Hyperion on Tuesday debuted Hyperion System 9, which includes a new Web-based interface that acts as a portal to the vendor's enterprise planning, financial reporting, and business analysis applications. The interactive workspace provides a means of sharing information between those applications for monitoring performance metrics and using the findings for strategic planning -- the essence of BPM.
The same day, Hyperion's smaller rival Applix followed suit with TM1 9.0, its own upgrade to a flagship BI and BPM product. Like Hyperion System 9, TM1 9.0 includes a Web-based focus on BPM. The tool is based on Microsoft's .Net architecture and is designed to let financial analysts, line-of-business managers and executives carry out BPM tasks either locally or remotely.
Meanwhile, for a look at Cognos' response to its critics, you can check out this earlier blog.