The Capabilities of BIXL® 

Business Intelligence for Excel – BIXL – has a dynamic Excel read-write interface to Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services and other OLE DB for OLAP Cubes.

Business Intelligence for Excel supercedes other Analysis Services interfaces because it has been written as an Excel standard for OLE DB for OLAP. So you continue to work with the product you already use all the time, but now with vastly enhanced capabilities to reach and manipulate the rich data contained in the OLAP cubes of various providers, including Microsoft’s Analysis Services.