Business Objects Joins the OLAP Council

Industry Advocacy Group for On-Line Analytical Processing Technologies Welcomes OLAP Tools Provider

BOSTON, March 28, 1996 The OLAP Council today announced that has become the organization's newest general member. The OLAP Council is a software industry association established to provide education about the benefits of OLAP technology for business intelligence applications.

is a publicly held company with headquarters in Paris, France and Cupertino, Calif. provides client/server decision support systems (DSS) to customers with data warehouse and other strategic business applications.

"We are pleased to join the OLAP Council and to share our experience in delivering integrated query, reporting, and multidimensional analysis solutions to mainstream business users," said Bernard Liautaud, president and CEO of . "We support the Council's efforts to help standardize and popularize OLAP technology, and look forward to making our contribution." "The Council is very pleased to welcome as its newest general member," noted Rick Crandall, OLAP Council spokesperson and Comshare Chairman. "The addition of reflects the burgeoning interest in the advancement of OLAP technology and the extensive range of companies wishing to contribute to the OLAP Council's efforts."

The OLAP Council was founded to provide education about OLAP technology for business intelligence applications and to help position OLAP within a broader IT architecture. The Council's mission also includes sponsoring industry research and working to establish guidelines for OLAP interoperability and data navigation.

The Council, established in January 1995, now includes eleven general members Arbor Software Corp. of Sunnyvale, Calif.; Business Objects, Inc. of Paris, France and Cupertino, Calif.; Cognos of Burlington, Mass. and Ottawa, Ont.; Comshare, Inc. of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Holistic Systems Ltd. of London; IBM Decision Support Solutions of San Jose, Calif., IRI Software of Waltham, Mass.; Oracle Corp. of Waltham, Mass.; Pilot Software of Cambridge, Mass.; Platinum technology, inc. of Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.; and Planning Sciences International Ltd. of London and five associate members, KPMG Peat Marwick LLP of Radnor, Penn.; Kenan Technologies of Cambridge, Mass.; Management Science Associates, Inc. of Pittsburgh; TM1 Software (formerly Sinper Corp.) of Warren, N.J.; and Speedware Corp. of Montreal.

Two kinds of membership are available -- general and associate -- depending on the level of involvement desired. Criteria for all levels of Council membership, in addition to payment of annual dues, includes support for the Council's fundamental tenets of on-line analytical processing.

For information about membership in the OLAP Council, call the OLAP Council at (888) 818-OLAP, or send email to the OLAP Council Administrator


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