Wayne, PA, USA / Langenfeld, Germany – October 30, 2013 – International business intelligence software provider arcplan is pleased to announce a new addition to its partner community: Simba Technologies, the technology leader in data access and analytics software. The partnership highlights both companies' strengths, with arcplan as the leading Unified Business Analytics platform and Simba as the market leader in standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity products. Though both companies have worked together for several years, the partnership is now formalized, with each party committed to strengthening the integration of their respective solutions.
Simba Technologies provides "the glue" between front-end business intelligence applications – like arcplan reports and dashboards – and back-end data servers, ensuring products interoperate according to established data standards like SQL and MDX. arcplan utilizes several of Simba's innovations which allow arcplan applications to easily connect to data sources for which arcplan does not have pre-built connectors – chiefly Simba's MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP, its Teradata OLAP Connector, and its Apache Hive ODBC Driver.
The partnership with Simba enables arcplan users to access their data warehouse in real time, leveraging the security and performance of the source system. Users can perform quick analysis on big data sets and explore powerful visualizations on any device. Because data is retrieved directly from the source, it eliminates the need for additional infrastructure and complexity and allows business users to be more proactive and productive with their analysis and decision-making.
"Simba's drivers empower arcplan users with the most up-to-date data on which to base their decisions," explained arcplan CEO Roland Hölscher. "Especially now as our customers demand connections to more big data and cloud data sources, this partnership will become that much more valuable."
Amyn Rajan, President & CEO of Simba noted, "The need to analyze and understand data without extracting it from the source grows every day. We are happy to help arcplan fulfill its mission to connect its users with real-time information that simplifies and accelerates decision-making."
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arcplan is a leader in innovative Business Intelligence, Dashboard, Corporate Performance and Planning software solutions for desktop and mobile use. Since 1993, arcplan has enabled more than 3,200 customers worldwide to leverage their existing infrastructure for better decision making. Empowering all users to connect and collaborate with relevant information is crucial for improving business performance. With arcplan – it simply works.
arcplan's flagship product arcplan Enterprise® was rated the #1 3rd party tool for SAP BW, Oracle Essbase, and IBM Cognos TM1 in The BI Survey 12 (2012).
About Simba Technologies
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, and ADOMD.NET.
Simba's software is used worldwide. Its customers include leading independent software vendors and global enterprises like Cloudera®, Hortonworks®, MapR®, Google®, Intel®, Alteryx®, Infor®, Microsoft®, Oracle®, SAP® and Teradata®.
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