Cutter & Buck Expands Business Objects Deployment to Create End-to-End Business Intelligence Solution

Leading Designer of Upscale Sportswear Deploys BusinessObjects Data Integrator to Streamline Data Integration with Legacy Systems

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 28, 2003-- Business Objects (Nasdaq:BOBJ), the world's leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that Cutter & Buck, a leading designer of upscale sportswear and outerwear, has expanded its Business Objects deployment to create an end-to-end business intelligence solution. Cutter & Buck selected BusinessObjects(TM) Data Integrator to vastly simplify and streamline the process of integrating data with their legacy systems infrastructure. A long time customer, Cutter & Buck also uses BusinessObjects and WebIntelligence(R), the integrated query, reporting, and analysis solutions from Business Objects, to access, analyze, and share customer, inventory, and operational data.

By installing Data Integrator, Cutter & Buck expects to reduce the amount of hand-coding required to import data from operational systems that power inventory management, sales support, and other critical functions into its data warehouse. This will provide easier access to key information for its business intelligence platform, also powered by Business Objects.

"Business Objects has been a strategic partner of ours for a long time and they share our vision of using data integration tools as a springboard for smarter, faster, and more efficient business intelligence," said Rick Davis, CIO for Cutter & Buck. "Once we made the decision to integrate our data warehouse and operational systems, we knew Business Objects would be the right vendor to get us up and running fast. By standardizing on Business Objects for our complete business intelligence needs, we also benefit from lower total cost of ownership and easier administration."

Cutter & Buck first deployed Business Objects software when the firm went through a company-wide reorganization that shifted various operational responsibilities to six strategic business units. For the project, Cutter & Buck selected BusinessObjects and WebIntelligence, to track bookings, sales, margins, and inventory management performance for every division. Today, Cutter & Buck uses hundreds of Business Objects reports to ensure the right apparel is always on hand to meet demand.

"Companies need a data integration solution that is closely tied to their business intelligence platform," said Dave Kellogg, senior group vice president of worldwide marketing for Business Objects. "That is why Data Integrator has become such a competitive advantage for us and why customers like Cutter & Buck select Business Objects for their end-to-end business intelligence solution. While others talk about completing the business intelligence stack, we have done it."

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About Cutter & Buck

Cutter & Buck designs and markets upscale sportswear and outerwear under the Cutter & Buck brand. The Company sells its products primarily through golf pro shops and resorts, corporate sales accounts and specialty retail stores. Cutter & Buck products feature distinctive, comfortable designs, high quality materials and manufacturing and rich detailing.

About Business Objects

Business Objects is the world's leading provider of enterprise business intelligence (BI) solutions. Business Objects enables organizations to track, understand, and manage enterprise performance. The company's solutions leverage the information that is stored in an array of corporate databases, enterprise resource planning (ERP), and customer relationship management (CRM) systems.

Popular uses of BI include management dashboards and scorecards, enterprise performance management applications, customer intelligence applications, enterprise reporting, financial reporting, and both customer and partner extranets. These solutions enable companies to gain visibility into their business, acquire and retain profitable customers, reduce costs, optimize the supply chain, increase productivity and improve financial performance.

Business Objects provides the industry's most integrated business intelligence suite, called BusinessObjects Enterprise 6. This suite includes the industry's best web query, reporting, and analysis; the most advanced and complete suite of analytic applications; and the best connectivity to packaged applications.

Business Objects has more than 18,000 customers in over 80 countries. The company's stock is publicly traded under the ticker symbols NASDAQ: BOBJ and Euronext Paris (Euroclear 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 and

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