IoT
IoT
Software // Enterprise Applications
News
6/28/2004
04:36 PM
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
Secure Your Enterprise's Digital Workspace with a Multilayered Approach
Aug 25, 2016
Client computing is increasingly providing a back door into the enterprise for the compromise and ...Read More>>

Business Objects Updates Business-Intelligence Suite

Version 6.5 will offer complete front-end integration with software from Crystal Decisions, which Business Objects acquired last December.

Business Objects SA is taking the next step in the long process of integrating Crystal Decisions Inc.'s business-intelligence technology with its own. On Tuesday, Business Objects, which acquired Crystal Decisions in December for $1.2 billion, will debut a new release of its business-intelligence software suite with complete front-end integration with Crystal Decisions' software.

With the Business Objects 6.5 release, companies that have both Business Objects and Crystal Enterprise 10 software can use the two together. Users of the Crystal Reports reporting tool, for example, can access Business Objects' query technology, which translates data, pulled from multiple sources into a single business language.

The new release has a business-intelligence portal that provides a combined view of information in Business Objects and Crystal systems, and Business Objects Dashboard Manager users can view reports generated by Crystal. A new contextual report linking feature lets developers link data in reports from either Business Objects or Crystal software and make it usable within either environment. And a new Web services interface extends business intelligence applications based on Business Objects or Crystal.

Business Objects' timetable calls for the development of a completely merged product line by the end of this year.

In addition to Business Objects and Crystal integration, the release includes a new version of WebIntelligence with improved performance and scalability. The dashboard has more personalization capabilities for performance-management applications. And the suite includes five new financial and regulatory-compliance analysis applications. The software is available now on Windows and Solaris platforms and will be available on all platforms by the end of the third quarter.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Among 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial Services
IT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of August 14, 2016. We'll be talking with the InformationWeek.com editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week to get the "story behind the story."
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.