Business Objects Announces Data Quality Suite, New Services

By Renee Boucher Ferguson  |  Posted 2006-07-31 Email Print this article Print


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Business Objects reveals a new suite of data quality tools and global services amid some concerns that it may be cutting into its partner channel.

On the heels of second quarter announcement that saw software revenues diluted—to some degree from its recent acquisition of Firstlogic—Business Objects announced July 31 two new offerings that tap, to some degree, Firstlogic's technology.

Business Objects, which develops software that helps companies extract business intelligence from data, announced a new suite of tools, its namesake Data Quality XI, that builds on Firstlogic's software to help user's ensure, well, data quality.

At the same time, the company announced new service offerings that will bring its global services division more in line with enterprise needs, according to Robb Eklund, vice president of services and industry markets at Business Objects.

"Historically we have had very robust education offerings and installation services," said Eklund, in San Jose, Calif. "We are announcing an expansion beyond that to higher level service offerings that relates directly to EIM [enterprise information management] and data quality."

EIM—or data quality and integration—is a new division within Business Objects that came about as a result of the Firstlogic acquisition.

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