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 pvarhol@redmondmag.com.

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


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