Business Objects S.A. has introduced a seriesof new business intelligence (BI) offerings that allow BI usersaccess business intelligence anywhere, any time and on a variety ofdevices. BusinessObjects Mobile makes BI availablefrom any mobile device, allowing users to view and interact withthe full range of reports and metrics that they get from theirBusinessObjects XI Release 2 enterprise environment. The advance isat the vanguard of what some call BI 2.0. While the industry hashad some mobile access, BusinessObjects Mobile allows users tocompletely interact with the data information. Mobile workers cantake direct action based on what they see, changing underlying dataor impact process directly from their mobile device. Theservice-oriented architecture (SOA) of BusinessObjects XI Release 2allows for low-cost deployment of mobile BI.

Business Objects, based in Levallois-Perrett, France, has alsoreleased BusinessObjects XI Release 2 ProductivityPack, which simplifies the effort needed by users to findthe information they need to improve decision-making and optimizebusiness performance. In particular, the Productivity Pack extendsthe BusinessObjects XI platform with enterprise search capability;the search capability enables users to intuitively navigate andretrieve critical information. Users can also generate new BIdocuments by entering a set of words into a search box to initiatea new query. Also among the company's offerings isBusinessObjects Xcelcius Enterprise, which allowsusers to combine secure BI with visualizations and “what if”scenario analysis. BO's Query as a Web Service functionality allowsusers to have a personalized dashboard in whichever environmentthey prefer. Finally Business Objects On Demand BIConnectors gives users access to their data anywhere,inside or outside the firewall, through an on-premise or Web-basedapplication.

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