International Data Corporation (IDC) recently cited Information Builders, particularly its WebFOCUS software, for its strong growth in the end-user query/reporting software market. According to the report, the worldwide market for end-user query and reporting software grew 27.8 percent in 1999 to $1.3 billion, while Information Builders saw a 127.8 percent growth in 1999 revenue for WebFOCUS. WebFOCUS version 4.3 is fully integrated and bundled with SQL Server 7.0 OLAP Services. â€śin the age of e-business is reaching more users, fueling demand for end-user query/reporting software,â€ť said Henry Morris, IDC vice president of data warehousing and knowledge management. â€śThe increasing demand for Information Buildersâ€™ WebFOCUS software is evidence of this trend.â€ť IDC predicts that the query and reporting market will grow to $6.9 billion by 2004 and attributes the growth to an increased number of end users, increased demand for wireless application protocol-enabled query and reporting tools, and mergers and acquisitions. IDC provides worldwide IT industry analysis, market data, insights, and strategic/tactical guidance to IT builders, providers, and users through more than 500 analysts in 42 countries.