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Information Builders Unveils WebFOCUS Suite

Information Builders this week released its WebFOCUS Suite, a set of 100% Pure Java applets that extend the functionality of the company's WebFOCUS Application Server.

The WebFOCUS Application Server enables dynamic database reporting and publishing on the Web potentially using over 70 types of databases. This includes legacy data as well as data which is stored in packaged applications such as SAP R/3.

With the release of the new WebFOCUS Suite, Information Builders responded to their customers' demands for robust Java-based reporting tools and added managed reporting, an administrator controlled environment that utilizes OLAP navigation, report scheduling, and distribution capabilities.

The WebFOCUS Managed Reporting environment enables even beginners to create detailed reports using pre-constructed objects (created by the database administrator). These reporting objects, along with standard reports, can be grouped and made available to different classes of users.

The WebFOCUS Application Server retails from $7,200 to $115,650 based on platform. The WebFOCUS Java-based developer's workbench sells for $2,500 for up to five developers, with end user pricing starting at $395 per seat. For more information, visit the Information Builders Web site.