The two applications help eliminate the disconnect between corporate operations and strategic planning. The business modeling software is used to study what-if scenarios, such as whether building a new manufacturing plant or expanding an existing facility will be more cost-effective. Hyperion Planning is the vendor's budgeting and financial-planning software. Although the products are separate applications, they can share data and be used together.
Enhancements in Hyperion Business Modeling 2.0 include new net profit and economic value-added calculations, unlimited model components for modeling large enterprises, and new recursive/reciprocal costing functionality. Business Planning 2.0 offers advanced workflow and application-management capabilities, enhanced security and reporting features, and improved scalability. Pricing for the combined applications starts at $100,000.