San Francisco, CA – 17 September 2007

Business Objects (Nasdaq: BOBJ; Euronext Paris ISIN code: FR0004026250 - BOB), today announced the general availability of Business Intelligence OnDemand, its complete suite of business intelligence (BI) capabilities, delivered on demand. Building on its years of experience as the world’s leading provider of BI solutions, and significant R&D investment, Business Objects now offers customers the ability to realize the full benefits of business intelligence without the need for on-premise infrastructure. This announcement continues the company’s momentum in the on demand BI market, where it has established itself as the clear leader, with over 50,000 subscribers to date.

Business Intelligence OnDemand extends the value of a company’s information infrastructure. The solution builds on the foundation provided by, the company’s first Software as a Service (SaaS) initiative, by maintaining and managing a copy of a company’s data within the Business Objects OnDemand data center, enabling more complex queries, faster performance, and reduced data administration costs for customers. Customers now have the ability to access the full power of BI such as formatted reporting, dashboards, and ad-hoc query and analysis - delivered by Business Objects’ industry leading products including Crystal Reports®, Crystal Xcelsius® and Web Intelligence® - all in an on demand model.

“We are taking on the heavy lifting of building and maintaining our customers’ data warehouse and business intelligence infrastructure,” said Steve Lucas, vice president of the on demand business at Business Objects. “The time is right for customers to start maximizing a return on their investment in packaged applications – whether on premise or on demand. By offering a full spectrum of best-in-breed business intelligence solutions on demand, we are giving business users what they need – an easy way to turn all their data into intelligent and powerful information. This delivers all the benefits of enterprise BI, made available in a simple, secure, accessible way. ”

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