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…Hyperion UK Guarantees Transformation of Data into Meaningful Dashboards with new “Dare to Dashboard” offer…

LONDON, UK, 23rdApril, 2004 – UK companies demanding a risk-free way to achieve instant performance improvement got an answer today from Hyperion. The company is offering all businesses the chance to test-drive Hyperion Intelligence at no cost or obligation. Hyperion is guaranteeing it can deliver a customised dashboard in just two business days, using its recently updated query, analysis and reporting software.

“In this business climate, companies are looking for quick results, broad adoption and fast return on investment,” said Nigel Youell, Marketing Director with Hyperion UK and Ireland. “Hyperion business intelligence software is so easy to use, install and maintain that we’re guaranteeing results in two days or less. Companies looking to simplify and consolidate their query, analysis and reporting software can evaluate our new Hyperion business intelligence platform with absolutely no risk.”

Continues Youell: “We realise we are making a bold claim – and 48 hours may not seem much time to set up an entirely new system for database query, analysis and reporting - let alone generate any useful insights from the data. But with the open architecture of Hyperion business intelligence software, its quick installation and ease of use, we will demonstrate that two days is really all companies need. In that time, they’ll see new ways to access, analyse, and understand the information at the heart of their enterprises.”

What Companies Get

Qualifying businesses will meet with a Hyperion representative to outline the needs of the organisation. The Hyperion team will then:

* Install the software and build a repository

* Connect to up to two data sources

* Connect to a metadata source (if applicable)

* Build up to two reports

* Create a KPI Analytical Dashboard for one of the reports

* Show how to create users and configure security

* Show how to publish and secure documents

* Show how to integrate external, non-database data

At the end of the two days, the Hyperion team will meet with technical, business and management representatives from the qualifying organisation. The Hyperion team will present the completed reports to the group, discuss Key Performance Indicator (KPI) needs and identify next steps in creating further value and performance.

Availability

The Dare to Dashboard offer is available from today until 31 October 2004 for companies within the United Kingdom. The offer is subject to availability and to respondent companies meeting qualification criteria prescribed by Hyperion (see www.hyperion.com/dare). The guarantee is limited to participants only and is dependent on quality of participants' data and the capability of participants' existing systems and applies only to the particular proof of concept performed pursuant to this offer. For more information on Hyperion’s Dare to Dashboard offer, please e-mail enquiryuk@hyperion.com or call 01784 228015.

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 specialised 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 www.hyperion.com <http://www.hyperion.com> /uk, e-mail enquiryuk@hyperion.com or call 01784 228015.

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Contacts:

Andrew Smith
Object Marketing
Tel: (020) 8762 9292
E-mail: andrews@objectmarketing.com

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