HYPERION TO PROVIDE POWERFUL ANALYTICS FOR STANDARD & POOR'S ONLINE FINANCIAL INFORMATION SERVICE Wednesday 9 January 2002 PDF Print ...Standard & Poor's Selects Hyperion as Business Intelligence Solution to Deliver Web Services for Financial Analytics... January 9, 2001 - Standard & Poor's (S&P), a division of the McGraw-Hill Companies, and a leading provider of independent investment data, analysis and opinions for the financial community, and Hyperion (Nasdaq: HYSL), a leader in business intelligence software, are teaming to deliver powerful financial analytic services over the Web. S&P is using Hyperion Essbase 6.2, the market-leading analytic technology and Hyperion Application Builder 2.0, a java-based development tool, to build a custom analytic application that they will deliver as an on-line service to thousands of customers. This value-added service to distribute financial information, data mining and analytics over the web will help S&P increase revenues by addressing their customers' needs for financial reporting, analysis, modelling and planning. Standard & Poor's selected Hyperion's business intelligence solution after extensive testing and benchmarking based on strict criteria defined by S&P. Factors such as user and data scalability, analytic functionality, ease of use and adaptability and performance were evaluated, as well as how those factors effect software, server, networking, maintenance and administration costs. Hyperion's results gave S&P confidence that the solution would be able to meet the analytic needs of thousands of customers in the online financial community. "As a leading provider of data and analysis for the financial community, we needed a technology solution that was scalable and powerful enough to serve the analytic needs of our large customer base, at the lowest possible total cost of ownership," said Brian Whitehead, vice president and chief technology architect. "The combination of Hyperion Essbase and Hyperion Application Builder gives us flexibility combined with functionality that reduces the time and cost associated with building, deploying and maintaining unique value-added analytic services for S&P's customers." "Hyperion is excited to be chosen as the underlying analytic technology for this ground-breaking new service to the financial community," said John Pierson, vice president of Worldwide Channels at Hyperion. "We look forward to assisting and supporting the development and rollout of this important service. This is simply another way that Hyperion's business intelligence solutions help global enterprise companies and their customers more effectively measure performance and drive profitability." 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 and business 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, specialised applications and services. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Hyperion reported annual revenues in fiscal 2001 of more than 0 million. The company has more than 2,300 employees in 20 countries and is also represented in 16 other countries through distributor relationships. 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