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Crystal Decisions  Acquired by Business Objects (2003 $ 1,200,000,000)

895 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: Jon Judge (10/02)
Finance: Eric Patel
Technology: Tony Wind (1989)
Sales/Marketing: Brian Cannon
General Counsel/Legal: Susan Wolfe

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Stephen J Luczo (Seagate Technology CEO);  Fred D Anderson (Apple CFO) Bob Bailey (PMC CEO)

Business description: Crystal Decisions is an information management software company providing reports, analysis and information delivery solutionsproviding one of the fastest ways for employees, partners, and customers to access information they need to to make the best decisions which reduce cost and increase productivity.
Customers include: CitigroupCoca-ColaFord Motor CompanyIBM;  Aetna Life Insurance
Partners include: ACCPAC InternationalAgilent TechnologiesBlue Martini SoftwareFirepondHyperion SolutionsIBMInformix SoftwareKANA SoftwareLotus SoftwareLucent TechnologiesMcAfeeMicrosoftNetScreen TechnologiesPeopleSoftPeregrine SystemsPortal SoftwareQuadraMedRainfinityRational SoftwareSagent TechnologySAP Labs U.S.Siebel SystemsSun MicrosystemsTivoli SystemsVeritas Technologies;  Basan;  Best Software;  Candle Corporation;  Great Plains Software;  JD Edwards;  Kronos;  Lawson;  Pacific Edge Software;  Peachtree Software;  Perot Systems;  Pivotal SoftwareAvaya Communications;  Platinum Software;  Rockwell Electronic Commerce;  SCT;  Sungard

Ownership: Acquired by Business Objects (2003 $ 1,200,000,000)
VCs include: TPG Growth
Private equity: Silver Lake Partners

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Record updated: Oct 2003
Sector: Software
Year Founded: 1984
Headcount: 1251-1600 as of Nov 2003
Ownership: Acquired by Business Objects (2003 $ 1,200,000,000)