SAP BUSINESS OBJECTS
Business Objects is the world's leading software company in Business Intelligence (BI). Its products and services enable organizations to monitor, understand and manage business performance. The solutions offered by SAP for Enterprises make it possible to take advantage of the information that is stored in a wide range of corporate databases, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) systems.
Common applications of BI technology include enterprise reporting, management dashboards, customer intelligence applications, financial reporting, and extranets for both customers and partners. These solutions enable companies to gain greater visibility into their business, capture and retain the most profitable customers, optimize the supply chain, increase productivity and improve business performance.
December 2003, Business Objects completed the acquisition of Crystal Decisions, a leader in enterprise reporting. The product line resulting from the combination of both companies includes software for reporting, querying and analysis, performance management, analytical applications, and data integration. SAP Crystal Reports allows you to transform any information source into sophisticated, interactive and dynamic reports that can be accessed securely and easily, offline or online, from any application, portal or mobile device.