by Chris Kanaracus

SAP’S Business Objects (K4)

Dec 01, 20111 min
Data Center

Latest version of BI suite tries to fix the disjointed feeling of the user experience.

The company


Headquarters: Walldorf, Germany, and Palo Alto, Calif.

Employees: 53,500

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.