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Information Builders' WebFocus Business User Edition

Information Builders' WebFocus has long been the company's flagship business intelligence product. But the enterprise edition of the software has traditionally been oriented toward IT departments and developers that provide business intelligence reports for managers and workers.

The watchword in business analytics today is "self-service," providing users with big data tools they use to discover, prepare and analyze data themselves. In June, IBI announced the general availability of WebFocus Business User Edition (BUE), which lets non-technical users easily generate and share reports, dashboards and data visualizations without assistance from IT or BI developers.

The WebFocus BUE software includes the InfoAssist+ self-service analytics authoring tool for non-technical users, the BUE Portal for managing content and assembling analytics pages, and columnar storage for high-speed data discovery.

The browser-based software, which had a limited release earlier in the year, is designed for groups of 100 users.




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