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Andrew Smith

Object Marketing

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Hyperion Brings Business Performance Management to the

Masses with the New Hyperion BI Platform

LONDON, UK, February 24, 2004— Hyperion (Nasdaq:HYSL), the leader in Business Performance Management software, today announced the debut of a new generation of software that makes dashboards even easier to use, deploy and personalize than ever before. Hyperion Performance Suite version 8.2, builds upon the software’s proven strengths in query and analysis, enterprise reporting and dashboarding, and delivers significant enhancements that dramatically reduce dashboard design and deployment time, and empower users with easy to use reporting and dashboarding functionality.

"Dashboards are the shop windows to an overall corporate performance management strategy. They make the results of the planning and control cycle visible. However, they need a strong business intelligence basis for additional analysis," said Frank Buytendijk, research vice-president at Gartner, Inc.

The new Hyperion Performance Suite delivers an easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy, integrated set of dashboarding and reporting tools that enable customers to quickly and easily extract business intelligence from any data source and broadly distribute it to employees, customers and partners in a highly visual and graphical view. Hyperion’s recent study shows that the Hyperion Performance Suite is currently being utilized in multiple departments throughout the enterprise, such as human resources, marketing, sales and manufacturing for analyzing complex information in an easy-to- understand, view.

Personalized Dashboards for Users and Reduced Deployment Complexities for IT

The Hyperion Performance Suite now delivers new capabilities to help extend dashboard use throughout the organization, including:

· The easiest-to-use dashboard creation tools on the market, giving customers the flexibility to create both detailed and analytic dashboards for executives, easy-to-use and highly customizable dashboards for employees, and intuitive dashboards for the extended enterprise

· New drag-and-drop data modeling, data query and personalized dashboard development functionality enables users to create personalized, relevant content in their dashboard view, faster than ever

· Tighter integration within the Performance Suite provides users with the ability to publish enterprise and ad-hoc end-user reports in an easy-to-consume view for a broad range of people throughout the enterprise.

· Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux offers customers an open standards, lower total cost of ownership business intelligence solution that delivers improved reliability, scalability and flexibility

· Support for Web services delivers easier integration with corporate portals and the customization of access to BI and BPM information

· New view manager enables managers to update dashboards with specific content such as new metrics for tracking performance, and push the dashboard view out to workgroups

“Toyota Motor Sales is testing Hyperion Performance Suite 8.2 for several business units, including one that processes all of our vehicle orders,” said Mike Burkes, data technology manager for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. “After eight weeks of extensive testing against the previous version baselines, we have quantified that 85% of our reports are running an average of 40% faster with some as high as 80% faster. With this latest release, which gives us the capability to run reports on the server with a true zero client footprint to the end user, our network load is reduced.”

“This directly translates to savings in infrastructure and support costs and significantly improves deployment across the WAN. This configuration will scale easily as our user population increases, and it will provide us with the added benefit of failover protection. We have successfully integrated the new version with our hybrid security authentication system to facilitate single sign-on and allow access to be managed across the enterprise. Bottom line, with the new Hyperion Performance Suite, we're expecting gains in scalability, failover management, reporting speed, and user accessibility—all of which will decrease our costs and result in a higher return on investment."

Providing powerful dashboards, the Hyperion Performance Suite enables the appropriate query, reporting and understanding of business information, and empowers employees to make optimal decisions that drive bottom-line results, reduce costs and increase shareholder value.

About Hyperion

Hyperion is the global leader in Business Performance Management software. More than 9,000 customers – including 91 of the FORTUNE 100 – 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.

Named one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For 2004, Hyperion employs approximately 2,600 people in 20 countries. Distributors represent Hyperion in an additional 25 countries. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Hyperion – together with recently acquired Brio Software Inc. – generated combined annual revenues of $612 million for the 12 months ending June 30, 2003. Hyperion is traded under the Nasdaq symbol HYSL. For more information, please visit or call 01784 228015.

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Statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements concerning the potential success of anticipated product features, the anticipated product offerings and the potential market opportunities for business performance management software. Such statements constitute anticipated outcomes and do not assure results. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, but not limited to the company's ability to retain and attract key employees, the successful and timely development of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, customer demand, and technological shifts. For a more detailed discussion of factors that could affect the company's performance and cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, interested parties should review t
he company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Report on Form 10-K filed on August 13, 2003 and the Report on From 10-Q filed on February 9, 2004. The company does not undertake an obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

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