Columbia Valley Community Health trusts Business Objects to help save patient lives

Solution Delivers Critical Data for Proactive Patient Health Care

SAN JOSE, Calif. & PARIS, August 1, 2007 -- Business Objects (Nasdaq:BOBJ)(Euronext Paris ISIN code: FR0004026250 - BOB), the world's leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that Columbia Valley Community Health (CVCH) has selected Business Objects Crystal DecisionsŪ to facilitate and improve case management and team-orientated care, impacting critical patient care to help save lives. The announcement underscores the human impact Business Objects solutions have on customers, as the company strives to transform the way the world works through intelligent information.

When Columbia Valley Community Healthcare, a clinic in central Washington that provides medical, dental, and behavioral health services to underserved communities, needed a solution to improve the efficiency and value of critical data collection, they turned to Business Objects. The clinic required more effective patient care models and practices to save valuable time and deliver an enhanced patient experience. By aggregating patient data in real-time using Crystal Decisions, clinic staff will now easily be able to access and analyze information, streamlining patient case management and care, and significantly improving patient quality of life in the process.

"This model will allow us to search data on entire populations to apply best practices that are evidence-based," said Dr. Grant Scull, assistant medical director and family physician at CVCH. "With a disease like diabetes, it means taking the information we have on all our diabetic patients, identifying which practices worked well and which ones didn't, and then modifying treatments to proactively improve health outcomes for all our diabetic patients. The collective information we gather using Business Objects Crystal Decisions is key to the success of this approach. For us, the power and the value of Crystal Decisions lie in its potential to help us save lives."

"Our customers look to us to provide innovative solutions that are easy to deploy, easy to use, and can deliver immediate value," said Todd Rowe, vice president and general manager of worldwide mid-market business at Business Objects. "In the case of Columbia Valley Community Health, that value is abundantly clear. With Crystal Decisions, we continue to deliver powerful, leading-edge business intelligence solutions at an affordable price point, tailored to the specific needs of growing organizations."

"Information is key," said Mike Hodgson, chief information officer at CVCH. "The providers, the behavioralist, the nurse, the medical assistant, are a team. To provide the best care they have to be able to easily access and understand a wide range of information so they can make good decisions about providing care. That's the beauty of this application. It is a tool that will allow us to provide better care and get better outcomes for our patients."

About Business Objects

Business Objects has been a pioneer in business intelligence (BI) since the dawn of the category. Today, as the world's leading BI software company, Business Objects transforms the way the world works through intelligent information. The company helps illuminate understanding and decision-making at more than 44,000 organizations around the globe. Through a combination of innovative technology, global consulting and education services, and the industry's strongest and most diverse partner network, Business Objects enables companies of all sizes to make transformative business decisions based on intelligent, accurate, and timely information.

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, Crystal Decisions, Web Intelligence, 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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