KMWorld Magazine names BusinessObjects XI a trend-setting product for 2005

Industry-Leading Business Intelligence Platform Recognized as Revolutionary Step Forward in BI Industry

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 22, 2005 -- Business Objects, the world's leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that KMWorld magazine has named BusinessObjects(TM) XI a "Trend-Setting Product" for 2005. BusinessObjects XI is the most advanced and complete BI platform on the market today that delivers best in class reporting, query and analysis, performance management, and data integration. KMWorld editors assembled its list of trend-setting products following discussions with analysts and users -- from C-level executives to entry-level knowledge workers. Their selections are featured in the publication's September issue available on newsstands today.

"Our panelists agreed that usability, flexibility, adoption rate, and total cost of ownership should be criteria for companies who earn a spot on this list," said Hugh McKellar, editor-in-chief of KMWorld Magazine. "More than 200 vendors, whose combined product offerings top the 1,200 mark, were considered. BusinessObjects XI allows insight into an entire organization on a business intelligence platform that is trusted by top companies around the world. Business Objects deserves our recognition for successfully bringing an innovative product to market that has changed the way people interact with information."

BusinessObjects XI is the first and only business intelligence platform that delivers a complete set of market-leading BI capabilities including best-in-class reporting, query and analysis, performance management, and data integration. BusinessObjects XI offers significant innovations that will deliver BI in new ways to a much broader set of users. This groundbreaking platform is driving much wider adoption of BI in organizations, and allows companies to standardize on a single advanced platform for all of their BI needs.

"BusinessObjects XI is the right choice for any organization looking to standardize on one business intelligence platform," said Lance Walter, vice president of worldwide product marketing at Business Objects. "We are excited to see BusinessObjects XI recognized as a trend-setting product for 2005. We look forward to continuing the momentum with the launch of BusinessObjects XI Release 2, which is designed to provide world-class BI solutions that will take our customers to a new level of performance."

About KMWorld

The leading information provider serving the Knowledge Management systems market, KMWorld (with a focus on Content, Document and Knowledge Management) informs more than 51,000 subscribers about the components and processes -- and subsequent success stories -- that together offer solutions for improving business performance.

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(TM) XI, offers the BI industry's most complete and trusted platform for reporting, query and analysis, performance management, and data integration. BusinessObjects XI includes Crystal Reports(R), the industry standard for enterprise reporting. Business Objects has 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

Business Objects and the Business Objects logo, BusinessObjects, WebIntelligence, Crystal Reports, Crystal Enterprise, Crystal Analysis, RapidMarts, and BusinessQuery are trademarks or registered trademarks of Business Objects S.A. or its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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