NEW YORK, NY- December 3, 2008 - Information Builders, the leader in operational business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced partnerships with six innovators in software as a service (SaaS), fraud protection, and case management solutions. MegaMation, Accertify, iovation, 41st Parameter, Creative Data Solutions, and ScottTech have co-developed specialized solutions using WebFOCUS and iWay Software to meet customer demand for enhanced value and efficiency.
"Companies do not just want technology. They look for solutions that solve critical problems," said Gerald Cohen, CEO of Information Builders. "Web-based access to report sharing and distribution has been available only to organizations with the IT infrastructure required to support such solutions. For small and mid-sized organizations with limited resources, the alternative has been static reports via e-mail or hard copy, which is time-consuming and leads to conflicting data. By offering customers WebFOCUS as part of reporting solutions, our partners help organizations reduce expenditures on software and hardware, shorten deployment cycles, and optimize existing IT investments."
By encouraging and promoting the integration of Information Builders technologies and applications into third-party software, Information Builders is able to provide customers with complete solutions that maximize their technology investments. Information Builders has sought out and collaborated with solution partners that enhance its business intelligence and integration solutions and increase its breadth of expertise and specialized knowledge. With new partners in SaaS, fraud protection, and vertical management solutions for logistics and the public sector, Information Builders is well positioned to extend the coverage of BI and integration to the marketplace and provide customers with complete solutions.
It's essential for organizations looking to optimize information and business processes to deploy solutions that eliminate the need for capital expenditure on software and hardware, shorten deployment cycles by several weeks or months, and reduce the reliance on IT resources for deployment and maintenance. By partnering with SaaS solution providers, Information Builders and its partners are helping customers save time, costs, and resources at a critical economic time.
Similarly, there is increased demand for fraud services to achieve cost savings, improve customer security, and for financial services/credit card companies to mitigate default on payment and manage greater prospect scrutiny. By having reports on who is spending what and where, lenders can determine what offers to make to consumers and how to protect them.
Information Builders has active partnerships with the following:
-- MegaMation is a leading provider of facility maintenance management solutions in a SaaS model. Its partnership with Information Builders enables it to exchange information from its DirectLine product to third-party applications via iWay Software adapters. "DirectLine Maintenance" provides maintenance management services to manufacturers, facility managers, school boards, universities, and hospitals/healthcare organizations with installations ranging from single sites to company-wide customized solutions.
-- Accertify offers Interceptas, a SaaS solution for combating Card Not Present (CNP) credit card fraud, developed specifically to meet the needs of merchants who sell online or accept CNP transactions. Using WebFOCUS, Accertify will provide analysis and reporting capabilities integrated with Interceptas to enhance its ability to identify and mitigate credit card fraud.
-- iovation provides the first and only device reputation service, protecting business-to-consumer and consumer-to-consumer interactions on the Internet. Its real-time service prevents online fraud including identity theft, charge-backs, phishing, click fraud, and other abuses of online services such as predatory behavior, stealing or cheating, posting unwanted content and chat abuse. As part of its service, iovation provides summarized reports to its subscribers using WebFOCUS. It also built an internal reporting environment for deeper analysis of trends and anomalies.
-- 41st Parameter, a leader in fraud intervention, provides solutions that protect customers and brands, reduce fraud losses, and make the Internet a safer place to conduct business. Through a combination of best practices, leading technology, and human interaction, it makes the process of preventing and detecting Internet fraud easier and more effective, reducing both expenses and potential losses. 41st Parameter will be reselling iWay adapters to bring more data into its fraud-detection environment including Oracle, DB2, and SQL Server.
-- Creative Data Solutions (CDS) has provided court management solutions for local, state, and federal governments for more than 16 years. CDS' product suite, DuProcess®, includes more than 18 modules that offer integrated court management solutions. CDS is incorporating WebFOCUS to enhance its solutions for performance management, online budget and financial reporting, online court docket information, as well as tools to securely access, integrate, and share court data. Joint customer, Volusia County Clerk of Court is poised to achieve three key organizational and cost reduction goals by implementing this enhanced case management system.
-- ScottTech's Celution Software, a warehouse-control system, delivers powerful solutions for inventory control, order management, and distribution needs. ScottTech incorporated iWay Software adapters as part of its PickPro™ WCS Software Suite to enhance performance and integration of SAP and other ERP systems for companies in the automation and manufacturing industries.
"By incorporating WebFOCUS into our fraud protection SaaS offering we are able to give financial organizations immediate insight into critical data as well as visibility into trends over time," said Andrew Lauter, CTO at Accertify. "Information Builders brings both longevity and innovative technology that together help us to deliver a compelling and effective solution for combating online fraud."
In addition to these partnerships, Information Builders has also expanded existing relationships with Netezza in data warehousing and Lombardi for business process management.
About Information Builders
As a leading independent business intelligence (BI) company for the past 30 years, Information Builders has provided innovative solutions to more than 12,000 customers, including most of the Fortune 100 and numerous U.S. federal government agencies. The company's flagship WebFOCUS product is the world's most widely used BI platform. Superior architecture and intuitive nature enables WebFOCUS to address the needs of everyone in the extended global enterprise -- executive, analytical, operational, and beyond. It provides the agility to adapt to changing business conditions with the security, scalability, and flexibility to support dozens to millions of users.
Unique to the company is the integration expertise it brings to the BI market. Information Builders' iWay Software suite solves complex integration problems with pre-built components that require minimal custom programming. The award-winning combination of WebFOCUS and iWay gives Information Builders customers the ability to embrace the company motto: "Because Everyone Makes Decisions."
Information Builders is committed to customer service excellence with a Professional Services division that specializes in building custom applications using WebFOCUS and iWay Software. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,450 people and has more than 350 business partners. Visit informationbuilders.com.