Business Objects business intelligence now available to users of Intuit's QuickBooks Enterprise solutions 8.0

OEM Agreement Enables Delivery of World’s Leading BI Capabilities within Online Service for Small Business Financial Software

SAN JOSE, Calif. & PARIS, September 27, 2007 -- Business Objects (Nasdaq:BOBJ) (Euronext Paris ISIN code: FR0004026250 - BOB), the world’s leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions today announced that they will provide Intuit QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 8.0 customers with access to best-in-breed BI solutions through an original equipment manufacturer agreement with Intuit. As part of the agreement, Intuit’s QuickBooks Enterprise 8.0 online service leverages Business Objects Crystal Xcelsius® visual interactive dashboard tools to give users easy access to profit and loss, profitability and sales data via the internet, allowing users to evaluate their business performance instantly.

“Business Objects is pioneering on-demand BI solutions that make business intelligence more accessible to organizations of all sizes,” said Janet Wood, senior vice president of global partnerships and sales enablement at Business Objects. “We’re excited to formalize this relationship with Intuit to extend the transformative power of BI to mid-sized businesses using QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions.”

“Our Enterprise Solutions customers will have the ability to get rich insights into their business finances anywhere, anytime over the web, something that many have highlighted to us as an important need,” said Angus Thomson, vice president and general manager of Intuit's Mid-Market Group. “Working with Business Objects was an integral step in making this functionality a reality.”

Intuit is a great addition to the list of companies that are working with Business Objects to provide the world’s leading business intelligence technology within their applications. With more than 800 OEM partners worldwide, the Business Objects OEM Partner Program enables software application providers to host, resell, bundle, or embed Business Objects solutions. The Intuit QuickBooks Enterprise 8.0 with Business Objects functionality is currently available in beta release.

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 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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