Business Objects Again Rated Number One in Business Intelligence; Readers of Intelligent Enterprise Select Business Objects as Best Query, Reporting, and Analysis Tools Vendor

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2002 -- For the second straight year, readers of Intelligent Enterprise have chosen Business Objects as the best in business intelligence. Business Objects (Nasdaq:BOBJ), the world's leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, is the winner of an Intelligent Enterprise 2002 Readers' Choice Award, which honors companies whose applications, software tools, and enabling platforms are better than the rest. Subscribers to Intelligent Enterprise voted BusinessObjects(TM), the integrated query, reporting, and analysis solutions for the enterprise, as the top product in the query, reporting, and analysis tools category. This is the second year in a row that Business Objects is honored for helping organizations deploy strategic applications that collect, analyze, and deliver business information wherever and whenever it is needed to improve business performance and maximize customer relationships.

"Business Objects continues to inspire loyalty among Intelligent Enterprise readers for its attention to their query, reporting, and analysis needs," said Justin Kestelyn, editor-in-chief of Intelligent Enterprise.

"We are pleased that the readers of Intelligent Enterprise have selected Business Objects as the best product for query, reporting, and analysis," said Bernard Liautaud, CEO of Business Objects. "We are always pleased when the users of our products honor us. As the world's leading provider of business intelligence, we understand what is required to meet the demands of our customers, and we go to great lengths to make sure every facet of our organization, including support, consulting, research and development, and the executive team, are equipped to meet the needs of our customers."

Voting was open exclusively to the 100,000 Intelligent Enterprise subscribers. Results will be published in the October 30, 2002 issue of Intelligent Enterprise. Readers made their choices among several categories of products in the four Intelligent Enterprise technology focus areas: intelligence, integration, infrastructure, and collaborative commerce.

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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 data integration tools, the industry's leading integrated business intelligence platform, and a suite of enterprise analytic applications. Business Objects is the first to offer a complete BI solution that is composed of best-of-breed components, giving organizations the means to deploy end-to-end BI to the enterprise, from data extraction to analytic applications.

Business Objects has more than 16,500 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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