Since PDF::API2::Simple is just a wrapper around PDF::API2, the answer has to be yes.
But originally you wanted to use PDF::API2::Simple. I, too, tried to install it from CPAN, and also got an error. I don't know what your error was, mine was
Can't locate inc/Module/Install.pm in @INC
After I installed Module::Install from CPAN (seems to be a missing dependency), and changing one of the tests (Windows can't unlink open files, bug is older than my youngest son), I was able to install it. Perhaps with this info, you should be able to install it, too.
I'm a bit puzzled. The aforementioned bug is filed against PDF::API2::Simple, which uses ->saveas
from PDF::API2 which in turn should close the file. Maybe an upstream bug?