Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Centric Consulting Becomes Information Builders Implementation Partner

Information Builders, the leader in operational business intelligence (BI) solutions, and Centric Consulting, Inc., a management and technology consulting company, today announced a partnership whereby both companies will work to promote services opportunities for Centric and software opportunities for Information Builders. Together they will provide fast time to market and strong return on investment for customers across the financial, government, logistics, retail, and utilities markets.

Centric provides BI technology consulting and implementation services, both strategic and tactical, to hundreds of organizations across the healthcare, financial, insurance, and U.S. federal, state, and local government sectors. With expertise in BI architecture design and implementation, data management programs focused on data quality, governance and stewardship, and master data management, Centric helps its clients achieve meaningful business performance improvements.

"As we continue to actively grow our BI practice, teaming up with Information Builders represents an important enhancement to our arsenal of leading packaged software applications," said Chad Caldwell, vice president, Centric Consulting. "We value Information Builders blend of experience and powerful, innovative technology. The joint opportunities we have had to date are a great indication of more success to come."

As an Information Builders implementation partner, Centric is committing time, resources, and expertise to provide joint customers high-quality services and support. It will offer project management, training, business-process redesign, proof-of-concept implementations, and systems integration to deliver powerful and repeatable solutions built with Information Builders applications and software. With Information Builders BI software offerings, Centric will enhance its capabilities in data warehouse, data marts, and ETL process design and development projects.

"Centric has a great team, deep deployment expertise, and an impressive track record," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "This partnership provides our customers and prospective customers access to a seasoned team of consultants that can leverage WebFOCUS to get valuable BI applications up and running quickly."

About Information Builders

As a leading independent business intelligence (BI) company for the past 30 years, Information Builders has provided innovative solutions to more than 12,000 customers, including most of the Fortune 100 and numerous U.S. federal government agencies. The company's flagship WebFOCUS product is the world's most widely used BI platform. Its superior architecture and intuitive nature enables WebFOCUS to address the needs of everyone in the extended global enterprise -- executive, analytical, operational, and beyond. It provides the agility to adapt to changing business conditions with the security, scalability, and flexibility to support dozens to millions of users.

Unique to the company is the integration expertise it brings to the BI market. Information Builders iWay Software suite solves complex integration problems with pre-built components that require minimal custom programming. The award-winning combination of WebFOCUS and iWay gives Information Builders customers the ability to embrace the company motto: "Everyone Makes Decisions."

Information Builders is committed to customer service excellence with a Professional Services division that specializes in building custom applications using WebFOCUS and iWay Software. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,450 people and has more than 350 business partners. Visit

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