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Hyperion Adopts Methodology to Reinforce the Value of Its Business Performance Management Solutions

SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 9, 2002 – Hyperion (Nasdaq: HYSL), the leader in business performance management, announced today that it will employ the Gartner Inc. TVO methodology, an independent initiative for measuring the business benefit of IT investments. Hyperion will utilize TVO to help customers and prospects establish the total return on investment (ROI) of business performance management.*

“This is a pivotal project that will tangibly demonstrate the value of business performance management,” said John Kopcke, chief technical officer for Hyperion. “Hyperion customers will be able to systematically calculate the value of their business performance management solutions using a precisely defined set of performance metrics.”

Business leaders including Hyperion, Intel and Microsoft are members of an advisory board who are sponsoring and advising the Gartner Measurements program team on the development of the TVO methodology initiative to explore business issues and also collaboration between IT and business users in organizations. TVO is a more sophisticated level of the ROI approach pioneered by Gartner. TVO takes the concept of ROI a step further as it measures and benchmarks the benefits and risks of business processes while ROI focuses on financial risks and rewards.

The first step in this valuation is to create baseline performance measures that leverage the Gartner Business Performance Framework™, a list of primary measures and aggregates designed to cover all aspects of business performance.

*Output from the Gartner Total Value of Opportunity models may differ from Gartner's published research position.

About Hyperion

Hyperion, the global leader in business performance management software, creates solutions that help companies measure performance and drive profitability. Hyperion's Business Performance Management Suite of packaged and tailored applications and its open, integrating business performance management platform, Hyperion Essbase XTD, enable companies to set goals, model and plan performance, monitor and report key results, analyse underlying business drivers and anticipate future performance of core business activities. Hyperion products are used by more than 6,000 customers around the world to enable financial, organizational, customer relationship, supply chain and channel performance management. Hyperion has a network of over 330 partners to provide innovative and specialized business performance management solutions and services.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Hyperion generated annual revenues of 2 million in fiscal 2002. The company employs more than 2,200 people in 20 countries and is represented in 16 additional countries through distributor relationships. Hyperion is traded under the Nasdaq symbol HYSL. For more information, please visit , e-mail or call 01784 228015.

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