ibi Closes Q1 2019 With Fortified Foundation for Future Success
Highlights Include Appointment of New CEO and Launch of New Global Partner Program
New York, NY
Information Builders (ibi), a leader in business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data management solutions, today announced the close of a strong Q1 2019, which was marked with recognition in seven industry programs and several key announcements that fortify the company’s foundation for future success, including the appointment of Frank J. Vella as chief executive officer and the unveiling of the company’s new Global Partner Program.
Frank J. Vella Appointed CEO
To kick start 2019, ibi announced the appointment of Frank J. Vella as CEO, succeeding the company’s original visionary and founder Gerald D. Cohen. An accomplished global technology leader, Vella is charged with driving growth, building on an established customer-focused culture, and leading the company to capitalize on emerging market opportunities and new innovations.
Vella also spearheaded the effort to unite the core product families of data integration (Omni-Gen™) and analytics (WebFOCUS) into one division for an end-to-end, highly scalable data and analytics platform. This organizational shift is designed to streamline operations and accelerate the company’s innovation roadmaps, strengthening its value proposition as an end-to-end provider of data solutions.
New Global Partner Program
In January, ibi also unveiled a new Global Partner Program, purpose built to provide partners with the benefits needed to drive profitability and success in the data and analytics market. With it, channel partners have access to resources and economic incentives to help them generate new revenue streams through creating, building, and selling products and projects that leverage ibi’s highly scalable data management and analytics solutions.
In addition to laying a strong foundation for future success, ibi continued to demonstrate strong financial performance in Q1 2019, expanding relationships with existing customers and welcoming numerous new logos to the company’s global customer portfolio. During the period, ibi again realized a double-digit, year-over-year growth in software bookings and exceeded its overall financial objectives.
Throughout the quarter, ibi employees and its solutions were recognized for exceptionalism, such as Director of Market Intelligence Lyndsay Wise who was named in DataIQ’s 100, a curated list of the most influential data and analytics practitioners.
Other industry report and award recognitions include:
- Dresner Advisory Service’s Wisdom of Crowds Cloud Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study for WebFOCUS Total Access Cloud
- The Stevie Awards for Sales in Customer Service in its Innovation in Customer Service Category for dedication to providing exceptional service through ibi’s Cloud Program
- Ventana Research’s 2019 Analytics and Business Intelligence Value Index, in which the company rated first overall with highest ratings for capability and manageability
- A host of reports from G2 Crowd, FrontRunners, and Dresner Advisory Services – each driven by testimonials and reviews from real end users across industries
Frank J. Vella, chief executive officer, ibi, said:
“The year 2018 was pivotal for ibi, and we aren’t ready to slow down. This quarter was about laying a foundation for future success with our strategic partners in the channel and continuing to deliver the innovative solutions our customers have come to expect. Moving forward, our team is excited to build on the momentum we’ve achieved thus far to make 2019 our best year yet.”
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