Hyperion, distributed locally by Intellient, is to release Hyperion System 9 Smart Space featuring gadgets that work with Windows Vista to provide every knowledge worker with easy access to always-on business intelligence (BI).

“It will transform the way BI is accessed and shared by all potential users by combining the familiarity and ease of use of the Windows desktop with the power of Hyperion System 9,” says Marc Scheepbouwer, MD of Intellient.

Hyperion supports Microsoft’s find, use and share information scenario with gadgets that give end-users more control over the information they need, when they need it. Smart Space presents subsets of Hyperion System 9 functionality to users in the form of gadgets, which can be instantly accessed through the sidebar feature in Windows Vista.

The ability to customise these gadgets enables users to personalise the way they find and use information, and the instant collaboration capabilities allow for shared BI decision-making. Smart Space also takes advantage of the aero interface in Windows Vista, which enables animated navigation among the gadgets.

Hyperion is a Microsoft business value launch partner committed to Windows Vista. In addition, it is one of 12 platinum sponsors participating in Microsoft’s “A new day for business” multi-city US tour.

“By using Windows Vista enhancements, Hyperion is simplifying and transforming the way business users find and use information, ultimately leading to higher efficiencies and productivity,” says Brad Goldberg, GM of Windows Client Product Management Group. “Just as Windows Vista is adapting to how people work, Hyperion is adapting its solutions to fit the familiar and easy-to-use Windows Vista environment. Easy access to relevant information empowers business users to make better decisions."

John Kopcke, CTO at Hyperion, adds: “Hyperion is the market leader in creating new and innovative technologies that make BI more pervasive.

“Working together with Microsoft, we can now leverage the latest advancements in Windows Vista to proactively deliver personalised BI directly to every user, giving them easy access to the specific information they need to be successful.”