Business Intelligence Company Hyperion Solutions announced in the US a strategic OEM and reseller agreement to embed Web-based query, reporting and information delivery solutions from Crystal Decisions for relational and multidimensional data into Hyperion's platform.
The joint development will enable companies to seamlessly access a complete range of information for reporting, analysis, modelling and planning, according to company officials from Hyperion.
The addition of the Crystal Decisions solutions to Hyperion's OLAP (online analytical processing) technology is an important step in the evolution of Hyperion's analytic platform to a more comprehensive enterprise-wide business intelligence solution, said John Kopcke, chief technology officer at Hyperion. The combination will give customers easy access to both relational and multidimensional data, he added.
"Their preference is to have a single query and reporting solution that will allow them to do the types of business analysis they need to do with one tool," Kopcke said. "They really want to have the option to get the entire solution from one vendor as opposed to being forced to piece together the solution themselves."
The agreement enables Hyperion to resell Crystal Reports and Crystal Enterprise products through its direct sales force and worldwide distribution channel. Joint development work will begin immediately to optimise the combined solution and to develop new functionality and seamless integration with Hyperion's analytic platform, officials said.