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 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 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 and

About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. is a global leader in application serving and portal software and services that provide personalized access to any application or information source - whether Windows, UNIX or Web-based - through any device, over any connection. Companies worldwide use Citrix technologies to integrate applications, content and business processes into a pervasive digital environment - a virtual workplace - offering seamless connectivity and a consistent user experience across the Internet, intranets, extranets, WANs, LANs and wireless networks. Citrix solutions drive cost efficiency, productivity and enhanced e-business opportunities by enabling companies to leverage existing IT resources and extend personalized information access to employees, partners, customers and suppliers.

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

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