• Business Objects Vets Raise $6 Million For Business Analytics Software Startup Visier

    Business Objects Vets Raise $6 Million For Business Analytics Software Startup Visier

    Visier, which builds ‘analytic applications for human resources’, has raised $6 million in funding according to an SEC filing published this morning. It’s the startup’s first institutional venture funding round since its inception in 2010. Notably, Visier was co-founded by ex-Business Objectives chief and SAP exec John Schwarz (CEO) and Ryan Wong (CTO), who held… Read More

  • SAP Acquires Business Objects For €4.8 Billion

    SAP, the world’s largest provider of business software, has agreed to buy Business Objects for €4.8 billion euros ($6.8 billion). Business Objects is a business intelligence software company with some 43,000 customers including over 80 percent of companies listed the Fortune 500. Business intelligence software taps into an organization’s disparate data “to provide… Read More

  • The Holidays And The Damage Done

    Don’t know precisely how much money you’ve blown through this holiday season? Well here’s a free holiday spending calculator to get you back on track or make you feel more worthless than I did before when I called you a buncha fatties. This gift from software developer Business Objects uses its Crystal Xcelsius app to let you figure out all your holiday expenses simply… Read More

  • CX NOW Puts Spreadsheet Graphs in Flash with Dials

    Business Objects has released a free, lightweight version of its spreadsheet visualization software Crystal Xcelsius. Called CX NOW, it’s a Windows desktop application that connects with Excel, Powerpoint and Word to offer an interface for creating dynamic graphs and charts based on spreadsheet data. The best thing about the software is that it lets you use GUIs like sliders and dials… Read More