Business Objects and Salesforce.com to Take World's Leading Business Intelligence Solution On-Demand on the AppExchange

Industry Leader for Business Intelligence Demonstrates Commitment to On-Demand Solutions

Crystal Reports XI for AppExchange Will Make BI Reports Easy to Create, Share and Manage On-Demand

SAN FRANCISCO — January 17, 2006 — Business Objects (NASDAQ: BOBJ; Euronext Paris ISIN code: FR0004026250 - BOB), the world's leading provider of business intelligence solutions, and salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the technology and market leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today announced they will make Crystal Reports® XI available for the salesforce.com AppExchange. This partnership will enable salesforce.com customers and subscribers to integrate and deploy the world standard for enterprise reporting directly in their Salesforce implementations.

With more than 30,000 customers worldwide, Business Objects helps organizations gain better insight into their businesses, improve decision making, and optimize enterprise performance. Crystal Reports XI for AppExchange will allow salesforce.com's on-demand community of 18,700 customers and 351,0000 subscribers to access data from salesforce.com and combine it with other data source to build customized reports.

"We are the market leader in business intelligence and one of the first to offer an on-demand BI solution. Delivering Crystal Reports XI on AppExchange is an extension of Business Objects' customer focused strategy to deliver BI in whatever format customers wish to use," said John Schwarz, CEO, Business Objects. "We have made it a top priority to provide our customers a business intelligence solution precisely how they want it - regardless of platform, operating system, or deployment model. By making Crystal Reports XI available to the salesforce.com community, we are giving subscribers at organizations of any size the ability to turn ordinary data into feature-rich, flexible reports that deliver the information they need."

"Business Objects is the world leader in business intelligence solutions and their support for the on-demand model demonstrates the incredible momentum of the AppExchange for on-demand applications," said Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. "By delivering Crystal Reports XI on-demand via the AppExchange, Business Objects is democratizing business intelligence, making powerful and easy-to-use reporting accessible to users everywhere."

Crystal Reports XI for AppExchange will join more than 150 application listings created by salesforce.com, its customers, and partners that are now available on the salesforce.com AppExchange. AppExchange provides unprecedented ease of customization and integration for Salesforce deployments, and enables a whole new generation of on-demand applications that go way beyond CRM. Launched today, AppExchange enables all of these on-demand applications to be easily shared, exchanged, and installed with one click into any salesforce.com account. AppExchange can be found at http://www.appexchange.com.

Availability
Customers may begin their deployment planning with salesforce.com and Business Objects immediately. General availability is expected in Q2 2006.

About Business Objects

Business Objects is the world's leading business intelligence (BI) software company. With more than 30,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 500, Business Objects helps organizations gain better insight into their business, improve decision making, and optimize enterprise performance. The company's business intelligence platform, BusinessObjects™ XI, offers the BI industry's most advanced and complete platform for performance management, planning, reporting, query and analysis, and data integration. BusinessObjects XI includes Crystal Reports®, the industry standard for enterprise reporting. Business Objects has built the industry's strongest and most diverse partner community, and also offers consulting and education services to help customers effectively deploy their business intelligence projects.

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.

The Business Objects logo and Crystal Reports are trademarks or registered trademarks of Business Objects in the United States and/or other countries. Other names used may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About Business Objects

Business Objects is the world's leading business intelligence (BI) software company. With more than 30,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 500, Business Objects helps organizations gain better insight into their business, improve decision making, and optimize enterprise performance. The company's business intelligence platform, BusinessObjects™ XI, offers the BI industry's most advanced and complete platform for performance management, planning, reporting, query and analysis, and data integration. BusinessObjects XI includes Crystal Reports®, the industry standard for enterprise reporting. Business Objects has built the industry's strongest and most diverse partner community, and also offers consulting and education services to help customers effectively deploy their business intelligence projects.

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.

The Business Objects logo and Crystal Reports are trademarks or registered trademarks of Business Objects in the United States and/or other countries. Other names used may be trademarks of their respective owners.