ibi Receives Top Marks in BARC’s The BI Survey 19 for Sixth Consecutive Year

October 30, 2019

Company Achieved 34 Top Rankings and 19 Leading Positions Across Three Business Intelligence Peer Groups


New York, NY


Information Builders (ibi), a leader in business intelligence (BI), analytics and data management solutions, today announced that it received top marks in The BI Survey 19 report developed by the European Business Application Research Center (BARC). Collecting feedback from BI software users every year for the last 18 years, The BI Survey provides detailed analysis of the most highly regarded BI software products in the marketplace. This year’s report is based on the analysis of 3,045 respondents’ real-world experiences.



The BI Survey 19 examines user feedback on BI product selection and usage across 34 criteria, including business benefits, recommendation, price-to-value, customer satisfaction, customer experience, operational BI, embedded BI, and vendor support.


ibi’s impressive marks are the result of top-ranking scores in three peer groups: large global enterprise BI platforms, large international BI vendors, and embedded analytics-focused products. According to those surveyed, ibi provides broad BI and analytics functionality that performs well in “modern” scenarios, such as operation, embedded, or mobile BI, all while maintaining a customer-orientation that includes good vendor support and sales experience.


WebFOCUS was recognized by a survey respondent as an “excellent product with a progressive roadmap” that “really meshes with our own business and product priorities” and “easily embeds within our products.” The report also noted that WebFOCUS serves organizations with a broad range of features ranging from ad hoc query capabilities to dashboards and reports, saying the latter is a core strength of the suite as demonstrated by this year’s survey results.


Dr. Carsten Bange, founder and CEO, BARC said: 
“The BI Survey 19 is based on findings from the most comprehensive survey of business intelligence end users. ibi has a long-standing commitment to meeting user needs, as demonstrated again this year with its high scores in some of the most crucial areas for the industry. We look forward to seeing how the company and its products continue to evolve to meet customer requirements.”


Frank J. Vella, chief executive officer, ibi, said:
“Year after year, The BI Survey highlights innovation within the business intelligence industry, and we’re honored to be included as a top-ranking solution provider once again. ibi strives to help organizations thrive through the pervasive use of trusted data and analytics at scale in every aspect of the business This validation from our customers that we’re continuing to meet their shifting needs, as we see more demand for embedded and mobile functionality, will continue to inform future product developments.”


Download ibi’s highlights from BARC’s The BI Survey 19 today.


About The BI Survey

The BI Survey 19 was conducted by BARC from March 2019 to June 2019. Altogether, 3,045 respondents worldwide answered a series of questions about their BI software. The survey offers a comparison of 36 leading business intelligence tools across 30 key performance indicators including business value, customer satisfaction, customer experience, and competitiveness. For more information, go to bi-survey.com.


About ibi

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.



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