Hyperion
NASDAQ : HYSL

October 12, 2005 03:59 ET

Global Customers Support Hyperion System 9

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Oct 12, 2005) -

Hyperion (Nasdaq:HYSL) customers worldwide are endorsing the power of Hyperion System 9, the most comprehensive performance management solution ever and the first to integrate financial management applications with a business intelligence platform into a modular system that will adapt to any business need.

"Our customers recognize the power of a Business Performance Management system that will allow them to achieve true visibility throughout their organizations," said Rich Clayton, vice president of product marketing for Hyperion.

Hyperion System 9 leverages the unique technology in its Foundation Services layer to integrate BI technologies and financial management applications into a single cohesive system. For the first time, formerly disparate activities -- including management and production reporting, advanced analytics, financial reporting and consolidation, enterprise planning, scorecarding and strategic modeling -- are all accessible through Hyperion System 9 Workspace, the first personalized workspace for Business Performance Management. With Hyperion System 9, users can address all of their performance management and query and reporting needs within a single thin client environment that is personalized and optimized for their unique needs.

Hyperion Global Customer Support for Hyperion System 9

American Suzuki

"The Hyperion System 9 shared foundation with integrated applications will reduce our IT workload," said Claire Ashby, data warehouse specialist, American Suzuki Motor Corporation. "Given a sophisticated user community, IT only needs to manage the collection and organization of data and user security at the foundation, instead of managing those functions across individual applications. It will also help us to manage version control and licensing across multiple Hyperion applications."

Booz Allen Hamilton

"The unified Workspace provided by Hyperion System 9 provides an easy-to-learn and user friendly environment for our end users. This allows users to move seamlessly between the various underlying modules, thereby driving greater usage and consistency of data across the firm," said Kevin Cook, director firmwide financial reporting systems, for Booz Allen Hamilton. "As a result, our users have Web-based access to the information they require to manage the business, as well as to the analytical tools they need to assess results."

BT Group plc

"Based on what we have seen with Hyperion System 9, this next-generation offering will clearly provide significant efficiency and ease-of-use benefits to end users," commented Warren Clements, head of consolidation, for BT Group plc. "Moreover, the ability to have and maintain all Hyperion products on a single platform will address the rapidly increasing reporting demands complex organizations such as BT Group plc now face. This could potentially enable us to extend the success we have achieved in the finance organization in gaining greater visibility of our data."

Danfoss A/S

"Based on our beta experience with Hyperion System 9, we envision our users will embrace the single platform it provides," said Jorgen Aaskov, corporate accounting, Danfoss A/S. "With many of our employees using multiple Hyperion products, System 9 will enable users to seamlessly share operational and financial data through a common user interface. This is very important to us as we roll out Hyperion to greater numbers of users."

dit / Allianz Dresdner Global Investors Germany

"New innovations such as Hyperion System 9 are showing how well Hyperion meets the market in responding to what customers want," said Klaus Liesenberg, database administrator, dit/Allianz Dresdner Global Investors Germany. "Hyperion System 9's broad BI capability, single and intuitive interface and personalized Workspace should make adoption among users even easier. The integration with Microsoft Office should save time in reporting as well."

Handelsbanken

"As a longtime Hyperion customer, we eagerly anticipated the arrival of Hyperion System 9 and are impressed by the functionality it offers," said Peter Wikstrom, data warehouse manager, Handelsbanken. "Because Handelsbanken is a decentralized organization, it is important that we empower our 500 local branches with extensive and complete analytical capabilities. Until now, they were unable to tie branch customer trends to detailed customer information. With Hyperion System 9, we believe we will be able to offer our local branches one tool that enables complete customer analysis regardless of the data source. This will greatly enhance their understanding of customers and decision-making abilities."

Helzberg Diamonds

"Hyperion is executing on the promise made to its customers," said Butch Jagoda, vice president of information technology for Helzberg Diamonds. "Hyperion System 9 is truly one system, integrating a number of modules into a single easy-to-use environment. This fits well with Helzberg's current and future plans. We are especially excited about the consistent, yet personalized presentation of key metrics in a dashboard interface and the tight integration with Microsoft Office."

Hyatt International

"Hyatt chose Hyperion to help it provide a global, unified Business Performance Management system that puts the right details in the hands of the right people at the right time -- down to the individual property, on demand," said Gebhard Rainer, vice president, hotel finance and technology, Hyatt International. "With Hyperion System 9, we are creating real-time dashboards for our executives down to our hotel managers that show them the financial and operational aspects of the business they manage. We have greater performance visibility that enables us to confidently and flexibly respond to market changes proactively and measure the effectiveness of our business strategies."

Pearson Plc

"Hyperion System 9 demonstrates that Hyperion understands market needs and is focused on delivering what customers require," said Noel Gorvett, group finance systems manager, Pearson Plc. "Hyperion System 9's broad BI capability, intuitive interface and integrated application architecture should make deployment among our users even easier and quicker. This is a breakthrough offering for Hyperion and demonstrates why Hyperion is a key player in the Business Performance Management arena."

Pfizer Canada

"Our very successful existing Hyperion solution delivers interactive reporting and key performance metrics directly to sales and marketing personnel across the country," said Michael O'Shaughnessy, senior manager, information architecture, Pfizer Canada. "With Hyperion System 9 integrated applications, it will be easy to deliver new functionality like production reporting or scorecarding to users as business requirements demand. We won't have to acquire, install and maintain a new application that isn't integrated with our existing applications."

Springer Science + Business Media

"Hyperion System 9 offers several valuable breakthroughs in BI. Springer Science + Business Media looks forward to exploiting the new connectivity to SAP," said Michael Gramse, IT manager Business Intelligence, Springer Science + Business Media. "Centralized user management will ease our administrative efforts as well. With the new Workspace, users will perform many types of analysis and reporting from a single web interface -- in our case statistical reports and ad hoc analysis."

UMB Financial Corporation

"Hyperion System 9 delivers the next wave of innovation and functionality," said Kevin Macke, vice president and director of financial planning and analysis, UMB Financial Corporation. "The integration with Microsoft Office with Smart View is beyond compare. Our users who already depend on Excel and PowerPoint for information delivery will have seamless, live refresh of Hyperion information within the Microsoft application. Our Board of Directors presentations will be easily built in PowerPoint with live Hyperion data, graphs and charts. It's just outstanding."

Availability

Hyperion System 9 with BI+ began shipping on September 28, 2005, and is currently available.

Hyperion

Hyperion Solutions Corporation is the global leader in Business Performance Management software. More than 10,000 customers rely on Hyperion software to provide visibility into how their businesses are performing and to help them plan and model to improve that performance. Using Hyperion software, customers collect data, organize and analyze it, then communicate it across the enterprise. Hyperion offers the industry's only Business Performance Management solution that integrates financial management applications with a business intelligence platform into a single system.

Named one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For (2004), Hyperion serves global customers in 45 countries. A network of more than 600 partners provides the company's innovative and specialized solutions and services. Hyperion generated revenues of USD 703 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2005 and is traded under the Nasdaq symbol HYSL. For more information, please visit www.hyperion.com.

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