Five Hyperion customers honored at Computerworld BI Perspectives conference

Among Those Honored in Annual Spotlight of Best Practices in Business Intelligence Include BNSF Railway, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Helzberg Diamonds

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 28, 2006--Hyperion (Nasdaq Global Select: HYSL), the global leader in Business Performance Management (BPM) software, today announced four of its customers captured BI Perspectives Awards and a fifth earned honorable mention this week in the Computerworld program designed to spotlight best practices in Business Intelligence (BI). The Hyperion customers honored include:

-- BNSF Railway, winner in the category titled "Data Visualization, Prediction and Presentation by Leveraging Customized Solutions." BNSF implemented Hyperion Essbase analytics software as a centralized source of enterprise performance data. More than 1,200 users of Hyperion Essbase participate in a BI infrastructure that streamlines and informs decision-making by keeping tabs on more than 50 performance metrics.

-- Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), winner in the category titled "Information Retrieval and Reporting by Leveraging Off-the-Shelf Enterprise Software." The world's largest futures market relied on Hyperion Essbase software as a critical component to a new single, company-wide platform incorporating report development and distribution, dimensional analysis, and performance management dashboards. The result is an organization that is more engaged, self-reliant, agile and efficient.

-- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), winner in the category titled "Creating a Strategic Vision and Using BI for ROI through Leadership." RPI relies on Hyperion-based dashboards to chronicle the past, track current activities and anticipate future events. Some 650 users at RPI access hundreds of dynamic, customizable reports and flexible dashboards that accommodate varying levels of end-user expertise.

-- Helzberg Diamonds won honorable mention in the category of "Creating a Strategic Vision and Using BI for ROI through Leadership." Helzberg uses Hyperion Performance Suite for all planning and budgeting related activities, as well as nationwide performance tracking and reporting.

"In the hands of smart and visionary organizations, the best BI platform is capable of achieving remarkable things," said John L. Kopcke, chief technology officer at Hyperion. "Once again, Hyperion is proud to see its customers achieve the kind of recognition reserved for those who find better paths for others to follow. We congratulate all of this year's honorees in the BI Perspectives Awards program. Their achievements are truly noteworthy."

About Hyperion

Hyperion Solutions Corporation (Nasdaq Global Select: HYSL) is the global leader in Business Performance Management software. More than 12,000 customers in 90 countries rely on Hyperion both for insight into current business performance and to drive performance improvement. With Hyperion software, businesses collect, analyze and share data across the organization, linking strategies to plans and monitoring execution against goals. Hyperion integrates financial management applications with a business intelligence platform into a single management system for the global enterprise. For more information, visit

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