Bureau of Land Management Deploys Brio to More Than 7,000 Employees Across The Organization

Business Intelligence Solution Dramatically Improves Business Performance -

Generating More than $1.6 Million in Savings the First Year



Mar 25, 2002, 00:00 ET from Brio Software

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 Brio Software (Nasdaq:   BRIO), a leading provider of next-generation business
 intelligence tools and applications that help Global 3000 companies achieve
 breakthrough business performance, today announced that the Bureau of Land
 Management (BLM) has deployed Brio as the business intelligence standard for
 its data warehousing initiative.  With Brio's software, the BLM can closely
 track its budget and expenditures, while measuring the performance of key
 programs against established goals and metrics, as required by the Government
 Performance and Results Act.  More than 7,000 staff members use Brio's
 software across the organization, which has led to dramatic improvements in
 overall efficiency and productivity.  In the first year alone, the BLM
 estimates it saved more than $1.6 million in labor costs.
     "Brio has helped us replace an unwieldy system of printed quarterly
 reports that took six weeks or more to prepare, print and distribute," said
 Lester Knutsen, president, Advanced DataTools Corporation, an IT contractor to
 the BLM.  "The new system shortened information and report delivery from
 45 days to overnight."
     Advanced DataTools began working with the BLM in 1997 to develop a data
 warehouse that would allow it to better track its funding and management
 expenditures.  The BLM asked the company to evaluate a number of business
 intelligence tools to find one that would allow employees to run their own
 queries and to update financial reports from the field offices without any
 IT training.  Working with Advanced DataTools, the BLM was able to deploy its
 data warehouse in two months.
     The Bureau of Land Management data warehouse, accessed by Brio, is updated
 daily and populated with more than 70 million rows of data annually.  By
 providing a single point of access to information stored in finance, budget,
 procurement and other business systems, Brio enables their data warehouse to
 connect all the field offices with the company headquarters, allowing them to
 access the same timely information.  Brio also makes it possible for users at
 any level, typically with no programming skills, to run ad-hoc queries and to
 generate reports in a variety of different formats.  In addition, the BLM can
 now meet the federal government mandate to monitor performance against goals
 by integrating all information sources.  Brio's easy-to-use software delivers
 both user flexibility and data security.
     "The success of the Bureau of Land Management business intelligence
 implementation is demonstrated by the fact that other federal departments,
 including the Department of Agriculture and the Office of Management and
 Budget, are very interested in what the BLM has done and are considering
 implementing similar systems in their respective departments," said Don Beck,
 executive vice president, worldwide sales, Brio Software.  "With Brio's
 software, employees at the Bureau of Land Management are now able to access
 accurate and timely information to improve decision-making and business
 performance across the board."
 
     About The Bureau of Land Management
     The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the U.S. Department
 of the Interior, administers 262 million acres of America's public lands,
 located primarily in 12 Western States.  The BLM sustains the health,
 diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of
 present and future generations.  For more information about the BLM, please
 visit http://www.blm.gov/nhp/index.htm .
 
     About Advanced DataTools Corporation
     Advanced DataTools Corporation (ADTC), is a woman-owned small business,
 dedicated to providing consulting, design, implementation, and training
 services to organizations building enterprise data warehouse systems.  ADTC is
 a Brio consulting and training partner.  ADTC's approach to building
 enterprise data warehouse systems is based on years of work with many
 government and private organizations in designing and implementing successful
 applications.   For more information about Advanced DataTools Corporation,
 please visit http://www.advancedatatools.com .
 
     About Brio Software
     Brio Software is a leading provider of next-generation business
 intelligence solutions that help Global 3000 companies achieve breakthrough
 business performance.  Widely recognized as one of the easiest-to-use and
 deploy solutions in the industry, the Brio Performance Suite? expands business
 intelligence beyond advanced query and analysis technologies to include
 powerful information delivery through enterprise-class reporting and
 personalized performance dashboards.  Used by nearly 70 percent of the Fortune
 100, Brio products empower individuals, workgroups and executives in an
 organization to turn enterprise information into actionable insight, so
 superior decisions and business performance result.  Founded in 1989, and
 headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, Brio products and services can be found
 around the globe at www.brio.com.
 
    NOTE:  The Brio Performance Suite, Brio Intelligence, Brio Portal and Brio
 Reports are registered trademarks of Brio Software.
 
     The statements in this press release regarding the use of Brio tools and
 applications in the Bureau of Land Management and the possible use of Brio
 tools and applications by other government agencies are "forward-looking
 statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933,
 as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as
 amended.  Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could
 cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such risks
 and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, implementation decisions by
 governmental customers, changes in business strategy, quality and integrity of
 data inside the Brio applications, limited resources for product installation
 and integration of the Brio Software applications or specific software
 versions at customer sites, as well as Brio's future product direction and
 general economic conditions.  For a more complete discussion of risk factors
 that could affect Brio's current and future operating results, see the
 discussions in Brio's reports filed with the SEC from time to time, including
 but not limited to Brio's Amended Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year
 ended March 31, 2001 filed with the SEC on July 24, 2001 and Brio's Quarterly
 Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2001 filed with the SEC on
 August 14, 2001, for the quarter ended September 30, 2001 filed with the SEC
 on November 14, 2001, and for the quarter ended December 31, 2001 filed with
 the SEC on February 14, 2002.
 
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SOURCE Brio Software
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 Brio Software (Nasdaq:   BRIO), a leading provider of next-generation business
 intelligence tools and applications that help Global 3000 companies achieve
 breakthrough business performance, today announced that the Bureau of Land
 Management (BLM) has deployed Brio as the business intelligence standard for
 its data warehousing initiative.  With Brio's software, the BLM can closely
 track its budget and expenditures, while measuring the performance of key
 programs against established goals and metrics, as required by the Government
 Performance and Results Act.  More than 7,000 staff members use Brio's
 software across the organization, which has led to dramatic improvements in
 overall efficiency and productivity.  In the first year alone, the BLM
 estimates it saved more than $1.6 million in labor costs.
     "Brio has helped us replace an unwieldy system of printed quarterly
 reports that took six weeks or more to prepare, print and distribute," said
 Lester Knutsen, president, Advanced DataTools Corporation, an IT contractor to
 the BLM.  "The new system shortened information and report delivery from
 45 days to overnight."
     Advanced DataTools began working with the BLM in 1997 to develop a data
 warehouse that would allow it to better track its funding and management
 expenditures.  The BLM asked the company to evaluate a number of business
 intelligence tools to find one that would allow employees to run their own
 queries and to update financial reports from the field offices without any
 IT training.  Working with Advanced DataTools, the BLM was able to deploy its
 data warehouse in two months.
     The Bureau of Land Management data warehouse, accessed by Brio, is updated
 daily and populated with more than 70 million rows of data annually.  By
 providing a single point of access to information stored in finance, budget,
 procurement and other business systems, Brio enables their data warehouse to
 connect all the field offices with the company headquarters, allowing them to
 access the same timely information.  Brio also makes it possible for users at
 any level, typically with no programming skills, to run ad-hoc queries and to
 generate reports in a variety of different formats.  In addition, the BLM can
 now meet the federal government mandate to monitor performance against goals
 by integrating all information sources.  Brio's easy-to-use software delivers
 both user flexibility and data security.
     "The success of the Bureau of Land Management business intelligence
 implementation is demonstrated by the fact that other federal departments,
 including the Department of Agriculture and the Office of Management and
 Budget, are very interested in what the BLM has done and are considering
 implementing similar systems in their respective departments," said Don Beck,
 executive vice president, worldwide sales, Brio Software.  "With Brio's
 software, employees at the Bureau of Land Management are now able to access
 accurate and timely information to improve decision-making and business
 performance across the board."
 
     About The Bureau of Land Management
     The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the U.S. Department
 of the Interior, administers 262 million acres of America's public lands,
 located primarily in 12 Western States.  The BLM sustains the health,
 diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of
 present and future generations.  For more information about the BLM, please
 visit http://www.blm.gov/nhp/index.htm .
 
     About Advanced DataTools Corporation
     Advanced DataTools Corporation (ADTC), is a woman-owned small business,
 dedicated to providing consulting, design, implementation, and training
 services to organizations building enterprise data warehouse systems.  ADTC is
 a Brio consulting and training partner.  ADTC's approach to building
 enterprise data warehouse systems is based on years of work with many
 government and private organizations in designing and implementing successful
 applications.   For more information about Advanced DataTools Corporation,
 please visit http://www.advancedatatools.com .
 
     About Brio Software
     Brio Software is a leading provider of next-generation business
 intelligence solutions that help Global 3000 companies achieve breakthrough
 business performance.  Widely recognized as one of the easiest-to-use and
 deploy solutions in the industry, the Brio Performance Suite? expands business
 intelligence beyond advanced query and analysis technologies to include
 powerful information delivery through enterprise-class reporting and
 personalized performance dashboards.  Used by nearly 70 percent of the Fortune
 100, Brio products empower individuals, workgroups and executives in an
 organization to turn enterprise information into actionable insight, so
 superior decisions and business performance result.  Founded in 1989, and
 headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, Brio products and services can be found
 around the globe at www.brio.com.
 
    NOTE:  The Brio Performance Suite, Brio Intelligence, Brio Portal and Brio
 Reports are registered trademarks of Brio Software.
 
     The statements in this press release regarding the use of Brio tools and
 applications in the Bureau of Land Management and the possible use of Brio
 tools and applications by other government agencies are "forward-looking
 statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933,
 as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as
 amended.  Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could
 cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such risks
 and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, implementation decisions by
 governmental customers, changes in business strategy, quality and integrity of
 data inside the Brio applications, limited resources for product installation
 and integration of the Brio Software applications or specific software
 versions at customer sites, as well as Brio's future product direction and
 general economic conditions.  For a more complete discussion of risk factors
 that could affect Brio's current and future operating results, see the
 discussions in Brio's reports filed with the SEC from time to time, including
 but not limited to Brio's Amended Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year
 ended March 31, 2001 filed with the SEC on July 24, 2001 and Brio's Quarterly
 Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2001 filed with the SEC on
 August 14, 2001, for the quarter ended September 30, 2001 filed with the SEC
 on November 14, 2001, and for the quarter ended December 31, 2001 filed with
 the SEC on February 14, 2002.
 
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