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Information Builders - 6/26/2014

Independent Research Firm Cites Information Builders as a Strong Performer in Data Governance Tools Report

Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that Forrester 
Research, Inc. has recognized the company as a Strong Performer in its report, "The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Tools, Q2." The recognition is based 
on an evaluation of the company's iWay Master Data Suite.

The report, authored by Henry Peyret and Michele Goetz, evaluates the strengths and weakness of the top 10 data governance software providers across the 
areas of current offering, strategy and market presence. The report found that "data governance has shifted from a technology management endeavor to a 
business imperative." Today's vendors are offering "new tools and capabilities to support the business-oriented program of data governance rather than merely 
automating data governance tasks."

In the report, Forrester recognizes Information Builders' coverage of the "quality, reference, and metadata management data governance domains," as well as 
the company's ability to adeptly execute business rules and processes. The report also noted Information Builders is "developing data governance 2.0 vertical 
solutions." In particular, the report pointed to the "investments in and early rollout of new MDM solutions for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries (that) 
are setting the stage for advanced data governance enablement."

"With companies across industries battling an unending deluge of data, incorporating data governance tools in the corporate software arsenal has become 
increasingly critical to facilitate informed, beneficial decision-making," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders. "Information Builders is 
dedicated to advancing its data governance offerings and providing our customers with the highest performing technology available to ensure confident 
decision-making and business advancement. We believe our recognition as a strong performer in the Forrester Wave for data governance tools reflects this 
commitment."

The iWay Master Data Suite from Information Builders is a comprehensive, unified toolset that ensures consistency, uniformity and accuracy across all critical 
data assets. Part of the iWay Information Asset Management Platform, the Master Data Suite enables effective data governance by allowing organizations to 
rapidly create and efficiently maintain a single, 360-degree view of all core entities. The suite provides users with a complete end-to-end master data 
management solution -- improving data quality via an embedded real-time data quality engine and facilitating data governance using an integrated data 
stewardship portal.

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