Business Objects has acquired Nsite Software to help develop its software-on-demand business.
The acquisition of the software as a service (SaaS) solutions provider gives Business Objects access to Nsite's on-demand application platform, engineering talent with experience of building and managing SaaS offerings, and around 27,000 current Nsite subscribers.
Business Objects said the deal “will greatly accelerate and expand its ability to deliver on-demand business intelligence solutions, building upon the success of crystalreports.com [its own software-on-demand site]”.
Nsite's application platform lets users quickly and easily build, customise and deploy on-demand solutions that deliver the performance of enterprise applications through a browser.
Nsite provides drag-and-drop functionality and uses asynchronous Java and XML (Ajax) technology for maximum usability and performance. The platform is also integrated with salesforce.com customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, and includes a wizard for building easy point-and-click web services integrations to other applications.
Business Objects will use the platform to build and offer customisable on-demand business intelligence applications that integrate multiple data sources, such as information from enterprise resource planning, CRM, and other information systems.
The value of the acquisition has not been revealed by the two companies.
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