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Business Objects  (Stock symbol: BOBJ ) Acquired by SAP (2007 $ 6,800,000,000 )

3030 Orchard Parkway
San Jose, CA 95134
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Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Bernard Liautaud (Business Objects Chairman) David Peterschmidt (Unwired Planet Former President/CEO) David Peterschmidt (Unwired Planet Former President/CEO) Carl F Pascarella (Texas Pacific Group) Bernard Charles (Dassault Systems President) Kurt Lauk (Global Capital Partners President) Jerald Held (consultant, advising early stage ventures) Jean-Francois Heitz (Microsoft Former CFO) Arnold Silberman (Icot Former CEO)
Advisory board: James R Tolonen (Business Objects Former CFO)

Business description: Business Objects is the world's leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions. Business intelligence lets organizations access, analyze, and share information internally with employees and externally with customers, suppliers, and partners. It helps organizations improve operational efficiency, build profitable customer relationships, and develop differentiated product offerings. The company's products include data integration tools, the industry's leading integrated business intelligence platform, and a suite of enterprise analytic applications. Business Objects is the first to offer a complete BI solution that is composed of best-of-breed components, giving organizations the means to deploy end-to-end BI to the enterprise, from data extraction to analytic applications.
Customers include: AbbottAstraZenecaATandTDepartment of DefenseEli LillyErnstAndYoungFifth Third BancorpFRSHPIngram MicroSONYSybaseThe Doctors CompanyUniversity of Michigan Zions Bancorporation ;  adidas Group ;  Administrative Office of the Courts of Georgia ;  AirFrance;  Auchan ;  Bell Helicopter;  Ben and Jerry's;  BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina;  Build-A-Bear Workshop;  CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield;  Children's Hospital Boston ;  COLT Telecom Group;  CutterAndBuck;  DataLan;  Department of Defense Health System;  Getronics ;  HCA;  Idaho Department of Health and Welfare;  Kmart;  Lands' End;  Lodgenet;  Maritz Travel Company Bluefly;  MasterCard International;  Memphis Light;  Norwood Promotional Products;  Opodo;  Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill;  Shands Healthcare;  Société Générale;  Somerfield;  State of Vermont;  Synovus;  The Bigelow Tea Company;  The Clarks Companies;  Total;  Tradeware Global ;  TruServ;  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;  U.S. Food and Drug Administration ;  Vodafone Egypt
Partners include: Acta TechnologyAdobe Systems BaanCap Gemini ErnstAndYoungEdgar OnlineFujitsuHellmann Worldwide LogisticsHPIBMOraclePeopleSoftRightpoint SoftwareRoss SystemsSaama TechnologiesSalesforce.comSAP Labs U.S.SiemensSun MicrosystemsTandem ComputersTeradata;  Accruent ;  BASE Consulting Group;  Chateau Software;  DataLan Corporation;  Experio;  FirstLogic;  Isoft;  Longview Solutions;  OBE Technologies;  RZ Solutions;  Sage Software ;  Solution Buiders;  SYSPRO;  ThinkFast Consulting;  Toshiba/DEC;  Xenon Consulting

Capital raised: 2.0M
Ownership: Acquired by SAP (2007 $ 6,800,000,000 )
Stock Symbol: BOBJ

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Record updated: Dec 2008
Sector: Software
Year Founded: 1991
Headcount: 4001-5000 as of Dec 2004
Capital Raised: 2.0M
Ownership: Acquired by SAP (2007 $ 6,800,000,000 )
Stock Symbol: BOBJ