Information Builders

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Information Builders
Industry Software and Consulting
Founded USA (1975)
Headquarters New York City, USA
Key people
Gerald D. Cohen, CEO
Products WebFOCUS
FOCUS iWay Software(host-based reporting)
Integration Technology
Revenue US$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 is a leader in Business Intelligence, Data Integration and Data Quality solutions. Their products and services have received top recognition from independent analyst research firms including Gartner, Forrester, Ventana Research, BARC, Dresner, and the Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI).


Gerald D. Cohen is the President and CEO of Information Builders. Gerry co-founded Information Builders in 1975 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 the first fourth generation language, which was a way for people without formal computer programming skills to work with information systems. 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.

Information Builders is one of the largest privately held software firms and operates in more than 60 locations.[1] In 2001, it established Way Software, a wholly owned company that focuses on data integration and service-oriented architecture (SOA). The company announced growth in 2013.[2] i


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