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Focusing on BI search


Information Builders has unveiled WebFOCUS Magnify, a search and navigation tool that categorizes search results and supplements them with analysis and reporting capabilities. Magnify uses the metadata from Google or other search engines to index structured data records and provide access to all WebFOCUS capabilities through the search interface.

The company explains that Magnify captures data on a message bus. Using standard integration technology from iWay Software (an Information Builders company), Magnify enriches the messages, adds metatags and submits it to the search engine indexing mechanism, avoiding the need for crawling data stores, particularly database records, combining structured data in databases with unstructured search. WebFOCUS Magnify leverages the metatags and provides results in a navigation tree to guide users to the information they need.

Features of WebFOCUS Magnify include:

  • dynamic categorization of search results,
  • search-driven parameterized reports,
  • dynamic directories, and
  • search engine agnosticism.


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