Information Builders Inc
(IBI) is presenting with Kevin Quinn
, VP of Product Marketing, and Mitchell Nitzan
, Director of Analyst Relations. Mike Corcoran, SVP & CMO, was not able to attend.
Kevin showed a couple of This allows widespread dissemination of rich analytics. Later a demo of Visual Discovery tool showed simple clicking can surface complex relationships quickly.
IBI has released a version of RStat as part of WebFOCUS, as described here
. A developer studio license is required; however, the RStat software is free. When an application is deployed, a fee is also required.
Kevin ended with an overview of WebFOCUS 8, which is shipping in this summer with portal enhancement in December. New features include data profiler, data quality, master data management, customizable portal, better dash-boarding, in-memory visualizations, R-based predictive analytics, etc.
I had to smile when seeing 8 cartoons
about "when you need a better BI". Great content (with attribution) for your next talk. My Take...
IBI is a long-term, established vendor in the BI market. The FOCUS lineage is impressive, having solid global customer communities. The product continues to evolve, expanding its features into a full BI suite...a long way from simple reporting on tape files. IBI tends to be omitted from discussions of BI suites. You would be smart of include them on the list.