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Business Objects, a leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, has announced it has closed the acquisition of privately-held Inxight Software, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for unstructured information discovery, including text analytics, federated search, and data visualization. All customary closing conditions and shareholder approvals have now been completed. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

The combination of Business Objects and Inxight Software will provide organizations with a comprehensive BI solution to address all of their data assets. With the combined technology, companies will have streamlined access to both structured information within databases and data warehouses, and unstructured information such as emails, documents, notes fields, and Web content that is estimated to comprise more than 80 percent of all organizational data. Inxight brings a compelling combination of text analytics, federated search, and visualization capabilities to the BusinessObjects XI platform to enable customers to easily discover, manage, and analyze unstructured content inside and outside of their organizations.

"The close of this acquisition is an important milestone for Business Objects and the entire business intelligence industry," said John Schwarz, chief executive officer of Business Objects. "Business Objects has once again raised the bar, as the addition of Inxight to the Business Objects portfolio will further extend our already unsurpassed capabilities in the BI industry.

"Federated search, text analytics, and unstructured data access are an important, and often untapped, source of knowledge for many companies," continued Schwarz. "Business Objects is aiming to break down the barriers to full spectrum BI, and deliver the first solution that natively combines both structured and unstructured data across all areas of business intelligence, from enterprise information management, to information discovery and delivery, to performance management. This will enable our customers to combine both quantitative and qualitative information from within their business and from outside sources to gain a more complete and accurate view of their business."

About Inxight Software

Inxight Software, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for information discovery. Using Inxight solutions, organizations can access and analyze unstructured, semi-structured, and structured text to extract key information to enable business intelligence. Inxight is the only company that provides a complete, scalable solution enabling information discovery in more than 30 languages. The company has offices throughout the United States and Europe. For more information, visit www.inxight.com or call 1-408-738-6200 or +44 (0) 1252 761314.

About Business Objects

Business Objects has been a pioneer in business intelligence (BI) since the dawn of the category. Today, as the world's leading BI software company, Business Objects transforms the way the world works through intelligent information. The company helps illuminate understanding and decision-making at more than 43,000 organizations around the world. Through a combination of innovative technology, global consulting and education services, and one of the industry's strongest and most diverse partner network, Business Objects enables companies of all sizes to make transformative business decisions based on intelligent, accurate, and timely information.

Business Objects has dual headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and Paris, France. The company's stock is traded on both the Nasdaq (BOBJ) and Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0004026250 - BOB) stock exchanges. More information about Business Objects can be found at www.businessobjects.com.

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