The week after Business Objects SA said it would buy enterprise reporting software vendor Crystal Decisions Inc., Hyperion Solutions Corp. revealed a deal to acquire query-and-reporting applications vendor Brio Software Inc. for $142 million. So begins the long-awaited consolidation of the business-intelligence market, as vendors try to build complete lines of reporting and analysis apps. (For more on the consolidation trend, see "Consolidation Time".)
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