ENTERPRISES CAN BETTER MEASURE PERFORMANCE, DRIVE PROFITABILITY WITH ENHANCED HYPERION ESSBASE Tuesday 23 October 2001 PDF Print …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 applications." 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 not." "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 Web. 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 analysis. 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 sources: · 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 http://www.hyperion.com, firstname.lastname@example.org/uk, or 01784 228000. Note to editors: Hyperion and Hyperion Essbase are registered trademarks of Hyperion Solutions Corporation. 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