Information Builders releases cloud-first analytics and business intelligence platform


Information Builders, the business intelligence (BI), analytics and data management solutions proider, has released the first version of WebFOCUS that is optimised for use in a cloud environment. 

This “cloud-first” release was designed for greater ease-of-use with significant improvements in packaging, deployment, data connectivity, data preparation, and visualisation. The simplified workflow and revamped user experience are designed to delight first-time users as well as benefit experienced authors. 

Building upon Information Builders’ status as an Advanced Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network, this cloud-first iteration of WebFOCUS is built to fully exploit the cloud ecosystem for improved management, high availability, and nearly unlimited scalability. By removing the pain points of on-premises infrastructure management and complex analytics environments, users get the agility and speed they need to drive next-level innovation with analytical insights at the speed of their businesses.

Supported by Information Builders' cloud-based managed services, the new release of WebFOCUS, which will update approximately every two weeks with new features and ongoing maintenance, is strategically designed to improve:

  • Time to Value: A redesigned home page and intelligent search functions allow users to quickly sift through massive amounts of data to find and access the information they need to quickly pull the most relevant insights

  • Ease of Use: Unified data access capabilities that look, feel, and function identically, whether they’re used for analytics, data preparation, or other functions, and can drive data democratization across the enterprise by sharpening self-service and usability

  • Analytics Outputs: Improved data preparation and data flow development are the first steps in a holistic approach to data management that ultimately results in higher-quality insights and improves business outcomes

  • Flexibility: An enhanced user interface allows users to access seamless content creation capabilities that support the need for agile data insight visualisation

Frank J. Vella, chief executive officer of Information Builders, said: “In a world where there is more data from more sources, combined with the accelerated pace of change in the digital era and more economic and market uncertainties, we offer a unique cloud approach that enables organisations to capitalise on innovation opportunities in a more agile fashion. Over the past year we have made it our mission to embrace and lead the industry’s transition to the cloud and exploit those benefits together.”

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