Business Objects

Business Objects

March 12, 2007 08:00 ET

Business Objects Receives Award from WorkLife BC Recognizing its Flexible Work Environment

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 12, 2007) - Business Objects (NASDAQ:BOBJ) (Euronext Paris ISIN code: FR0004026250 - BOB), the world's leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions and Canada's largest independent BI software provider, today announced that it has received an award of merit from WorkLife BC. This award recognizes the company's leadership in providing a balanced work environment for their hard working and highly skilled employees. Business Objects' Vancouver office has 1,500 employees who enjoy flexibility in their working lives.

"We work hard to make sure our employees have options to help balance their work lives," said Greg Wolfe, executive vice president of operations at Business Objects. "Last year we created a 7,000 square foot, fully equipped wellness centre to allow employees to work out, visit a massage therapist and a nutritionist on-site, and pursue an overall holistic approach to work/life health and balance."

"Rather than focusing on creating overarching policies and procedures, we foster an environment where managers and employees share ideas around work/life balance that are tailored to the employee's specific situation," said Terry Duncan, director of recruiting at Business Objects.

Business Objects offers formal flex-time, variable hours, and five days leave to care for sick dependents. In addition, the company has an extensive community involvement program that provides employees with time for volunteer work. The company also sponsors many family-centered events, ranging from barbecues to a children's Christmas party.

About WorkLife BC

WorkLife BC is sponsored by the Ministry of Children and Family Development to recognize B.C. employers who have developed supportive workplaces for their employees to balance commitments to work and family. For more information, visit

About Business Objects

Business Objects is the world's leading business intelligence (BI) software company, with more than 42,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 500. Business Objects helps organizations of all sizes create a trusted foundation for decision making, gain better insight into their business, and optimize performance. The company's innovative business intelligence suite, BusinessObjects™ XI, offers the BI industry's most advanced and complete solution for performance management, planning, reporting, query and analysis, and enterprise information management. BusinessObjects™ XI includes the award-winning Crystal line of reporting and data visualization software. Business Objects has also built the industry's strongest and most diverse partner community, and offers consulting and education services to help customers effectively deploy their business intelligence projects.

Business Objects has dual headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and Paris, France. The company's stock is traded on both the Nasdaq (BOBJ) and Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0004026250 - BOB) stock exchanges. More information about Business Objects can be found at

The Business Objects logo, BusinessObjects, Crystal Reports, Intelligent Question, and Xcelsius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Business Objects in the United States and/or other countries. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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