www.businessobjects.com As many of you are aware, SalesForce.com unveiled AppExchange last Fall, which was going to be the "ebay of applications." A key missing ingredient has since been the participation of big name vendors. So finally--a few weeks ago--Salesforce.com announced that Adobe Systems, Business Objects, and Skype will begin providing their software via AppExchange.
Business Objects' Crystal Reports XI will generate reports combining information from Salesforce.com applications and other data sources, beginning in Q2 of 2006. Granted, this is by no means an overly significant commitment of resources to AppExchange (or SaaS for that matter) by the three vendors, but it's a start.