Oct 8, 2007 – SAP AG has agreed to buy Business Objects SA for about € 4.8 billion (US$6.78 billion), a surprise move that breaks with SAP's traditional strategy of avoiding large company acquisitions. The deal, announced in a hastily called press conference on Sunday evening, is designed to accelerate SAP's …

Oct 8, 2007 – There's been a lot of back and forth about this deal, covered admirably by Dennis Howlett, Dan Farber, and other bloggers, but precious little on what it means to blend a premier applications company with a premier business intelligence vendor. I think it's worth trying to get inside the though process at SAP …

SAP BusinessObjects (BO or BOBJ) is an enterprise software company, specializing in business intelligence (BI). BusinessObjects was acquired in 2007 by German company SAP AG. The company claimed more than 46,000 customers in its final earnings release prior to being acquired by SAP.

Oct 7, 2007 – SAP, the world's largest provider of business software, has agreed to buy Business Objects for €4.8 billion euros ($6.8 billion). Business Objects is a business intelligence software company with some 43,000 customers including over 80 percent of companies listed the Fortune 500.

Dec 19, 2014 – Taken from Wikipedia 1990: BusinessObjects launches Skipper SQL 2.0.x. * 1994: Launches BusinessObjects v3.0 and goes public on the NASDAQ in September — the first French company listed in the United States.[6] * 1996: Enters the OLAP market and l…