Hyperion customer BNSF Railway wins Industry awards for outstanding business intelligence and performance management applications

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 8, 2006--Hyperion (Nasdaq:HYSL), the global leader in Business Performance Management software, today announced that BNSF Railway Company, one of the largest railroad networks in North America, has recently been recognized for excellence in Business Intelligence (BI) and performance management solutions by two leading industry organizations, The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) and Ventana Research.

TDWI, the premier provider of in-depth, high-quality education and training in business intelligence, awarded BNSF Railway the top spot in its Business Performance Management category. Ventana Research, the leading performance management research and advisory services firm, named BNSF the winner of its Finance Performance Leadership award.

"Hyperion technology is integral to the applications which were the basis of both of these awards," said Bart Boudreaux, director of Business Intelligence at BNSF Railway. "The judges were looking at a number of criteria that demonstrate leadership in developing, deploying and maintaining solutions that exhibit innovation and drive change. We were able to meet those criteria with our Hyperion-based applications."

The company's corporate dashboard application won the TDWI Best Practices award in Performance Management. The winning solution uses Hyperion Essbase to support business analytics and leverages the underlying Teradata enterprise data warehouse as a centralized source of enterprise performance data. The application features an intuitive dashboard that enables BNSF to pull information from all of its business systems into a single view so that the company can identify problems before they affect service levels. The dashboard provides BNSF's decision makers with the information they need to respond quickly to customer needs and to improve company performance.

A second application, the OnTrack program, won The Ventana Research award for Finance Performance Leadership. That program uses Hyperion Business Intelligence (BI) technology to enable business users and budget managers to drive future business decisions based not only on analysis of past performance, but on scenario and "what if" analysis as well. The improved efficiency in forecasting also allows BNSF to be more proactive in analyzing industry trends. All actual financial and operational source data in OnTrack is delivered from Hyperion partner Teradata's enterprise data warehouse.

"These well-deserved awards demonstrate BNSF's success in leveraging its Hyperion solutions for optimal business and operational benefits," said Rich Clayton, vice president of Product Marketing at Hyperion. "The company has been recognized for aligning its tactics and its goals through strategic use of the best BI and performance management technology in the industry."

About Hyperion

Hyperion Solutions Corporation is the global leader in Business Performance Management software. More than 12,000 customers rely on Hyperion software to provide visibility into how their businesses are performing and to help them plan and model to improve that performance. Using Hyperion software, customers collect data, organize and analyze it, then communicate it across the enterprise. Hyperion offers the industry's only Business Performance Management solution that integrates financial management applications with a business intelligence platform into a single system.

Named one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For (2004), Hyperion serves global customers in more than 90 countries. A network of more than 600 partners provides the company's innovative and specialized solutions and services. Hyperion generated revenues of $765 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2006 and is traded under the Nasdaq symbol HYSL. For more information, please visit

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