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Business Objects的Business Performance Manager獲Balanced Scorecard Collaborative, Inc.頒發平衡計分卡協同作業認證 2003/11/10 BusinessObjects Performance Manager Designated as
Balanced Scorecard Collaborative Certified

Phoenix, Business Objects International User Conference - November 10, 2003 -- Balanced Scorecard Collaborative, Inc. (www.bscol.com), today announced that BusinessObjects™ Performance Manager, a framework for building and deploying EPM solutions, has been designated as Balanced Scorecard Collaborative Certified™. Under the terms of the certification, BusinessObjects Performance Manager is designated as compliant with Balanced Scorecard Functional Standards™ as maintained by Balanced Scorecard Collaborative. The certification is designed to eliminate confusion in the marketplace through educating suppliers and buyers as to the important elements of a Balanced Scorecard management system.

Certification allows Business Objects (Nasdaq: BOBJ, Euronext Paris ISIN: FR0004026250 ?BOB), the world leading provider of business intelligence solutions, to promote Performance Manager as certified by the creators of the Balanced Scorecard and gives Business Objects the right to use the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative certification mark on Performance Manager and associated materials. Further, the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative web site will identify BusinessObjects Performance Manager as certified software.

e have developed the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative Certified Program based on Balanced Scorecard Functional Standards to ensure that the Balanced Scorecard name maintains meaning, and that any investment made in associated software retains its value,?commented Dr. David P. Norton, president of Balanced Scorecard Collaborative.

Users of certified Balanced Scorecard applications are assured that those applications are compliant with Balanced Scorecard Functional Standards, and can thus be used as the foundation of a strategic management system based on the Balanced Scorecard.

usinessObjects Performance Manager is an excellent example of a flexible solution that meets the rigorous standards set by Balanced Scorecard Collaborative,?said Laura M. Downing, vice president of Balanced Scorecard Collaborative. erformance Manager enables end-users to quickly and easily achieve the benefits of the Balanced Scorecard management process.?BR>
usinessObjects Performance Manager enables companies to build scorecards to gain an easy-to-use interface for tracking and analyzing organizational performance,?said John Olsen, president and COO of Business Objects. ith Performance Manager scorecards, users get an immediate and intuitive view of key performance indicators with stoplights and trend arrows that show current performance vs. predefined thresholds. Receiving Balanced Scorecard Collaborative certification reconfirms our commitment to providing customers with solutions that meet or exceed established industry standards.?BR>
The certification process consists of a demonstration of the product by the application provider, a documentation review, customer interviews, and a Balanced Scorecard Collaborative lab test. Application providers certified as a result of this process have the right to use the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative Certified mark.

Balanced Scorecard Functional Standards were announced on September 30, 1999 by Balanced Scorecard Collaborative, Inc., the organization that facilitates the worldwide awareness, use, enhancement, and integrity of the Balanced Scorecard as a value-added management process. The standards form the basis for certifying software from suppliers seeking to comply with the methodology of Dr. Robert S. Kaplan and Dr. David P. Norton, creators of the Balanced Scorecard concept. The full set of standards can be viewed at www.bscol.com.

About the Balanced Scorecard
The Balanced Scorecard is an organizational framework for implementing and managing strategy at all levels of an enterprise by linking objectives, initiatives, and measures to an organization strategy. The scorecard provides an enterprise view of an organization's overall performance by integrating financial measures with other key performance indicators around customer perspectives, internal business processes, and organizational growth, learning, and innovation. Since the concept was introduced in1992, Balanced Scorecards have been implemented at corporate, strategic business unit, shared service functions, and even individual levels at hundreds of organizationsn both the private and public sectorsorldwide.

About Balanced Scorecard Collaborative, Inc.
Balanced Scorecard Collaborative, Inc. (BSCol) is an education, training, advisory, research, and development organization that facilitiates the worldwide awareness, use, enhancement, and integrity of the Balanced Scorecard as a value-added management process. Founded and led by the creators of the Balanced Scorecard concept, Drs. Robert Kaplan and David Norton, BSCol provides to organizations and individuals a global center of Balanced Scorecard excellence and expertise. BSCol web site is found at www.bscol.com.

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