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Hyperion Customers Deploying Dashboards

Hyperion Customers Deploying Dashboards As
The Face Of Business Performance Management

BAX Global and Alstom Power Use Hyperion Dashboards to Achieve Time to Value Benefit

CHICAGO – HYPERION SOLUTIONS 2004 CONFERENCE – April 26, 2004 – Companies as diverse as BAX Global and Alstom Power are using dashboards to increase productivity, anticipate small problems before they become big problems, and improve customer service, according to Hyperion (NASDAQ:HYSL), the global leader in Business Performance Management software. These companies are among the hundreds deploying dashboards created with Hyperion technologies.

“Hyperion-built dashboards are the face of Business Performance Management,” said Rich Clayton, vice president of product marketing at Hyperion. “Our customers are using dashboards to keep a finger on the pulse of their organisations. As a result, they always know what is happening. And because at any time they can drill down deep in the underlying data that fuels their dashboards, they can get the real insights that drive performance.”

BAX Global, a US$2.1 billion worldwide transportation and supply chain management company, serves more than 200 customers in the aerospace, automotive, fashion, healthcare and high-tech industries. In one week, BAX Global manages about 6,000 tons of goods, shipping between hundreds of origins and destinations.

BAX Global uses Hyperion dashboards to monitor performance and data generated by transactional systems and database servers from 12 geographies. Using dashboards results in an estimated savings of 15 person hours each day, according to BAX, and enables the company to put more focus on core business operations. The company has cut down its reporting processes from 600 hours per month to 50 hours for one client alone. Considering time saved for all of its clients combined, productivity savings are enormous.

“Hyperion dashboards empower us to measure our supply chain performance, including international airlines, ocean liners, trucking companies, distribution centres and other types of supply chain partners,” said Beacham. “Individual BAX Global partners have access to a Web-based, personalised, secure dashboard and check for red or amber warning lights that alert them to potential problems. They can then drill down into underlying data and explore the nature of those problems to prevent redundancy and loss of product value.”

Alstom Power, a global specialist in energy and transport infrastructure, had a dashboard solution up and running in less than 60 days, a testimony to the solution’s ease-of-use and quick deployment. Alstom decision makers, including the company’s president, use dashboards to monitor every aspect of their business. Alstom serves the energy market through its activities in power generation and power transmission and distribution, as well as in rail and marine transport.

“In our 10 years of data warehouse reporting experience, we’ve never before had the insight and flexibility we’ve received using Hyperion Intelligence,” said Walt St.John, manager, Information Reporting, at Alstom. “We’re highly metrics-driven and Hyperion gave us new ways to measure our processes and identify problems and develop proactive plans to address difficulties, often eliminating them before they occur.”

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., or call 800 286 8000 (U.S. only).

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Safe Harbour 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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