Information Builders

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

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.

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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