Business Objects today announced an extended OEM agreement with Borland Software Corporation. With this agreement, Crystal Reports® is now embedded in Borland® Delphi® 2005, the newest version of Borland’s RAD environment for Microsoft Windows and .NET applications. Developers using Delphi 2005 can easily build enterprise reports from within their familiar development environment using the Delphi and C# programming languages.

“Borland and Business Objects have a long-standing mutual commitment to improving developer productivity, and as our ‘2004 Technology Partner of the Year,’ Business Objects continues to provide developers with a global reporting standard for all major computing languages,” said Jim Guthrie, group vice president of ALM products at Borland. “This latest agreement should allow developers using the Delphi and C# programming languages to quickly and easily embed reporting into their .NET applications without leaving their familiar Delphi development environment. The reports can then be reused to distribute information across the organization. Developers can focus their efforts on developing applications since they don’t have to replicate existing reports for different environments.”

“Borland is a leading software manufacturer for .NET and Java development environments, and extending our .NET product offerings with the integration of Crystal Reports in Delphi 2005 will provide a significant benefit to developers,” said Lance Walter, vice president of product marketing at Business Objects. “Borland and Business Objects are jointly delivering industry standard embedded reporting technology for application developers across all development languages, deployment platforms and database architectures.”

This agreement extends the long-standing relationship between Business Objects and Borland. Crystal Reports is integrated in several Borland developer products including JBuilder® X, JBuilder 2005, and now Delphi 2005. Developers worldwide have made Crystal Reports the defacto standard in both enterprise and embedded reporting because it reduces the time spent developing reports compared with hand-coding and enables them to quickly create and integrate interactive, presentation-quality reports from within their preferred IDE.