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Successful Business Objects North American Partner Program Continues Momentum

More Than 30 New Partners Forge Alliances With Business Objects to Pursue New Opportunities in e-Business Intelligence; Top Channel Partners Honored at Business Objects 2000 User Conference

San Jose, Calif. - November 14, 2000 - Business Objects (NASDAQ: BOBJ), the world's leading provider of e-business intelligence (e-BI) solutions, today announced 33 new partners joined the North American Business Objects channel program. The new partners comprise of application providers, certified consulting partners, and resellers that are delivering Business Objects technologies to provide innovative e-BI solutions.

"Our channel programs are designed to enable partners to extend their customer base by taking advantage of the Business Objects solution," said Bill Robinson, vice president channel sales. "The ongoing growth we're experiencing in the channel is a direct result of the commitment we place on leadership and providing premium service to our partners through a supportive and innovative environment."

New Business Objects Channel Program Partners
During 3Q, 33 new partners joined the Business Objects channel program team. These companies comprise three significant categories: resellers, certified consulting partners, and application providers. The following companies are new members of the North American Business Objects channel program:

Resellers and Certified Consulting Partners
Resellers for Business Objects resell products in conjunction with their consulting services. Business Objects extends a product discount to its resellers and provides front-line support to their customers. Certified Consulting Partners (CCPs) are organizations that have expertise in RDBMS and client/server technology and may be systems integrators, consultants, or training organizations. Accelerated Systems Integration, Inc. and Turnstone Solutions, LLC are two new CCPs who work with Business Objects customers to ensure successful implementation and customer satisfaction.

The following companies are new resellers and CCPs partnering with Business Objects:

  • AltiAmerica, Inc.
  • CBH Consultants, Inc.
  • Cornerstone Solutions, Inc.
  • Directions Group
  • DSQ Software Corp.
  • e2e Solutions, Inc.
  • ERA Consulting, Inc.
  • Faber Consulting, LLC
  • FutureNext Consulting, Inc.
  • Industrial Network Systems Corp.
  • Informission Group, Inc.
  • InfoTrain Solutions, Inc.
  • Infowise Solutions
  • Karumba, Inc.
  • Logan/Britton, Inc.
  • PowerTec Solutions, Inc.
  • Sayers Group
  • Scosys, Inc.
  • Select Decisions, LLC
  • Silo Financial Group, Inc.
  • Software Engineering Services
  • Solvcentral.com
  • Versifit Technologies, LLC
  • Walklett Group
Application Providers
Application Providers (APs) are organizations that have developed and sell vertical solutions. The new APs sell Business Objects products as an integral part of their application software and include:
  • A4 Health Systems, TTC
  • Entreon Corp.
  • InterPro Business Solutions, Inc.
  • Praeos Technologies, Inc.
  • Releasenow.com
  • Technology Consulting Associates, LLC
Note: Praeos Technologies, Inc., and Technology Consulting Associates, LLC are also Resellers and CCPs.

Business Objects Channel Program Helps Ensure Success
The Business Objects channel program provides partners with the support and technology they need in order to be successful, including complete technical and product support, product maintenance, and product training. Additionally, the programs deliver a breadth of business development tools and resources including sales and marketing materials, access to Business Objects mailing lists, partner newsletter, internet and extranet access, and seminar kits, to name a few.

Business Objects channel partners provide their customers with the ability to access, analyze, and share information in intranet, extranet, and e-business environments by using BusinessObjects 2000, a business intelligence platform and integrated toolset. Business Objects technologies offers partners best of breed technology that is designed to be easy to use and architected to be secure, scaleable, and extensible.

Top Partners Receive Recognition at Business Objects User Conference 2000
In addition to providing partners with technical and marketing support, Business Objects acknowledges partners for outstanding accomplishments by honoring them with awards at the annual Business Objects User Conference. This year, five awards were presented to the top Business Objects channel partners for their accomplishments during 4Q 1999 through 3Q 2000:

  • Top Reseller - Braun Consulting, Inc.
  • Top Technical Representative - Jeff Schlitt, senior manager, Braun Consulting, Inc.
  • Top Application Provider - Chateaux Software Development, Inc.
  • Top Global Partner - IBM
  • Top Sales Representative - Taylor Courtnay, Regional Sales Manager, Technology Builders, Inc. (TBI)
About Business Objects
Business Objects is the world's leading provider of e-business intelligence (e-BI) solutions. The company coined the term e-business intelligence in 1998 to describe the intersection of business intelligence and the internet. Using e-business intelligence, organizations can access, analyze, and share information in intranet, extranet, and e-business environments. In intranets, the company's products provide employees with information to make better business decisions, and are used in environments ranging from workgroups of 20 users to enterprise deployments exceeding 20,000. In the extranet environment, the company is pioneering the use of e-BI in applications that allow organizations to build stronger relationships by linking customers, partners, and suppliers via the internet. In addition, the company's products can improve the performance of an e-business by providing reporting and analysis against the ever-expanding amount of transaction and profile data that is collected each day throughout the world wide web.

Founded in 1990, Business Objects pioneered the modern business intelligence industry by inventing and patenting a "semantic layer" that insulates users from the technical complexity of database systems. Today, the company has over 11,500 customers in more than 80 countries. The company's stock is publicly traded under the ticker symbols NASDAQ: BOBJ and PARIS BOURSE: code SICOVAM 12074, and included in the SBF 120 and IT CAC 50 French stock market indexes. Business Objects can be reached at 408-953-6000 and www.businessobjects.com.

BusinessObjects is a trademark of Business Objects SA. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

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