example, Ronald Harrigal, assistant director for strategic systems and IT support at the U.S.
Mint's circulating coinage department in Washington, said the joint specification could help
speed up a project to let remote users access financial data via the Web.
Harrigal's department, which makes coins for the federal government, already uses Hyperion's
activity-based costing software to analyze labor costs and other variable expenses during its
budgeting process. But Harrigal said he wants to make a personalized version of the application
available to end users through the Mint's intranet so they can more easily run different budget