HYPERION OUTLINES ALLIANCE SYNERGIES Wednesday 23 January 2002 PDF Print Editorial Contacts: Andrew Smith Object Marketing Tel: (020) 8762 9292 E-mail: email@example.com ...Agreements with Crystal Decisions, Sagent and Ascential Drive Improvements To Hyperion's Analytic Platform... LONDON, UK. January 23, 2002 - Hyperion (NASDAQ: HYSL), a global leader in business intelligence software, today outlined how three recent agreements - with Crystal Decisions, Sagent and Ascential Software Corp. - all demonstrate how Hyperion is executing on its strategy to deliver a more complete, enterprise-wide business intelligence solution. This past autumn, Hyperion began publicly articulating its vision of what companies need from its next-generation business intelligence solution. Hyperion's strategy includes a more scalable, responsive analytic platform and application framework that gathers and unifies information from across the enterprise. With this type of enterprise-wide infrastructure in place, business managers know they are all working from the same set of facts. The strategy will also make it possible for companies to implement new analytic applications more quickly and to distribute more timely information within the organisation and among customers and partners. "As our customers' business intelligence needs grow more sophisticated and as information technology matures, we have the opportunity to incorporate more advanced capabilities into our solutions," said John Kopcke, chief technology officer for Hyperion. "These three relationships support our strategy with best-of-breed technology and broaden the markets we serve." On Wednesday, January 16, 2002, Hyperion and Crystal Decisions jointly announced an agreement for Crystal Decisions' query, reporting and Web-based delivery to make Hyperion's sophisticated analyses more accessible and usable. Yesterday, January 21, Sagent announced an agreement to incorporate components of its data flow and data transformation technology into future releases of Hyperion's analytic platform. Sagent's technology will enable business users to merge data from multiple relational, flat file, XML and multidimensional data sources for rapid and efficient analyses on the fly. Also yesterday, Ascential announced that Hyperion has selected Ascential as a technology provider for enterprise data integration. Ascential's DataStage data integration product family draws data from a wide variety of enterprise business applications and data sources - such as ERP, CRM, mainframe and relational databases - allowing Hyperion customers to perform calculations and analysis on data from virtually anywhere within the enterprise. "The combination of these three alliances clearly demonstrates that we can provide top-notch business intelligence solutions for working at the speed of thought," said Kopcke. Crystal Decisions Delivers Actionable Information To Users The agreement with Crystal Decisions provides Web-based query, reporting and information delivery for analyses conducted by Hyperion's analytic platform. With improved information access and delivery, companies will be able to distribute secure, real-time, interactive reports to every user, customer and partner to improve business performance, reduce operating costs and drive profitability. Near term, Hyperion's direct sales force and worldwide distribution channels are making Crystal Reports and Crystal Enterprise available to Hyperion customers. Joint development will begin immediately to develop unique functionality that will optimise the capabilities and performance of the combined solution and integrate with Hyperion's analytic platform. Sagent Helps Hyperion Process Data In Real Time The agreement announced yesterday by Sagent will enable Hyperion customers to assimilate data from multiple data sources simultaneously, and to manipulate, calculate, analyse and report on that data. As part of the agreement, Hyperion and Sagent agreed to share existing and future patent rights relating to Sagent technology used in Hyperion's business intelligence solution. This will ensure that Hyperion customers can get the full benefit from this superior technology. With Sagent's technology embedded in Hyperion's analytic platform, business users will be able to model more data from more sources to yield fast, sophisticated analyses. Ascential Integrates Data Across The Enterprise Ascential is extending its DataStage data integration product family to work seamlessly with Hyperion's Essbase business analysis software family. This interoperability will allow Hyperion's business analysis applications to draw data from virtually any data source. Ascential's DataStage performs the difficult task of pulling data from myriad sources - such as ERP, CRM, other business applications and databases - and converting each type of data's unique characteristics into a unified, usable dataset. From there, Hyperion's analytic platform performs calculations and analyses. Ascential's and Hyperion's technologies scale to the needs of the largest enterprises and ensure that their decisions are based on timely, accurate data. These three agreements work to bring data together and make data analyses more sensible and usable by business decision makers. Together, they expand Hyperion's market opportunities and increase the power and potential of Hyperion's business intelligence solution in the service of its customers. 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, specialized 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. For more information, please visit www.hyperion.com/uk, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01784 228000. 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