Headquarters: Walldorf, Germany, and Palo Alto, Calif.
2010 Revenue: $17.25 billion
Co-CEOs: Jim Hagemann Snabe and Bill McDermott
What They Do: SAP acquired Business Objects in 1997 to establish itself in the hot market for business intelligence software. Business Objects has a robust suite of BI software (now up to version 4.0) and a new BI app for the iPad.