San Jose, Calif., June 27, 2000 – Business Objects, a leading provider of e- business intelligence (e-BI) solutions, unveiled a new strategy for accessing online analytical processing (OLAP) servers. In April 2000, Business Objects acquired OLAP@Work, a Canadian-based developer of high-end OLAP reporting tools. Business Objects is now using this acquired technology as the cornerstone of their strategy to deliver a new interface to OLAP data sources such as Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 OLAP Services and increased OLAP functionality for end users.

The first step of the enhanced OLAP strategy from Business Objects is the announcement of a new product, BusinessObjects MDX Connect, an interface to Microsoft's robust OLAP Server and the first product to result from the company's acquisition of OLAP@Work. BusinessObjects MDX Connect will provide an easy-to-use, powerful and integrated interface to Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 OLAP Services.

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