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HYPERION APPLICATIONS SUITE 4 LAUDED BY GLOBAL ALLIANCE PARTNERS

Partners Recognize Greater Enterprise Collaboration Capabilities Enabling Organizations to Forecast and Report with Confidence and Achieve Strategic Alignment, Financial Control
and Regulatory Compliance

NEW ORLEANS and SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 11, 2005 – Hyperion (Nasdaq: HYSL), the global leader in Business Performance Management software, today announced strong praise from global alliance partners for its Hyperion Applications Suite 4, which makes Business Performance Management easier to use and deploy across the enterprise. With the advances in Hyperion Applications Suite 4, customers can forecast and report with confidence, and achieve strategic alignment, financial control and regulatory compliance with greater ease.

Hyperion’s Global Partner Program is comprised of a network of over 600 partners, including consulting, software and technology partners. These partners team with Hyperion to provide and implement Business Performance Management products and solutions for customers worldwide. Hyperion recently received a coveted Five Star rating from CMP Media’s VARBusiness Magazine for the breadth and depth of partner programs it offers to solution providers that sell and implement Hyperion products. Hyperion Applications Suite 4 enables partners to offer their customers a suite of best in class, modular applications with integrated workflow and common reporting and analysis with a consistent and intuitive user interface.

“Every day our partners help customers face the critical task of developing accurate forecasts and reports, establishing strategic alignment across organizations, maintaining financial control and addressing ongoing regulatory compliance,” said Mercedes Ellison, vice president of global partner sales at Hyperion. “Partners recognize that Hyperion Applications Suite 4 will enable customers to tackle these particular business challenges head-on and delivers the performance visibility required for more informed decision-making, faster time to compliance and increased productivity.”




Hyperion Global Partner Support for Hyperion Applications Suite 4


Answerthink
“We’re impressed with the job that Hyperion has done creating the integrated Hyperion Applications Suite 4,” said Arthur Forbus, senior director, Answerthink. “The consistent user interface, common reporting tools, and strong integration will make this a great tool for use with clients hoping to standardize on a single software vendor for all planning, reporting and performance management needs.”

Application Partners
“Hyperion Applications Suite 4 provides an integrated, but modular approach which allows our clients to have a quick and easy point of entry into business performance management,” said Mike Bonsignore, director of Hyperion services at Application Partners, LLC. “Taking an iterative, one module at a time focus increases the probability of success, drives a faster ROI and enables our clients to rapidly add functionality to their Hyperion solutions.”

BEA
“The integrated, modular approach offered by Hyperion Applications Suite 4 is designed to help companies address critical business performance management needs quickly and expand their deployment across the enterprise,” said Bobby Napiltonia, vice president and general manager, worldwide alliances and channels, BEA Systems. “For our customers, an integrated offering from one of our BEA premier partners can help achieve faster time to value as it can be designed to help eliminate the need to purchase single components to compose a BPM solution.”

IBM
“IBM software serves a diverse, open and flexible foundation for running business performance management applications such as Hyperion Application Suite 4,” said Beth Smith, vice president, business performance management, IBM Software Group. “Application Suite 4 leverages IBM's software stack to help keep companies' fingers on the pulse of their business, taking advantage of IBM's technology that gauges performance, gathers intelligence and provides the tools to present valuable, actionable insight with clarity, speed and depth.”

fiNext
“Our experiences with the new Hyperion Applications Suite 4 already show that it will provide our customers with he ability to standardize on a single software vendor for all of their planning, reporting and performance management needs—providing a high return on investment and lower cost of ownership,” said Wm Heuvelman, managing partner, fiNext. “The integrated, but modular approach offered by Hyperion Applications Suite 4, will allow companies to address critical business performance management needs quickly, then expand their deployment across the enterprise.”

Novell
“Our relationship with Hyperion began almost a decade ago. Through our partnership, Novell and Hyperion today offer the means to extend Business Performance Management systems securely across even the largest organizations,” said Lars Nordwall, senior director, Novell. “We’re excited about the advances in Hyperion Applications Suite 4. With these new applications in place, we have the opportunity to provide our customers with the ability to standardize on a single software vendor for all of their planning, reporting and performance management needs - providing a high return on investment and lower cost of ownership.”

Palladium Group, Inc.
“Hyperion Applications Suite 4 addresses critical synergies with its consistent user interface, common reporting tools and integration across modules,” said Tom Phelps, executive vice president, Palladium Group, Inc. “Hyperion Applications Suite 4 makes collaborating possible, enabling people to access and utilize quality information across the enterprise.”

Ranzal & Associates
“The integrated, but modular approach offered by Hyperion Applications Suite 4, allows our customers to address critical business performance management needs quickly, and then expand their deployment across the enterprise” said Robin Ranzal, president, Ranzal & Associates. “For example, the majority of our customers use employee-level salary planning. With the new Workforce Planning module in Hyperion Applications Suite 4, our customers now have the ability to add new employees quickly via the web which is an essential requirement for efficient headcount planning that the Workforce Planning module handles seamlessly.”

TopDown Consulting
“Hyperion Applications Suite 4 provides a great return on investment to companies looking to standardize on a single vendor for all of their business performance management needs,” said Juan Porter, president, TopDown Consulting. “The consistent user interface, common reporting tools and integration across modules make the vision of enterprise business performance management a reality.”

Unisys
“IT consolidation and optimization are at the core of our partnership with Hyperion,” said Mike Thomas, vice president, global solutions, Unisys. “With Hyperion Applications Suite 4, customers running Microsoft or Linux-based environments can standardize on a single application platform for all planning, reporting and performance management needs. Unisys and Hyperion work together to deploy Hyperion’s end-to-end capabilities, enabling organizations to adapt, scale and manage IT resources. As a result, customers achieve optimized performance, readily meet the demands of thousands of diverse users, and respond to workload peaks—without the need for a complex multitude of servers. These capabilities, running all of Hyperion’s applications on a single Unisys ES7000 server, contribute to lower cost of ownership and improved performance.”


About Hyperion
Hyperion Solutions Corporation is the global leader in Business Performance Management software. More than 10,000 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 2,500 people in 20 countries. Distributors represent Hyperion in an additional 25 countries. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Hyperion generated annual revenues of $622 million for the 12 months that ended June 30, 2004. 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.



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