SAP To Acquire Business Objects

Over the weekend, SAP announced the acquisition of Business Objects in a $6.7 billion deal. SAP expects that France-based Business Objects will help grow its presence in the business analytics, business intelligence and reporting fields.

Crystal Reports, a company that's had more owners than a holiday fruitcake, finds itself in the hands of yet another parent company. Owned by Business Objects for the last several years, it now gets to become a part of the SAP empire. Crystal Reports has been an integral part of Visual Studio for a number of years, with its reporting engine in addition to the development environment in the Professional edition.

Do you use Crystal Reports in development or reporting? Let me know at [email protected].

Posted by Peter Varhol on 10/09/2007 at 1:23 PM


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