Business Objects SA staked its claim to providing an end-to-end business intelligence platform with the announcement of its Enterprise 6 suite late Wednesday.
The suite, which company officials boast is the most integrated BI suite on the market, features Web-based query, reporting and analysis, a BI portal, a data warehouse, and metadata integration with enterprise applications.
Enterprise 6 includes WebIntelligence 6.0, for ad hoc query, reporting and analysis. New features in this release include support for multi-block reports, synchronized multi-block navigation and complex user-defined calculations, bringing WebIntelligence into parity with Business Objects eponymous Windows-based query, reporting and analysis tool.
WebIntelligence 6 also includes new report component templates, zero-footprint HTML report creation, and an option to save or publish richly formatted reports to Microsoft Excel and Adobe Acrobat.
Business Objects has also enhanced the BI portal in this release, adding new end user analysis functions such as interactive sorting and filtering, easier document navigation, and one click personalization, company officials said.
The new version of the portal is also easier to customize, thanks to active server page (ASP) and java server page (JSP) interfaces and portal skins, officials said.