Vancouver, BC – November 22, 2002 – Simba Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that the XML for Analysis (XMLA) InterOperate Workshop held on November 6, 7 & 8 2002 was a success. The event provided a forum for XMLA council members advance the standard as well as provide council members the opportunity to test XMLA Consumers against XMLA Provider offerings.

Representatives from over 20 leading Business Intelligence vendors attended the workshop. Software Providers testing their products included:

  • Comshare
  • Hyperion
  • Microsoft
  • MicroStrategy
  • SAP
  • SAS
  • MIS AG and Simba

Software Consumers included the following:

  • ArcPlan
  • Aspirity
  • Microsoft
  • MIS AG
  • ProClarity
  • SPSS

“SAP is proud to have participated in the XMLA InterOperate Workshop. The event was well organized and gave us the ability to interact with other Council members and advance the XMLA standard,” says Dr. Guido Schroeder, Development Manager, SAP AG. “We were able to test our XMLA Provider with a variety of leading Business Intelligence Consumers, which will be beneficial to our product development efforts. Thanks to Simba for hosting the event.”

“Event feedback forms received by Simba upon completion of the event suggested that attendee expectations were either met or exceeded. Therefore, we should all be very proud that the event was such as success,” say Amyn Rajan, President and CEO of Simba Technologies Inc. “We look forward to future XMLA events being scheduled for 2003”.

 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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