Brio Metrics Builder Awarded Business Intelligence Technology of the Year

InfoWorld Selects Brio Metrics Builder as One of the Top Ten Products of 2002

SANTA CLARA, Calif., February 4, 2003 -- Brio Software Inc. (Nasdaq: BRIO), a leading provider of next-generation business intelligence tools, today announced that its Brio Metrics Builder™ 7 product has received the 2002 InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award in the Business Intelligence and Business Performance Management category. Brio Metrics Builder was also named as one of the top ten technologies of 2002 in the InfoWorld Technology of the Year Awards.

“We are extremely proud to have Brio Metrics Builder selected as product of the year for the business intelligence category,” said Craig Brennan, CEO of Brio Software. “Our introduction of Brio Metrics Builder in 2002 demonstrates to our customers and the BI community our commitment to innovative technologies that push the forefront of business performance management.”

Brio Metrics Builder fills a void in the business intelligence space around metrics-based performance analysis for business decision makers. The Brio team set out to create an environment that not only provides key performance indicators and diagnostic metrics through self-guided dashboards, but is easy to maintain and adapt for changing business needs. Brio Metrics Builder together with the Brio Performance Suite™ bring to fruition Brio’s vision for a complete business performance solution that functions across the enterprise.

InfoWorld’s Technology of the Year Awards
InfoWorld's annual Technology of the Year awards identify the 10 technologies of the past year that promise to make the greatest impact on enterprise IT strategies, and honor the products that best exemplify the implementation of those technologies. The Technology of the Year awards are not open to outside nominations; only products reviewed by the InfoWorld Test Center during the previous year are eligible. Selections are made by InfoWorld Test Center Analysts and Editors.

“Our team of renowned, unbiased analysts and editors selected the most innovative technologies from well-established to upcoming companies that are reshaping your business and IT strategies in 2003,” said Steve Gillmor, Test Center Director. “Brio Metrics Builder was selected because it offers business analysts a powerful platform not only for analyzing and quantifying business trends, but also for creating new performance monitoring tools from company data and distributing them to managers and users across the enterprise.”

About Brio Software
Brio Software helps Global 3000 companies achieve breakthrough business performance with the industry’s most comprehensive collection of business intelligence tools. Widely recognized as the easiest-to-use and deploy solution in the industry, the Brio Performance Suite combines Insight Server’s and Intelligence iServer’s advanced query and analysis technologies with powerful information delivery through Reports iServer (which is based on the industry-standard SQR reporting technology). Brio Metrics Builder provides an interactive, real-time metrics analysis environment that lets businesses define their own performance criteria and then measure progress against these pre-set metrics. Used by 75 of the Fortune 100 and more than 2 million people, Brio products empower individuals, workgroups and executives to turn enterprise information into actionable insight, resulting in superior decisions and business performance. Founded in 1989, and headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, Brio products and services can be found around the globe at

Brio Intelligence, Brio Portal, Brio Reports, Brio Metrics Builder and Brio Performance Suite are trademarks of Brio Software. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

The statements in this press release regarding Brio Software and the InfoWorld 2002 Technology of the Year Awards 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 customer requirements, differences in customer implementations of Brio Performance Suite, changes in Brio’s business strategies, 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/A for the year ended March 31, 2002 filed with the SEC on June 5, 2002; Brio’s quarterly report on form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2002, filed with the SEC on August 14, 2002; and Brio’s quarterly report on form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2002, filed with the SEC on November 14, 2002.