Business Objects Delivers Portal Integration Kit
FOR SAP Portals Solutions
Integration Combines Business Objects BI Capabilities with Operational Information Enabling Users To Access, Analyze, and Share Key Business Information Through a Single Interface
San Jose, Calif., - October 2, 2001 — Business Objects (NASDAQ: BOBJ), the world’s leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced the availability of the BusinessObjects Portal Integration Kit for SAP Portals (PIK for SAP Portals). The PIK combines BusinessObjects™ InfoView with SAP Portals, Inc.’s enterprise portal solutions. This integration delivers BI content to the SAP Portal and empowers the user to drag and relate data from Business Objects to applications in the portal, increasing productivity and ease of use.
BusinessObjects PIK for SAP Portals provides users with the ability to access, analyze, and share business intelligence directly from within the SAP Portal, and deploys that information within their organization or even extends it out to their customers, vendors, and suppliers. SAP Portals provides an open platform that gives users the ability to incorporate all types of information products, applications, and technology from a variety of vendors into their portal platform.
Business Objects was one of the first business intelligence vendors to complete the full SAP certification process for BusinessObjects™ 2000. With the certification, Business Objects can deliver the InfoView BI portal to thousands of enterprise portal users worldwide, enabling joint customers to quickly and easily access Business Objects content such as data and reports, thus streamlining their decision-making process. Today’s announcement is an example of how Business Objects continues to execute on its Open Portal Initiative to provide joint customers with business intelligence capabilities and functionality from within their enterprise portals.
"We are a long-standing partner of SAP, and we will continue to align our efforts to support its current and future product evolutions," said Mark Tice, group vice president of global alliances for Business Objects. "The delivery of this portal integration kit is an example of our commitment to extend our alliance and continue integration efforts that benefit our mutual customers."
The BusinessObjects PIK will be available later this year, and will be included in the BusinessObjects Developer Suite. The kit includes the following:
Portal Integration Kits are comprised of web-based technologies that deliver BI content and functionality through an out of the box integration between BusinessObjects InfoView and the enterprise information portal. Business Objects PIK’s provide seamless integration and extended analytic functionality to enterprise information portals.
About Business Objects Open Portal Initiative andInfoView Business Objects created the Business Objects Open Portal Initiative (OPI) to provide organizations maximum flexibility in deploying portal solutions throughout their enterprises. As the first part of the company’s portal strategy, Business Objects provides InfoView, which collects and consolidates a company’s business intelligence information and presents it in a secure, focused and personalized view to business users. InfoView provides users with several benefits, including fast data access, personalized access to secure and relevant information, and easy collaboration with colleagues within the enterprise and beyond. In addition, Business Objects partners with leading enterprise information portal (EIP) vendors, enabling the rich feature set of Business Objects products to be directly and seamlessly integrated into EIP solutions provided by partners and offering customers a wide array of vendors to choose from as they construct their complete end-to-end portal solution.
About Business Objects
Business Objects is the world’s leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions. Business intelligence lets organizations access, analyze, and share information internally with employees and externally with customers, suppliers, and partners. It helps organizations improve operational efficiency, build profitable customer relationships, and develop differentiated product offerings.
The company’s products include BusinessObjects™ 2000, the industry’s leading integrated business intelligence toolset and platform; and BusinessObjects™ Analytics, an integrated suite of enterprise analytic applications.
Business Objects pioneered the modern BI industry in 1990 by inventing a patented "semantic layer" that insulates users from the complexity of databases. In 1995, the company was first to focus on enterprise-scale BI deployments and today supports customers with more than 20,000 users. The company moved aggressively to the internet in 1997 by pioneering the market for BI extranets, a market that it continues to lead today. In 2000, the company delivered the industry’s first interactive mobile BI solution. Today, Business Objects continues to innovate, creating and delivering a unique vision for enterprise analytic applications.
Business Objects has more than 13,500 customers in over 170 countries. The company’s stock is publicly traded under the ticker symbols NASDAQ: BOBJ and Euronext Paris (Sicovam code 12074). It is included in the SBF 120 and IT CAC 50 French stock market indexes. Business Objects can be reached at 408-953-6000 andwww.businessobjects.com.
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