Information Builders delivers WebFOCUS 8

Information Builders has announced the latest version of its flagship software, WebFOCUS 8, which now integrates business intelligence performance management, advanced analytics and data integrity in the same product.

The company claims WebFOCUS 8 breaks through the glass ceiling of traditional BI by giving everyday decision-making tools to every group and individual in an enterprise. This means WebFOCUS customers – which in Australia and New Zealand include some of the countries’ largest banks, financial institutions, telcos and government agencies – can access, analyse and customise the information management experience to suit themselves, their workgroups, departments or broader organisations.

“Everybody makes decisions, so limiting access to the information people need because of poorly-integrated systems or poor data quality is an unnecessary handicap,” says Rob Mills, Managing Director of Information Builder in Australia and New Zealand.

“With WebFOCUS 8, customers will be able to make smarter, more consistent, and more accurate decisions at every level,” says Mills.

“The platform encourages companies to develop a proactive business culture driven by performance and awareness, to foster better interactive online relationships with their customers, and allows them to deliver richer information, analytics, and performance metrics to everyone.”

WebFOCUS 8 incorporates data profiling, real-time data quality management (DQM), and master data management (MDM) components. These tools provide cleansing, enrichment, and the merging and matching of all enterprise data assets, including data warehouses, source operational systems, and incoming third-party data.

WebFOCUS 8 is available now in beta form, and will be generally available in Q4.