Superbase NG 2.0 is Officially Released!

Superbase Software Limited is happy to announce that Superbase NG version 2.0, the successor to our SIMPOL Professional product has been released. The download is available free to existing owners of SIMPOL Professional, just login and it should be listed as a download on your account page. To purchase the product, visit the web shop at This release has a large number of changes and new features. Some of the highlights are:

  • New Graphic Report Designer and improvements to the underlying engine
  • New Selection Filter library (integrated in Superbase NG Personal but also available for user applications)
  • Various quality of life improvements in Superbase NG Personal, including:
    • Data views (field selections) being remembered for each table
    • Record view stores changes to the row heights for each table
    • Table view stores changes to the column widths for each table
    • There are now four most-recently used lists, one for tables, forms, print forms, and graphic reports
    • New Update feature that allows filtered updates to each record in a table
  • New consolelib.sml library for creating interactive console applications (great for early learning of the language or for teaching programming) and test program that demonstrates how to use it
  • For users of legacy Superbase, there is a new SIMPOL-language Superbase form conversion program that can also extract bitmaps embedded in the forms

There are a huge number of changes to the programming libraries that add ever more useful functionality. There are new features and improvements to existing features throughout the package. For all the information on what has changed, see the release notes. For access to all of the updated documentation, visit the SIMPOL Documentation Page.

Superbase and SIMPOL Together Again



Supeprbase, SIMPOL, and SBNG logos

SIMPOL is Superbase

Papatuo Holdings Limited, the company that purchased the Superbase intellectual property when Superbase Developers plc was liquidated has also purchased the SIMPOL intellectual property upon the liquidation of Simpol Limited.

It has taken quite a bit of time to get everything in place to bring a unified Superbase back to the market. We have formed a new company, Superbase Software Limited, to handle the business. We have arranged for bank accounts, PayPal accounts, modified the software, and prepared a plan of action and a road map forwards.

We are currently updating the web sites, have created a Facebook page and a Twitter account, and are preparing the changes to deliver the Superbase NG 2.0 release (this is largely the SIMPOL Professional product with additional changes to make using it easier for end-user customers plus the final major tool, the Graphic Report Designer).

Since taking over the product we have released SIMPOL Professional 1.8 in April and 1.83 with significant enhancements in July. A more formal announcement will be made soon about the current SIMPOL Professional state. A free upgrade to Superbase NG 2.0 will be provided to all owners of the release version of SIMPOL Professional.

Our Goals

We at Superbase Software Limited intend to produce great products based on Superbase NG, including end-user products, middleware, and web-based products. We also will continue to make available the same tools we use ourselves to the community at large. We are working on methods of increasing the number of people who are using Superbase NG. We are actively planning a set of tools to make the creation of hosted web applications easier and more accessible to a wider audience. We expect to be here for the long haul and hope that we can welcome you with us on this journey.

Better Together

SIMPOL originally stood for Superbase International Multi-Platform Object Language and was always intended as a next-generation, easier to use and develop with product to replace Superbase. Many things have happened along the way, but in spite of these things, the fact remains that SIMPOL is Superbase, and the two are better off now that they are back together.

The “Better Together” title also applies to our relationship with our customers. We are eager to work together with the Superbase and SIMPOL community to produce a powerful, universally usable tool for the benefit of us all.

We are very happy to be able to re-brand the SIMPOL product line back to Superbase with the next release. We will retain the name SIMPOL as the name of the language, the way it was always intended to be.

Free for Non-Commercial Use?

We are currently thinking about making Superbase NG 2.0 available free for non-commercial use. This is one of the strategies we are considering to help us grow the size of the Superbase community. Commercial use would be defined as any way that you get paid for using the tool or distributing something built with the tool. So building a program just for your own use at home is free, but distributing it for sale requires a development license. Using it to help your church is free if you donate the results, but if you work for the church or some non-profit and get paid to use it, then you are using it commercially.

We would love to hear back from our customers with what they think about this idea.

Papatuo Holdings Limited Acquires the SIMPOL IP

The owners of Superbase are pleased to announce that they have successfully acquired the technology that was originally intended as the next generation Superbase product. We are currently preparing our plans for Superbase NG, which will be powered by SIMPOL. Watch this space…

An Updated Superbase Personal Is Coming!

Papatuo Holdings Ltd., are happy to announce a plan to deliver an updated Superbase Personal end-user product that will run natively on 32-bit Windows and in the longer term natively on 64-bit Windows. In cooperation with Simpol Limited, the new Superbase Personal will provide a powerful and familiar end-user experience for existing Superbase users as well as an interesting product for new customers.

The new Superbase Personal will be built on the technology provided by Simpol Limited. More sophisticated applications of the type familiar to many Superbase developers in the past will be able to be built by using the Superbase Personal product for creation and maintenance of the database tables, forms, and reports, while using the powerful SIMPOL language, libraries, and development environment for producing applications like those previously built with Superbase’s SBL.

Official Superbase Purchase Press Release

Superbase is purchased by Papatuo Holdings Ltd.

It has been announced that Papatuo Holdings Ltd., has purchased the Superbase family of products from the official receivers of Superbase Developers plc. Superbase is one of the longest established database programs with many thousands of organisations relying on it worldwide. Papatuo Holding’s purchase now enables the various versions of Superbase to be distributed worldwide. This will be welcome news to the large developer base that for over a year have been unable to obtain new licenses to support end users and their applications.

“Over the years, the reliability and flexibility of Superbase enabled its previous owners to build up a significant number of users, applications and end-users worldwide”, said Papatuo Holdings’ CEO, Mr. David King, adding, “Many of those customers still rely on Superbase and hopefully will welcome our new ability to support their needs”.

This new lease of life for Superbase provides a much-needed lifeline to the Superbase community; however Papatuo Holdings stressed that they have no plans to further develop Superbase.

Papatuo Holdings Ltd., is also very pleased to announce that they have contracted Simpol Ltd to undertake the day-to-day management and provide support and professional services for Superbase users.

Details of product availability and pricing are now available at: