Business Objects rated best in business intelligence by readers of Intelligent Enterprise

Company Receives Readers’ Choice Award for Sixth Straight Year

SAN JOSE, Calif. & PARIS, January 8, 2007 -- Business Objects (Nasdaq:BOBJ)(Euronext Paris ISIN code: FR0004026250 - BOB), the world’s leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that readers of Intelligent Enterprise have again recognized Business Objects for providing the “Best Business Intelligence Suite.” The company received an Intelligent Enterprise 2006 Readers’ Choice Award based on the quality and performance of BusinessObjects™ XI Release 2, which provides a complete solution for performance management, reporting, query and analysis, and enterprise information management. Intelligent Enterprise readers also recognized Business Objects for providing leading products in the “Best Data Quality and Profiling Software” category. This is the sixth straight year Business Objects was honored with an Intelligent Enterprise Readers’ Choice Award.

“Business intelligence solutions have become mission-critical for companies looking to improve operations and make more strategic business decisions,” said David Stodder, editor-in-chief of Intelligent Enterprise. “The imperative to deploy solutions that are robust and feature-rich, yet easy to use and cost-effective is not lost on our readers, who have again recognized Business Objects as the go-to company for the best BI suite. Being a winner of a Readers’ Choice Award for six straight years is a testament to the ongoing innovation and leadership of Business Objects.”

“BusinessObjects XI Release 2 is the result of years of experience developing mission critical business intelligence solutions for customers in every sector of the market around the world, and is the foundation upon which our customers transform the way they work through intelligent information,” said John Schwarz, CEO of Business Objects. “We’re thrilled that the readers at Intelligent Enterprise recognized Business Objects as providing the best BI suite, and for honoring our contribution to data quality and profiling solutions.”

BusinessObjects XI Release 2 is the latest version of the industry’s most advanced and complete business intelligence platform. The release brings unprecedented simplicity to end users, delivers trusted information, and makes it easier for customers to standardize on a single BI platform. For additional information on BusinessObjects XI Release 2, please visit

The full list of Intelligent Enterprise 2006 Reader’s Choice Award winners can be seen in the January 1, 2007, issue of the magazine or viewed online at =196603898. (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.)

About Business Objects

Business Objects is the world’s leading business intelligence (BI) software company, with more than 39,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 500. Business Objects helps organizations of all sizes create a trusted foundation for decision making, gain better insight into their business, and optimize performance. The company’s innovative business intelligence suite, BusinessObjects™ XI, offers the BI industry’s most advanced and complete solution for performance management, planning, reporting, query and analysis, and enterprise information management. BusinessObjects XI includes the award-winning Crystal line of reporting and data visualization software. 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

The Business Objects logo, BusinessObjects, Crystal Reports, Intelligent Question, and Xcelsius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Business Objects in the United States and/or other countries. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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