TITLE

What does future hold for Business Objects after £3.4bn SAP takeover?

AUTHOR(S)
Saran, Cliff
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Computer Weekly;10/16/2007, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the acquisition of Business Objects SA by SAP AG. Analysts have said that the acquisition could be good news for users, providing there is no erosion of the business intelligence software's general-purpose capabilities. It is mentioned that Business Objects, along with Cognos and SAS, were the main providers of independent data analysis tools not linked to either Oracle or SAP's enterprise software. According to Philip Howard, director of research technology at Bloor Research, the fact that SAP has stated that Business Objects will continue to operate as a separate entity could be good news for users because the product will not be locked into SAP's system.
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27393255

 

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