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Information Builders Launches New WebFOCUS Platform for Unlimited Intelligence



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Information Builders, a provider of business intelligence (BI), analytics and data management solutions, has released the new WebFOCUS BI and analytics platform, combining ease of use with the solution's proven scalability.

According to Information Builders, organizations often implement BI and analytics solutions that only address the needs of limited departments or end users. However, as analytics grows in importance, companies require a solution that seamlessly scales with business growth, while also providing an intuitive experience that enables everyone to tap into the power of data in decision making. 

The new WebFOCUS boasts includes a responsive user interface and intuitive workflow to automate and simplify complex tasks, providing everyone connected to an organization with information and insights for unlimited intelligence. This includes stakeholders outside the firewall who are critical to success, including customers, consumers, citizens, partners, and suppliers. 

Businesses have been constrained by solutions that don't provide the scalability and usability required to unleash the power of their information and empower employees at every level to make better and faster decisions, said Frank J. Vella, chief operations officer, Information Builders, adding that the new platform will “unleash unlimited intelligence” across organizations.

The new WebFOCUS combines traditional governed BI with business-led agile analytics, enabling enterprises to deliver a broad range of reports, dashboards, documents, and applications while empowering business users to create their own data visualizations, charts, graphs, and infographics—all in one place, securely, at scale, and in the cloud or on premise.

The WebFOCUS Designer enables users to create and manage all analytical assets. Easy-to-use applications, dashboards and infographics can be created with fully responsive templates in minutes before being embedded into portals or third-party applications or deployed standalone. 

The WebFOCUS BI Portal also supports the curated delivery and consumption of analytics content that matches specific user needs across the organization. Administrators can manage deployments, access, and presentation of governed BI content for users inside and outside the firewall, which end users can then personalize and customize, or even select to add content created by peers.    

Additionally, the new WebFOCUS capabilities include a comprehensive suite of data science functions integrated with WebFOCUS and built on Information Builders' data access and data cleansing tools. In addition to the RStat predictive solution for BI, data modeling, and scoring, WebFOCUS now offers integration with R and Python network systems, models, and statistical functions. AI, machine learning and predictive solutions can be integrated, deployed and consumed by hundreds, even thousands of users

The platform also introduces WebFOCUS Intelligent Objects, enabling users to collaboratively leverage each other's related analytics, and additional new capabilities related to data management, including a new data prep wizard, data write-back functions, big data adapters for Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, and MariaDB, and a new tool for what-if analysis, and sensitivity modeling.

For more information, go to informationbuilders.com.


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