Business intelligence provides predictive analysis for field workers

Information Builders is extending its Webfocus business intelligence platform to provide predictive analysis for field workers.

Information Builders is extending its Webfocus business intelligence platform to provide predictive analysis for field workers.

Webfocus with open source predictive modelling will make real-time decisions simple, said the firm.

Information Builders said Webfocus RStat is the first business intelligence (BI) platform to allow data miners, statisticians, BI developers and analysts to collaboratively build predictive applications for field and operational employees.

"Data mining has been largely excluded from mainstream BI applications, managed as one-off projects where a specialist conducts the analysis and reports the findings," said Information Builders CEO Gerald Cohen.

"Very rarely has prediction become part of the daily operations of field workers. Information Builders believes every decision-maker at any level in the organisation can and should benefit from access to predictive modelling applications," he said.

"Embedding them within Webfocus allows us to extend the use of these models to users on all platforms in many, many different kinds of applications."

The technology will be available at the end of the year, said the firm.

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