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Quick Takes: Analytics across the enterprise

Business Objects brings Fujitsu Siemens into the fold, Nortel turns to Coremetrics and Closed Loop joins forces with in this edition of Quick Takes.

Business Objects lands Fujitsu Siemens deal

French software maker Business Objects reported that it has inked a deal with European hardware vendor Fujitsu Siemens Computers. According to Business Objects, Fujitsu Siemens will use the BusinessObjects Application Foundation as a framework to build analytic applications throughout its worldwide operations. The company has also selected Business Objects as its standard enterprise reporting solution to be deployed company wide.

Business Objects

Fujitsu Siemens Computers

Nortel using Coremetrics to help track customer patterns

San Francisco-based data warehousing software specialists Coremetrics Inc. said Canadian telecom giant Nortel Networks Corp. will soon utilize its data capture and storage services throughout its corporate Web site. The Coremetrics technology will track visitor activity at Nortel's site to provide the company with information about online customers' behavior. Coremetrics said it plans to deliver nightly reports to Nortel letting the company know how and why its site is being used.


Nortel Networks

Closed Loop enters partnership with

Financial software maker Closed Loop Solutions Inc., Redwood City, Calif., announced it is teaming up with San Francisco-based electronic CRM vendor The partnership opens the door for Closed Loop to link its Dynamic Financial Control platform with's online customer relationship management products. The companies are betting that customers seeking specialized financial software and CRM functionality will consider the all-in-one product they intend to market through the partnership.

Closed Loop

LumenSoft completes expansion

Business intelligence and OLAP software vendor LumenSoft Corp. announced it has completed its second facilities expansion at its St. Paul, Minn., headquarters. The company reports the result is a 210% increase of office space since September of 2000. The project represents the second facilities expansion for the company in a 12-month period.


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