US Army Enlists Brio Software to Meet its Recruiting Goals

Brio Provides US Army Recruiting Command Leaders with Accurate and Immediate Access to Critical Performance Information

SANTA CLARA, Calif., December 17, 2001 -- Brio Software (Nasdaq: BRIO), a leading provider of next-generation business intelligence tools and applications that help Global 3000 companies and numerous government agencies worldwide achieve breakthrough business performance, today announced that the US Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) has selected Brio's Performance Suite™ to help streamline its current performance tracking procedures. With more than 7,458 recruiters located in 1,655 offices nationwide and overseas, the USAREC is responsible for providing the command, control and staff support needed to meet the Army's requirements of 104,000 new soldiers annually.

"At a time when enlisting quality soldiers is of utmost importance, we are honored that the USAREC has chosen Brio's solutions to assist with its recruiting needs," stated Don Beck, executive vice president worldwide sales, Brio Software. "The proven ease-of-use and deployment of Brio's Performance Suite enables the USAREC to tap into existing data and spot recruiting trends in a timely manner that greatly improves the decision-making and reporting process throughout every critical point in the organization."

Before implementing Brio's tools and applications, leadership within the USAREC was unaware of how its subordinate organizations were performing relative to established goals, objectives and metrics. Performance report generation within the agency was time-consuming and tedious, and often-resulted in reports being made redundant due to inaccurate data and lack of timely information. With the deployment of the Brio Performance Suite, the USAREC now has the ability to accurately track the performance of 7,458 recruiters and their respective leadership chains, in real-time. Additionally, the command leadership plans on creating digital personalized dashboards that will deliver relevant information and analysis capabilities so that users can track the performance of subordinate units within the organization. The USAREC selected Brio to become its business intelligence standard over its incumbent provider, Cognos.

Numerous other U.S. government defense agencies are already realizing the benefits of their Brio implementations including the U.S. Army Chief of Naval Operation, Defense Intelligence Agency, Defense CEETA, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Finance Accounting Service, U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Center, NAVAIR, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Office of Naval Research, Office of Naval Intelligence, U.S. Navy Medical Command, USAF Air Mobility Command, USAF Material Command, USAF Special Operations Command, USAF Medical and the National Security Agency.

The USAREC headquarters, located at Fort Knox, Kentucky, provides the command, control, and staff support to the recruiting force. More than 600 military and civilian personnel work in the staff activities of personnel, administration, logistics, budget, and information management, plus several specialized functions such as advertising, market research and analysis, and recruiting operations. The staff includes members of the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) and the Army Reserve who support recruiting officers and enlisted soldiers for their respective missions.

About Brio Software
Brio Software is a leading provider of next-generation business intelligence tools and applications that help Global 3000 companies and numerous government agencies worldwide achieve breakthrough business performance. Widely recognized as one of the easiest-to-use and deploy solutions in the industry, the Brio Performance Suite expands business intelligence beyond advanced query and analysis technologies to include powerful information delivery through enterprise-class reporting and personalized performance dashboards. Used by nearly 70 percent of the Fortune 100, Brio products empower individuals, workgroups and executives in an organization to turn enterprise information into actionable insight, so superior decisions and business performance result. Founded in 1989, and headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, Brio products and services can be found around the globe at

The Brio Performance Suite is a trademark of Brio Software.

The statements in this press release regarding the results and improvements obtained based on the implementation of Brio Software applications within the USAREC and other government agencies are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, changes in business strategy, quality and integrity of data inside the Brio applications, limited resources for product installation and integration of the Brio Software applications at USAREC sites, specific software versions at USAREC sites, as well as Brio's future product direction and general economic conditions. For a more complete discussion of risk factors that could affect Brio's current and future operating results, see the discussions in Brio's reports filed with the SEC from time to time, including but not limited to Brio's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2001 filed with the SEC on June 29, 2001 and Brio's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2001 filed with the SEC on August 14, 2001 and for the quarter ended September 30, 2001 filed with the SEC on November 14, 2001.