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…Leading OLAP Technology and Custom Development Tool Feature Advanced
Capabilities for Rapid Development, Easy Deployment, Improved Integration,
Increased Scalability of Analytical Applications…

October 23, 2001 -Hyperion® (Nasdaq: HYSL), a leader in business
intelligence software, is enabling enterprises to better measure performance
and drive profitability with the introduction of enhancements to the
company's market-leading analytical platform. New features built into
Hyperion Essbase® 6.2 and Hyperion Application Builder 2.0 improve ease of
use, data integration and scalability. Consequently, customers and partners
can rapidly build scalable analytic applications that leverage disparate
data sources, and more reliably deploy them to meet the enterprise-wide
access needs of end-users for critical business information.

These enhancements to Hyperion Essbase and Hyperion Application Builder
advance Hyperion's strategy to create and deliver enterprise-wide business
intelligence solutions that enable companies to measure performance and
drive profitability. Hyperion's market leading analytical platform is the
foundation for a comprehensive business intelligence solution that addresses
the alignment gaps caused by disparate departmental business intelligence
applications in an organization.

"We're seeing an increasing appetite among our customers for business
intelligence solutions that distribute advanced analytical information
derived from multiple data sources to increasing numbers of users across the
enterprise - and even across the borders of the enterprise," said Ray Evans,
vice president of marketing at Hyperion.

"Our latest releases of Hyperion Essbase and Hyperion Application Builder
provide superior support for high numbers of concurrent users and simplify
custom application development. Combine that with our suite of tools for
reporting, analysis, modeling, and planning, and our customers and partners
have a complete analytical platform that enables them to reduce the time and
cost of building, deploying, and maintaining sophisticated analytic

Industry analyst firms like Gartner, Inc. confirm the importance of an
analytical platform that enables companies to elevate business intelligence
to a strategic enterprise-wide initiative. According to Frank Buytendijk of
Gartner, Inc., "As companies continue to look broader across the enterprise
and value chain to improve performance and drive profitability, those that
implement a comprehensive, unified business intelligence framework that
aligns business intelligence initiatives will experience a return on
investment and integration two to three times greater than those that do

"We are pleased at the strategic direction and execution that Hyperion is
demonstrating with Hyperion Essbase and Hyperion Essbase Tools," said Robin
Ranzal Knowles, president, Ranzal & Associates, Inc., a Hyperion partner.
"We see many enhancements in Hyperion Essbase 6.2 and Hyperion Application
Builder 2.0 that will reduce the time and cost of building, deploying and
maintaining analytic applications. In particular, our customers will welcome
the support for increased data and user scalability, when serving
increasingly larger user communities in distributed environments via the

What's New
The centerpiece of Hyperion's analytic platform, market-leading Hyperion
Essbase, has been deployed in some of the most demanding corporate
environments, from complex applications in the financial, transportation,
energy and defense industries to operational analytics in the high
technology, restaurant, automotive and retail sectors. More than 4000
customers and partners have built more than 10,000 custom business
intelligence applications that leverage Hyperion Essbase's powerful
server-based analytic engine to enable their end users with speed-of-thought

Hyperion Essbase's new features include:
· a data source integration console that speeds the analysis process by
automating the quick and easy transfer of relevant data from multiple
sources, such as ERP, CRM, SCM, and data warehouses
· advanced administration functions for improved ease of use and control
over the Hyperion Essbase environment
· optimization for high numbers of concurrent users and queries, which
removes any single point of failure and increases reliability
· new server functionality in support of powerful analytics for fast
analysis, planning, modeling and report generation; more efficient data
loading on multiprocessor systems; increased data volume scalability and
improved memory utilization

Hyperion Application Builder, a Java-based tool that provides developers
with the ability to build powerful custom analytic applications, features
new functionality for rapid creation of Web-centric, cross-platform
applications that leverage data from Hyperion Essbase and other data
· New Web Application Architecture, based on the model-view-controller
pattern, enables robust application development
· Enhanced sample Web application and additional source code components
offer rapid application development
· Support for access to relational data via Java Database Connectivity
(JDBC) and through a Star Schema which treats the relational data like OLAP
· A relational domain component to facilitate SQL drill-through from OLAP
cube to the relational database
· Support for Linux

About Hyperion

Hyperion, a global leader in business intelligence software, creates
solutions that help businesses measure performance and drive profitability.
Its flagship product, Hyperion Essbase, as well as its financial analysis,
performance management and eCRM analysis solutions, are used by more than
6,000 companies around the world. Hyperion has a network of more than 400
strategic partners to provide innovative business intelligence solutions,
specialized applications and services.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Hyperion had annual revenues of more
than 0 million in fiscal 2001. The company has more than 2,300 employees
in 20 countries and is also represented in 16 other countries through
distributor relationships. More information is available at,, or 01784 228000.
Note to editors: Hyperion and Hyperion Essbase are registered trademarks of
Hyperion Solutions Corporation.

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are forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements
concerning the potential success of anticipated product features, the
anticipated product offerings and the potential market opportunities for
business intelligence software. Such statements constitute anticipated
outcomes and do not assure results. Actual results may differ materially
from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements due to a variety of
factors, including, but not limited to the company's ability to retain and
attract key employees, the successful and timely development of new
products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, customer demand,
and technological shifts. For a more detailed discussion of factors that
could affect the company's performance and cause actual results to differ
materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements,
interested parties should review the company's filings with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, including the Report on Form 10-K filed on
September 14, 2001. The company does not undertake an obligation to update
its forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

Hyperion and Essbase are registered trademarks and Hyperion Solutions is a
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company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
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Andrew Smith
Object Marketing
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