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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Information Builders' Location Intelligence and Florida BI Seminars

WebFOCUS Integration With ESRI ArcGIS Server Extends the Capabilities of Geographic Business Intelligence Systems

Information Builders, the leader in production business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced the availability of a WebFOCUS integration solution for ESRI’s ArcGIS Server, extending the robust reporting capabilities of its BI solution through the power of geographical information systems (GIS).

With the rapid advances of satellite mapping technology, geographical business intelligence systems, also known as location intelligence, remain a major emerging market for Information Builders. Building on a successful partnership with ESRI, the world leader in GIS, the new WebFOCUS integration offering leverages the power of ESRI’s ArcGIS Server 9.2 to deliver location intelligence complete with tabular, graphical, and dashboard-based views of geographic information. The resulting solution gives users unprecedented capabilities to absorb information in the most intuitive formats.

ESRI’s ArcGIS Server is a complete and integrated server-based GIS. It comes with out-of-the-box, end user applications and services for spatial data management, visualization, and spatial analysis. With the new integration solution, Information Builders now provides a single-vendor solution for companies that want software to visualize the spatial component of their business data. In addition to the new offering, Information Builders will serve as an authorized reseller of ESRI’s ArcGIS Server and provide tier-one customer support services.

“The seamless integration of WebFOCUS and ArcGIS Server improves decision-making and responsiveness, while extending the reach of GIS to address a wide range of business applications,” said Gerald Cohen, CEO of Information Builders. “Our solution allows us to help customers move any data into their geospatial database for reporting and analysis. This caliber of location intelligence has been a powerful tool in public safety, law enforcement, human services, and supply-chain applications.”

Geographical mapping of business data provides a more intuitive way for processing and comprehending certain business information, enhancing the ability to analyze and discern critical trends and patterns. Users can aggregate real-time information from disparate databases and spreadsheets, build individual ad hoc queries and formatted reports, and then instantly transform their results onto geographic maps.

Florida Business Intelligence Seminars

Information Builders will also be holding a seminar entitled "Business Intelligence for the Masses" on Wednesday, September 19th, 2007 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2525 North Federal Highway) and on Thursday, September 20th, 2007 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Lake Mary, FL (80 Colonial Center Parkway).

"Join us for this lunchtime seminar to learn about new, innovative technologies that move you beyond these barriers and deliver timely, accurate information to everyone – not only managers and analysts – but frontline workers, partners, and customers as well. Through best-practice methodologies, you'll learn how to satisfy the information needs of your users and processes."

Per the "Business Intelligence for the Masses" seminar description, attendees will find out how they can:

- Take only five minutes to create over 20,000 relevant, personalized reports – which can be consumed without training

- Deliver BI to any frontline worker without installing software or purchasing licenses

- Deliver a solution that provides dashboards, operational reports, and portable analytics through one consistent, accurate, and auditable platform

- Embed BI into your business processes to make them smarter and faster

- Leverage and transform every data asset into actionable information

This event is complimentary, but seating is limited. Please RSVP today to reserve your place.

For further information, please contact Pam Applewhite at (832) 251-5701.

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