Hyperion IR (BRIO) to Oracle OBIEE migrations
Many companies are faced with the daunting task of converting all their Hyperion IR (Brio) documents to OBIEE or some other reporting tool. This can be a very challenging process depending on some common factors. If your IR documents are being used primarily for querying data with some basic charts and pivots than the migration can be done rather quickly. However, if your company has IR documents that contain Dashboards or EIS screens or if it contains very formatted reports then the difficulty increases along with the importance of using someone that knows what they are doing.
Historical Timeline of Hyperion IR (Brio)
This was the year that Brio Technology was founded by Yorgen Edholm and Katherine Glassy. The company was best known for their Business Intelligence software systems. They started with a product called DataPivot that was developed on the Apple Macintosh. Their DataPivot technology would be later be added to Microsoft Excel.
Brio went public
On May 5th 1998 Brio Technolgy went public on the Nasdaq with the stock symbol of BRIO.
Patent approved - Release of version 6.0 - Merger with SQRIBE
Acquisition by Hyperion
In order to grow the the merging technologies Hyperion acquired Brio. Brio was soon integrated in to Hyperion's operations.
Acquisition by Oracle
In March 2007, Oracle announced that they would be acquiring Hyperion. Later that year they would finalize the acquisition. A year earlier in 2006 Oracle had acquired Siebel Analytics and were already positioning their Dashboards and Answers product as their BI direction. Being faced with two competing products and Siebel already being positioned as Oracle's BI tool, Brio customers were left with a product that didn't see many enhancements after that point.
Trust in the right company!
AboutBI has been using the Hyperion IR product for over 22 years and the OBIEE product for almost 10 years. Knowing both products well is the key to a successful migration. Don’t put your trust and money into companies that may only know OBIEE. Leave it to the industry experts that know both to help you in this process.