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Business Objects targets midsize companies

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Business Objects has announced two solutions designed to address the
decision-making needs of small and midsize companies. BusinessObjects Edge
3.0 is a significantly enhanced release in the proven suite of Edge Series
midmarket business intelligence (BI) products and offers an open, end-to-end
BI platform for midsize companies.

Crystal Reports Server 2008 is a vastly simplified and improved reporting
platform release based on the industry's de-facto standard in reporting,
Crystal Reports. Both solutions underscore Business Objects' commitment to
serving small and midsize businesses by putting valuable, trustworthy
information into the hands of decision makers across the organisation.
Since 2005, Business Objects has been delivering BI solutions tailored
specifically to the needs of this growing market segment. More than 6 000
customers around the world have embraced these solutions to help enhance
their business performance.
The BusinessObjects Edge Series delivers a complete range of query,
analysis, reporting, data integration and dashboards, and is designed and
priced for the business-user audience within growing organizations, giving
them deeper insight into their performance and the ability to share this
information with a wide variety of business stakeholders, as well as to
partners, suppliers and customers.
Crystal Reports Server has been specifically developed by Business Objects
to help IT automate the process of delivering any type of information to any
user
effectively and simply. Both solutions are built on the same platform
technology to allow for seamless migration as business requirements grow.
In addition, both solutions provide connectivity and integration into SAP
environments.
"Business Objects continues to add significant investment to enhance its
business intelligence solutions for midsize companies such as ours," says
George Bock, vice-president of IT at SoleTechnology, a leading action sports
apparel and footwear company. "We are excited about the possibilities Edge
Series 3.0 will bring to our organization to improve efficiency and
performance, and are constantly impressed with Business Objects' continued
commitment to its customers in this space."