Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Business Objects

Business Objects
Business Objects is a software company based in San Jose and Paris and a leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions.

Business Objects has more than 39,000 customers in over 80 countries. The company is listed on the NASDAQ and the Euro Euronext Paris. In German-speaking Business Objects offices in Munich, Frankfurt / Main, Dusseldorf, Zurich, Nyon (Switzerland) and Vienna (Austria).

Its business areas include the development of corporate information infrastructures and the development of business intelligence (BI) solutions for reporting, query and analysis, performance management, enterprise information management, financial planning and budgeting, visualization and for use industry-and function-specific analysis and management solutions.

SAP on 7 October 2007 indicated that they want to take over Business Objects for a total of more than EUR 4.8 billion. The European Commission has approved the proposed corporate takeover of the EC Merger Regulation on 27 November 2007 approved. Since 1 July 2008, the Business Objects Germany GmbH is legally incorporated into the SAP Germany AG & Co. KG.

Products and Solutions

BusinessObjects XI Release 4 provides a business intelligence Business Objects platform. The solution includes products for data integration, reporting, query and analysis, financial planning, budgeting and consolidation, enterprise information management, visualization, and performance management and provides users with an enterprise-wide information platform.

The plan is to integrate the Business Objects tools as a front end for SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence. This is with the current version of Xcelsius 2008 already implemented.

According to a study SAP BusinessObjects occupied in 2009 1st place at the business intelligence software sales in Germany with 110 million euros in sales.

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