About ibi

ibi, formerly WebFOCUS is a Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics Platform, offering three editions for enabling self-service features for all user levels. Business User Edition, Application Edition and indeed Enterprise Edition, encompass various tools to not just generate insights from data but also publish customized analytical applications. This flexibility, scalability and usability is backed by a graphical, integrated development environment and dashboard-based approach to creating a wide variety of BI information content. Financial reporting capabilities draw from 300+ data sources including data warehouses, web services, ERP, CRM and many more. Visualized via rich graphics and charts, resulting reports and dashboards can be distributed as interactive e-documents or exported to HTML, PDF, PowerPoint, Excel and proprietary formats.

Key benefits of ibi

  • ibi allows BI specialists and developers to manage, analyze, report, develop and distribute information insights to users of all levels.

  • Access and leverage data from multiple information sources, viewing real-time dashboard analytics, charts, scorecards, forecasts and reports.

  • Flexible reporting options allow for a broad range of export to numerous popular formats, along with report scheduling for receiving updates at desired intervals.
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    Markets

    United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

    Supported Languages

    Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch and 12 others, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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    Features

    Total features of ibi: 25

    • API
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Application Sharing
    • Applications Management
    • Auditing
    • Business Analysis
    • Business Intelligence
    • Charting
    • Dashboard Creation
    • Data Filtering
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualization
    • Filtered Views
    • Forecasting
    • HTML5 Technology
    • Mobile Integration
    • Predictive Analytics
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Receiving
    • Self Service Portal
    • Single Sign On
    • Social Media Integration
    • Version Control
    • Visual Analytics

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (170)
    Value for Money
    4.3/5
    Features
    4.5/5
    Ease of Use
    4/5
    Customer Support
    4.6/5

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    Michael W.
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    • Industry: Higher Education
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Amazingly versatile, however it does carry a significant learning curve to maximize that...

    Reviewed on 2018-05-24

    Environment to automate regular reporting and to expand and enhance the availability of data to my...

    Environment to automate regular reporting and to expand and enhance the availability of data to my organization.

    Pros

    Numerous export formats, versatile software which offers a savvy developer several avenues to accomplish the requirements of their audience. The Active Format is a very unique offering allowing developers to give users the ability to drive their own analysis from reports through sorting, filtering, charting and being able to export their work.

    Cons

    FOCUS itself has a steep learning curve that is very dependent on the capabilities of the entity that is going to implement and use it. Your environment will carry a heavy influence on how successful the implementation will be. Management will need a measure of patients and need to invest in users to learn, documents and carry that intelligence throughout the organization.

    Tomasz M.
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    • Industry: Higher Education
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Favorite & most capable tool for BI analysts

    Reviewed on 2020-04-23

    The best package for BI developers, no other tools are needed.

    The best package for BI developers, no other tools are needed.

    Pros

    WebFOCUS offers a lot of customization when it comes to reporting, dashboards, infoapps and the platform support FOCUS, javascript, HTML, python and other languages. In our organization, we do not need any other BI platform since WebFOCUS gives Us all the tools we need to make analytics delivered to our community.

    Cons

    It may take few months to learn WebFOCUS as a developer since there are many things developer should know before creating reporting/analytics. Although after that time a developer will find almost infinite ways of customizing reports as soon as they learn how the WebFOCUS works and executes procedures. GUI could be improved but each year WebFOCUS improves it a lot with updates.

    Steven H.
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    • Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Not user friendly, terrible customer support, limited customization

    Reviewed on 2019-03-15

    My experience has been to find ways to use the product as little as possible. By that meaning using...

    My experience has been to find ways to use the product as little as possible. By that meaning using it for getting basic data on the back end, then coding the front end of the reports myself. This way I am able to create the reports and dashboards with more functionality, modern styling and have them be responsive for viewing on multiple platforms (Desktop, tablet, phone).

    Pros

    This works good for the average adhoc user that will doing basic, single database reporting.

    The forum they have has been very helpful. I have found out more answers from other users than I have been able to find in their docs or from their tech support.

    Cons

    There are so many bugs in this product. I have multiple cases open with their tech support that have been open for months. I currently have a case that has been open for 9 months that they still cannot figure out. Usually the response is something along the lines of that it will be fixed in a later release. Then, in my experience, when updating to a later release the one bug is fixed, but more are introduced and we're back to square one of rebuilding our reports that have broken during the upgrade.

    Product lags when trying to do complex queries over multiple databases.

    Documentation is very weak and vague, if/when you can actually any documentation at all.

    John S.
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    • Industry: Government Administration
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    WebFOCUS as the go-to app for data dissemination

    Reviewed on 2019-10-03

    My users throughout the state of New Jersey are finally buying into the fact they can create...

    My users throughout the state of New Jersey are finally buying into the fact they can create 'what-if' scenarios and modelling with the data I'm preparing for them.

    Pros

    Accessibility to data regardless of where it is stored. Easeat which to disseminate the reports I generate. Ease of use of the Security Package whereby I can allow or disallow access to data, folders or a single call of a report.

    Cons

    We seem to always be on the cutting edge of the product and what we want to do. Sometimes it seems like we are the first to come up with a particular question. But an answer is always forthcoming even if it is not instantaneous.

    Lauren D.
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    • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Information Builders is great!

    Reviewed on 2019-10-03

    Overall, IB has been very helpful to deliver our products. Customer support is great as well.

    Overall, IB has been very helpful to deliver our products. Customer support is great as well.

    Pros

    I love the customized visualizations and the ability to disconnect reports from the server to send to member hospitals.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is not as flexible as I would hope. Using the indocument analytics, I cannot always create the visualizations or filters I would like.

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    ibi FAQs

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    ibi offers the following pricing plans:

    • Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Contact a representative for price quote.

    ibi offers the following features:

    • 3D bar/pie charts, histograms, data constellations etc
    • Browse data from warehouses, cubes, ERP or legacy sources
    • Create, publish and share self-contained analytics apps
    • Explore up-to-date data insights from multiple sources
    • Import data from multiple sources, export to popular formats
    • Manage the distribution and sharing of analytics apps
    • Predictive modeling for making better forecasting decisions
    • Self-service data reporting options for all user levels
    • Support for native mobile app sharing to iOS and Android
    • View critical metrics via dashboards and scorecards
    • WebFOCUS BI & Analytics platform available over 3 editions

    ibi has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    ibi supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

    We do not have any information about what devices ibi supports

    ibi integrates with the following applications:

    SAP Business One

    ibi offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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