Latest Version of SimbaO2X Works with Microsoft Excel 2007

Vancouver, BC – March 20, 2007 – Simba Technologies Inc., the industry leader in data connectivity solutions, announced today the release of SimbaO2X Version 2.5. SimbaO2X is the de facto solution for connecting OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO) applications, such as Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables, to XML for Analysis (XMLA) data sources from multiple vendors. SimbaO2X is used by both Proprietary and Open Source Software Companies to provide ODBO connectivity to Microsoft Excel. Simba’s ODBO technology is used by the majority of software vendors who have MDX Language providers for connectivity to Microsoft Excel.

Among the product’s many enhancements, Version 2.5 adds support for Microsoft Excel 2007, complimenting existing support for Excel 2000, Excel XP and Excel 2003.

“Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables is widely regarded as the most pervasive business intelligence application used by businesses today,” said Amyn Rajan, President and CEO of Simba Technologies Inc. “SimbaO2X allows you to use Excel Pivot Tables, as well as other familiar ODBO applications, in a web services environment to connect to virtually any data source with an XMLA interface.”

The product is fully compliant with ODBO, XMLA and both the MDX 1999 and MDX 2005 Language standards for the utmost interoperability with a multitude of standards-based products and solutions.

SimbaO2X Version 2.5 supports connectivity via XMLA to Microsoft Analysis Services 2000, Microsoft Analysis Services 2005, SAP BW 3.5, SAP BW 7.0, as well as virtually any data source that utilizes an XMLA Provider built using Simba’s MDX Language software development kit (SDK).

Other notable enhancements to the product include improved efficiency and error handling, multiple session support and Schema rowset pass through.

SimbaO2X is built upon Simba’s standards-based data connectivity expertise and knowledge, incorporating the company’s proven technologies.

“Simba is well known for its standards-based data connectivity solutions and products, such as our class-leading MDX Language SDK for building commercial-grade ODBO and XMLA Providers,” said Rajan. “We’ve learned a great deal about our customers products in the course of helping them build-out standardized access. Simba’s expertise and technology has been sought by companies like Business Objects, Hyperion, Microsoft, Pentaho and SAP, among others.”

Simba offers a time limited SimbaO2X evaluation on its website at

 About Simba Technologies Inc.

Simba Technologies Inc. ( 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, and ADOMD.NET.

Simba’s software is used worldwide. Its customers include leading independent software vendors and global enterprises, like ALG Software, Descisys, Hyperion, Microsoft, MIS AG, and SAP AG.