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Business Performance Management Suite to Help Norwegian Telecom Provider Save Money, Improve ROI



SUNNYVALE, Calif., December 17, 2003 – Hyperion (Nasdaq: HYSL) today announced that Norwegian telecommunications provider, Telenor, has purchased Hyperion Business Performance Management software to help the company optimize its IT infrastructure while improving financial management.



Telenor had previously used individual applications from various suppliers in its subsidiary companies to support financial management tasks including budgeting, analysis and reporting. The company chose to implement Hyperion software as part of a cost savings initiative that includes reduction in the number of its technology vendors, optimization of IT architecture and an improved rate of return on technology investments.



“A key objective at Telenor is to implement a uniform suite of Business Performance Management applications across the enterprise,” said Andreas Vik, Project Manager for the Hyperion implementation at Telenor. “We assessed our options and determined that Hyperion offered the most comprehensive solution to meet our holistic needs for budgeting, planning, analysis and reporting, as well as scorecarding and monitoring. We expect our investment in Hyperion solutions to provide improved overall financial management.”



Telenor has implemented Hyperion Planning for budgeting, which it will use as an integral part of a budget management process that includes a top-down and bottom-up approach. This approach includes decentralized administration and development of local budgets that roll up to support Telenor’s global operations.



Hyperion software will be used by approximately 500 employees at Telenor, the largest Norwegian telecommunications company with significant international business as a mobile phone operator.



About Hyperion

Hyperion is the global leader in Business Performance Management software. More than 9,000 customers rely on Hyperion software to translate strategies into plans, monitor execution and provide insight to improve financial and operational performance. Hyperion combines the most complete set of interoperable applications with the leading business intelligence platform to support and create Business Performance Management solutions. A network of more than 600 partners provides the company’s innovative and specialized solutions and services.



Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Hyperion employs approximately 2,600 people in 20 countries and is represented in 25 additional countries through distributor relationships. Hyperion, together with recently acquired Brio Software Inc., generated combined annual revenues of 2 million for the 12 months ending June 30, 2003. Hyperion is traded under the Nasdaq symbol For more information, please visit www.hyperion.com/uk, e-mail enquiryuk@hyperion.com or call 01784 228015.





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