Analytics and Data Management Leader Enters Fifth Decade of Innovation
Uxbridge, UK, February 9, 2016 – Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that the company is preparing for a successful 2016 following a year of milestones, industry recognition, and product releases that are fuelling innovation for its customers worldwide.
Information Builders marked its historic 40th anniversary in 2015, a rare milestone among technology companies and recorded its best fourth quarter in company history. The company also increased customer wins globally while continuing its mission to help customers grow and transform their businesses through better data and better decisions. The predictive analytics business, in particular, showed strong growth of over 100 percent this year.
Information Builders has expanded its business into Stockholm, Sweden to bring the company’s global network up to 34 offices and 12 agents in 35 countries. This widens Information Builders’ International offering and enables more companies to better use and share enterprise data.
As one of the world’s largest privately held software firms, the company’s spirit of innovation remained strong in 2015 with the announcement of new products including: Omni-Gen™, a revolutionary new master data management (MDM) solution, and WebFOCUS InfoAssist, self-service BI and analytics tool that combines data discovery with reports and dashboards.
Customer Wins and Partnerships
The BI and analytics market is shifting to empower end users with data discovery tools, but global enterprises still need more than tools to reach all of their important decision-makers. Information Builders’ proven ability to empower diverse user bases with both tools and easy-to-use apps continues to drive new customer acquisitions from organisations of all sizes, including: Coty (The Netherlands) and IMS Health Mercurial (Australia). Information Builders also signed a partnership with Infonit in Mexico. In addition, Somfy (France) has selected Information Builders solutions within the partnership of Micropole to perform real-time data exchange between its existing and future applications.
International Executive Appointments
Following 10 successful years at Information Builders, Peter Walker has been named vice president, EMEA North, where he will be responsible for the UK, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, and the newest subsidiary in Sweden. In the Benelux, Dennis Bartels has been promoted to vice president and country manager. Miguel Reyes has been appointed vice president, EMEA South and Latin America after 15 years at the company where he most recently launched the new subsidiary in Brazil. Sergio Segura has been appointed as sales manager for the Iberia region to help drive Information Builders’ business strategy in Spain and Portugal.
Information Builders is further developing its international marketing and sales team. In April 2015, the company hired Maria Dahlquist Canton as international marketing director. She is responsible for the strategy and execution of marketing and inside sales across the international subsidiaries, agents and partners, and brings more than 20 years of experience to the role. More investment in the Information Builders’ Partner Programme is on deck in 2016 with its first EMEA partner conference slated for Spring 2016.
2015 Industry Recognition
Information Builders was honoured with a variety of prestigious awards for its solutions in EMEA. Several analyst firms cited Information Builders’ agility and flexibility for self-service BI offered in a single platform. Firms including Gartner, Forrester, Ventana Research, BARC, Dresner Advisory Service, and EMA all positively rated Information Builder’s BI and analytics solutions in the past year.
Information Builders’ CEO and Co-Founder Gerald Cohen, was named in the Top 50 Data Leaders and Influencers by leading UK IT magazine Information Age. The judges said: “In an age where the average longevity of an S&P 500 company is 15 years, 40 years of success is a remarkable achievement for Information Builders, which has endured numerous different innovations in the BI industry. It also makes Gerry one of the world’s longest-standing CEOs.”
“At Information Builders, we celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2015 with one of the most remarkable years in our history, earning exciting new customers thanks to our culture of innovation and our focus on delivering real business value,” said David Small, senior vice president, International Division at Information Builders. “Our strong partner relationships and the recognition from media, analyst, and independent third parties are validation that Information Builders is an industry leader in helping organisations derive greater insights from their data and equipping a broader base of employees with the power to drive business forward.”
About Information Builders
Information Builders helps organisations transform data into business value. Our software solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, and drive growth. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched in the industry. That’s why thousands of leading organisations rely on Information Builders to be their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices around the world, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at informationbuilders.co.uk, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrsINTL and visit our LinkedIn page.
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