ibi Releases Cloud-First Analytics and Business Intelligence Platform
New Version of WebFOCUS Exploits Cloud for Scalability, Availability, and Ease of Deployment
New York, NY
Information Builders (ibi), a leader in business intelligence (BI), analytics and data management solutions, announced the release of the first version of WebFOCUS that is optimized for use in a cloud environment. This “cloud-first” release was designed for greater ease-of-use with significant improvements in packaging, deployment, data connectivity, data preparation, and visualization. The simplified workflow and revamped user experience are designed to delight first-time users as well as benefit experienced authors.
Building upon ibi’s status as an Advanced Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network, this cloud-first iteration of WebFOCUS is built to fully exploit the cloud ecosystem for improved management, high availability, and nearly unlimited scalability. By removing the pain points of on-premises infrastructure management and complex analytics environments, users get the agility and speed they need to drive next-level innovation with analytical insights at the speed of their businesses.
Supported by our cloud-based managed services, the new release of WebFOCUS, which will update approximately every two weeks with new features and ongoing maintenance, is strategically designed with new features to improve:
- Time to Value: A redesigned home page and intelligent search functions allow users to quickly sift through massive amounts of data to find and access the information they need to quickly pull the most relevant insights
- Ease of Use: Unified data access capabilities that look, feel, and function identically, whether they’re used for analytics, data preparation, or other functions, and can drive data democratization across the enterprise by sharpening self-service and usability
- Analytics Outputs: Improved data preparation and data flow development are the first steps in a holistic approach to data management that ultimately results in higher-quality insights and improves business outcomes
- Flexibility: An enhanced user interface allows users to access seamless content creation capabilities that support the need for agile data insight visualization
Frank J. Vella, chief executive officer, ibi, said:
“In a world where there is more data from more sources, combined with the accelerated pace of change in the digital era, and more economic and market uncertainties, we offer a unique cloud approach that enables organizations to capitalize on innovation opportunities in a more agile fashion. Over the past year we have made it our mission to embrace and lead the industry’s transition to the cloud and exploit those benefits together.”
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.