Vancouver, BC – June 4, 2003 – Simba Technologies Inc. the leading data access company is pleased to announce that MIS AG successfully tested its beta XML for Analysis (XMLA) Provider on MIS Alea® at the first public XMLA Interoperability Event, which took place at The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI) conference in San Francisco, May 11 – 14. The event, sponsored by the XMLA Council, showcased early release versions of XMLA-compliant products from 14 Business Intelligence (BI) and Business Performance Management (BPM) solution providers. The event followed the XMLA Council’s second successful Interoperate Workshop, hosted by Simba Technologies, in early April 2003.

The XMLA Provider tested by MIS AG was built using SimbaProvider SDK, the industry leading MDX-based software development toolkit that facilitates real-time, advanced analytics and decision-making support capabilities to multi-dimensional enterprise data. MIS Alea is a member of the MIS DecisionWare 4.1 product family that provides for business intelligence planning, reporting and analysis.

“We are very proud to have contributed to the success that MIS AG had at the first ever XMLA public interoperability event. We look forward to continued efforts working with MIS AG to assist them in further developing XMLA capabilities to address the increasing demand for web services interoperability in the marketplace,” says Amyn Rajan, President and CEO of Simba Technologies.

“Through our partnership with Simba Technologies, we can satisfy the rising market demand for bona fide best-of-breed business intelligence, combining components from multiple vendors,” adds Michael Danninger, General Manager of MIS GmbH.

Using SimbaProvider SDK, Simba’s customers have created some of the most extensive and powerful database and analytical products and solutions in the world. SimbaProvider SDK builds on the foundation of previous versions, allowing the development of OLE DB for OLAP and XMLA interfaces to analytical and multidimensional data stores, exposing information to reporting tools and the web.

For more information the first Interoperability event and the XMLA Council, please refer to http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/030527/sftu046_1.html.

 About MIS AG

MIS AG is the leading European provider of business intelligence solutions and services. Their software, MIS DecisionWare, delivers integrated solutions for budgeting, reporting, consolidation and analysis. Complementary consulting, training and support guarantee an optimal return on investment. For more information about MIS AG and its product offerings view www.misag.com.

 About Simba

Simba Technologies is the recognized world leader in standards based data access products, solutions, and services. We deliver data connectivity and interoperability solutions to many of the world’s leading companies on various platforms including Windows, Solaris and Linux. Our best-in-class products support multiple interfaces, including ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, OLE DB for OLAP, XML for Analysis, ADO and ADO.NET.

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