Information Builders

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Information Builders
IndustrySoftware and Consulting
FoundedUSA (1975)
Key people
Gerald D. Cohen, CEO
FOCUS iWay Software(host-based reporting)
Integration Technology
RevenueUS$315 million (2007)
Number of employees
1,400 (2007)

Information Builders is a 40+ year old privately held software company headquartered in New York City. Information Builders provides services in the fields of Business Intelligence, Data Integration and Data Quality solutions.


Gerald D. Cohen is the President and CEO of Information Builders. Gerry co-founded Information Builders in 1975[1] with Peter Mittelman, and Martin B. Slagowitz to develop a software product that would allow non-programmers to create their own information systems. The resulting product, known as FOCUS, was designed to enable people without formal computer programming skills to work with information systems.[2] Building on this foundation, Information Builders solutions have been used to construct information systems for thousands of companies, universities and government agencies around the world.[3]

Information Builders is one of the largest privately held software firms and operates in more than 60 locations.[4] In 2001, it established iWay Software, a wholly owned company that focuses on data integration and service-oriented architecture (SOA).[5]

The company announced growth in 2013.[6]


  1. ^ "Information Builders, Inc". Founded in 1975
  2. ^ "Focus on End User tools". Network World. May 9, 1994. p. 39. Applications created by end users can access distributed SQL databases without end ... A CLEAR FOCUS: IBI's new data access tool, Focus Reporter for Windows ...
  3. ^ "About Information Builders, Inc". More than 12,000 customers -- including FORTUNE 100 clients, federal agencies, and educational institutions -- use ...
  4. ^ Zielenziger, David (5 December 2011). "Let Oracle, SAP Buy Others, Information Builders Remains Independent Stalwart, CEO Says". International Business Times.
  5. ^ "iWay Software, from Information Builders". ComputerWorld. March 19, 2001. p. 50. iWay Software, launched in February 2001, is a wholly owned company of Information Builders Inc.
  6. ^ "Information Builders Celebrates Record-Setting 2013 (Press Release)". Information Builders. 10 March 2014.

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