Highly Flexible Platform and Licensing Model Delivers Self-Service Analytics for Everyone
New York, NY– February 16, 2016 – Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and data integration solutions, today announced that its industry-leading self-service BI and analytics platform, WebFOCUS, is now available in three editions to deliver reporting and analytics capabilities to a wide range of users and environments.
Three editions of the product offer governed self-service tools and apps to empower an organization’s entire universe of stakeholders – including management, operational staff, partners, customers, and citizens – with better analytics for better decision-making.
Business User Edition
Designed for up to 100 business users and analysts who can autonomously access, consume, create, produce, and share analytical content. It includes the WebFOCUS InfoAssist+ tool that supports self-service analytics, dashboard assembly, content automation, and data discovery. InfoAssist+ gives business and non-technical users the ability to generate new and impactful value out of their data – without the need to involve BI developers for their analytical needs.
Designed for the authoring and deployment of highly customized self-service analytical applications – InfoApps™ – to a wide range of non-technical users. The Application Edition includes the full-function WebFOCUS server with all of its infrastructure, security, and administration capability. It also includes App Studio, a sophisticated authoring environment for building rich, secure InfoApps that can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, on mobile devices, or as software- as-a-service (SaaS) applications.
Designed for organizations that want to deploy embedded, complex, and/or strategic analytical applications to thousands or even millions of users, often customer-facing and outside of the corporate firewall. WebFOCUS is uniquely suited to scale the deployment of InfoApps to large user populations, such as patients, students, and consumers who may not even realize they are benefiting from a BI platform. The licensing model for Enterprise Edition changes from seat pricing to server (core) pricing, providing superior economics for significant user populations.
“Self-service BI and analytics tools for business users must be adaptable and specialized to suit the needs of a particular type of user and their business need,” said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. “From the experienced data analyst to the non-technical business user, our three editions of WebFOCUS are designed to provide powerful business intelligence through apps and tools catered to deliver information according to every user’s preferences. No other vendor can offer such a superb user experience backed by a flexible, scalable and secure enterprise platform.”