SOURCE: Ciena Solutions LLC

July 31, 2008 10:00 ET

Ciena Solutions LLC Joins the Business Objects Solution Provider Partner Program

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - July 31, 2008) - Ciena Solutions LLC, a leading provider of consulting and application development services, today announced it has joined the Business Objects Solutions Provider Partner Program for software and service providers. As a new channel partner, Ciena Solutions LLC will significantly enhance its value proposition to customers by offering Business Intelligence (BI) software solutions from Business Objects, an SAP company.

In an effort to build upon a best-of-breed approach to outsourced services, Ciena Solutions LLC has chosen to partner with the global leader in BI. Business Objects has established a robust partner program that is committed to building and nurturing win-win relationships with channel partners and their end customers. Ciena Solutions LLC will leverage this deep experience when crafting and delivering tailored BI solutions.

"When we went to market to find the leading BI provider, the choice became obvious very quickly. The data integration, planning, analysis, and reporting tools provided by Business Objects are far superior to any other products in the market today," stated Mark Pellas, Managing Partner at Ciena Solutions. "We are true believers of the business intelligence solutions from SAP. Our BI practice has expert knowledge of the current BI solutions available from SAP, and integration of Business Objects software will extend and enhance our BI product offering and capabilities."

More and more companies are recognizing the need to incorporate BI functionality into their operations in order to analyze key business trends and make business decisions based on trustworthy, accurate data. With the small to medium sized business' budding interest in reaping the benefits of BI, the Business Objects Solutions Provider Partner Program will boost Ciena Solution's ability to meet this growing demand.

"Our partnership with Business Objects establishes our ongoing commitment to provide the best BI solutions to our customers. Companies are seeking to derive greater value from their enterprise data and make more informed decisions in this competitive marketplace," says Shaz Khan, Managing Partner, Ciena Solutions. "This partnership greatly enhances our ability to help our customers achieve these goals and success."

About Ciena Solutions LLC

Ciena Solutions LLC is a leading provider of consulting services and custom application development. Founded by a team of consulting professionals with over 30 years of implementation experience with SAP® solutions, Ciena Solutions' consulting teams bring a unique blend of cross-module functional, technical, and project management expertise to each client. The company has an established BI practice with a strong focus on enterprise data aggregation, reporting, and analysis along with expertise with the SAP Supply Chain Management application and the SAP NetWeaver® platform and dedicated practice areas in support of financial/BCS solutions.

Ciena Solutions is also developing innovative products complementary to SAP solutions, including a search engine tool for catalogs and a collection of automated interactive forms for master data.

Ciena Solutions is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with a branch office in San Ramon, California. Ciena Solutions is a privately held company. More information about Ciena Solutions can be found at www.cienasolutions.com or via email: info@cienasolutions.com

About Business Objects

Business Objects, an SAP company, transforms the way the world works by connecting people, information, and businesses. With open, heterogeneous applications in the areas of governance, risk and compliance, enterprise performance management, and business intelligence, Business Objects enables organizations of all sizes worldwide to close the loop between business strategy and execution. Together with a strong and diverse partner network, Business Objects allows customers to optimize business performance across all major industries including banking, retail, consumer products, and public sector. Business Objects is committed to helping customers turn raw data into actionable decisions, regardless of their underlying database, operating system, applications, or IT system.

Business Objects and the Business Objects logo, BusinessObjects, Crystal Reports and Xcelsius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Business Objects in the United States and/or other countries.

SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.

All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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