As part of its Academic Alliance Program, Hyperion (Nasdaq Global Select: HYSL), the global leader in Business Performance Management (BPM) software, today announced that more than 40 business schools around the world are accessing Hyperion’s robust set of business intelligence (BI) solutions and BPM resources via a 24x7 hosted model. Business school faculty are enhancing the learning experience of students with access to over half-a-million dollars in BI software, hours of computer-based training, and an array of presentations and other teaching materials from Hyperion. In addition, utilizing Hyperion resources through a hosted model allows faculty to focus on teaching rather than on system administration and technical support issues.
Driven by increasingly complex compliance and reporting requirements, the BI and analytics systems deployed by businesses are quickly evolving along with the skills needed to manage and utilize these systems. As BI becomes more widely embraced and broadly utilized, it becomes more important for business schools to integrate BI into their curriculum. Even with software grants from providers, installation and maintenance expenses make integrating these tools into the classroom largely cost prohibitive. Providing hosted access, however, to Hyperion System 9 BI+ Interactive Reporting gives academic institutions an affordable way to enhance their courses and better prepare the next generation of business leaders to use BI reporting, query, and dashboard tools they will encounter in the real world.
“The goal of Hyperion’s Academic Alliance Program is to enrich business and management education curricula and students’ learning opportunities through hands-on access to the leading performance management and business intelligence solutions used in the industry today,” said Mark Conway, director of Hyperion’s Academic Alliance Program. “By offering tools and learning experiences relevant to business and technology trends, business schools are arming their students with the skills that will make them more attractive to prospective employers."
Hyperion has partnered with companies such as Citrix and the Center for Remote Enterprise Hosting (CRESH) to enable the hosted BI solution for the Hyperion Academic Alliance. Citrix provides solutions that enable organizations to centrally deploy and manage applications, provide secure access based on each user’s role and defined needs, ensure system and data security, facilitate rapid application deployment, and guarantee system performance. CRESH, a specialized ASP, provides colleges and universities around the world with 24x7 access to the latest Hyperion System 9 BI+ Interactive Reporting module. CRESH runs the server farm data center, manages the environment, administers student sign-ups, and oversees all technical issues.
A number of tools from Hyperion make it easy for faculty to keep their curriculum up to date and relevant by implementing the Hyperion environment in the classroom. Hyperion’s Academic Alliance site offers a simple way to introduce students to BPM and BI concepts and a faculty landing page organizes web content, including white papers, webcasts, demos, and analyst reports. Hyperion’s web resources are also accessible through the Teradata University Network’s faculty portal – one of the partner programs Hyperion works with to better connect Hyperion to the academic community.
“Hyperion’s resources are a tremendous ‘gift’ to the academic community,” said Dr. Hugh Watson, senior director of the Teradata University Network and professor of MIS in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. “It gives faculty the resources needed to educate today’s students about the latest thinking, practices, and software for BI and BPM. My students appreciate the state-of-the-art materials that I am able to bring to my BI classes.”
Hyperion makes its hosted software available to global business schools through the Hyperion Academic Alliance program.
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.
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