Information Builders, a leader in enterprise business intelligence (BI) and real-time Web reporting, and Geac Enterprise Solutions, a division of Geac Computer Corporation Limited and a leading provider of ERP software applications, announced a partnership that will allow Geac to resell WebFOCUS as part of its overall business intelligence strategy for its E Series and M Series mainframe applications. By offering WebFOCUS, Geac's mainframe customers will receive new levels of reporting and analysis functionality, permitting them to improve the performance of their financial and operational processes.

WebFOCUS is a comprehensive suite of integrated BI products that enables users to deploy applications via an intuitive graphical user interface, immediately to the Internet, Intranets and Extranets. Geac plans to build and market business intelligence solutions for its mainframe customer base, and WebFOCUS' ability to report against any source of information - over 85 data sources on 35 platforms - and report directly off operational data were major influences on Geac's decision. Other key WebFOCUS features include bundled extract, transform and load (ETL) tools, intuitive Web-based ad hoc reporting and a multitude of distribution capabilities.

Geac expects to make this new BI platform for its E Series and M Series customers available early in 2003.

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