Vancouver, BC – April 18, 2007 – Simba Technologies Inc., the leader in standards-based data connectivity solutions, announced today that it has become a Business Objects (Nasdaq: BOBJ; Euronext Paris ISIN code: FR0004026250 – BOB) Global Technology Partner. Business Objects Global Technology Partner Program provides a variety of technical and marketing benefits that will aid Simba in developing greater interoperability between Business Objects products and Simba’s standards-based data connectivity solutions.
“Business Objects is a recognized leader in the BI marketplace and Simba looks forward to working with Business Objects to enhance connectivity with our products,” said Amyn Rajan, President and CEO of Simba Technologies Inc. “Simba is the industry leader in standards-based data connectivity with best-in-class products supporting ODBC, JDBC, OLE DE for OLAP, XMLA and MDX Language data access. The Business Objects Technology Partner Program will enable us to work closely together to extend interoperability between Business Objects’ products to even more third-party applications and solutions.”
The Global Technology Partner Program is designed for companies that have optimized the integration of their technology with Business Objects products. Among the many program benefits, partners gain access to Business Objects products and support to aid development and testing, as well as access to resources for co-marketing and co-selling opportunities.
“We’re very pleased to have Simba join the Global Technology Partner Program,” said Wyatt Mullin, Vice President of Global ISV Channel at Business Objects. “We’ve worked with Simba on various data connectivity initiatives and their expertise is highly regarded at Business Objects. This partnership will further extend our customers’ ability to connect their Business Objects solutions with other products in the market.”
Business Objects serves more than 42,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 500. It helps organizations of all sizes create a trusted foundation for decision making, gain better insight into their business and optimize performance. The company’s innovative business intelligence suite, BusinessObjectsT XI, offers the BI industry’s most advanced and complete solution for performance management, planning, reporting, query and analysis, and enterprise information management.
Simba Technologies focuses on providing unsurpassed standards-based data connectivity products and services, allowing standardized access to a client’s proprietary data from the most popular analytic and business intelligence tools in the market. The company’s SimbaEngine ODBC SDK and SimbaProvider MDX Language SDK are the leading products for relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity.
About Simba Technologies Inc.
Simba Technologies Inc. (http://www.simba.com) is the recognized world leader in standards-based data access products, solutions and services. Simba delivers data connectivity and interoperability solutions to many of the world’s leading companies on various platforms, including Windows, Solaris and Linux. Simba’s best-in-class products support multiple interfaces, including ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO), XML for Analysis (XMLA), ADO, ADO.NET, ADOMD, ADOMD.NET and OLAP BAPI. Simba’s ODBC SDK, JDBC SDK, and MDX Language SDK provide its customers with leading data connectivity solutions.
Simba’s software is used worldwide. Its customers include leading independent software vendors and global enterprises, such as ALG Software, Business Objects, Descisys, Hyperion, MIS AG and SAP AG.