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Information Builders Announces WebFOCUS Support of BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1

  • 18 September, 2003 11:55

<p>Teaming WebFOCUS With WebLogic Platform 8.1 Can Provide Easy-to-Deploy, Extremely Scalable Enterprise Portal Solutions</p>
<p>Sydney – 18 September, 2003 – Information Builders, the leader in enterprise business intelligence (BI) solutions and real-time Web reporting, today announced support for the BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform™ through WebFOCUS for BEA WebLogic and WebFOCUS Open Portal Services for BEA WebLogic Portal. Today's announcement supports the recent availability of BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1™ – a unified solution that provides rapid business integration through the convergence of application development and integration from BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS).</p>
<p>WebFOCUS, Information Builders' flagship product line, is the most flexible and scalable business intelligence suite available today. An enterprise BI and reporting platform, WebFOCUS is designed to provide companies with unparalleled data-access capabilities and a comprehensive feature set that can make it easy to turn real-time data from all corners of the enterprise into relevant and intelligent business information. Together, Information Builders and BEA can provide customers with a solution that allows greater scalability and deployment of WebFOCUS business intelligence systems throughout enterprises that have implemented the BEA WebLogic infrastructure.</p>
<p>"We are pleased to announce WebFOCUS' support for the BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform, the industry-leading platform for deploying mission-critical Web applications," said Australian Country Manager for Information Builders, Jon Piercey. "WebFOCUS is optimised to empower BEA customers to leverage unique and powerful architectural features that can ensure the best possible performance today, and in the future as their applications continue to grow."</p>
<p>About Information Builders
Information Builders is the leader in enterprise business intelligence and real-time Web reporting. The company's WebFOCUS product – the industry's most secure and flexible – is able to meet all the reporting needs of the extended enterprise, ranging from analysts to power users to the widest deployments for hundreds of thousands of users. Additionally, WebFOCUS' empowerment of organizations seeking to leverage all their data by accessing it all – from legacy to data warehouse – is unmatched.</p>
<p>Information Builders' award-winning technology has successfully provided quality software and superior services for 28 years to more than 11,000 customers, including most of the Fortune 100 and U.S. federal government agencies. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,750 people, has over 350 business partners, and generated revenues exceeding $300 million in 2002.</p>
<p>Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Some of the statements in this press release are forward-looking, including the statements regarding the plans, goals, completion, implementation, benefits, and details of the relationship between BEA and Information Builders ("Global Partner"); the development efforts, product delivery and other goals related to this relationship; and the features and benefits of BEA's and Global Partner's products. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially include risks associated with: any unforeseen technical difficulties related to the development and optimization BEA's or Global Partner's products; the timing of additional investments of resources by BEA and Global Partner related to any joint initiatives; and any software errors related to BEA's or Global Partner's products or the integration thereof. Readers should also refer to the risk disclosures set forth in BEA's 10-Q for the quarter ended April 30, 2003 as filed with the SEC and subsequent reports filed thereafter by BEA from time-to-time with the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made as of the date hereof, and BEA does not assume any obligation to update such statements nor the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those projected in such statements.</p>

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