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Hyperion Launches Global Partner Certification Program For Business Performance Management

  • 29 April, 2004 12:44

<p>Answerthink, BearingPoint, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Navigator Systems, Ranzal &amp; Associates and ThinkFast Consulting are First Hyperion Alliances to Achieve Certification</p>
<p>CHICAGO – HYPERION SOLUTIONS 2004 CONFERENCE – April 27, 2004 – Hyperion (Nasdaq:HYSL) today announced the launch of the Hyperion Global Partner Certification Program, which provides comprehensive certification opportunities to Hyperion's software and consulting business alliances. The program enables Hyperion alliance organizations to benchmark and verify their teams' skills and abilities in delivering high value Business Performance Management solutions and results to customers.</p>
<p>“The Hyperion Global Partner Certification Program helps partners build and maximise their expertise in selling and implementing Hyperion solutions,” said John Pierson, vice president and general manager, Americas, for Hyperion. “This program ensures customers that the Hyperion-certified companies they select to provide Business Performance Management solutions have the knowledge, skills and expertise to deliver high-value results. The program also opens the door to financial, business and marketing opportunities for our partners.”</p>
<p>The first alliance organizations to achieve Hyperion certification on Hyperion Essbase are Answerthink, BearingPoint, Deloitte Consulting LLP (Deloitte Consulting), Navigator Systems, Ranzal &amp; Associates and Thinkfast Consulting. Ranzal &amp; Associates is the first to achieve Hyperion Certification on Hyperion Planning.</p>
<p>“Deloitte Consulting's participation in the Hyperion Global Partner Certification Program further demonstrates our commitment to providing the required level of knowledge and support to our clients,” said Andy Rusnak, Principal, CFO Services for Deloitte Consulting. “Hyperion's training program not only helps to facilitate the sharing of planning, design and implementation best practices, but it can also help to differentiate our Hyperion practice as it opens the door to new revenue opportunities.”</p>
<p>“Our customers continue to raise the bar on their expectations for Business Performance Management," said Tom Phelps, president of ThinkFast Consulting, Inc. “Hyperion certification enables us to demonstrate and validate to our customers that the ThinkFast team has achieved the highest level of knowledge and expertise on Hyperion products. Through certification, we look forward to building on the success of our Hyperion practice as we continue to help our clients maximise their investment in Business Performance Management solutions."</p>
<p>The program provides training and skill development for three levels of certification on a variety of products within Hyperion’s suite of Business Performance Management solutions —Sales Specialist, Professional Developer and Design Lead. Certification exams and training are currently available for Hyperion business intelligence platform products and Business Performance Management applications. In addition to building product knowledge and skills, the program offers certified partners competitive differentiation and additional program benefits such as preferred partnering on targeted client opportunities, discounts on training and marketing tools.</p>
<p>Training and Support: Maximising Partner Success and Customer Value
Hyperion’s comprehensive certification training is the cornerstone of the Hyperion Global Partner Certification Program. Industry-leading training courses incorporate an in-depth, hands-on curriculum and best practices to help ensure partners receive the optimum experience, skills and product knowledge to deliver lasting value to customers. Partners are re-certified annually or in conjunction with new Hyperion product releases.</p>
<p>To extend the value of Hyperion’s Business Performance Management solutions, certified partners electing to provide support with their Hyperion-based offerings must demonstrate and deliver comprehensive support practices.</p>
<p>Application for Certification
Partners interested in applying for certification as a consulting or software partner in the Hyperion Global Partner Certification Program should visit Partner Connections for supporting documentation and fill out the application form. For additional information on the program, contact Rachel Lunt at rachel_lunt@hyperion.com or visit www.hyperion.com/partners.</p>
<p>About Hyperion
Hyperion is the global leader in Business Performance Management software. More than 9,000 customers – including 91 of the FORTUNE 100 – rely on Hyperion software to translate strategies into plans, monitor execution and provide insight to improve financial and operational performance. Hyperion combines the most complete set of interoperable applications with the leading business intelligence platform to support and create Business Performance Management solutions. A network of more than 600 partners provides the company’s innovative and specialised solutions and services.</p>
<p>Named one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For 2004, Hyperion employs approximately 2,600 people in 20 countries. Distributors represent Hyperion in an additional 25 countries. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Hyperion – together with recently acquired Brio Software Inc. – generated combined annual revenues of US$612 million for the 12 months ending June 30, 2003. Hyperion is traded under the Nasdaq symbol HYSL. For more information, please visit www. hyperion.com, www.hyperion.com/contactus or call 800 286 8000 (U.S. only).</p>
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