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Business-Performance Management Software
Market leaders in BPM software, as identified by research firm Meta Group.

Business Objects
Headquarters San Jose, California Paris
Revenue $560.8 million
Date Founded 1990
Product Name(s) BusinessObjects 6.5
Platform(s) Windows, Solaris, HP-UX, Linux, and AIX
Modular Features From BusinessObjects and partners
Key Features Excellent BI support, dashboards, Web-based query, customized applications including for supply chain and Sarbanes-Oxley, analytic engines for balanced scorecards and TQM, and more
Key Markets From small businesses with 100 employees to Global 500 enterprises
Key Vertical Industries Government, financial services, consumer packaged goods, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, and health care
Key Partners/Alliances For planning, budgeting, and consolidation requirements, partners include Longview Solutions, Cartesis, Hyperion, and SRC Software, plus SAP, Oracle, and PeopleSoft
Key Differentiator(s) Business Objects's goal-oriented approach to performance management allows organizations small and large to connect goals, metrics, and people across all departments and functional areas to drive improved performance
Typical Price Pricing varies; inclusive of license, training, and consulting, costs for 100 users may start at $100,000
Other In April 2003, Business Objects announced its Open Financial Application Initiative, a partner program that allows customers to choose best-of-breed BPM

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