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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Andrew Smith
Object Marketing
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E-mail: andrews@objectmarketing.com

HYPERION AND UNITY SIGN UK RESELLER PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

LONDON, UK – October 5th, 2004 – Hyperion (NASDAQ: HYSL), the global leader in Business Performance Management, today announced a UK reseller partnership with U E S Limited trading as Unity, a specialist supplier of Peoplesoft Enterprise One and Peoplesoft World (formally JD Edwards OneWorld and JD Edwards World) middleware.

Unity specialises in helping companies using or planning to use PeopleSoft World and PeopleSoft Enterprise One enterprise software to maximise their business objectives through its flexible services proposition and innovative reporting and business intelligence solutions. Unity’s jdeDirect middleware solution is a standards based ODBC driver that enables any ODBC-compliant application to make secure, safe, read-only connections. The deal will see Unity resell Hyperion business intelligence solutions to allow powerful, direct analysis of data held within PeopleSoft World and PeopleSoft Enterprise One back-end systems.

According to Manoj Patel, Managing Director of Unity: “We have taken our vast experience and technical understanding of Peoplesoft Enterprise One and Peoplesoft World systems to develop an out-of-the-box, purpose built, intelligent bridge to the back-end ERP database. Customers want the freedom to support the management and continuous improvement of their business – easily, flexibly and without undue reliance on IT staff. As a result of our reseller agreement with Hyperion we can help bring strategic value to users with a powerful solution that integrates enterprise wide data to drive better decision making and business growth.”

About Hyperion Solutions Corporation

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 www.hyperion.com/uk, e-mail enquiryuk@hyperion.com or call 01784 228015.

About UES Limited trading as Unity

Incorporated in February 1999, Unity is an independent software solution provider and software vendor within the Peoplesoft (formerly JD Edwards) market. Combining many years experience, Unity is recognised as one of the UK’s leading implementation consultancies. Respected within many industries, the company continues to successfully support businesses within both the Peoplesoft Enterprise One and Peoplesoft World communities.

Through its relationships with other leading organisations, Unity is able to provide a complete solution incorporating hardware, technology services and implementation consultancy.

Unity has drawn on its knowledge and expertise within the Peoplesoft Enterprise One and Peoplesoft World market to develop innovative software solutions including the unique jdeDirect ODBC driver for Peoplesoft Enterprise One and Peoplesoft World.

www.unitysolutions.com
www.jdedirect.com

Safe Harbor Statement

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 the 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 Form 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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