Ipedo announced the signing of a technology partnership with Business Objects. Ipedo will join the Business Objects Technology Partner Program and the two companies will engage in joint sales, marketing and development activities. Ipedo will support BusinessObjects XI, Crystal Reports XI, and BusinessObjects Data Integrator XI, giving Business Objects customers integration capabilities that will unify distributed data sources and allow the addition of new data sources into existing applications. The Ipedo XIP platform brings EII capabilities to Business Objects customers, including cost-based query optimization, visual data source discovery, and rule processing on inbound data flows. Ipedo XIP complements the extract, transform, and load (ETL) capabilities of BusinessObjects Data Integrator XI by providing real-time data gathering and cross-source data combinations. Ipedo XIP leverages SQL and XML Query to integrate and manage information from disparate, complex data sources. http://www.businessobjects.com, http://www.Ipedo.com