Business expansion
Southern and Eastern; Dublin;
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Scientific Research And Development
72 - Scientific research and development

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
17 June 2008
Employment effect (start)
31 December 2008
Foreseen end date
29 July 2011


Computer software firm Business Objects has announced that it will invest €29 million in a Dublin research and development (R&D) facility, which is expected to employ 100 people by 2012. It is expected that the R&D centre will have 50 staff in place in the new facility by the end of 2008. It is understood that the new centre will focus on performance optimisation technologies, which help businesses link strategy with operations.

Business Objects was taken over last year by German-owned software company SAP. SAP is now the largest software company in Europe and the third biggest in the world. In total, the two companies currently employ more than 1,000 people in Dublin and Galway.


  • 18 June 2008: The Irish Times


Eurofound (2008), Business Objects, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 66884, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66884.