Information Builders honors five customers for outstanding use of technology

E. & J. Gallo Winery, St. George Bank, Prince George County Police, Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Coty, Inc. Honored for Excellent Use of WebFOCUS and iWay Software

NEW YORK, NY, May 2, 2007 -- Information Builders, the leader in production business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced the winners of the 2007 Customer Awards of Distinction. Five companies are being honored this year for innovative, industry-leading application of WebFOCUS and iWay Software and will be presented with awards for their achievements at the Summit 2007 User Conference held in Las Vegas, May 20 - 24, 2007. The winners are:

E & J Gallo Winery: best enterprise business intelligence solution

St. George Bank: best operational business intelligence solution

Prince George County Police: most innovative use of WebFOCUS

Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS): best humanitarian application

Coty, Inc.: highest ROI

"These awards are a way for us to acknowledge and praise our customersˇ¦ outstanding use of technology," said Gerald D. Cohen, president and CEO at Information Builders. "By creating integrated business intelligence applications for their organizations, these companies are adding immense value for their customers, partners, suppliers, and employees, while simultaneously delivering value to the bottom line."

Best Enterprise BI Solution ˇV A Very Good Year for E. & J. Gallo Winery

With state-of-the-art wineries located throughout California, E. & J. Gallo creates top-quality wines to suit every taste. Gallo has deployed over 1,000 WebFOCUS reports to 3,000 users across 19 lines of business, including customer service, event management, supply chain, finance, warehouse operations, forecasting, and wine management. Executives can create on-demand budget reports using WebFOCUS to help them keep an accurate, up-to-date eye on financials. Information Builders raises a toast to this venerable winemaker and its enduring legacy of finely crafted information systems.

Best Operational BI ˇV St. George Bank Creates a Wealth of Management Info

St. George Bank has built its success on a simple premise: getting to know its customers. Personalized service is the cornerstone of a vast financial enterprise that spans retail banking, institutional banking, and wealth management, distinguishing St. George as one of the top 15 publicly listed companies in Australia. Today, WebFOCUS is extending that same degree of personal awareness to every corner of its operation, with user-friendly reporting applications for analyzing credit, managing loans, and complying with a raft of industry regulations. More than 500 users depend on WebFOCUS to deliver current operational data and the results have increased productivity and financial savings. WebFOCUS has also helped make their review process more proactive and efficient. The time to review a Branch portfolio reduced by 50 percent (from eight days down to four) and a userˇ¦s ability to quickly and easily reference past account activity and gain real-time access to portfolio progress has helped automate and streamline more processes.

Most Innovative Use of WebFOCUS ˇV Prince George County Rounds Up Critical Information

Citizens of Landover, Maryland depend on the Prince George County Police Department to maintain a peaceful and orderly community, protect lives and property, and apprehend criminals. These same directives describe the countyˇ¦s new incident reporting system as well. The system relies on WebFOCUS to ensure that agency communications are efficient, pervasive, and secure. Prince George Countyˇ¦s Active Crime Reporting system is making the community a safer place to work and live, as officerˇ¦s use BI technology to quickly access service calls and respond to 911 emergencies.

Most Humanitarian ˇEˇV OKDHS Adopts BI for Case Workers

With thousands of Oklahoma children facing adoption or foster care, Oklahoma Department of Human Services uses WebFOCUS to help caseworkers provide better family services. The software enables the agency to track the precise needs of each child, from initial investigations by caseworkers through foster care, adoption, financial assistance, and post-adoptive financial assistance services. Thanks to the dedication and insight of this agency, case workers have the correct information on compliance issues, contacts, court reports, and treatment plans ˇV so paperwork doesnˇ¦t hold up the urgent needs of these children.

Highest ROI ˇV Coty Savors the Sweet Smell of Success

As one of the worldˇ¦s largest and most successful beauty companies, Coty knows what it takes to stay on top. Following its acquisition of Unilever Cosmetics International in 2005, CIO Dave Berry turned to iWay for help with a massive SAP integration project ˇV and quickly realized a 415 percent return on his investment in the software. The company utilized iWayˇ¦s integration technology to integrate Unileverˇ¦s infrastructure with its existing systems, completing the integration in five months and saving several million dollars. Coty also built a foundation for real-time operations by building an SOA allowing for the creation of a flexible architecture to provide views into real-time data operations.

About Information Builders Summit User Conference

Summit is Information Builders' annual user conference. Established in 1985, it is the leading product education conference for WebFOCUS, FOCUS, and iWay Software. Summit provides an extensive educational forum on Information Builders' business intelligence and integration solutions, and is a showcase for future products. For more information, please visit

About iWay Software

iWay Software, an Information Builders company and an innovator of enterprise integration solutions, accelerates business integration by providing tools to build a service-oriented architecture (SOA). Clients achieve short-term ROI by using iWay to reduce custom programming and solve problems quickly, while incrementally creating an architecture that supports long-term projects. The biggest names in software, including BEA, IBM, and Microsoft, use iWay adapters to simplify access to ERP and CRM systems, messaging, legacy systems, e-business protocols like AS2 and ebXML, and more. For more information, visit

About Information Builders

Information Builders, an innovator for more than 30 years, makes the most widely deployed business (BI) intelligence solution and is the leader in production BI. WebFOCUS, the company's flagship product, is a comprehensive and fully integrated business intelligence platform whose architecture and simplicity permeate every level of the extended enterprise ˇV executive, analytical, and operational. Developed with all users in mind ˇV regardless of technical skills ˇV it is the most secure and flexible solution in the market, helping organizations build applications that have no barriers, and scale from a dozen to hundreds of thousands of users. Information Builders is the only vendor to offer its own integration solution with iWay Software. The seamless integration with WebFOCUS creates unrivaled access to any information source.

Information Builders' award-winning technology has successfully provided quality software and superior services to more than 12,000 customers, including most of the Fortune 100 and U.S. federal government agencies. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,500 people and has more than 350 business partners.

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