Information Builders Review

Information Builders
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Information Builders
1975
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10,000+
Cloud, On-Premise
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Information Builders At A Glance

Good: Configurable features, scalability, augmented analytics.
Bad: Learning curve for new users.
Bottom Line: Embedded analytics that can work with most tools and data sources.

Product Overview

Information Builder is an embedded analytics platform that allows end users to run analyses and get insights straight from their preferred application. It gives users real-time, actionable insights to guide them in decision making. Information Builder also has extensive functionality to handle the most complex data.

The platform has many benefits, such as:

  • An open architecture that supports any data source or software
  • Configurable features
  • Industry-specific solutions
  • Scalability

 

Features

Here are some of the key features of Information Builders’ platform:

  • Data preparation (connect to structured and unstructured data from spreadsheets, offline files, cloud and on-premise applications)
  • Data integration
  • Data quality with prepackaged cleansing tools
  • Data management
  • Data governance
  • Visualizations and reporting
  • Augmented analytics that add AI that recommends insights to end users
  • Embedded analytics
  • Distributed analytics that distribute dashboards to end users, teams and clients
  • Federated analytics that connect any BI tool to the user’s enterprise data source

Target Market

Information Builders operates across a variety of industries. Banking, government, healthcare, and telecommunications are just a few of their sectors. Below is a list of some of the company’s key clients:

  • Wayne State College
  • Pro Alliance Corporation
  • TJA Partners LLC
  • First Rate Investments
  • US Transportation Command (DOD)
  • Social Security Administration
  • Office of Personnel Management
  • Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
  • LifeWatch
  • NDS

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Implementation/Integration

Information Builders offers a 14-day free trial of its analytics platform. Because the platform is configurable, the implementation process is tailored to a client’s custom needs and requirements.

Customer Service & Support

Users can access the knowledge base to browse articles, connect with other users via the myibi forum or participate in KnowledgeShare webinars. They can also submit a ticket or contact support by phone.

Information Builders offers a Premium support tier that adds on a dedicated Account Support Manager.

Pricing

Information Builders does not publicly release their pricing information. Please contact them directly for a price quote.

Shortcomings

The software has robust features, so users may need to take some time to learn all of its capabilities.

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About

Information Builders was founded in New York in 1975 as a software company offering a variety of services. It became known as a business intelligence vendor with the development of their first database system product, FOCUS. In 1997, it launched WebFOCUS, a more advanced web-oriented program that has since spawned eight reiterations.

Information Builders has been acquired by TIBCO in late 2020.

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