Business Objects and Tibco to integrate XI and Staffware for process management

Source: Business Objects

Business Objects (Nasdaq:BOBJ) (Euronext Paris ISIN code: FR0004026250 - BOB), the world's leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, and TIBCO Software Inc. (Nasdaq:TIBX), a leading business integration and process management software company that enables real-time business, today announced a new technology partnership to provide customers with improved process performance management solutions and make BI available to more users throughout an organization.

Working together, Business Objects and TIBCO intend to integrate Business Objects XI Built for Operational BI with the TIBCO Staffware Process Suite, a platform independent solution delivering enterprise-wide business process management (BPM) functionality. In addition, both companies will also join each others' technology partner programs.

"TIBCO and Business Objects share the same vision for the integration of business intelligence and process management," said Janet Wood, group vice president of global alliances and OEM at Business Objects. "With Business Objects XI Built for Operational BI, we are providing embedded analytics as part of business processes, giving more end users across an organization access to the information they need, when they need it, thereby improving overall efficiency. The goal of this partnership is to extend that vision even further."

Through its relationship with TIBCO, Business Objects is seeking to make BI more "process-aware." Aligning BI with business processes is critical to performance management because it ties organizational performance closer to business objectives. It also makes BI more pervasive within organizations as it brings BI directly to where workers spend their time - within business processes themselves. This allows people to have more intelligence at their fingertips and make better day-to-day decisions.

"The combination of our proven leadership in BPM and Business Objects leadership in BI will further enable companies to get the most out of their business processes and gain a competitive advantage," said Ram Menon, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at TIBCO. "TIBCO brings over 15 years' experience to this partnership along with our award winning BPM solutions, which have been deployed at more than 800 customer sites with more than 500,000 users worldwide."

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