Business Objects

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France-based Business Objects describes itself as "the world's leading business intelligence (BI) software company. ... Popular uses of BI include enterprise reporting, management dashboards and scorecards, customer intelligence applications, financial reporting, and both customer and partner extranets."[1]

On October 8, 2002, BI announced that "Continuing to play a strategic role in the nation's homeland security efforts, Business Objects' ... WebIntelligence® [had] been selected as the web-based query and reporting platform for the U.S. State Department's TIPOFF system. TIPOFF, developed by The Analysis Corporation in Fairfax, Virginia, provides federal agencies with a common database where they can share information of all kinds relating to possible terrorist threats, activities, and identities."

"Bernard Liautaud, who was previously Director Of Marketing for Oracle France, founded Business Objects in 1990."[2]

"Business Objects pioneered the modern BI industry in 1990 by inventing a patented "semantic layer" that insulates users from the complexity of databases. In 1995, the company was first to focus on enterprise-scale BI deployments and today supports customers with more than 20,000 users. The company moved aggressively to the internet in 1997 by pioneering the market for BI extranets, a market that it continues to lead today. In 2000, the company delivered the industry's first interactive mobile BI solution. Today (2001), Business Objects continues to innovate, creating and delivering a unique vision for enterprise analytic applications.

"Business Objects has more than 13,000 customers in over 80 countries. The company's stock is publicly traded under the ticker symbols NASDAQ: BOBJ and Euronext Paris (Sicovam code 12074). It is included in the SBF 120 and IT CAC 50 French stock market indexes."[3]


San Jose, California
1 800 877 2340

157-159, rue Anatole France
92309 Levallois-Perret Cedex, France
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8405 Greensboro Drive Suite 930
McLean, Va 22102
703 918-2100
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  • 23 September 2002 BizJournal: "Coors Brewing Co. has chosen Business Objects, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions, as its enterprise business intelligence standard."
  • 8 October 2002: "Business Objects Selected for Counter-Terrorism System,"