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Business Objects Announces the Availability of Crystal Xcelsius

Originally published November 15, 2005

Business Objects a provider of business intelligence solutions, recently announced the availability of Crystal Xcelsius. Crystal Xcelsius allows users to turn ordinary Excel spreadsheets into interactive visual analytics that display business information in a variety of dramatic, engaging styles. With the launch of Crystal Xcelsius, Business Objects offers customers a unique way to gain the most value from personal and corporate information. Crystal Xcelsius is based on technology obtained through the acquisition of Infommersion.

"Business Objects understands that customers want highly visual and interactive business intelligence at their fingertips—and Crystal Xcelsius is the next step in delivering that kind of revolutionary simplicity," said Rene Bonvanie, CMO at Business Objects. "We just launched BusinessObjects Intelligent Question, which brings business intelligence to every worker—regardless of technical skill or job title. With Crystal Xcelsius, Business Objects arms any Excel user with a powerful and easy-to-use BI solution. By providing simpler ways to visualize, share, and interact with information, Business Objects continues to break down the barriers to business intelligence and reach a whole new category of users."

Crystal Xcelsius provides business users with "point and click" simplicity that allows them to collaborate with colleagues, reach consensus faster, and improve productivity. For example, a sales manager can transform an Excel spreadsheet representing quarterly results from the Northeast region into an interactive presentation, such as a map or graph. This presentation can then be shared with team members or executives via PowerPoint, PDF, Outlook, and the web.

Because the presentation is interactive, team members can test out different scenarios within the presentation and immediately see potential outcomes. The eye-catching visualization technology of Crystal Xcelsius allows business users to more powerfully communicate their analysis, make recommendations, and collaborate to improve performance.

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