EDGE 2020 Goes Virtual
<p>Study Demonstrates Information Builders Can Offer as Much as US$1.7 Million in Savings Over Competitors</p>
<p>Sydney – 9 October, 2003 – Information Builders, the leader in enterprise business intelligence (BI) solutions and real-time Web reporting, today announced that a new Ventana Research study has named Information Builders as the vendor offering the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for both user-defined and parameterised reports. Based on a series of scenarios that evaluated leading business intelligence vendors, the study revealed a variance as high as US$1,669,429 per scenario when comparing Information Builders' cost for reporting deployments to the highest priced vendors evaluated.</p>
<p>Ventana Research conducted the six-month study to independently audit and certify leading business intelligence vendors' TCO across real-world use cases. Information Builders beat all participating competitors, including Cognos and Informatica in the categories of predefined reporting on both Windows and UNIX platforms, as well as parameterised reporting (note: Business Objects did not participate in the study). As these types of reports have broad user appeal and application relevance across an organization, they represent the majority of the business intelligence market.</p>
<p>"The scenarios for predefined and parameterised reporting revealed Information Builders as significantly less expensive than many of its competitors," said Eric Rogge, Ventana Research's vice president and research director for BI. "Clearly they offer customers a competitive product set at a very attractive price point."
The Ventana Research study also underscored Information Builders' strength in its ability to scale. Information Builders maintained its lowest-TCO rank across a broad range of scenarios, from 1,000 to 10,000 users. Information Builders scored first in three of the 10,000-user scenarios and second in six of the 10,000-user scenarios.</p>
<p>"This report backs up what our customers have been telling us all along," commented Jon Piercey, Country Manager for Information Builders Australia. "Our customers buy from us because we provide an extremely cost-effective option among the highest ranked business intelligence solutions in the market. We expect the new TCO benchmark from Ventana Research to be a valuable tool for companies evaluating business intelligence vendors."</p>
<p>Organisations and individuals interested in this research can purchase the full and/or end-user "Total Cost of Ownership for Business Intelligence and Performance Management Solutions" study at www.ventanaresearch.com.</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.
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>