Vancouver, BC – December 13, 2002 – MIS AG successfully tested its MIS Alea XML for Analysis (XMLA) Provider at the XML for Analysis (XMLA) InterOperate Workshop hosted by Simba Technologies in Vancouver, BC on November 6,7 and 8. This Provider was built using the next version of SimbaProvider SDK, which has been extended beyond OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO) to provide a complete implementation for XMLA.

To date, MIS AG has enabled MIS Alea with SimbaProvider OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO) technology to allow their customers to use business intelligence tools from other software vendors who support this standard. By extending the capabilities of MIS Alea to XMLA, MIS AG will allow these customers to employ a distributed web services query model that will allow them to leverage the capabilities of MIS products over the Internet.

MIS AG first licensed SimbaProvider in December 2001 and integrated this technology into the most recent version of Alea launched in July 2002. Interestingly, it took MIS AG seven months to build on ODBO Provider using SimbaProvider and only three days to extend their ODBO Provider to XMLA.

“By leveraging the capabilities of SimbaProvider, we offer MIS Alea customers industry-standard ODBO and XMLA interfaces. Our customers have a greater selection of BI tools to choose from. At the same time, it adds significant capabilities into our consumer products,” says Stefan Kiel, Program Manger MIS Alea, MIS AG. According to MIS AG, the following are benefits its has experienced from its partnership with Simba:

  • Development time reduced significantly
  • Parallel client development due to running provider
  • Leverage Simba expertise
  • Simba focuses on the standards (i.e. ODBO, XMLA)
  • Simba offers excellent support and response times

“We very much value our relationship with MIS AG and look forward to continued success in the future,” says Amyn Rajan, President and CEO of Simba. “Our mission is to ensure that MIS AG continues to meet the needs of its customers by providing unsurpassed business intelligence connectivity solutions.”

SimbaProvider is the industry leading multi-dimensional database software development suite, enabling real-time, advanced analytics and decision support capabilities, to multi-dimensional enterprise data. For over a decade, Simba has been the leader in advanced data access development technologies. Using SimbaProvider, Simba’s customers have created some of the most extensive and powerful database and analytical products and solutions in the world. SimbaProvider builds on the foundation of previous versions, allowing the development of ODBO and XMLA interfaces to analytical and multidimensional data stores, exposing information to reporting tools and the web.

 About MIS AG

MIS AG is the leading European provider of business intelligence solutions and services. The Company’s 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 leading data access solutions company. Our products deliver data access solutions on various platforms including Windows and Linux and support multiple standard interfaces including ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, OLE DB for OLAP, and XML for Analysis.

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