Reporting Software interacts directly with UniData database.

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Built upon Microsoft .NET framework, Excalibur Report Studio transforms how business users access, analyze, and report data out of Excalibur Energy Management System. Program is designed to extract data directly from UniData database and structure data in normalized format, so that 3rd party reporting packages can be utilized to deliver information to end-user. With ERS, knowledge workers can utilize charts, graphs, and analytical capabilities of best reporting tools.

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P2 Energy Solutions Introduces the Excalibur Report Studio

HOUSTON, April 23 / - P2 Energy Solutions announces the release of Excalibur Report Studio (ERS). ERS is a desktop application that will completely transform the way that business users access, analyze and report data out of the Excalibur Energy Management System. Built upon the Microsoft .NET framework, ERS is a tool designed to extract data directly from the UniData database and structure the data in a normalized format, so that third-party reporting packages can be utilized to deliver the information to the end-user and provide greater business intelligence capabilities. As a starting point, ERS is integrated with Crystal Reports(R) Developer XI from Business Objects. "Crystal Reports is probably the most popular reporting tool on the market," said Mark Eikermann, senior vice president of development for P2 Energy Solutions. "It made perfect sense to choose Crystal as the preferred report writer under which to build ERS."

The new and unique characteristic of ERS is its direct interaction with the UniData database. In the past, companies had external access to UniData using an ODBC access layer. This not only created more complexity, but these tools were confining from a reporting standpoint. Using proprietary technology to transform the data into a normalized view, ERS eliminates the complexity to bridge the gap between UniData and today's popular reporting applications, opening additional opportunities and capabilities to all users. ERS is architected so that knowledge workers can utilize the full capabilities of today's best reporting tools which are richly endowed with charts, graphs and analytical capabilities.

"ERS will be particularly attractive to our customer base for a number of core reasons," says Darrell Jones, executive vice president, P2 Energy Solutions. "The first is the robust flexibility of the product including powerful analytical capabilities, presentation quality appearance of the reports, and multiple report deployment options; the second, a dramatic improvement in speed compared to ODBC access; and third, the reduced amount of maintenance because ERS operates directly on UniData data tables using the native dictionary definitions (including any customer unique dictionary items) which eliminates ODBC schema administration."

The potential of ERS is well recognized by existing Excalibur clients, who are enthusiastic to be on the vanguard and participate in the beta testing scheduled to conclude by July 1. Because ERS is designed to directly access the UniData database, the tool is product agnostic. ERS can be valuable for any application running on UniData, not only Excalibur. "There is nothing like ERS on the market," continued Mark Eikermann. "ERS will work with any application that uses the UniData database which greatly expands the potential market. That said, our first focus is to continue to add value for our Excalibur clients with well thought out research and development efforts."

About P2 Energy Solutions
P2 Energy Solutions focuses on the development and support of data, software and enterprise services to meet the information and business process needs of the energy industry. P2 Energy Solutions is the oil and gas industry's most comprehensive source of asset management solutions including Entelligent, Enterprise Land, Enterprise Upstream, Excalibur, Qbyte, Tobin Land Suite and Tobin SuperBase(R). With solutions deployed at more than 500 companies worldwide, P2 Energy Solutions enables clients to achieve greater productivity while maintaining effective controls.

The company has a 75-year history of serving the oil and gas industry and understands its workflow processes. P2 Energy Solutions has the breadth and depth of expertise to meet the expanding financial, operational and data management needs of energy companies from private independents to supermajors. More information can be found at

The Excalibur Energy Management System is an integrated oil and gas software solution that includes more than 25 modules spanning the areas of production management, land and lease management, operations and financial accounting; used by over 120 independent producers in the United States, Excalibur serves as a time-tested standard for domestic oil and gas asset management. The software can be deployed in-house, or through an application hosting service provided by P2 Energy Solutions. More information can be found at

About Business Objects
Business Objects is the world's leading business intelligence (BI) software company, with more than 42,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 500. Business Objects helps organizations of all sizes create a trusted foundation for decision making, gain better insight into their business, and optimize performance. The company's innovative business intelligence suite, BusinessObjects(TM) XI, offers the BI industry's most advanced and complete solution for performance management, planning, reporting, query and analysis, and enterprise information management. BusinessObjects XI includes the award-winning Crystal line of reporting and data visualization software. Business Objects has also built the industry's strongest and most diverse partner community, and offers consulting and education services to help customers effectively deploy their business intelligence projects.

Business Objects has dual headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and Paris, France. The company's stock is traded on both the NASDAQ (BOBJ) and Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0004026250 - BOB) stock exchanges. More information about Business Objects can be found at .

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CONTACT: Eric Flynn, Marketing Director of P2 Energy Solutions, +1-713-481-2000, or

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