Business Objects, a world-leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, announced it has acquired Nsite Software, Inc., a Sunnyvale, California-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider. The acquisition gives Business Objects access to Nsite's on-demand application platform; engineering talent experienced in building and managing SaaS offerings; and approximately 27,000 current Nsite subscribers. The acquisition will greatly accelerate and expand the ability for Business Objects to deliver on-demand business intelligence solutions, building upon the success of crystalreports.com. Terms of the transaction, completed, were not disclosed.

Nsite's application platform enables users to quickly and easily build, customize and deploy on-demand solutions that deliver the performance of enterprise applications through a browser. Nsite provides drag-and-drop functionality and uses asynchronous Java and XML (AJAX) technology for maximum usability and performance. The platform is integrated with salesforce.com customer relationship management solutions, and includes a wizard for building easy point-and-click Web services integrations to other applications.

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