Hellmann Worldwide Logistics optimizes performance with BusinessObjects XI

Global Leader in Logistics to Deploy Entire Integrated Business Intelligence Platform

SAN JOSE, Calif. and PARIS - July 12, 2005 - Business Objects (Nasdaq: BOBJ; Euronext Paris ISIN code: FR0004026250 - BOB), the world's leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, one of the world's top logistics providers, is deploying BusinessObjectsTM XI as its enterprise business intelligence standard. Hellmann Worldwide Logistics will use BusinessObjects XI throughout the company, and plans to deploy the entire integrated BI platform, including BusinessObjects Data Integrator XI, BusinessObjects Web Intelligence XI, BusinessObjects Dashboard Manager XI, and Crystal Reports® XI.

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics serves customers' air and sea freight shipping needs from 341 cities in 134 countries, and makes listening to its customers a top priority. Hellmann selected BusinessObjects XI after recognizing the need for real-time access to all customer related information such as tracking and tracing statuses, invoicing, inventory, and KPI management. Hellmann Worldwide Logistics plans to roll out an extranet powered by BusinessObjects Web Intelligence so customers can access this important data real-time. By giving customers access to this information via an extranet, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics improves the quality of service to its customers, and gives their customers a powerful tool to improve management of their supply chain and financial systems.

In addition, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is deploying BusinessObjects Data Integrator XI to move data more quickly from more than 20 databases within the company, and to make their reporting environment more powerful. Hellmann Worldwide Logistics will also roll out BusinessObjects Dashboard Manager to give executives and top warehouse managers instant insight into day-to-day metrics that detail performance and profitability at sites around the world.

"BusinessObjects XI will ultimately make us much more efficient, and give our customers what they need most - the ability to manage their business with real-time data." said Mayra Regalado, senior vice president of information systems at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. "One of the features of BusinessObjects XI that our customers will greatly benefit from is the ad hoc reporting capability. This feature allows our customers to create their own reports from our data. They have the ability to save any report structure created, download these reports to excel, word, etc., or even email these reports directly from the application. Internally this same capability lets us turn over the need for reporting to each department, thus freeing valuable IT resources to work on projects. BusinessObjects XI will become an integral part of our day-to-day operations."

"We are excited to be able to add value to our customers by giving them state of the art access and visibility to their supply chain process," said Karl Weyeneth, president and CEO, Regional Americas of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Inc.

"No other business intelligence company can offer an entirely integrated BI platform, and this is a key reason companies like Hellmann Worldwide Logistics are selecting BusinessObjects XI as their BI standard," said Rene Bonvanie, chief marketing officer at Business Objects. "Companies want to make decisions based on information they can trust, and be able to extend it via powerful reporting, deep analysis, or customer-focused extranets in order to drive their business forward. With our powerful BI platform, companies like Hellmann Worldwide Logistics can leverage business intelligence to win in a competitive marketplace."

About Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics network, operates from 341 cities in 134 countries and employs in excess of 15,000 dedicated people to serve our customers worldwide. For more information about Hellmann, please visit the company's web site at

About Business Objects

Business Objects is the world’s leading business intelligence (BI) software company. With more than 30,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 500, Business Objects helps organizations gain better insight into their business, improve decision making, and optimize enterprise performance. The company’s business intelligence platform, BusinessObjects™ XI, offers the BI industry’s most advanced and complete platform for reporting, query and analysis, performance management, and data integration. BusinessObjects XI includes Crystal Reports®, the industry standard for enterprise reporting. Business Objects has also built the industry’s strongest and most diverse partner community, and also 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


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