SAP AG partnered with Simba Technologies to develop and support the resulting OLE DB for OLAP Provider created for Business Information Warehouse. We were very satisfied with the results of this project as Simba was able to deliver an effective data connectivity solution that allowed us to meet the needs of our customers.

Company Overview

SAP is the enterprise application software market leader, helping companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device, SAP helps people and organizations work together efficiently and use business insight effectively to stay ahead of the competition.

Simba Product/Solution

MDX for Oracle OLAP – ODBO Edition

Key Requirements

  • Open Data Connectivity Interface on Business Information Warehouse
  • Provide customers with choice and flexibility for Business Intelligence tools

The Challenge

SAP required an open data connectivity interface on Business Information Warehouse. The business objective was clear – to provide their customers with choice and flexibility, regarding the third-party Business Intelligence tools they could use with Business Information Warehouse. In order to meet the needs of their customers, SAP was required to find a technology solution that could facilitate the use of a variety of third-party Business Intelligence tools, while ensuring that the solution met stringent business requirements and could be delivered in a timely fashion to meet tight deadlines.

The Solution

Simba has been successful working with SAP to develop a complete open connectivity solution for Business Information Warehouse. As a result of our relationship, SAP has been able to focus on improving Business Information Warehouse, while Simba has focused on developing and advancing the OLE DB for OLAP Provider in accordance with the associated open standard. In doing so, both parties have focused on what they do best.

The Results

As a result of this work, SAP has been able to allow their customers choice and flexibility regarding the type of third-party Business Intelligence tools they can use with Business Information Warehouse, which has helped increase the rate of adoption of this product and thereby increased the market thrust of their mySAP Business Intelligence Solution.