Incorporates data profiling, real-time data quality management and master data management components
Information Builders has released a new BI platform WebFOCUS 8, which incorporates data profiling, real-time data quality management (DQM), and master data management (MDM) components.
The company said that the 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. Performance Management Framework (PMF) has been integrated into the new BI platform, which includes gadgets that leverage Adobe Flex technology and charts.
According to Information Builders, the WebFOCUS platform includes a new BI Portal for dashboard offerings, including role- and user-based customisation. The InfoAssist ad hoc tool provides levels of customisation to extend the use of ad hoc query and reporting to the range of end users. WebFOCUS Active Technologies incorporate dashboarding, ad hoc reporting, animated charting and data sets; and allows users to create portable BI applications.
The WebFOCUS development environment allows users to create rich internet applications with the addition of AJAX and Flex controls. Developers can also incorporate animations, Web 2.0 gadgets, interactive GIS and other components without the need for third-party tools.
In addition, the new offering introduces two new analytic components, Visual Discovery 8 for visual analytics and RStat 1.2 for predictive analytics. The Visual Discovery allows employees to review historical data and identify relationships within that data, while RStat compiles predictive modules and embeds them into operational reports, dashboards and custom applications. It also integrates multiple sources of data, analytics, visualisation and predictive models.
Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders, said: WebFOCUS 8 delivers a single, comprehensive platform, designed and built by Information Builders, that provides all four critical elements – data integrity, performance management, business intelligence, and advanced analytics.
“Now, instead of experiencing the pitfalls of an incomplete information strategy, companies can rely on a single framework that can deliver faster, more tangible results, and help them realise a more immediate return.