06/03/12 -- Information Builders, aleader in business intelligence ( BI ) and analytics , information integrity , and integration solutions, today announced the winners of its Awards ofDistinction for original and innovative use of BI and integrationtechnology. Information Builders is honoring the winners at its 2012 Summit User Conference , which highlights successful customer implementations along withcontributions from partners and industry analysts. Featuring avariety of customer-led sessions addressing relevant businessissues, this year's five-day conference also showcases newproducts, technical breakthroughs, and partner solutions. The honored customers have deployed BI and integration solutions inmanufacturing, government, financial services, retail, andprofessional services. |
Their work exemplifies the Summit theme ofexpanding the scope of information technology to improveorganizational effectiveness and better serve society. "We are pleased to highlight the outstanding contributions of thesehard-working customers," said Information Builders' Founder and CEOGerald Cohen. "This year's award recipients typify thebreakthroughs that result from making good business decisions,benefiting others, and using technology in innovative ways." The following Information Builders customers received Awards ofDistinction during the opening ceremony of the Summit conference: Best Enterprise BI Deployment - MasterCard Since selecting WebFOCUS, MasterCard has developed a number of adhoc reporting solutions for employees and customers, with moreplanned in the future. MasterCard team members use WebFOCUS guided ad hoc reports to offer enhanced, more informed reporting, allowing the team toreduce the number of individual reports to be generated at the sametime.
In addition, WebFOCUS Active Technology provides additional flexibility by permitting system users tomanipulate a significant amount of data that is distributed witheach report, enabling a constrained environment for sorting,filtering, performing calculations, and other advanced functions. Best Global Use of WebFOCUS - MWH Global MWH Global, an engineering, construction, and water resourcemanagement firm that is active in nearly 40 countries, usesWebFOCUS to help rebuild the city of Christchurch, New Zealandfollowing the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. ThreeWebFOCUS BI applications are essential to the Christchurch team: acustomer portal , a performance dashboard , and a balanced scorecard . About 3,000 claimants use the portal to check the status of theirclaims, dozens of claim handlers use it to see all of the claims intheir accounts, and key insurance brokers use the dashboard andbalanced scorecard to analyze the claims under their policies.
TheBI assets can be accessed on Apple iPads and other mobile devices,streamlining field work. Best Mobile BI Deployment - OFS Brands OFS Brands, a family-owned manufacturing company committed toproviding socially responsible furniture and logistic solutions,uses WebFOCUS Mobile to help its sales professionals track vital information viareports and dashboards on their Apple iPhones and iPads. All BIassets work equally well on desktop and laptop computers,smartphones, and tablets. The dashboard includes user-friendly piecharts, line charts, and parameterized fields, permitting ad hocquery and drill-downs. Some of the new BI functions have a directimpact on revenue, such as being able to discern margins byproduct, brand, region, or dealership.
Power users throughout thecompany use WebFOCUS InfoAssist to develop ad hoc reports and addthem to the dashboards. Most Innovative Use of iWay - Love's Travel Stops & CountryStores Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, a family-owned companywith more than 280 locations and 130 tire care centers in 39states, uses iWay Data Quality Center (DQC) to reconcile point-of-sale data from its retail stores withsettlement data from credit card companies. iWay helps Love'sCredit Services department to detect, analyze, and resolve issueswith financial transactions and provide the IT department withinformation to fix recurring problems. Rapid analysis andresolution improves cash flow and ensures prompt payments -- aninnovative breakthrough with ramifications for many other corporatefinance departments.
Humanitarian Award - Louisiana Department of Children and FamilyServices Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)depends on Information Builders' technologies to identifyfraudulent activity within its Supplemental Nutrition AssistanceProgram (SNAP), as well as: Identify and combat fraud in its Child Care Assistance Program(CCAP) Help case workers match children in crisis with appropriate fosterhomes Accelerate disaster recovery by ensuring that those who rely onSNAP benefits receive emergency services and supplies during poweroutages Support a Common Access Front End (CAFÉ) to ensure consistencyand visibility across all programs Dozens of managers, supervisors, and fraud investigators depend onWebFOCUS and iWay Software to manage these important stateprograms, better serve Louisiana residents, and make sure thattaxpayer dollars go to the children and families that truly needhelp. In addition to the customer award honorees, a number of Information Builders' partners will be showcasing solutions as sponsors of Summit 2012: 1010data Amtex Systems Chrome River Technologies CGN & Associates EMC First Rate Fractal Analytics IBM Invexer RDC Business Solutions Partner Intelligence Tagetik Teradata TESCHGlobal Ventana Research "We are proud that our partnership program has grown and thrived toinclude innovators who incorporate our products into provensolutions," said Mr. Cohen. "These trend-setting partners includesoftware, data warehouse, hardware, and services companies thatleverage Information Builders' products to develop and deployinnovative information systems." About Information Builders Information Builders helps organizations transform data intobusiness value.
Our software solutions for business intelligenceand analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people tomake smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, anddrive growth. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched inthe industry. That's why tens of thousands of leading organizationsrely on Information Builders to be their trusted partner. Foundedin 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY,with offices around the world, and remains one of the largestindependent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at informationbuilders.com , follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs , like us on Facebook , and visit our LinkedIn page.
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