An overview of WebFOCUS Cloud Express

WebFOCUS Cloud Express has brought one of the world's leading and trusted BI toolsets to a G-Cloud platform. The WebFOCUS platform is recognized as one of the leading business analytics, business intelligence and data integration platforms by BARC, Gartner, Ventana and other research companies. The WebFOCUS platform, from Information Builders UK Limited, is used by UK public sector organisations including Central North West London NHS Trust, Greater Manchester Police, Debt Management Office and the Northern Ireland Civil Service.

WebFOCUS Cloud Express provides a secure turnkey solution for business analytics, business intelligence, data discovery, data visualization and enterprise reporting. It is delivered as a SaaS service with an embedded data warehouse based on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and wizard based data integration that automatically uploads data and generates dashboards and reports. Open APIs are provided to integrate content with external applications, portals and mash-ups supporting XML and JSON.

WebFOCUS CLoud Express presented at London Summit

The underlying WebFOCUS BI platform enables robust, flexible, operational reporting and analysis for line-of-business users who need timely information to improve decision-making and effectively carry out daily activities. WebFOCUS is built on a highly efficient and scaleable architecture that can easily expand as needs grow and change.

WebFOCUS Cloud Express allows public sector entities to leverage high-performance, full-featured business intelligence capabilities, such as:

  • 100 percent web-based deployment - no additional client hardware or software to install or maintain.
  • A single web-based environment for accessing and using all reporting, dashboarding, and analysis capabilities.
  • Wizard-style interfaces that lower the barrier to entry, simplifying all phases of the data definition and reporting process.
  • User-friendly development tools that eliminate the need for SQL coding or object-oriented development expertise.
  • Access to all the data across the organization via more than 26 pre-built data adapters.
  • Distribution of reports and dashboards to users across all mobile platforms (Android and iOS) and web browsers in support of New Ways of Working initiatives.
  • E-Mail reports and dashboards to individuals or workgroups.
  • Open APIs supporting REST, XML and JSON for external system and content integration.
  • Deployed on a IL2 compliant cloud infrastructure (IL3 later in year).
  • ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified operations.
  • 99.995% up-time guarantee.
  • Highly secure IL2 environment for your data with virus protection, advanced router level firewalling, denial of service (DoS) protection, regular security vulnerability assessment and scanning.