Business Objects Releases First Fruits of Crystal Acquisition
Company also announced the roadmap for future integration of Crystal's software with its existing BI platform.Business Objects SA Thursday released the first Crystal Decisions Inc. products since closing on the acquisition of Crystal last month and announced the roadmap for future integration of Crystals software with its existing business intelligence platform. The Paris-based company, with North American headquarters in San Jose, Calif., announced Crystal Version 10, combining Crystal Decisions Crystal Enterprise, Crystal Analysis and Crystal Reports products. New features in this version include a more interactive client interface; tighter integration with Microsoft Office applications; a new Java report engine and advanced controls for Visual Studio.Net developers; improved administrative capabilities; and a new data access architecture.
By the second quarter of this year, Business Objects will start to bring the Crystal products together with its existing applications as it joins competitors Hyperion Solutions Corp., Cognos Inc. and MicroStrategy Inc. in efforts to help enterprises consolidate business intelligence applicationsenterprise reporting, query and analysis, OLAP and business performance managementon one vendor.