"Requirements for Performance Management and Business Intelligence solutions are increasingly converging," said Hyperion Chief Executive Officer Godfrey Sullivan. "Given the critical need for managers across the enterprise to align operational decisions with strategy, now is the right time for Hyperion to combine with a strategic partner like Oracle to deliver the first, integrated end-to-end Enterprise Performance Management System."
"The acquisition of Hyperion makes Oracle the category leader in the high growth enterprise performance management market," said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. "Hyperion's EPM software coupled with Oracle's Business Intelligence (BI) tools and analytic applications form an end-to-end performance management system that includes planning, budgeting, consolidation, operational analytics and compliance reporting."
"Hyperion is the latest move to expand Oracle's offerings to SAP customers," said Oracle President Charles Phillips. "Thousands of SAP customers rely on Hyperion as their financial consolidation, analysis and reporting system of record. Oracle already has PeopleSoft HR, Siebel CRM, G-Log, Demantra, i-flex, Oracle Retail, and Oracle Fusion Middleware installed at SAP's largest ERP customers. Now Oracle's Hyperion software will be the lens through which SAP's most important customers view and analyze their underlying SAP ERP data."
"We expect this transaction to be accretive to Oracle's earnings on a non-GAAP basis by at least one cent per share in fiscal year 2008 and by at least four cents per share in fiscal 2009," said Oracle President and CFO, Safra Catz. "Given the size of our global organization and the complementary nature of our businesses, we should recognize substantial revenue synergies and significant economies of scale."
The transaction is subject to customary conditions, including regulatory approvals, and is expected to close in April 2007. More information is available at www.hyperion.com/oracle.
Oracle will host a conference call today, Thursday, March 1, at 5:30 a.m. (PST) / 8:30 a.m. (EST) to discuss the acquisition. A live audio webcast of the call will be made available on the Hyperion Investor Relations website at ir.hyperion.com. Interested parties may participate live via telephone by calling +1.913.312.1303 (no passcode needed). The webcast will be available for replay for seven days following the conference call. The replay number is (719) 457-0820, passcode 1946731.
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, contact us.
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