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Information Builders Announces Availability of Java™ API for WebFOCUS

  • 21 August, 2003 16:06

<p>New Interface Reduces Cost and Increases Speed to Market for Java Developers</p>
<p>Sydney – 21 August, 2003 – Information Builders, the leader in enterprise business intelligence (BI) and real-time Web reporting, today announced the immediate availability of a Java API for the company's flagship WebFOCUS product. Developers now have the ability to make WebFOCUS calls from directly within the Java environment using this API. By supporting the Java platform, WebFOCUS enables swift development and deployment of mission-critical applications utilising cutting-edge WebFOCUS reports and features.</p>
<p>Java, a powerful computing platform released by Sun Microsystems, is emerging as a standard architecture for large corporations building and deploying Web-based applications. Accessed via a servlet, the Java API considerably simplifies programming of reporting and information-delivery applications for developers within these organisations.</p>
<p>"This is a natural extension of our Web services offerings," says Jon Piercey, Country Manager for Information Builders Australia. "Because WebFOCUS fully complies with the Java platform, robust WebFOCUS reports or functionalities can be called directly via the API, making integration with Java applications seamless. This gives developers limitless possibilities in creating revolutionary enterprise-wide applications."</p>
<p>The US-based Information Builders customer WESCO International, Inc., a leading provider of electrical MRO products, construction materials, and advanced integrated supply-procurement outsourcing services, expects that implementing this API will significantly reduce development time for the organisation.</p>
<p>"This API will drastically simplify the creation of Java reporting applications while significantly decreasing our overall development cycle," said John Conte of WESCO. "Now that this API is available, we just can not imagine building these applications any other way."</p>
<p>About Information Builders</p>
<p>Information Builders is the leader in enterprise business intelligence and real-time Web reporting. The company's WebFOCUS product – the industry's most secure and flexible – is able to meet all the reporting needs of the extended enterprise, ranging from analysts to power users to the widest deployments for hundreds of thousands of users. Additionally, WebFOCUS' empowerment of organizations seeking to leverage all their data by accessing it all – from legacy to data warehouse – is unmatched.</p>
<p>Information Builders' award-winning technology has successfully provided quality software and superior services for 28 years to more than 11,000 customers, including most of the Fortune 100 and U.S. federal government agencies. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,750 people, has over 350 business partners, and generated revenues exceeding $300 million in 2002.</p>
<p>For further information please contact:</p>
<p>Cathryn van der Walt, 12 Worlds
T: (02) 9501 1931
E: Cathryn@12worlds.com</p>

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