arcplan Teams Up with Simba Technologies to Bring Oracle Customers OLAP Analysis with MDX

Berwyn, PA/Langenfeld, Germany and Vancouver, Canada – September 28, 2011 - arcplan, a global Business Intelligence (BI) software innovator, and Simba Technologies Inc., the industry’s expert on data connectivity, today announced a partnership with that will connect Simba’s MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP with arcplan 7 to simplify access to real-time business critical information and reduce IT costs and complexity. This partnership highlights both companies’ strengths, with arcplan as a leading integrated BI platform and Simba Technologies as the market leader in standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity products.

By taking advantage of Simba’s MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP, users are able to make educated decisions instantly by automatically feeding arcplan analysis applications with real-time data from the company’s Oracle data warehouse. Using arcplan 7 as their BI solution allows Oracle customers to access large data volumes and perform quick, self-service analysis over the Web or on any mobile device.

The combined offering empowers business users to design their own dashboards, scorecards, and reports easily and deploy them as a web app securely, without depending on IT.

“Organizations today are working in a fast-paced environment and need to make critical business decisions at a moment’s notice to stay competitive,” said Roland Hoelscher, Chief Executive Officer for arcplan. “It’s essential for every employee to have anywhere, anytime access to information. With arcplan and Simba’s partnership, they can even have seamless access on any mobile device.”

Amyn Rajan, Simba’s CEO also noted, “Having our MDX provider instantly available with arcplan’s business intelligence system allows our customers to benefit from real-time access to data and self-service analytics. Our goal is to make BI easier for our customers, delivering intuitive solutions that are owned by business users, not IT.”

The offering will be available in mid-October with the latest version of arcplan Enterprise 7.

Oracle OpenWorld 2011 Solution Demonstration

arcplan and Simba will preview the solution during Simba’s Oracle OpenWorld conference session entitled, “Enabling Oracle OLAP for Enterprise Business Intelligence,” Session ID 30223, on Thursday, October 6th, 2011 from 3-4pm in San Francisco, CA.  OpenWorld conference attendees can obtain further information and register on the Oracle event website.

Simba will host a special OpenWorld cocktail reception co-hosted with Vlamis Software Solutions on October 4th, 2011 from 5-7pm in San Francisco, CA. Oracle users may request an invitation by email at events@simba.com.

About arcplan

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 3,000 customers worldwide to leverage their existing infrastructure and achieve organizational efficiency through the powerful combination of analysis, insight and collaboration.  Simply put: We make organizations perform better.  Get more information at www.arcplan.com.

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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, and ADOMD.NET.

Simba's software is used worldwide. Its customers include leading independent software vendors and global enterprises, like Infor®, Kognitio®, Microsoft®, Oracle®, SAP® and Teradata®.

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E-Mail: media@simba.com