technology Implementation” award for its implementation of Omni-HealthData Insights from MedTech Breakthrough
Summit User Conference
In Q2 2018, momentum was strong among ibi’s existing customer community. In May, more than 1,000 attendees from 14 countries convened in Orlando, Florida to explore the latest trends and best practices in data management and analytics, as well as connect with experts for one-on-one advice on maximizing the value from their data environment.
ibi’s President and CEO Gerald Cohen and Chief Operating Officer Frank J. Vella led the event’s keynote and unveiled the company’s latest iWay 8 innovations, five new enhancements to WebFOCUS, several new Accelerators, and how customers can take advantage of a new partnership with Amazon Web Services for a fully managed BI platform in the cloud. Additionally, customers Coty, Gore Mutual, United Way, Lipari Foods, and Floyd Health were honored for exemplary data management and analytics with 2018 Awards of Distinction.
Frank J. Vella, chief operations officer, ibi, said:
“Our team’s ability to consistently deliver the solutions needed to tap into data is evident in the outstanding feedback we received from customers at Summit and the successes we’ve achieved over the last quarter. I am energized about the exciting opportunities that lay ahead for ibi and look forward to continuing the momentum in the second half of the year.”
Learn more about ibi and why the industry consistently recognizes the company as a data and analytics leaders on our website.
ibi is a data and analytics company that embeds intelligence into ― everything. From the beginning, ibi has known the importance of data and insights to make better decisions. We help organizations get their complex and disconnected data in order, so they can build, embed and automate intelligence in everything they do. By preparing organizations for the future and turning them into builders ― information builders, everyone can use enterprise-trusted data at scale to drive their growth. Whether our customers use pre-built applications or build their own solutions for their data and analytics challenges, ibi powers their innovation and reinvention. ibi’s open platform and industry-specific building blocks accelerate speed-to-market, improve operational efficiency, and enhance their customers’ experience.