Four Hyperion partners are showcasing gadgets for Hyperion System 9 Smart Space at Hyperion Solutions 2007. Solutions 2007 is the companyâ€™s annual user conference hosted in Orlando, Florida, April 22- 25. The four partners demonstrating gadgets are Applied OLAP, Inc.; Kerdock Consulting; Ranzal & Associates; and TopDown Consulting, Inc.
Smart Space, announced in November 2006, is the industryâ€™s first personalized information delivery solution that delivers â€œalways-onâ€ business intelligence (BI) and BPM to knowledge workers throughout the enterprise. Smart Space gadgets are mini-applications that provide content from Hyperion System 9 software, uniquely integrated into the Windows environment. End users can access a whole library of gadgets, assemble their own personalized environment, and modify the gadgets simply by dragging and dropping or with a single mouse click. Because the gadgets reside on the desktop, they provide users with fast, rich, and interactive access to the information they need.
Since the announcement of Smart Space, Hyperion partners have been actively building gadgets that present subsets of Hyperion System 9 functionality to users.
Applied OLAPâ€™s Dodecaâ„¢ software is designed to leverage the same technologies as Hyperion System 9 Smart Space, and therefore, provides the ideal platform to quickly implement this exciting new method to deliver â€œalways-onâ€ BI and BPM.
â€œWe are very eager to continue developing gadgets for Hyperion System 9 Smart Space that leverage our Dodeca environment,â€ said Tim Tow, president and founder of Applied OLAP, Inc. â€œDodeca and Smart Space provide a unique way to give users a truly personalized BPM experience. Our Dodeca Outline Viewer, Ad Hoc Analysis, and Hyperion System 9 Planning Spreadsheet gadgets are the first of many gadgets that allow companies to manage their business with greater efficiency than ever before.â€
Kerdock Consulting, a Preferred Hyperion Partner, has created three gadgets that are a direct result of customer requests. These gadgets include a Cube Freshness gadget to help customers monitor the latency of the data in their Essbase applications, a Threshold Monitor gadget to alert users when key metrics exceed a certain range, and a Folder Monitor gadget to notify users when new content is published to a particular folder in the Hyperion System 9 repository.
â€œWe invite customers to bring us their ideas for Smart Space gadgets,â€ said Emil Fernandez, president of Kerdock. â€œWe believe that focusing on the customer is key to creating gadgets that will meet the real-world demands of business users, and will ultimately lead to increased adoption of the Smart Space platform.â€
Ranzal & Associates, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Edgewater Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:EDGW), has built the Smart Planning gadget that enables Hyperion System 9 Planning users to track the status of plans in real time. This gadget alerts users to any changes in the state of their planning units and reports all plan annotations. With the Smart Planning gadget, user productivity is greatly improved during the budgeting cycle by enabling planners to immediately react to changes in their plans. For example, a brand category manager could be notified when the overall marketing plan is completed, or a department manager could be alerted when unit cost rates are updated, regardless of the current state or owner of the planning unit.
TopDown Consulting, Inc., a recognized leader in the deployment of high-quality business performance management solutions and Hyperion Preferred Partner, will debut their TopDown Viewer gadget, which allows users to access reports from Hyperion System 9 Financial Reporting and views from Hyperion System 9 Web Analysis, to streamline their daily tasks. TopDown is helping knowledge workers realize how Smart Space can dramatically improve productivity and gain immediate benefit from out of the box gadgets.
â€œWe believe that Smart Space is a key step toward realizing TopDownâ€™s vision of true BPM and BI integration,â€ said Juan Porter, president, TopDown Consulting, Inc. â€œSmart Space gadgets will allow us to reshape our customersâ€™ views of their desktops and dashboards, enriching the userâ€™s experience and allowing a level of collaboration not previously available.â€
â€œWeâ€™re pleased to work with Hyperion partners to bring our information democracy vision to reality,â€ said Rich Clayton, vice president of product marketing at Hyperion. â€œHyperion System 9 Smart Space provides a platform for partners to rapidly deliver functionality from Hyperion System 9 to put BI and BPM in the hands of every knowledge worker. We commend these partners for their innovation and foresight to be one of the first to market with Smart Space gadgets.â€
In addition to partners showcasing gadgets for Smart Space, Solutions 2007 breakout sessions will provide details on Hyperion System 9 Smart Space including the product architecture and tips on gadget creation.