Information Builders Unveils 5 Key Technology Innovations

Information Builders, a provider of business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, has announced five key enhancements to help customers accelerate data-driven decision making.

With the new capabilities in the WebFOCUS BI and analytics and Omni-Gen data management platforms, Information Builders says it is helping organizations maximize their data investments and operate more competitively.

The new capabilities include:

According to Information Builders, WebFOCUS InfoSearch provides the ability to perform search analytics and discover business intelligence assets by searching a combination of content titles, metadata, and data elements. It makes use of Natural Language Processing and a type-ahead search index. InfoSearch combines several existing WebFOCUS technologies to enable users to easily find related reports, charts, and dashboards indexed from the BI archive.

2-Prescriptive Analytics
In addition, Prescriptive analytics allows companies to compare predictions with desired outcomes, and then determine how to reengineer processes to achieve the desired result. Drawing on its ability to access structured and unstructured data, its integration with the R language, and strength in delivering insights to non-technical business users, WebFOCUS is able to manage the complexities of prescriptive analytics.

3-Omni Data Quality Workbench 
The Omni Data Quality Workbench is a component of Information Builders’ Omni-Gen Data Quality Edition. Technical and non-technical employees can collaborate on data quality and governance projects using a business user-oriented, browser-based data cleansing tool. The graphical interface guides business users by letting them see and identify quality issues as well as define and deploy rules for correcting them.

4-Usage Monitor
According to Information Builders, many companies today rely on numerous, large-scale BI and analytics applications for critical operations and need a way to ensure business continuity. The Usage Monitor addresses this requirement by scanning all WebFOCUS computers for bottlenecks or other conditions that could adversely affect the success of these initiatives. By flagging conditions that require attention before significant problems occur, the technology protects companies from issues that could impact business outcomes.  

Information Builders now offers its own comprehensive BI, analytics, and information management platform for cloud delivery. The offering includes all WebFOCUS features as well as Cloud Managed Hosting and Support services for a user-based subscription license. Customers can migrate to the cloud or develop new projects via a variety of secure and industry-compliant deployment options in Information Builders’ 15 global data centers, including Pure Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, and Federated Hybrid Cloud.

With the changing needs of the workforce, require ways to drive tangible results with their BI and analytics initiatives, said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders. To address these changing needs, he added, the new technology enhancements help organizations evolve their capabilities to gain greater value from their data assets and information applications.

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