ibi Named a Market Leader in BARC Score Enterprise BI and Analytics Platforms
WebFOCUS Recognized for its Scalability, Flexibility, and Strengths in Operational Applications Across Data Sources
New York, NY
Information Builders (ibi), a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that it has been positioned as a market leader in the BARC Score for Enterprise BI and Analytics Platforms. Developed by the European Business Application Research Center (BARC), the BARC Score taps into BI end user experiences through a customer survey alongside analyst research to evaluate global vendors offering a wide range of BI capabilities.
In the increasingly digital and data-driven business world, powerful enterprise BI and analytics is more important than ever. BARC believes that a modern platform should encompass traditional and innovative data strategies for both standalone data applications and existing operational applications. Recognized market leaders in the annual BARC Score deliver solutions that fulfill this need and support overarching business decisions and improve operational processes efficiency. ibi’s ranking as a market leader is the result of two high scores in the evaluation categories – Portfolio Capabilities and Market Execution. These scores are a compilation of sub-criteria including functionality, infrastructure, portfolio, customer satisfaction, financials, organizational strength, and product strategy. In analyzing ibi, BARC looked at its overarching commitment to delivering tailored solutions to its customers that support the entire cycle of integrating, managing, and analyzing data.
The company’s WebFOCUS BI and analytics platform was recognized as a “very flexible and scalable solution,” with user-friendly features for reporting, dashboarding, analytics, and self-service BI. Specific self-service capabilities for ad hoc reporting, query, and data discovery and InfoApps™ for developing applications for operational and strategic BI were highlighted as competitive strengths. The report also noted WebFOCUS’ strong operational support capabilities and enabled analysis to meet diverse needs of large user populations, and scales across various data sources and enterprise systems.
Dr. Carsten Bange, founder and CEO, BARC said:
“The BARC Score report looks at the very best in modern enterprise BI and analytics platforms. We look forward to seeing how vendors are revolutionizing data in business with each new edition. Once again, ibi exemplified the requirements of a market leader and its WebFOCUS platform received strong marks in our functional evaluation and is recognized as a competitive tool for enterprises.”
Frank J. Vella, chief operating officer, ibi, said:
“We are very pleased to be consistently recognized as a market leader in an evaluation that takes into account customer feedback and expert opinion. At ibi, our customers’ business needs drive our solutions, and we continue to innovate WebFOCUS to meet their ever-changing data requirements. Regardless of size, industry, or data challenge, we want to deliver a complete, end-to-end solution that empowers customers with valuable insights.”
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.