Business Objects to deliver trusted information throughout the enterprise for Vivendi Universal Games

Interactive Entertainment Leader Selects BusinessObjects Data Integrator to Consolidate Data from Multiple Sources

SAN JOSE, Calif. & PARIS, France, June 14, 2005 -- Business Objects, the world's leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) has standardized on Business Objects. The interactive entertainment leader is expanding its business intelligence deployment with BusinessObjects(TM) Data Integrator, which will simplify and automate data extraction from diverse data sources. With Data Integrator, VU Games will create a reliable data infrastructure, ensuring that employees across the globe will be able to make decisions based on timely, accurate, and trusted information.

VU Games is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. Data Integrator will enable VU Games to consolidate sales and financial information from multiple data sources around the world and give its business intelligence users confidence they are making decisions based on the most complete and accurate information available. Data Integrator will simplify maintenance and administration, and enable swift resolution of data-flow issues. In addition, tight integration between Data Integrator and existing Business Objects BI solutions ensures a single source of high quality data for reporting on sales orders and shipments, daily financial transactions, and product sell-in to retailers.

"BusinessObjects Data Integrator is a rapid ETL development tool that has allowed us to improve data flow and quality quickly, while freeing up IT resources to focus on other projects," said Keith Archer, director, IT consumer applications & data warehousing at VU Games. "We have gained a single, trustworthy source of information. Providing easier access to trusted information translates into enhanced productivity for our business intelligence users."

"A unified data integration and business intelligence platform is critical to the success of business intelligence and performance management initiatives," said Rene Bonvanie, chief marketing officer at Business Objects. "Only Business Objects provides a single, integrated BI platform that meets all of an organization's needs, from data integration to reporting and performance management. By standardizing on Data Integrator, Vivendi Universal Games now has a solid global data infrastructure in place to support its business intelligence initiatives."

About Business Objects

Business Objects is the world's leading business intelligence (BI) software company. With more than 30,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 500, Business Objects helps organizations gain better insight into their business, improve decision making, and optimize enterprise performance. The company's business intelligence platform, BusinessObjects(TM) XI, offers the BI industry's most advanced and complete platform for reporting, query and analysis, performance management, and data integration. BusinessObjects XI includes Crystal Reports(R), the industry standard for enterprise reporting. Business Objects has also built the industry's strongest and most diverse partner community and offers consulting and education services to help customers effectively deploy their business intelligence projects.

Business Objects has dual headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and Paris, France. The company's stock is traded on both the Nasdaq (BOBJ) and Euronext Paris (ISIN:FR0004026250-BOB) stock exchanges. More information about Business Objects can be found at

Business Objects and the Business Objects logo, BusinessObjects, and Crystal Reports are trademarks or registered trademarks of Business Objects S.A. or its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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