- Not to be confused with the software company Hyperion Entertainment.
|Type||Public (NASDAQ: HYSL)|
|Industry||Business Performance Management and Business Intelligence|
|Headquarters||Santa Clara, California, USA|
|Key people||Godfrey R. Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer|
|Revenue||$765.2 million USD (2006)|
Hyperion Solutions Corporation was a business performance management software company, located in Santa Clara, California, USA, that was acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2007. Many of its products were targeted at the business intelligence (BI) and business performance management markets, and as of 2012[update] are still actively developed and sold by Oracle as Oracle Hyperion products.
Hyperion Solutions was formed from the merger of Hyperion Software (formerly IMRS) and Arbor Software in 1998.
Oracle Corporation announced on March 1, 2007 that it had agreed to purchase Hyperion Solutions Corporation for $3.3 billion in cash. The transaction was completed on April 18, 2007 and Hyperion now operates as a subsidiary of Oracle.
- 1981 - IMRS founded by Bob Thomson and Marco Arese, and launches financial and management consolidation software called 'Micro Control' in 1983
- 1985 - IMRS hires Jim Perakis as CEO; he remains in this position during growth from $1M to almost $300M
- 1991 - IMRS becomes a public company and launches a Windows-based successor to 'Micro Control' called 'Enterprise'
- 1992 - Arbor Software ships first version of Essbase Online Analytical processing OLAP software
- 1995 - IMRS changes name to Hyperion Software Corporation. Arbor becomes a publicly held company
- 1997 - Arbor acquires Appsource
- 1998 - Hyperion Software merges with Arbor and the combined company is renamed Hyperion Solutions
- 1999 - Jeffrey Rodek named as Hyperion Chairman and CEO of Hyperion. Hyperion acquires Sapling Corporation (Enterprise Performance Management applications)
- 2001 - Godfrey Sullivan is named Hyperion President and COO
- 2003 - Hyperion acquires Brio Technology and The Alcar Group
- 2004 - Hyperion names Jeffrey Rodek Executive Chairman; Godfrey Sullivan President and CEO
- 2005 - Hyperion acquires Razza Solutions (Master data management) and appoints Northdoor as a reseller in the UK and Ireland.
- 2006 - Hyperion acquires UpStream (Financial Data Quality Management)
- 2006 - Hyperion acquires Beatware (Data visualization for Web and Mobile Devices)
- 2007 - Hyperion acquires Decisioneering (Crystal Ball software). Oracle announces agreement to acquire Hyperion for USD 3.3 Billion and bundles Hyperion BI tools into Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Plus
Vendors in the business intelligence space are often categorized into:
- The consolidated big four "megavendors", which include Oracle Hyperion as well as SAP BusinessObjects, IBM Cognos, and Microsoft BI.
- The independent "pure-play" vendors, the largest being MicroStrategy, QlikView and SAS.
Well-known BI market surveys and analyses include:
- Gartner's BI Magic Quadrant - In 2007, Gartner placed Hyperion in its "Leader" quadrant for both Business Intelligence Platforms and Corporate Performance Management.
- Business Application Research Center (BARC)'s The BI Survey and The BI Verdict (formerly The OLAP Report)
Hyperion software products include:
- Hyperion System 9 BI+
- Hyperion Intelligence (products acquired in 2003 takeover of Brio Technology)
- Hyperion Enterprise
- Hyperion Planning
- Hyperion Strategic Finance
- Hyperion Performance Scorecard
- Hyperion Business Modelling
- Hyperion Financial Management
- Hyperion Master Data Management
- Hyperion Financial Reporting
- Hyperion SmartView
- Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management (Also referred to as FDM)
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- "Hyperion Acquires Razza Solutions; Delivers Master Data Management for Business Performance Management". Information Management. January 26, 2005.
- "Hyperion Appoints Northdoor To Distribute Entire Business Performance Management Portfolio". SourceWire. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
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