Information Builders Announces a No-Fee SEVIS Compliance Analysis for Higher Education Institutions


Required by INS, Colleges Must Provide Information on International Student Admissions to SEVIS by January 30, 2003

New York, NY, September 16, 2002 -- Information Builders, the leader in business intelligence for real-time information delivery, today announced the offering of an expert Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Compliance Analysis to higher education institutions. With the impending government deadline of January 30, 2003 approaching, colleges are scrambling to meet new reporting regulations of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) about foreign students. Penalties for noncompliance could be severe, causing universities to lose some of their best students.

This one- to two-day, on-site analysis of information systems and database integration needs by Information Builders is offered at no charge. Upon completion of the SEVIS Compliance Analysis, Information Builders can provide the following to institutions looking for a timely and comprehensive solution:

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Integration technology that quickly, easily, and cost-effectively accesses, integrates, and transforms any data anywhere on campus, packaging it in the XML format specified by the INS
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Reporting technology that satisfies all institutional needs to track SEVIS compliance progress, handle exceptions, and distribute SEVIS information over the Web, via e-mail, or in Excel spreadsheets
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Consulting organization with the expertise to help institutions get the job done quickly and with a minimum of disruption

"Information Builders has a strong history of working with higher education institutions over 400 worldwide," says Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "We are committed to assist those that have yet to meet the INS compliance regulations. Utilizing the combination of our integration, reporting, and consulting services, Information Builders is confident that we will be able to help higher education institutions efficiently exchange data with the INS while admitting international students."

About Information Builders
Information Builders turns data into business information for real-time delivery to the extended enterprise. The company's WebFOCUS product enables organizations to leverage the power of the Internet to reach employees, partners, suppliers, and customers, to deliver interactive and actionable information to the point of business. Cited by GartnerGroup as a "rock of business intelligence," Information Builders' award-winning technology has successfully provided quality software and superior services for 27 years to more than 11,000 customers sites, including most of the Fortune 100 and U.S. federal government agencies. Headquartered in New York City, the company employs 1,900 people worldwide, has over 350 business partners, and generated revenues exceeding $300 million in 2001.

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