Citrix Teams with Business Objects to Help Citrix Portal Software Customers Access, Analyze and Profit from their Data
Companies Expand Alliance Focusing on Snap-In Integration of BUSINESSOBJECTS INFOVIEW and WEBINTELLIGENCE® Applications with Citrix Portal Software
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. & San Jose, Calif. - December
3, 2001 - Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), a global leader
in application serving and portal software and services, and
Business Objects (Nasdaq:BOBJ), the leading provider of business
intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced an expanded alliance.
Now, as part of the Citrix Business Alliance Internet Solutions
program, the two companies are teaming to offer Citrix portal
software customers plug-in access to BUSINESSOBJECTS
INFOVIEW and WEBINTELLIGENCE® BI applications. Citrix
has also joined the Business Objects Open Portal Initiative
to team on joint sales and marketing opportunities.
INFOVIEW is the Business Objects BI portal that collects
and consolidates BI information and presents it in a secure
and personalized view. WEBINTELLIGENCE is the first query,
reporting and analysis tool for Web-enabled businesses and
the BI market.
Citrix will integrate INFOVIEW and WEBINTELLIGENCE through a suite of Citrix Content Delivery Agents-easy-to-use Web applications that snap into a user's Citrix portal. This will let users access, analyze and profit from business-critical information, all from a secure and personalized portal-ultimately enhancing their relationships with customers, suppliers and partners.
"We are pleased to expand our alliance with a market
leader like Citrix," said Mark Tice, group vice president
of global alliances for Business Objects. "As a component
of Citrix's virtual workplace, Business Objects technology
offers our mutual customers a way to maximize the value of
their data, unlocking opportunities to enhance customer satisfaction
and customer retention."
Citrix portal software provides secure and personalized access
to Windows®, UNIX®, and Web applications and information
sources users need to do their jobs. By making Business Objects
functionality available through the portal, the Citrix integration
will offer mutual customers an opportunity for increasing
revenues, strengthening collaboration within the enterprise
or across its value chain, and accelerating return on investment
for both Citrix and Business Objects products.
"Citrix is partnering with industry leaders like Business
Objects to deliver the key business applications and services
our customers need to maximize their investment in Citrix
portal software," said Barry Davis, vice president of
business development for Citrix. "We're very pleased
to extend and enhance our relationship with Business Objects,
and believe their business intelligence solutions will help
our mutual customers extract more value from their data, leading
to greater operational success and competitive advantage.
Together we are making the virtual workplace a reality."
About Business Objects
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 14,000 customers in over 80
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
Citrix products offer rapid, cost-effective deployment and include MetaFrame® application serving software, NFuse application portal software, XPS portal software, application management products, and Citrix Independent Computing Architecture (ICA®), a core application serving technology. The company markets its application serving products through a well-established reseller channel and sells its portal software products directly to customers to provide the level of customization they need. Citrix is traded on the Nasdaq Stock MarketSM under the symbol CTXS, and is part of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index. Citrix is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please visit the Citrix Web site at http://www.citrix.com.
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Citrix®, ICA®, MetaFrame®, NFuse , XPS and Citrix Business Alliance are registered trademarks or trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. BUSINESSOBJECTS is a trademark of Business Objects SA in the United States and, or other countries. WEBINTELLIGENCE is a registered trademark of Business Objects SA in the United States and, or other countries. UNIX® is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft®, Windows®, and Windows NT® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owner.