SAP and Business objects announce the first joint products.

Business Objects is now a division of SAP led by its former CEO, John Schwarz. The plan is to integrate its analytics technology more tightly with SAP’s business applications, but also to keep selling standalone products that work with other vendors’ software.

Schwarz also said that they will even deliver Non-sap products and are equally commited to Non-sap customers, platforms and environment.

The companies together announce nine products which will go on sale this month including Financial Performance Management, Governance, Risk and Compliance, and Visualisation and Reporting. The financial package, for example, includes strategy management and planning tools from SAP and financial consolidation and profit management tools from Business Objects, says Doug Merrit, the head of SAP’s Business User division.