With this combination, we will seize the opportunity to take a leadership position in the BI market, said Bernard Liautaud, chairman and CEO of Business Objects. The two companies are not only successful leaders in their space but have extremely complementary businesses, across many dimensions: Product capabilities, distribution channels, international coverage, and skillset. Together, we will become the clear choice for organizations looking to standardize on a single BI provider. Bron: Business Objectsa>