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Pharmascience Inc. Selects Information Builders As Their Enterprise Business Intelligence Standard

10/19/2005 5:10:42 PM

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Builders, the leader in enterprise business intelligence (BI) and real-time operational reporting, announced that Pharmascience Inc. recently standardized their business intelligence reporting on its flagship WebFOCUS software. After an extensive evaluation process, Pharmascience chose Information Builders as their standard based on the software's ability to execute complex reports and natively access SAP R3 and BW while providing customized reporting to all levels of users within their organization.

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The initial phase of the implementation will concentrate on the development of sales and marketing reporting applications and then move forward to encompass the reporting and business intelligence requirements for all enterprise departments and functions, including finance, manufacturing, and human resources.

According to Jonathan Despres, manager of information access and BI reporting project leader at Pharmascience, "We are now able to transform data from multiple sources into actionable information in real-time and deliver it into the hands of all our users. As we push data out across departments and geographies, we can now count on a powerful and flexible solution that is able to support users with varying reporting needs across our enterprise. The goal is to rapidly make our users as self-sufficient and productive as possible by providing tools effectively customized for their roles."

"Today leading global organizations are standardizing on a single business intelligence vendor that can meet the needs of the entire enterprise," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "Pharmascience is one of Canada's fastest growing pharmaceutical companies and through the use of WebFOCUS, they are able to get a real-time, operational view of their very dynamic business."

About Pharmascience, Inc.

Pharmascience researches, develops, manufactures, and markets generic and innovative products for both prescription and over-the-counter sale. As the first pharmaceutical company in Canada to integrate all these capabilities under one umbrella, this approach enables Pharmascience to successfully meet the needs of pharmacists, physicians, and patients with a truly comprehensive array of diverse and affordable products and programs. With its innovative approach, Pharmascience is a dynamic and experienced partner in a broad spectrum of joint developments, as many pharmaceutical firms and universities at home and abroad have already discovered.

Pharmascience is one of Canada's fastest growing pharmaceutical companies. Founded in 1983 with two innovative and 15 generic products, along with 10 types of vitamins, Pharmascience today produces more than 330 quality brand- name and generic products, which are sold in Canada and over 30 countries around the world. The Pharmascience team, totaling almost 1,000 dedicated and creative employees, are focused on the future, and are committed to "Creating the Difference" in Canada and worldwide.

About Information Builders

Information Builders, a $300 million company, is the leader in enterprise business intelligence and real-time Web reporting. The company's WebFOCUS product -- the industry's most secure and flexible -- is able to meet all the reporting needs of the extended enterprise, ranging from analysts to power users to the widest deployments for hundreds of thousands of users. Additionally, WebFOCUS' empowerment of organizations seeking to leverage all their data by accessing it all -- from legacy to data warehouse -- is unmatched.

Information Builders' award-winning technology has successfully provided quality software and superior services for 29 years to more than 12,000 customers, including most of the Fortune 100 and U.S. federal government agencies. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,750 people, and has over 350 business partners.

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CONTACT: Kathleen Moran of Information Builders, +1-917-339-6313,

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