Information Builders Releases Collaboration Tools for Operational Performance Management

WebFOCUS Performance Management Framework improves ease of use

Information Builders has shipped WebFOCUS Performance Management Framework (PMF) Release 4. This product provides organizations with communications, collaboration, analysis, and strategy tools for complete business visibility to enable improved company performance.

Among the enhancements is the ability to easily organize metrics that improves communication and facilitates “rational alignment with financial, operational, risk, compliance, and governance objectives,” according to the company.

PMF can now also be purchased as modules that businesses can add as their needs grow.

The new release offers unlimited personalized end-user dashboards, metric blogging, print-quality publishing, mobile alerts, deep analytics, strategy authoring, and easy-to-use wizards. New tools and functionality can be used to manage and communicate strategies from within a browser. With PMF, businesses can quickly deploy performance management in which all users can contribute to the system's management.

PMF 4 has increased the ways it can summarize metrics, communicate performance trends, and distribute information. IT can show and track related projects and processes. The improved dashboard now includes information gadgets, pre-built grids, graphs, and tools; these visual tools help users quickly grasp the status of key performance indicators and strategies and simplify creating complex dashboard pages with multiple metrics.

New analytic and discovery tools in Release 4 help users see trends and understand the reasons for an organization's performance. The product includes over 100 pre-built dashboards; PMF’s Analysis Designerfeature lets users create customized queries, reports, and graphs.

WebFOCUS PMF Release 4 is available immediately now; additional information is available at