Business Objects turns text into insight

Delivers Only Solution Integrating Text Analysis and Search With End-to-End Business Intelligence

SAN JOSE, Calif. & PARIS, September 25, 2007 -- Business Objects (NASDAQ:BOBJ)(Euronext Paris ISIN code: FR0004026250 - BOB), the world’s leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced the launch of BusinessObjects™ Text Analysis and BusinessObjects Intelligent Search, the first BI and data warehouse-integrated solutions that allow customers to unlock the hidden value and wisdom found in unstructured text, such as emails, documents, notes, and web content. These new capabilities, based on proven technology from the recent Inxight Software acquisition, will give customers the power to combine the value found in text sources with their existing BI and data integration deployments. Customers will now be empowered to make more insightful business decisions while uncovering hidden relationships, risks, and opportunities.

“Having access to both unstructured and structured information from the same application means businesses can finally get a complete view of their organizations,” said Sue Feldman, vice president for content technologies at IDC. “Unified access lets them make use of all the information they have, and find relationships across information silos. By mining otherwise untapped, invaluable information, they understand their customers better, lower their risks, and discover new business opportunities.”

Insight from Hundreds of High-Value Information Sources through a Single Interface

BusinessObjects Intelligent Search allows users to search external and internal resources such as the web, subscription services, company content, search engines, and BI systems with one secure search box – allowing them to spend more time making decisions and less time looking for disparate files or snippets of information. Once this information has been acquired, Intelligent Search's extraction capabilities clusters and enables users to filter the results by the most relevant people, places, events, and concepts, making it easier to find relevant documents buried in search results, and turn that data into meaningful business information.

Derive Meaning from Unstructured Text for a More Complete Business View

BusinessObjects Text Analysis unlocks the information in text sources to provide a more complete view of a company’s customers, markets, and potential risks. Powered by a deep understanding of over 220 text formats and over 30 languages, Text Analysis provides an automated way to extract, categorize, and summarize vast amounts of text information. These text analysis capabilities are designed specifically to complement and integrate with BusinessObjects Enterprise and BusinessObjects Data Integrator deployments ensuring unified trust and administration across all data assets.

Users can access and analyze information contained in text in the same manner as they do their structured data – directly from the Crystal reports, Web Intelligence documents, and dashboards that they use today, giving a more complete view of their business without needing to invest in entirely new systems or retrain users.

“Business Objects continues to push the outer limits of BI innovation,” said David Meyer, vice-president of product management at BEA. “We know we can rely on them to provide leadership and value when bringing new products to market. Having worked with Inxight’s text analysis software in the past, we believe these new combined products will provide a way for our customers to further transform their enterprises and achieve tangible business results and ROI.”

“Business Objects leads the world in BI solutions for structured data, and these new offerings allow us to further our leadership by combining advanced text analysis, search, and unstructured data with end-to-end business intelligence,” said Ian Hersey, vice president of technology development and strategy at Business Objects. “Today we deliver a compelling solution to enable our customers to easily discover, manage, and analyze unstructured content inside and outside of their organization. Less than three months from the completion of our acquisition of Inxight, we have already streamlined technologies, extending our capabilities in the industry with the release of Intelligent Search and Text Analysis.”


BusinessObjects Text Analysis and BusinessObjects Intelligent Search are generally available today. To learn more about these solutions, please visit

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

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