One of the messages out of Hyperion’s recent Las Vegas trade show was the anouncement that Hyperion and Microsoft would be working to integrate their Business Intelligence solutions more closely.

Hyperion, Microsoft To Integrate BI Solutions: “Hyperion – a business performance management (BPM) solutions leader, and Microsoft will integrate their respective BI solutions. This collaboration will enable broader deployment of complementary BI solutions from Hyperion and Microsoft to customers that have adopted components of each.

For example, Hyperion customers will be able to use SQL Server Reporting Services to access Hyperion System 9 BI+ Essbase Analytics, and also display Microsoft reports in the Hyperion System 9 Workspace environment.

Microsoft customers will be able to access SQL Server Analysis Services data using Hyperion System 9 BI+. Also, Hyperion System 9 will leverage SQL Server Integration Services for data access.

Users will thus benefit by combining reports and data from both Hyperion and Microsoft data sources into a unified enterprise view.

‘Microsoft is committed to its expansive partner network building on the Microsoft platform and to continuing to form strong relationships with our global independent software vendors (ISVs) to benefit our mutual customers,’ said Robert Bernard, GM – global ISV group, Microsoft.

‘By integrating our leading BPM technology with Microsoft technology, we accelerate our ability to help our customers achieve information democracy – a state in which actionable insight is in the hands of all – across their enterprises,’ said Howard Dresner, Chief Strategy Officer, Hyperion. “