“Atos Origin and Hyperion partner to deliver best of breed business performance management solutions”
London – March 15th, 2007
…Focus on mid-market will provide services typically only available to larger organisations… Hyperion (NASDAQ: HYSL), the global leader in Business Performance Management (BPM) software and Atos Origin, an international IT services company, have signed a partnership agreement to deliver best of breed BPM solutions to mid-market organisations in the UK. The cooperation will provide clients with affordable tools to improve business decision making and to reduce cost of compliance.
Through the partnership, Atos Origin and Hyperion will target mid-size companies with the full range of end-to-end services that traditionally are only available to larger organisations. The services include BPM strategy development through to project management, process design, industry solutions, software licensing and applications implementation and outsourcing.
The agreement will also benefit Atos Origin's ERP client base. Hyperion's software solutions offer an ideal complement to existing ERP installations and Atos Origin, through its consulting arm, Atos Consulting, will be in a position to help clients make an informed choice on the best reporting and analytical options in this context. This is a critical step in building a system architecture that can support both global and local infrastructures and can be configured to serve multiple business lines where user needs are fundamentally different.
“Seeing an opportunity in the medium size marketplace for a complete BPM solution, we took the decision to formalise our collaboration with Hyperion”, says Olga Bassoli, Atos Origin's Hyperion Practice lead in the UK. “We have a long tradition of working together, as demonstrated by our established Hyperion Centre of Excellence in the Netherlands and a track record of successful implementations across Europe. We believe that the combination of Atos Origin's business and finance transformation expertise and Hyperion's market leading BPM software provides our clients with an affordable, state of the art solution to support managers who want to take full control of their business. We are committed to ensure that our clients get the maximum return from their BPM investment by advising them on how to integrate the disparate reporting processes and on how to connect the Hyperion analytical software to their own internal decision making. This enables our clients to improve significantly the accuracy of their forecasting and the ability to influence it while reducing the cost and risk of external compliance. In our experience, this consistently results in a sizeable positive impact on profit margin”.
Richard Carrington, UK Partner Sales Director at Hyperion said: “Atos Origin is recognized as an expert in providing business and IT services and products to corporate, government, and large and medium-sized organisations worldwide. We are very confident that our partnership will deliver the kind of high value business performance management solutions demanded by organisations of all sizes today.”
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5.4 billion and it employs 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
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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 www.hyperion.com.