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    Magnitude Software Forms Alliance with Excel4apps to Fast-Track Financial Management & Reporting for Oracle EBS Users

    30 September 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas – Sept. 29, 2014 – Magnitude Software, a leading provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) software, has formed a collaborative alliance with Excel4apps, a provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP.  The complementary solutions of NoetixViews by Magnitude Software and GL Wand by Excel4apps help customers gain value from their existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems by accelerating financial reporting and reducing costs.

    Magnitude Software offers a family of award-winning products – from business intelligence and data warehousing to master data management, reporting and analytics – all designed to drive real business value for customers.Excel4apps best-in-class products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort.

    “Our products are highly complementary.  Many of our NoetixViews customers also use Excel4apps GL Wand as a preferred solution over Oracle’s Financial Statement Generator” said Paul Winterstein, senior director, product management at Magnitude Software.  “This alliance brings together our best-of-breed products to give customers the most complete, easiest to use reporting solution for E-Business Suite.”

    “We are excited to form a deeper relationship with a company that values their customers as much as we do ours,” said Chris Meyer, president of Excel4apps, Americas & Europe.

    Headed to Oracle OpenWorld this week?  Visit Magnitude Software in booth 3237 West and Excel4apps in booths 3625 West and 1436 South.

    Tweet This: NEWS! @Mag_SW partners with @Excel4apps to fast-track financial reporting for #OracleEBS  http://bit.ly/excelMS

    About Magnitude Software
    Magnitude Software is a leading provider of Enterprise Information Management software that drives real business value for customers.  Magnitude Software offers a family of award-winning applications from business intelligence and data warehousing to master data management, reporting and analytics. At the core of Magnitude’s business is a passionate focus on customer success and a vision to accelerate and automate the end-to-end process of integrating, managing and analyzing information to support business decision making, while reducing operational cost and risk.  Magnitude Software drives business results for over 600 active enterprise clients with more than 200,000 users in 100 countries worldwide.  For more information, please visit www.magnitudesoftware.com.

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    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 17,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Philippines and South Africa. For more information, please visit www.excel4apps.com

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    GL Wand and Reports Wand Offer Easy, Cost-Effective Reporting Solutions

    29 September 2014

    Requiring no additional hardware or data warehouse and installing in just minutes, GL Wand and Reports Wand put live Oracle data at user fingertips

    Oracle OpenWorld – September 29, 2014 –GL Wand and Reports Wand from Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with Oracle E-Business Suite, are proving to be powerful, cost-effective solutions that are easy to implement and use.

    Both GL Wand and Reports Wand feature a user-friendly Microsoft Excel front end to live data within Oracle E-Business Suite. GL Wand provides access to Oracle Financials while Reports Wand provides access to data in a range of Oracle modules. The tools do not require additional hardware or a data warehouse, and they are easy to deploy with minimal setup or effort.

    “With GL Wand and Reports Wand, users have their data where they want it and when they want it,” said Chris Meyer, President Americas and Europe for Excel4apps. “Database administrators and IT departments love our products for their easy implementation, while Oracle users love having the latest data at their fingertips, with further details available through drill downs.”

    Excel4apps is inviting attendees of Oracle OpenWorld 2014 to demonstrations of GL Wand and Reports Wand reporting tools, along with Budget Wand for budget loading, at Booth 3625 Moscone Center West and at Booth 1436 Moscone Center South, in San Francisco from September 28–October 2, 2014.  Oracle users are also invited to experience a free 30-day trial for unlimited users. Immediate download is available at www.excel4apps.com/trialit.

    Excel4apps is a Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), and GL Wand has achieved Oracle Validated Integration status.  For more information on Excel4apps reporting solutions for use with Oracle, visit here.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 17,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Philippines and South Africa. For more information, please visit www.excel4apps.com.

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    New Auto Setup Feature for Excel4apps Wands Suite of Reporting and Budget Loading Tools Puts ERP Data in User Hands within Minutes

    21 August 2014

    Auto server initial install and setup, coupled with existing zero client install, means Oracle users tap into live ERP system data with even less IT effort

    Raleigh, N.C. (August 21, 2014) – When it comes to trying new tools for accessing and reporting ERP system data, users and IT departments may hesitate due to perceived complexity and time constraints for starting such projects. Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with Oracle E-Business Suite, alleviates that concern with a new Auto Server Installation and Setup feature for its Wands 5 Suite of products – GL Wand and Reports Wand for reporting processes and Budget Wand for budget loading tasks.

    "While speed and reduced complexity are advantages of the Auto Install feature, our main motivation was preventing installation errors by reducing steps," said Michele Buson, CEO and Co-founder for Excel4apps. "Finance departments have loved our software for years, and with this new Java-based zero client-install architecture and easier installation and setup, even more CIOs, database administrators (DBAs) and applications managers will favor our products. This new process reduces the learning curve for IT personnel."

    With the initial Auto Install process, DBAs launch an integrated task that eliminates the need for copying files to servers, making configuration changes, and entering setup information. Once the server component is completed, the desired Wands 5 product(s) are available to authorized users via an Oracle Responsibility, eliminating the need to install software on user desktops. With a simple click, this zero client install makes GL Wand, Reports Wand or Budget Wand toolbars available through Excel in minutes.

    The Wands 5 architecture also means that all users are running the same version and there is no need for each user to download software during an upgrade, removing another IT task. Auto Install is not only used for new installations, but also by existing customers applying upgrades with the same quick process.

    Oracle users who are interested in Excel-based GL Wand, Reports Wand or Budget Wand for real-time budget loading and reporting from Financials and other modules are invited to experience a free 30-day trial for unlimited users. With no hardware, client software, or data warehouse requirements, getting started is easy. Immediate download is available at www.excel4apps.com/trialit.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 17,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Philippines and South Africa. For more information, please visit www.excel4apps.com

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    Looking to Leverage Subledger Accounting for More Flexible Financial Reporting in Oracle E-Business Suite?

    29 July 2014

    Excel4apps shares practical tips; offers webinar on leveraging the rich data provided by subledger accounting with Excel-based GL Wand

    Raleigh, NC (July 29, 2014) - Excel4apps, a provider of Excel-based financial inquiry and reporting software, consistently offers practical tips to help finance teams perform more accurately and efficiently as Oracle E-Business Suite users. Recently, finance teams using Oracle E-Business Suite have searched for ways to capitalize on the detailed accounting data generated by Oracle E-Business Suite’s powerful subledger accounting architecture, and Excel4apps is helping provide answers.

    "The rich accounting data generated with informed use of subledger accounting is very useful for financial reporting and reconciliations," said Gregg van der Westhuizen, Solutions Specialist, Excel4apps. "Our goal is to help finance teams identify reporting challenges with subledger accounting and address them through our straightforward and effective Excel-based GL Wand solution."

    To highlight how to leverage subledger accounting’s power, van der Westhuizen will lead a free webinar from Excel4apps, "Unleash Seamless GL Reporting with Oracle Subledger Accounting," from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. EDT on July 30, 2014.  He will review accounting changes from Oracle E-Business Suite 11i to Oracle E- Business Suite 12, as well as expand on answers to these and related questions:

    What are the limitations of standard Oracle reports with subledger accounting?
    Subledger accounting architecture removes limitations on the information that users can transfer to the subledger accounting repository. This means that a powerful, but flexible, reporting tool is needed to capitalize on the detailed accounting repository. Also, these reports output a static text format so users cannot drill back to the transaction source.

    How do users benefit from using an Excel-based reporting tool with subledger accounting?
    Finance users can gain easy access to the incredibly rich detail provided by subledger accounting without the help of IT using GL Wand. Its Excel-based interface delivers flexibility for end users to create sophisticated reports with the exact information needed from subledger accounting or general ledger data and the ability to refresh these reports in real time. Users can also drill from the balance in a report down to the detailed balances, journals and subledgers.

    In addition, webinar participants will learn how to use GL Wand to get key transactional information to the general ledger using the standard, Oracle-supported Subledger Accounting Methods Builder for further expediting reporting processes. Find out more webinar details and reserve your space here.

    Excel4apps’ GL Wand has achieved Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite, and Excel4apps is a Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 16,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Philippines and South Africa. For more information, please visit www.excel4apps.com.

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    Excel4apps Nominated for Three UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards

    22 July 2014

    For the sixth consecutive year, UKOUG shortlists award-winning Excel4apps, including a nomination for Independent Software Vendor Partner of the Year

    Staffordshire, UK (July 22, 2014) – Excel4apps, an Oracle Gold Partner and provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with the Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), is pleased to announce that it has once again garnered accolades from the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) with nominations for three 2014 Partner of the Year Awards. Excel4apps won four UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards last year, as voted on by Oracle users. The awards will be presented on Thursday, 23rd October, at Kent House Knightsbridge, London.

    "We were elated to find out we were nominated for the sixth year in a row," said Dean Jones, Managing Director for Excel4apps - UK & Europe. "The nominations are an acknowledgement of how our products are revolutionizing the way finance professionals report data out of the Oracle EBS. We greatly appreciate this recognition from UKOUG, and we are adding resources to this region to help continue the growth and support for our products."

    The awards are chosen by Oracle end users to reward organisations that have given the best service and contribution to customers over the past 12 months. Oracle users are invited to vote gold for Excel4apps in the following categories:

    - UKOUG Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner of the Year
    - UKOUG Innovative (Product/Service) Partner of the Year
    - UKOUG Small Business/General Business Partner of the Year

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    Voting closes on 15th September.

    Each year from 2009-2013, Excel4apps has won UKOUG Partner of the Year awards in various categories ranging from Innovative Product/Service and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) to Public Sector, Oracle E-Business Suite, and Financial Services.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 17,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Philippines and South Africa. For more information, please visit www.excel4apps.com.

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    Excel4apps Continues MEA Growth Trajectory with Two New Hires

    8 July 2014

    De Richelieu and Chalmers to expand regional footprint for enterprise financial reporting software from Excel4apps

    DUBAI, U.A.E.  (July 8, 2014) – Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based reporting software for use with SAP and Oracle, has announced the key personnel appointments of Anthony de Richelieu as Sales Manager for the Middle East region, and Sarah Chalmers as Marketing Coordinator for the Middle East & Africa (MEA). The new hires are another indication of Excel4apps’ impressive recent growth in MEA, the company’s fastest growing region in terms of revenue for 2012 and 2013.

    "Our popular GL Wand solution, which allows finance professionals to pull real-time Oracle and SAP general ledger data simply and securely into Excel, is seeing strong success in MEA," said Richard Savill, Director of Sales − Middle East & Indian Subcontinent, for Excel4apps. "Last year, MEA’s success played an important role in our 74% global staff growth. We are thrilled to continue this impressive trajectory with the addition of these two dynamic individuals to our team."

    De Richelieu will be responsible for sales of Excel4apps solutions throughout the Middle East. With an MBA from the University of Cape Town, he previously worked for SAP in Johannesburg and sold the company’s solutions throughout Africa. "Anthony brings a wealth of sales experience and a huge amount of energy to our MEA region," Savill said. "It demonstrates our credentials that we are able to attract a sales professional of such caliber from an organization like SAP."

    Working toward her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Management at IMM Graduate School of Marketing, Chalmers brings a range of experience in banking and IT sales to Excel4apps. As MEA Marketing Coordinator, she will be responsible for planning and coordination of MEA events, both in-person and virtual. Chalmers will also support the region’s sales and marketing efforts by engaging in special project management and coordination.

    "Sarah is a very capable yet flexible addition to our team, bringing the perfect skill set for the diverse role she fulfills," said Shirley Riddick, Managing Director – MEA, for Excel4apps. "She has already seamlessly organized our attendance at SAP’s recent SAPHILA 2014 conference in South Africa, and we look forward to her future efforts in raising Excel4apps’ profile in our region."

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 16,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Philippines and South Africa. For more information, please visit www.excel4apps.com.

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    Excel4apps and IQX Business Solutions introduces Reports Wand to Suite of Fast and Flexible Excel-Based Reporting Tools for SAP®

    3 July 2014

    Reports Wand eliminates the need to continuously re-export data by offering live, direct Excel-based access to all SAP modules. IQX Business Solutions, exclusive distributor for Excel4apps SAP Products in Australia, launched Reports Wand in Sydney last week.

    Excel4apps and IQX Business Solutions are pleased to announce the release of Reports Wand, a solution for creating Excel-based reports from a range of functional areas, or modules, in SAP. Reports Wand for SAP is used on its own or as a complement to Excel4apps’ flagship GL Wand solution, which produces financial reports via an Excel-based interface to live data from SAP Financials. The products are built on the Excel4apps philosophy of easy, accurate access to ERP system data.

    “Our customers love the simplicity and self-sufficiency offered by GL Wand and the introduction of Reports Wand extends these benefits to all ERP users.” Dave Cole, Sales and Marketing Director, IQX Business Solutions. “With its ability to drill down into SAP data sources outside SAP Financials, Reports Wand opens a universe of new possibilities for developing highly customized reports, while better leveraging an SAP investment,” said Grant Peterson, Excel4apps’ SAP product manager. “It’s a powerful combination—to use SAP query ability for accessing data anywhere in the ERP system and to capitalize on Excel’s strength as an interface and report creation tool. Because data is refreshable in existing reports, there is no need to reformat a report each time new data is added.”

    The solution for SAP is similar to Reports Wand for the Oracle E-Business Suite released several years ago. The new Reports Wand accesses key SAP modules, including:
    - Controlling (CO) - Sales & Distribution (SD) - Human Capital Management (HCM) - Materials Management (MM) - Plant Maintenance (PM) - Production Planning (PP) - Finance (FI)

    In addition, users can produce highly detailed and formatted reports without IT involvement using pre-existing SAP queries and SAP reports. If the SAP query does not exist, an organization’s IT support staff simply defines the SAP query and turns it over to users for additional customization in Reports Wand, without the need for ongoing IT support. Integration with existing SAP reports is planned for a future release.

    Users can exploit Excel formatting, pivot tables, charts and user-defined functions to create variants of reports that are multi-tiered and drillable to data levels set by IT, while leveraging the existing SAP value sets and security. To do so, users simply modify parameters, filters or options on a Reports Wand task pane and re-execute the sheet or double click to drill into details.

    Reports Wand offers increased flexibility and speed in terms of filtering, sorting and formatting real-time SAP data in Excel. Because users work in a familiar Excel environment with Reports Wand, as with GL Wand, the software requires minimal training.

    Excel4apps is a member of the SAP PartnerEdge™ Program.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 16,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. For more information, please visit www.excel4apps.com.

    About IQX
    IQX Business provides user friendly business process solutions for SAP customers, delivering Microsoft SharePoint Apps, Excel Apps, and Mobile Apps that users love. IQX solutions are unique in their ability to extend SAP processes to include supporting documents and external parties whilst presenting functionality in familiar formats. With deep experience in SAP integration, IQX has the people, products and passion to help users see, share and do more.

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    Excel4apps Grows APJ Business, Hires Hong Kong Sales Manager

    26 June 2014

    Raymond Mak to help bring Excel4apps’ easy, yet powerful, financial reporting solutions for Oracle and SAP to more Hong Kong businesses

    Hong Kong  (June 26, 2014) – Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with Oracle and SAP, is rapidly growing its business in the Asia Pacific-Japan (APJ) region. Hong Kong in particular has seen dynamic growth in the number of Oracle E-Business Suite and SAP users signing on as Excel4apps customers, and the company has responded by hiring Raymond Mak as sales manager, specifically to serve Hong Kong and Greater China.

    A graduate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a master’s degree in e-Commerce and a bachelor’s degree in Computing with first-class honors, Mak has more than 11 years of sales and business consulting experience with a focus on building strategic business alliances in new markets.

    “There has been a clear need for our reporting solutions in the Hong Kong market, with Excel4apps winning significant business there, and we have responded by increasing our commitment to that market with the hiring of key personnel like Raymond Mak and the signing of new partners in the region,” said Michele Buson, CEO of Excel4apps. “We are delighted that Raymond has joined our firm, and we know our Hong Kong customers will appreciate his expertise and his understanding of their need for a solution that makes financial reporting from ERP systems easier.”

    Mak has been published in Springer technology and science publications and has contributed to the KES international conference series and IET conferences. He is also a certified e-commerce consultant in both American and Chinese e-commerce associations.

    “I have always been very passionate about IT and how it can help solve business challenges,” said Mak. “Excel4apps shares that same passion, and their user-friendly solutions are helping companies in this region make tremendous strides to gain efficiency and flexibility in financial reporting, as well as get the most from their IT investment in SAP and Oracle ERP systems. I look forward to serving Excel4apps’ existing customers in Hong Kong and helping expand the company’s footprint in the APJ region.

    New Excel4apps customers in Hong Kong include Esquel Group, Bossini, Velcro, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Ltd., the Salvation Army Hong Kong and Mitsubishi. The company was a co-organizer of the Australia Oracle User Group (AUSOUG) event in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong in March 2014. According to Mak, the event was one example of the Excel4apps commitment to bring innovative ideas in financial reporting to Oracle users in the APJ region. “We will be hosting and attending similar regional events throughout the year, including the 4th CFO Innovation Forum in Hong Kong in September,” he said.

    Many organizations have turned to GL Wand from Excel4apps because it delivers real-time General Ledger data via a direct link between Excel and the Oracle and SAP ERP systems, dramatically cutting steps from the report creation process. GL Wand is an Oracle Validated Integration solution, and Excel4apps is a Gold-level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork. Excel4apps is also a member of the SAP PartnerEdge™ Program. For more information on products from Excel4apps, visit www.excel4apps.com.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 16,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Philippines and South Africa. For more information, please visit www.excel4apps.com.

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    GL Wand Financial Reporting Solution Adds Extra Value to SAP® Investments for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

    3 June 2014

    At the SAPPHIRE® NOW and ASUG Annual Conference, Excel4apps and SME users will highlight GL Wand’s immediately impactful benefits

    SAPPHIRE NOW  – June 3, 2014 – To get the most mileage from their SAP investment, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need a powerful, cost-effective financial reporting solution that is easy to use and maintain. At the SAPPHIRE® NOW and ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., June 3- 5, Excel4apps will show SAP users how its GL Wand reporting tool empowers finance users through Excel-based access to live SAP data, without the costly and complex implementation of solutions like SAP HANA.

    “With GL Wand’s easy implementation and intuitive Excel interface, SMEs quickly capture added value from SAP as finance users become more efficient and self-sufficient at creating reports that can drill into SAP financial details in real-time,” said Chris Meyer, President, Excel4apps Americas & Europe. “GL Wand and our other Excel-based inquiry and reporting tools are exactly the type of solutions for driving profitability and growth that SAPPHIRE NOW attendees seek.”

    At Booth 1606 in the Orange County Convention Center, attendees can see live demonstrations of GL Wand, as well as Reports Wand – a new solution for creating Excel-based reports from a range of SAP modules.  Attendees are also invited to attend an interactive panel discussion with Excel4apps customers:

    “Streamlining Financial Reporting & Analysis for SMEs with Real-Time Data in Excel, No HANA Required”
    1:45-2:45 p.m., Wednesday, June 4, Room S330F: S. Concourse, L3, Orange County Convention Center
    SAP users from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Electronic Theater Controls and NORDAM will share financial reporting challenges, why they selected GL Wand, and tips for efficient financial reporting processes in SMEs.

    Excel4apps is a member of the SAP PartnerEdge™ Program. For more information on Excel4apps solutions for SAP, visit here.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 16,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. For more information, please visit www.excel4apps.com.

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    Excel4apps Introduces Reports Wand to Suite of Fast and Flexible Excel-Based Reporting Tools for SAP®

    9 May 2014

    Reports Wand eliminates the need to continuously re-export data by offering live, direct Excel-based access to all SAP modules

    RALEIGH, NC  (May 6, 2014) –  Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with SAP, has announced release of its Reports Wand solution for creating Excel-based reports from a range of functional areas, or modules, in SAP.  Reports Wand for SAP is used on its own or as a complement to Excel4apps’ flagship GL Wand solution, which produces financial reports via an Excel-based interface to live data from SAP Financials. The products are built on the Excel4apps philosophy of easy, accurate access to ERP system data.

    “With its ability to drill down into SAP data sources outside SAP Financials, Reports Wand opens a universe of new possibilities for developing highly customized reports, while better leveraging an SAP investment,” said Grant Peterson, Excel4apps’ SAP product manager. “It’s a powerful combination—to use SAP query ability for accessing data anywhere in the ERP system and to capitalize on Excel’s strength as an interface and report creation tool. Because data is refreshable in existing reports, there is no need to reformat a report each time new data is added.”

    The solution for SAP is similar to Reports Wand for the Oracle E-Business Suite released several years ago. The new Reports Wand accesses key SAP modules, including:

    - Controlling (CO)
    - Sales & Distribution (SD)
    - Human Capital Management (HCM)
    - Materials Management (MM)
    - Plant Maintenance (PM)
    - Production Planning (PP)
    - Finance (FI)

    In addition, users can produce highly detailed and formatted reports without IT involvement using pre-existing SAP queries and SAP reports. If the SAP query does not exist, an organization’s IT support staff simply defines the SAP query and turns it over to users for additional customization in Reports Wand, without the need for ongoing IT support. Integration with existing SAP reports is planned for a future release.

    Users can exploit Excel formatting, pivot tables, charts and user-defined functions to create variants of reports that are multi-tiered and drillable to data levels set by IT, while leveraging the existing SAP value sets and security.  To do so, users simply modify parameters, filters or options on a Reports Wand task pane and re-execute the sheet or double click to drill into details.

    Reports Wand offers increased flexibility and speed in terms of filtering, sorting and formatting real-time SAP data in Excel. Because users work in a familiar Excel environment with Reports Wand, as with GL Wand, the software requires minimal training.

    Excel4apps is a member of the SAP PartnerEdge™ Program. For more information on Reports Wand for SAP, visit here.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 16,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. For more information, please visit www.excel4apps.com.

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    Excel4apps Highlights How GL Wand Rescues Oracle Financial Users from Month-End Reporting Frustrations

    8 April 2014

    At OAUG’s Collaborate 14 event, Excel4apps will demonstrate how GL Wand and its other products save ‘countless hours’ by streamlining financial reporting and budgeting processes

    COLLABORATE 14, Las Vegas – April 7, 2014 – Creating month-end financial reports from the Oracle E-Business Suite can be a challenge. To rescue users from frustration at month- or year-end closings, the GL Wand financial reporting tool employs a direct link to live Oracle data via a friendly Excel-based interface. Attendees of the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) Collaborate 14 conference, held April 7-11 in Las Vegas, will have the opportunity to hear how organizations capitalize on this powerful, yet simple, solution from Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with ERP systems.

    Excel4apps will showcase its flagship GL Wand financial reporting tool in Booth 1233 at The Venetian and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Collaborate 14’s venue. Requiring no data warehouse and minimal IT support, GL Wand empowers users to create their own reports, which feature robust drill-down capabilities and on-demand refreshes with live data while preserving Excel formatting and formulas. The tool also leverages existing Oracle security settings.

    In addition, Excel4apps will hold three education sessions at Collaborate 14:

    “Excel-based Reporting Alternatives for E-Business Suite: An Excel4apps Interactive Workshop” is scheduled for 12-4 p.m., Monday, April 7. In this pre-conference workshop, BJ Lee and Gregg van der Westhuizen, solution specialists with Excel4apps, will share GL Wand best practices and provide a deeper look at Reports Wand and Budget Wand. Also, Marco Meirinho, Director of the Financial Operations Group for GFI Group, will discuss how GL Wand improved the brokerage firm’s decision-making and financial reporting from Oracle.

    “Panel Chat: How Beats by Dr. Dre & Taconic Inc. Have Maximized E-Business Suite R12 Reporting in Excel” is scheduled for 5:30-6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 8.  In a panel discussion, actual users from Beats by Dr. Dre and Taconic Inc. share ideas on how to improve and streamline Oracle E-Business Suite R12 financial reporting with GL Wand.

    “Unleash Seamless GL Reporting with Oracle Subledger Accounting” is scheduled for 9:45-10:45 a.m., Thursday, April 10. Gregg van der Westhuizen will lead this session on gaining flexible reporting capabilities from Oracle without extensive IT programming involvement.
    “We look forward to sharing optimal techniques for using our products, and to demonstrating how our customers save countless hours by streamlining financial reporting and budgeting processes with them,” said Chris Meyer, President, Excel4apps Americas & Europe. “The more our customers use our products, the more applications they find for them, which we’ll discuss at Collaborate 14.”

    GL Wand is an Oracle Validated Integration solution, and Excel4apps is a Gold-level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork and a 5-Star OAUG partner.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 15,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. For more information, please visit www.excel4apps.com.

    Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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    Excel4apps Honors IQX Business Solutions with Top Partner Award in the Asia-Pacific Region

    8 April 2014

    For the third consecutive year, IQX earns APAC regional award for most sales by a partner

    Sydney, Australia  (7 April, 2014) –  Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with SAP and Oracle, has honored IQX  Business Solutions with its 2013 Partner of the Year award for the Asia-Pacific region . The award recognizes excellence in communicating the value of the Excel-based GL Wand financial reporting tool and other Excel4apps products to prospects and customers. IQX Business Solutions generated the most revenue of any Excel4apps partner in 2013 for the APAC region.

    "It is a privilege to work with partners like IQX who are a major reason why Excel4apps experienced another year of more than 40% growth in 2013," said Wilhelm Hamman, Managing Director for Excel4apps in the APAC region. “We salute the efforts IQX has made to bring SAP users intuitive solutions like GL Wand that make financial reporting faster, easier and more accurate.”

    This is the third consecutive year IQX Business Solutions has received this award, demonstrating the company’s excellence and commitment in helping businesses maximize their SAP investment. Headquartered in New South Wales, IQX Business Solutions specializes in providing SAP customers with user-friendly solutions that deliver enhanced business insight, collaboration and productivity benefits by leveraging Microsoft tools and technologies.

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    "We are delighted with this award as it demonstrates our commitment to our partners and our mission to provide our customers with high-value solutions, that allow them to see, share and do more with their SAP investment" said Dave Cole, Sales and Marketing Director of IQX Business Solutions.

    For more information, please visit http://www.iqxbusiness.com/products/excel-products

    Becoming an Excel4apps partner is an easy way for SAP and Oracle experts to earn extra revenue and differentiate their SAP or Oracle offering. To learn more about partner opportunities, visit www.excel4apps.com/partners.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 15,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. For more information, please visit www.excel4apps.com.

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    Excel4apps Receives 2013 - 2014 Microsoft Partner Award

    25 March 2014

    Excel4apps recognized for creating innovative solutions based on Microsoft technologies for SAP and Oracle.

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    David Grant proudly displaying our Microsoft Partner Network Award which was awarded to us in recognition of our commitment to creating and delivering innovative customer solutions and services based on Microsoft technologies. Thanks Steven A Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft for the recognition!

    Excel4apps products allow Oracle EBS or SAP users to work in the familiar Microsoft Excel environment, but with their ERP data only a click away. We have distinct solutions for SAP and Oracle in order to leverage the underlying security and strengths of the ERP but at the same time offering the highly flexibility and productivity of the Excel environment. With our tools, users can help their organizations make better decisions by getting at their data quicker, by eliminating time wasting tools and processes and by allowing them to easily communicate the data in a meaningful way, all without the reliance on IT personnel.

    Please visit www.excel4apps.com to learn more and begin a free trial.

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    Excel4apps Names Profource as 2013 Europe and UK Partner of the Year

    18 March 2014

    For the second consecutive year, Profource earns top honours for sales of GL Wand reporting tool to Oracle users

    Staffordshire, UK  (March 18, 2014) –  Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with SAP and Oracle, has named Profource as the recipient of its 2013 Partner of the Year award for the Europe and UK region. The regional award honours excellence in communicating the value of the Excel-based GL Wand financial reporting tool and other Excel4apps products to prospects and customers. It is the second consecutive year Excel4apps has recognized Profource as regional Partner of the Year.

    “Our partner program provides a great way for companies to build breadth to their service offering, increase revenue and go above and beyond the competition,” said Dean Jones, Managing Director, UK and Europe, for Excel4apps. "By sharing our fanatical commitment to customer service, Profource has great synergy with Excel4apps. They have grown their business and ours in Europe and the UK by helping Oracle users gain added value through Excel4apps solutions.”

    An Excel4apps partner since June 2010, Profource supports organisations in the Netherlands and beyond that use the Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Fusion applications. Profource clients include hospitals, governmental organisations, municipalities, telecom operators, international publishers, service and maintenance companies, trading companies and leasing companies.

    “We are delighted to be honoured again this year by Excel4apps,” said Rob van de Sanden, Managing Consultant for Profource. “By including their solutions in our toolkit for Oracle users, we help our customers optimise their business processes and be more efficient. The Excel4apps partnership is a great match for us.”

    Becoming an Excel4apps partner is an easy way for SAP and Oracle experts to earn extra revenue and differentiate their SAP or Oracle offering. To learn more about partner opportunities, visit www.excel4apps.com/partners.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 15,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. For more information, please visit www.excel4apps.com.

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    Excel4apps Names Quadrantix 2013 Global Partner of the Year

    25 February 2014

    Americas region partner generates the highest global revenue of any Excel4apps partner

    Pittsburgh, PA (February 25, 2014) –  Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with SAP and Oracle, has named Quadrantix the recipient of its 2013 Global and Americas Region Partner of the Year awards.  The awards recognize excellence in communicating the value of the Excel-based GL Wand financial reporting tool and other Excel4apps products to prospects and customers. Quadrantix generated the most revenue of any Excel4apps partner in 2013, powered by strong Q4 sales in the Americas region.

    As a consulting specialist in the Oracle E-Business Suite, Quadrantix provides operational intelligence, application support and custom development to Oracle business users, helping customers maximize return on ERP system investments. An Excel4apps partner since 2009, Quadrantix has continually delivered increased business to Excel4apps and improved results to ERP system users, and is qualified in selling both GL Wand for Oracle and GL Wand for SAP.

    “Our partner program helps companies increase revenue, broaden services and go above and beyond the competition to help customers easily access and report financial data,” said Chris Meyer, President Americas for Excel4apps. “The success of Quadrantix is an excellent example of why Excel4apps achieved its second consecutive year of revenue growth above 40%.”

    Quadrantix appreciates the benefits GL Wand delivers to customers, bridging a reporting gap left by ERP systems through real-time access to financial data via a friendly Excel interface. “We are very fortunate to have found Excel4apps and GL Wand to complement our Oracle line of business,” said Jose Flores, Business Development Manager, Quadrantix. “Our clients love this product.”

    Becoming an Excel4apps partner is an easy way for SAP and Oracle experts to earn extra revenue and differentiate their SAP or Oracle offering. To learn more about partner opportunities, visit www.excel4apps.com/partners.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 15,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. For more information, please visit www.excel4apps.com.

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    Excel4apps Names TransSys Solutions MEA Regional Partner of the Year for Second Consecutive Year

    24 February 2014

     Excel4apps revenue generated by TransSys increased 100% year on year through expanded sales in the Middle East and Africa

    Johannesburg, South Africa (February 21, 2014) –  Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with SAP and Oracle, has named TransSys Solutions the recipient of its 2013 Partner of the Year award for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. A consulting specialist in the Oracle E-Business Suite and Fusion SaaS Applications, TransSys Solutions helps a growing number of Oracle users in the MEA region realize added value through Excel4apps solutions.

    “Our partner program provides a great way for companies to build breadth in their service offering, increase revenue and go above and beyond the competition,” said Richard Savill, Director of Sales, Middle East & Subcontinent, for Excel4apps. “TransSys Solutions takes the challenge to heart, and we are proud to honor them for their ongoing success and stellar performance. Through their efforts, Excel4apps revenue generated by TransSys has increased 100% year on year through the region.”

    It is the second consecutive year TransSys Solutions has been honored by Excel4apps. In 2012, the company was Partner of the Year in the Oracle category for the MEA region. This year’s award recognizes TransSys’ contributions in working with both Oracle and SAP customers in the region. The company is also having success in the ECEMEA (Eastern Central Europe, Middle East, Africa) region, and has won the Excel4apps Partner of the Year award in the Applications Category for that region. An Excel4apps partner since April 2010, TransSys Solutions deploys enterprise applications for the telecom, airline, retail, banking and financial services industries.

    “With their powerful and easy-to-use financial reporting and drill down features, Excel4apps solutions are becoming the typical ‘go-to’ tool for many of our customers for month end reporting, reconciliation and analytical needs,” said Prabu Balasubramanyan, Executive Director of TransSys Solutions.

    To learn more about partner opportunities with Excel4apps, visit www.excel4apps.com/partners.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 15,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. For more information, please visit www.excel4apps.com.

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    Excel4apps Announces Second Year of 40+% Revenue Growth

    21 February 2014

    Increases investment in ‘fanatical’ customer support with staff growth, appointment of Global Head of Support with strong ERP system background

    RALEIGH, NC  (February 19, 2014) –  Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with SAP and Oracle, has announced top-line revenue growth of more than 40% for the second consecutive year. In addition, with 74% staff growth in 2013, the company announced the appointment of Todd Herbay as Global Head of Support, located in the company’s Pittsburgh, Pa., office.

    “With another year of impressive growth fueled by great products and support, we are proud to announce the expansion of our team as we continue our commitment to fanatical support for customers around the world,” said Shaun Pendrigh, Director of Development & Support and Co-Founder of Excel4apps. “We are excited to welcome Todd Herbay, who brings extensive experience streamlining business processes through application of software technologies and LEAN Six Sigma tools and principles.”

    During the financial year ending 31 December 2013, Excel4apps achieved annual revenue growth of 41%, compared with 48% last year. “We are on a mission to empower end user reporting and eliminate time-wasting tools and processes. Our results, driven by customer acceptance for our products, show that we are making great progress,” said Michele Buson, CEO and Co-Founder, Excel4apps.

    To maintain its standard of excellence in providing premier products and support to a growing global customer base, Excel4apps grew its staff by 74% in 2013. Of the staff added, 25% are additions to the company’s support and development resources, nearly doubling the Global Customer Support team through addition of Herbay and regional Solution Specialists in multiple time zones.

    The combined team has extensive SAP and Oracle experience, including Herbay, who helped deploy Excel4apps’ GL Wand solution while working with Wesco Distribution, an industrial supplier. “The recent support team additions reflect our commitment to maintaining the highest levels of customer service,” Herbay said.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 15,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. For more information, please visit www.excel4apps.com.

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    Purcell Systems Presents Their GL Wand Experience at the Arizona AUSG Chapter Meeting

    2 December 2013

    On November 14, 2013, Excel4apps was pleased to present with customer Purcell Systems at the Americas' SAP Users' Group (ASUG) chapter meeting held in Chandler, Arizona, USA.  Kevin Lybbert, SAP/Business Process Analyst for Purcell discussed the company's previous SAP reporting processes and challenges and the factors that drove Purcell to seek a simple reporting solution, GL Wand from Excel4apps.  He shared his installation process and how they are enhancing their SAP value and accelerating their financial reporting time.  Kevin discussed how to extract data from SAP to Microsoft Excel in real time, the difference between static and flexible ad-hoc reporting and analysis, and how to report balances from the new GL, classic GL, cost center accounting, profit center accounting, orders, activity types, statistical key figures (SKF), all with the ease of Excel.

    For more information about Purcell Systems, please visit: www.purcellsystems.com.
    For more information about ASUG, please visit: www.asug.com

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    Looking for New Ways to Avoid the Time Crunch When Creating Month-End and Ad-Hoc Financial Reports?

    22 November 2013

    Excel4apps shares practical tips on making reporting faster and easier for Oracle and SAP users  

    Pittsburgh, PA  (November 21, 2013) – Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based financial inquiry and reporting software, consistently provides practical tips to finance teams to help them perform more accurately and efficiently as Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) and SAP users. From finance teams around the world, the latest ideas—on how to accelerate month-end and ad-hoc financial processes with real-time Excel-based reporting—are drawing positive responses.

    “Teams are pressed for time when creating month-end and ad-hoc financial reports using standard Oracle and SAP tools,” said Tiffany Newkirk, Solutions Specialist for Excel4apps. “By providing solid answers, along with solutions like our flagship GL Wand reporting tool, to common financial reporting questions, we are helping teams accelerate financial processes. At Excel4apps, we are committed to making financial reporting easier.”

    Excel4apps offers these tips for frequent questions about accelerating month-end and ad-hoc reporting and how Excel4apps solutions can help:

    How does real-time data at month’s end speed the reporting process?
    Using GL Wand’s Excel-based interface to live Oracle or SAP data, analysts simply click to refresh reports with the latest general ledger (GL) data, trial balances and journal entries. They don’t have to re-create reports or wait for updates from tools that can’t access real-time data.

    How can ad-hoc reporting become faster and easier?
    Financial analysts—who regularly work in Excel—can rapidly build specialized reports with GL Wand. Wizards and step-by-step instructions expedite the process. Real-time report data is reliable and drillable for locating transactional specifics.

    How can users reconcile Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable faster and more accurately?
    AP and AR reconciliations are efficiently executed using GL Wand’s drill down capability, which supports a deeper look into accounts than even Oracle or SAP reports provide.  Users can pull one or more accounts, as well as account listings, so that AP and AR information is available in one drill down.

    How are reports distributed with an Excel-based system?
    GL Wand’s Report Distribution Manager lets Oracle and SAP financial users create templates that execute and output financial reports to a shared directory or via an email list. With a mouse click, monthly departmental reports are refreshed and emailed in an Excel, HTML or PDF format.

    Why would Oracle users want GL Wand instead of Client ADI?
    Replacement of the Client Application Desktop Integrator (ADI) in Oracle EBS Release 12 with browser-based applications has led many organizations to implement GL Wand because it can deliver real-time GL report data.

    GL Wand dramatically cuts steps from the report creation process, even beyond Client ADI.  It consolidates the monthly financial package into one Excel workbook with multiple tabs for a completely drillable package. With Client ADI, users must individually open each static report in the package, then refresh and execute it.

    For case studies and more information on how GL Wand is expediting financial reporting processes at organizations around the world, visit here.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 14,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com today.

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    Excel4apps Forms Alliance with Coupa Software to Accelerate Financial Management & Reporting for SAP and Oracle EBS Users

    14 November 2013

    Solutions help clients save time, money

    RALEIGH, NC  (November 14, 2013)Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based financial inquiry and reporting software for users of SAP and Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Financial software, has announced a collaborative alliance with Coupa Software, a leading provider of cloud-based finance solutions, including procurement, payables and expense management. The complementary products help companies get more value from their existing ERP system to reduce costs.

    Excel4apps is dedicated to accelerating the financial reporting and analysis process for finance and accounting staff. Products like the company’s flagship reporting tool, GL Wand, provide superior visibility and significant time savings for financial professionals using an Excel-based interface. Also focused on enhancing efficiency, Coupa’s suite of cloud applications helps customers around the globe reduce costs through innovative procurement, payables and expense management applications with an end-user friendly front end to SAP and Oracle.

    “Coupa Software is a clear leader in cloud-based financial solutions, and their customers rave about the value they receive and the fantastic ease-of-use of the Coupa solutions,” said Melissa Neal, manager, Business Development, Excel4apps. “Excel4apps has an identical mission―to simplify financial reporting with easy access to real-time data via user-friendly Excel. Our solutions help 14,000-plus users greatly streamline financial processes.”

    “Coupa’s number one priority is customer success, which is possible by giving our clients a finance application that is both familiar and convenient to use,” said Roger Goulart, vice president, Alliances at Coupa. “Excel4apps and Coupa’s complementary solutions enable clients to significantly improve their user experience while reducing costs and increasing efficiency.”

    To find out more about the different types of partnership opportunities from Excel4apps, visit here.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 14,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com today.

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    Excel4apps Extends Winning Streak with 5th Consecutive Set of UKOUG Awards

    11 October 2013

    Oracle users recognise the innovation and benefits of Excel-based reporting tools from Excel4apps by presenting the company with four Partner of the Year Awards

    Staffordshire, UK – 15 October 2013 - Excel4apps, an Oracle Gold Partner and provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with the Oracle E-Business Suite and other applications, won four bronze 2013 Partner of the Year Awards from the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG). Chosen by Oracle end users for outstanding solutions and support over the past 12 months, Excel4apps was honoured during a black-tie Awards Banquet at London’s landmark event center, Altitude 360, on October 3.

    “There are always strong contenders for these awards, so we are honoured to win four awards once again this year, as well as mark our fifth year as a UKOUG Partner of the Year winner,” said Dean Jones, Managing Director for Excel4apps – UK & Europe. “As we also celebrate the fifth anniversary of our European office opening in the UK and significant expansion in this market, the awards are icing on the cake for us. They demonstrate how Excel4apps sets an industry standard with the unique capabilities of GL Wand, our flagship Excel-based reporting tool, and our other Oracle products, as well as our dedicated development and service teams.”

    In addition to voting on product quality, customers were asked to assess the value of services delivered and the vendor’s relationship/client management skills, as well as how well the vendor contributed to their success over the last 12 months. This year, Excel4 apps won in the categories of Independent Software Vendor (ISV), Innovative Product/Service, Small Business/General Business, and Emerging New Products.

    Excel4apps is participating in another Oracle event—Apps13, UKOUG’s Applications Conference, held October 14-16 at The Brewery, London’s historic event venue. “This is a high-profile conference for all users of Oracle applications,” said Jones. “At our exhibit Booth #67, we are sharing information and demos on how GL Wand helps Oracle users improve their reporting processes and save time and money.”

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, Budget Wand, and Sales Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 14,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com/oracle today.

    About UK Oracle User Group
    UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) is an independent, not for profit membership organisation created to support Oracle stakeholders. Established over 30 years ago, UKOUG now has over 8,500 member contacts who act as a single independent voice to influence the future design, functionality and technology that is key to all Oracle users. www.ukoug.org

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    Excel4apps Showcases Faster Drill Downs into Oracle Financial Data With New GL Wand 5

    24 September 2013

    At Oracle OpenWorld 2013, join Excel4apps at Booths 628 and 3536 to see Excel4apps’ GL Wand in action as it creates faster than ever ad-hoc and financial reports from the Oracle E-Business Suite

    Raleigh, NC – September 23, 2013 – For rapid response to management requests, business and financial analysts need easy access to live, detailed Oracle data. Excel4apps, a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) and provider of Excel-based inquiry and reporting software, is providing just that with its new Java-based GL Wand Release 5. At Oracle OpenWorld 2013, held September 22-26 in San Francisco, Excel4apps will showcase its recent updates to GL Wand’s functionality, including intuitive new tool bars, easy installation, and faster refreshes and drill downs.

    “We are excited to show Oracle OpenWorld attendees how to maximize their Oracle investment with a tool that lets financial users dive deep into Oracle data from a friendly Excel interface with minimal IT assistance – even during installation,” said Chris Meyer, President, Excel4apps Americas. “GL Wand 5 builds on the success of previous versions to further empower these users to independently create richer ad-hoc and standard financial reports in less time. It’s all about an enhanced experience for users and those they support. ”

    Attendees of Oracle OpenWorld 2013 can experience GL Wand hands-on in two Moscone Center locations:  Moscone South, Booth #628, and Moscone West, Booth #3536. Also demonstrated will be the recently updated Budget Wand 5, geared to streamline the budget upload process.

    GL Wand is an Oracle Validated Integration solution.  For more information on GL Wand 5 and Budget Wand 5, and to access a free trial, visit this link.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand and Budget Wand products can easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 13,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com/oracle today.

    About Oracle PartnerNetworkOracle PartnerNetwork (OPN)
    Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more, visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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    Excel4apps European Office Celebrates Five Years of Substantial Growth

    30 July 2013

    Fifth anniversary of office opening coincides with 31% annual growth for the region, and marks an impressive client and partner list and numerous Oracle user awards

    Staffordshire, UK  (July 30, 2013) –  Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software, has announced the fifth anniversary of the opening of its European office in the UK, a period marked by dramatic growth and success for the company in the region and beyond.  During the past year, the European business has grown 31% for Excel4apps.

    “The fifth anniversary marks another milestone for us in the growth of our company, especially our significant expansion in the European market,” said Dean Jones, Managing Director for Excel4apps, UK & Europe, who has led the European operation since launching Excel4apps to the UK and European market in May 2008. “I am extremely proud of what has been achieved in this region and beyond during the recent five years, especially with the operation launching at a time of global recession. We are delighted that so many leading companies here find great value in GL Wand and our other solutions.”

    A selection of European customers include the John Lewis Partnership, a £9.5 billon retail organisation based in London; Aberdeenshire Council; Liberty Global, a global provider of market-leading television, broadband internet, and telephony services; Smiths Medical, a global provider of medical devices and products; Suffolk Police; Virgin Money, a group of UK financial services businesses; Virgin Galactic, on track to become the world’s first commercial spaceline; and StepStone, a Norwegian provider of software and services for the Human Capital Management (HCM) sector.

    Also during the period, Excel4apps solutions have won various awards, including eight UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) awards. Each year from 2008-2012, the company won UKOUG Partner of the Year awards in various categories, ranging from Innovative Product/Service  and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) to Public Sector, Oracle E-Business Suite, and Financial Services. Excel4apps is again shortlisted this year for four UKOUG awards, with winners to be announced in October. The company was also a finalist for Financial Director Magazine Software of the Year Award earlier in 2013.

    Excel4apps has also expanded its indirect business in the region, forming key partnerships with companies that offer solutions and services that are complementary to Excel4apps products.  If interested in becoming an Excel4apps certified partner, visit this link.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for SAP and Oracle. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 13,000 SAP and Oracle users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com today.

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    Excel4apps Partners with Maestro, Scandinavian Reseller Firm

    23 July 2013

    Partnership with SAP and Oracle implementation firm Maestro to grow Excel4apps global footprint

    Staffordshire, UK – July 23, 2013 – Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software, has announced its partnership with Maestro of Implementation Technologies, a Scandinavian systems integration specialist. Maestro will offer GL Wand and related Excel4apps solutions to help its Oracle and SAP clients have a direct link between their ERP systems and an Excel-based interface for highly efficient, accurate and secure financial reporting.

    “Maestro is a highly regarded Oracle and SAP implementation firm with a full offering of IT consulting services in Scandinavia,” said Dean Jones, Managing Director for Excel4apps in UK/Europe. “They know these ERP systems in detail and offer deep experience implementing SAP and the Oracle E-Business Suite. We are proud of Maestro’s recognition of GL Wand, and we look forward to working with them and building relationships with their other implementation partners.”

    Helping Scandinavian organizations leverage global leading-edge technology, Maestro continually looks for partners whose solutions add value to the services the company provides.

    “No matter where our clients want to go technologically, they all have a common need, and that is fast, efficient and responsive financial reporting,” said Preben Keil, CEO of Maestro. “We are impressed with GL Wand from Excel4apps and the flexible reporting capabilities it provides. We look forward to offering it to our clients as a tool to make the most of their investment in SAP and Oracle solutions.”

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 13,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com today.

    About Maestro
    Maestro of Information Technologies conducts system solutions for various customers. We are a small and independent company, which focuses on standard systems. We make the complex simple for users. For more information, visit www.maestros.dk.

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    Excel4apps Collects Multiple Nominations in 2013 UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards

    16 July 2013

    UKOUG once again shortlists award-winning Excel4apps in races to be decided by Oracle users before the voting deadline on 13th September

    Staffordshire, UK  (July 16, 2013) – Excel4apps, an Oracle Gold Partner and provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with Oracle and other applications, is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted for four Partner of the Year Awards from the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG). Excel4apps won four Partner of the Year Awards last year from the UKOUG.

    “The nominations come as we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the opening of our European office in the UK,” said Dean Jones, Managing Director for Excel4apps - UK & Europe. “Along with our significant expansion in the European market, the nominations demonstrate how Excel4apps sets an industry standard with the unique capabilities of GL Wand, our flagship Excel-based reporting tool, and our other Oracle products, as well as our dedicated development and service teams. We are honoured to be among many strong contenders for this year’s awards.”

    The awards are chosen by Oracle end users to reward organisations that have given the best service and contribution to customers over the past 12 months. Oracle users are invited to vote gold for Excel4apps in the following categories:

    - Independent Software Vendor (ISV)
    - Innovative (Product /Service)
    - Small Business/General Business
    - Emerging (New Products)


    Voting closes on 13th September. The awards will be presented on 3rd October at Altitude 360, London’s landmark event center.

    Each year from 2008-2012, Excel4apps has won UKOUG Partner of the Year awards in various categories ranging from Innovative Product/Service and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) to Public Sector, Oracle E-Business Suite, and Financial Services. The company was also a finalist for the 2012 Business Finance Software of the Year Award.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for SAP and Oracle. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 13,000 SAP and Oracle users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com today.

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    Excel4apps Releases New Version of GL Wand for Faster Than Ever Financial Reporting from Oracle

    11 July 2013

    Java-based framework of GL Wand Release 5 and Budget Wand 5 is designed exclusively for an enhanced user experience in the Oracle environment

    Raleigh, NC  (July  9, 2013) –  Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software, has announced the release of a new version of its flagship product, GL Wand, the award-winning, Excel-based financial reporting solution for finance professionals. Developed for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) users, GL Wand Release 5 has new functionality that offers quicker installation, plus other new features for more flexible financial reporting, faster drilldowns and improved refresh rates. Budget Wand 5, a new version of Excel4apps’ budget uploading application for Oracle, is also available.

    “We have taken the best functional elements from GL Wand and wrapped them into a completely new Java-based framework for our Oracle clients,” said Shaun Pendrigh, co-founder of Excel4apps and director of product development and support. “Designed exclusively for the strengths of an Oracle environment, GL Wand Release 5 is about ease of use, ease of deployment, flexibility, and speed of refreshes and drilldowns.”

    GL Wand Release 5’s Java-based software deploys easily on servers with no installation required at the user level. Also, intuitive new toolbars and enhanced functionality assist financial users with building richer reports in less time.

    “With zero client install, new users are up, running and creating reports faster than ever,” said Pendrigh. “And because the new release launches directly from Oracle, there are even fewer steps in the reporting process. Users can launch GL Wand Release 5 from within their secure Oracle EBS environment and automatically gain access to the new GL Wand ribbon.”

    The new version of Budget Wand, Budget Wand 5, is also geared to enhance the user experience and makes the budget upload process faster and more streamlined. Users now have the option to create the required account combinations during the loading process rather than preparing them beforehand.

    Current users of GL Wand and Budget Wand who are up to date on their maintenance and support contract may migrate to GL Wand 5 and Budget Wand 5 at no additional charge. For more information, visit this link.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for SAP and Oracle. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 12,000 SAP and Oracle users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com today.

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    Excel4apps Expands Oracle and SAP Customer Base in Asian Market

    13 June 2013

    Credits Australian government with helping build significant presence in Singapore and other ASEAN countries

    Sydney – 13 June 2013Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software, reports strong success in expanding its Oracle and SAP customer base among Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) businesses and organizations, including firms in Indonesia, Singapore, Mongolia, China and Hong Kong. The international software provider, whose GL Wand solution cuts away complexity and cost associated with current ERP financial reporting solutions, now has more than 500 customers in 61 countries.

    With the assistance of the Australian Trade Commission’s (Austrade) Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program, Excel4apps set up an ASEAN regional office in Singapore and is building sales channels into other ASEAN countries.

    “We are grateful for the government support and financial assistance that are helping fuel our Asian growth,” said Wilhelm Hamman, managing director of Excel4apps’ Asia-Pacific Japan (APJ) region. “The funds received open new markets for us and mean a great deal to our company. The response to GL Wand by Oracle and SAP users in ASEAN countries is exciting, and once again illustrates the very real business need for Excel-based products like GL Wand, Reports Wand and Budget Wand.”

    The EMDG program supports export of intellectual property and expertise outside Australia and plays an active part in the export growth of innovative companies like Excel4apps that bring value to customers around the world. For example, the program encourages qualified Australian companies to do business in Asia through a combination of good strategy, great products and a respect for the unique nature of the Asian business environment.

    Excel4apps will participate in Oracle OpenWorld Shanghai 2013 from July 22-25 at Booth C17 in the Shanghai Expo Centre.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 12,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com/trialit today.

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    Excel4apps MEA Managing Director Chairs SAP Conference

    11 June 2013

    Opening of Johannesburg office further strengthens Excel4apps presence in Middle East & Africa

    Johannesburg, South Africa  (June 11, 2013) –  Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software, has announced its managing director for the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region, Shirley Riddick, will chair the 2013 Mastering SAP Financials Conference at the Sandton Sun in Johannesburg, June 10-12, 2013. Also scheduled to make a presentation at the conference, Riddick oversees a region for the company that has grown dramatically in recent years, most notably a 74% increase in annual revenues from 2011 to 2012.

    “I look forward to chairing this important conference, where several hundred MEA financial professionals using SAP convene for three days of discussion, information sessions and sharing of best practices for doing their jobs better,” said Riddick. “At the event, Excel4apps will focus on the financial reporting challenges SAP users face and share information about the capabilities of GL Wand, our Excel-based, real-time reporting solution and how it enhances ERP system benefits among both SAP and Oracle users.”

    With headquarters in Australia and an expanding global footprint, Excel4apps opened a Johannesburg office in May headed by new personnel: Gavin Whyte, sales manager for Africa, and Gregg van der Westhuizen, solution specialist.  “We view our high profile at the SAP Conference as a further welcome for us to MEA,” said Riddick. “We are very excited about the work we are doing and the enthusiasm for our SAP-certified GL Wand solution throughout the region.”

    Riddick’s presentation, “Real-Time Finance Reporting in MS Excel with GL Wand,” is scheduled for 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11. It will focus on how GL Wand’s Excel interface provides quick access to SAP FICO objects and values, which results in increasing productivity and reporting efficiency. GL Wand is an award-winning, Excel-based financial reporting tool that provides reports with drill down capabilities that are refreshable on demand, yet preserve formatting and Excel formulas. Without middleware or data warehouse requirements, Excel4apps can be installed in minutes with less reliance on IT support and greater power to the individual user.

    GL Wand from Excel4apps has achieved certified integration with SAP applications through 2016 and has been proven to integrate with SAP solutions.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for SAP and Oracle. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 12,000 SAP and Oracle users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit this link at www.excel4apps.com today.

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    Excel4apps Continues Growth in MEA through IntelApps Partnership

    11 June 2013

    Reseller alliance with Saudi Arabian company strengthens Excel4apps presence in region

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates  (June 10, 2013) –  Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based enquiry and reporting software, has announced its partnership with IntelApps, a full-service IT consulting firm based in Saudi Arabia. IntelApps will offer GL Wand and related Excel4apps solutions to provide its Oracle clients with a direct link between the Oracle e-Business Suite and an Excel-based interface for efficient and secure financial reporting.

    “IntelApps is an up-and-coming new firm in Saudi Arabia with an impressive client list and a promising future of global growth that meshes with our own growth strategy,” said Richard Savill, Director of Sales for Excel4apps in the Middle East. “We are impressed with the company’s skills and experience in enhancing its clients’ operational efficiency, and proud of its recognition of GL Wand and our other products for Oracle.”

    IntelApps provides implementation, upgrade and support services tailored specifically for Oracle technology solutions. Team members provide application management, systems integration and network consulting services to clients. As an Excel4apps reseller partner, the company is authorized to market and sell Excel4apps solutions and to assist customers with product learning and report development services.

    “Our clients need fast, efficient and responsive financial reporting,” said Ashraf Al-Jerjawi, ERP Projects Manager with IntelApps. “GL Wand from Excel4apps makes that kind of reporting possible, and we are proud to recommend it as part of the solutions we provide.”

    According to Al-Jerjawi, the partnership enhances IntelApps’ value proposition to help its existing clients get the greatest return from their Oracle investment, while increasing the Oracle E-Business Suite customer base. “As a young and growing company, we look for top-tier partners to enhance our value proposition,” said Al-Jerjawi. “We are delighted to make Excel4apps part of our growth strategy.”

    Becoming an Excel4apps partner is an easy way for Oracle and SAP experts to earn extra revenue and differentiate their Oracle or SAP offering. To learn more about partner opportunities with Excel4apps, visit www.excel4apps.com/partners.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for SAP and Oracle. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 13,000 SAP and Oracle users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com today.

    About IntelApps
    Founded in Saudi Arabia in 2012, IntelApps is a full-service IT solutions provider that determines, installs, implements, supports and maintains e-business applications for a wide range of industries. IntelApps positions its IT consulting services in the implementation, upgrade and support of Oracle e-Business suite with consulting services tailored specifically for Oracle technology solutions. The company provides application management, systems integration and networking consulting services. For more information, visit www.intelapps-sa.com. 

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    Excel4apps Helps Western Australian Government Streamline Financial Management Processes, Cut Costs and Improve Service

    29 May 2013

    GL Wand product solves financial reporting challenges for Oracle E-Business Suite Version R12

    Sydney – 29 May 2013 – Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-classExcel-based inquiry and reporting software, is helping Western Australian government departments save money and provide better service by streamlining their Oracle Finance and SIMS reporting. With the government decommissioning its shared corporate services office, the departments have had to implement their own ERP systems, and have relied on GL Wand from Excel4apps to make the most of their investment in the latest Oracle EBS version R12.

    “With Oracle’s Client Application Desktop Integrator (ADI) replaced by browser-based applications in R12, reporting from Oracle’s General Ledger can be challenging,” said Wilhelm Hamman, managing director for Excel4apps Asia-Pacific Japan (APJ) region. “We are proud that more than 20  Australian federal, local government and non-profit organizations, including the Western Australian government, now meet these challenges with GL Wand.”

    GL Wand users say the Oracle-certified integration solution helps them quickly produce the kind of financial reports they need to keep tabs on how operating expenses compare against budget, saving them days of effort without the need for a data warehouse, additional hardware or expensive customization.

    “Hundreds of finance professionals upgrading to R12 have turned to Excel4apps, with GL Wand’s Excel interface to real-time GL data and ability to deploy in just hours,” said Michele Buson, global CEO for Excel4apps. “Demand from both Oracle and SAP customers fueled our seventh consecutive year of growth, with global revenues in 2012 up 48% over 2011. We expect even bigger things for 2013/14 with exciting new product developments.”

    About Excel4app
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, its award-winning GL Wand and other products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 12,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com/oracle today.

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    GL Wand Users Share Tips on Streamlined Financial Reporting from SAP during SAPPHIRE Event

    22 May 2013

    In interactive panel discussions, customers of Excel4apps highlighted how GL Wand enables real-time SAP financial reporting with easy drill down and reporting from an Excel-based interface

    Raleigh,  NC – May 22, 2013 – SAP users learned how Excel4apps  expedites financial reporting from SAP with its flagship GL Wand solution at SAPPHIRE NOW, Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) Annual Conference, held May 14-16 in Orlando. In an interactive customer panel, Kevin Lybbert, senior cost/SAP analyst for Purcell Systems, and Anton Farenyk, SAP FI analyst for EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc., shared perspectives on how their companies are improving and streamlining SAP financial reporting with GL Wand.

    Specifically, Lybbert and Farenyk discussed the challenges Purcell and EXFO were experiencing prior to implementing GL Wand. Panel attendees learned how the companies now extract live data from their SAP systems using GL Wand’s Microsoft Excel interface for fast, flexible ad-hoc reporting and analysis. They also heard how to report balances from the new SAP general ledger (GL) and the classic GL, as well as how to execute cost center accounting, profit center accounting, orders, activity types, and statistical key figures (SKF), all within the ease of Excel.

    “We were delighted to have two of our valued customers speak about the difference GL Wand has made in financial reporting processes, allowing them to make the most of their SAP investment,” said Chris Meyer, President, Americas for Excel4apps. “It is our mission to take away the frustration and pain points with financial reporting tasks as we’ve done for Purcell Systems and EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering.”

    According to Lybbert, Purcell Systems has significantly expedited monthly closes by creating financial reports in GL Wand. “We’ve reduced our month end from four days to one with GL Wand and we can now trust the data,” he said, referring to GL Wand’s access to real-time SAP information.

    Farenyk of EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering reflected on GL Wand’s ease of use during the panel discussion. “GL Wand is such an incredibly intuitive tool.  We’ve barely needed any training from Excel4apps,” he noted.

    GL Wand is an SAP Certified Integration solution and an award-winning, Excel-based financial reporting tool for finance professionals using SAP Financials for SAP 4.7, ERP 2004/ECC 5.0, or ERP 2005/ECC 6.0. It enables highly efficient and secure financial reporting, shorter month ends, and faster refreshes with ad-hoc inquiry and drill downs.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for SAP and Oracle. Designed for financial professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 12,000 SAP and Oracle users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com/support/SAP/elearning today.

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    E-Learning Videos Now Available on iOS Devices

    13 May 2013

    Excel4apps is happy to share that all of our e-learning content, product demonstrations, and homepage videos have been enhanced to improve the viewer's experience.  They will now play as pop-up overlays allowing them to be viewed on mobile iOS devices such as an iPhone or iPad.  

    E-Learning collateral now available on iOS devices

  • Integrate Microsoft Excel Within Your SAP Environment for Seamless, Real-Time Reporting & Analysis

    Featured in SAPinsider - Apr 2013 - Integrate Microsoft Excel Within Your SAP Environment for Seamless, Real-Time Reporting & Analysis

    11 April 2013

    To make it easier to format and slice and dice data, many financial users manually cut and paste information from a data warehouse into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Excel is often more intuitive for them than other reporting tools, and its familiar formatting capabilities and robust functionality support effective communication and easy calculations and modeling of financial data. 

    Even after an ERP implementation and the introduction of new reporting tools and capabilities, many financial users still prefer to use Excel as a front-end interface for structuring reports and manipulating data into a useful format. However, getting the necessary data from SAP systems into Excel can be a timeconsuming, multi-step process that requires help from the IT department, which must program queries for extracting the data and putting it in a data warehouse. Afterward, users must push the data a step further from the warehouse into Excel. Ad hoc report requests like these can become particularly demanding and time consuming for both the finance users and IT, and the more IT falls behind, the longer it takes for the finance department to receive the reports they need.

    For the full article click here: Integrate Microsoft Excel Within Your SAP Environment for Seamless, Real-Time Reporting & Analysis

  • Excel4apps Honors IQX and Red Rock with Top Partner Awards

    Excel4apps Honors IQX and Red Rock with Top Partner Awards

    9 April 2013

    IQX earns global and APJ regional awards for most sales to SAP users; Red Rock is APJ regional winner in Oracle category

    Sydney, Australia  (April 9, 2013) –  Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with SAP and Oracle, has honored two APJ companies — IQX  Business Solutions and Red Rock Consulting —with its 2012 Partner of the Year awards. The awards recognize excellence in communicating the value of the Excel-based GL Wand financial reporting tool and other Excel4apps products to prospects and customers.

    IQX earned not only the APJ Regional Partner of the Year Award, leading sales for all Excel4apps partners who resell the company’s solutions to SAP users in the APJ region, but also the Excel4apps Global Partner of the Year Award in the SAP category for the most sales across all Excel4apps regions—including Europe, Middle East & Africa, and the Americas.

    Red Rock Consulting also earned a Regional Partner of the Year Award, leading sales in the APJ region to Oracle users.

    "IQX and Red Rock were instrumental in helping us build our footprint in APJ significantly in 2012," said Wilhelm Hamman, Managing Director, Excel4apps APJ. “Their successful sales efforts have helped make 2012 our most successful year ever, with a more than 50% increase in new customer acquisitions globally.”

    Headquartered in New South Wales, IQX specializes in leveraging SAP solutions with Microsoft applications to deliver enhanced business insight, collaboration and productivity. Red Rock Consulting is the largest independent provider of Oracle consulting and managed services in Australia and New Zealand.

    Becoming an Excel4apps partner is an easy way for SAP and Oracle experts to earn extra revenue and differentiate their SAP or Oracle offering. To learn more about partner opportunities with Excel4apps, visit www.excel4apps.com/partners.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 12,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

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    Excel4apps to Host Educational, Social Events at Collaborate 13 Oracle Applications User Forum

    8 April 2013

    In sessions and at Booth #1217, Excel4apps shows how GL Wand mitigates loss of Client ADI via live link to Oracle financial data, with easy drill down and reporting from an Excel-based interface

    COLLABORATE 13, Denver – April 8, 2013 – Oracle users will have several opportunities to learn about Excel4apps financial reporting solutions at the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) Collaborate 13 forum, held April 7-11 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. A key focus will be on how organizations upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 or upgrading from MS Excel 2003 can use GL Wand from Excel4apps to solve the challenges in reporting from Oracle’s General Ledger (GL) because Oracle’s Client Application Desktop Integrator (ADI) is no longer available.

    Excel4apps will hold two education sessions during Collaborate, an annual event attended by 5,000 Oracle users:

    - “Deeper Dive into GL Wand 5: The Latest Excel-Based Reporting Solution for Oracle 11i/R12 from Excel4apps” is scheduled for 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, April 8. Alex Chard, product developer with Excel4apps, will demonstrate new features in GL Wand 5, the latest pre-release of the GL Wand financial reporting software.
    - “How Glatfelter Insurance Group Is Streamlining Oracle R12 Reporting Using Excel-Based Solutions” is scheduled for 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10. Jennifer Raffensberger, Corporate Controller for Glatfelter, one of the largest privately owned insurance brokers in the U.S., will discuss how GL Wand is filling the gaps left with the loss of Client ADI in the R12 environment.

    “We look forward to sharing our experience with GL Wand during Collaborate,” said Raffensberger. “The product has saved us countless hours and freed us up to focus more on data analysis. The more we use GL Wand, the more applications we find for it.”

    Used for years to produce FSG (Financial Statement Generator) reports, Oracle’s Client ADI was replaced in R12 by browser-based applications that leave gaps with the familiar Client ADI functionality. Many organizations upgrading to R12 or upgrading to Excel 2007 or 2010 have turned to GL Wand from Excel4apps because it delivers real-time GL data via a direct link between Oracle and Excel, dramatically cutting steps from the report creation process – even beyond Client ADI.

    Prior to the official opening of Collaborate 13, Excel4apps will host its first user group workshop, an interactive session in which Oracle E-Business Suite 11i/R12 users will hear from experts on how to maximize GL Wand and Reports Wand from Excel4apps. The workshop is scheduled for 1-4:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. Other Excel4apps events at Collaborate 13 include:

    - RadiOAUG interview with Scott Engel of Enphase Energy
    , a current Excel4apps customer using GL Wand with R12 reporting, at 7:45 p.m., Monday, April 8.
    - “Grab and Go” event, Monday, April 8. Those entering the exhibit hall at its 6 p.m. opening receive an Excel4apps Collaborate T-shirt along with a key that might open the Excel4apps treasure chest at the company’s Booth #1217.
    - Cocktail reception from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, for customer and prospects. Hosted by Excel4apps and two of its business partners, More4apps and Infosemantics, the reception will be held at Tag Restaurant near the Colorado Convention Center.

    “We are delighted to have such a high profile at Collaborate 13,” said Chris Meyer, President, Americas for Excel4apps. “And we look forward to sharing our expertise on how GL Wand helps Oracle users sidestep issues with the loss of Client ADI in the R12 environment. We also will be showcasing the exciting new features in GL Wand 5, which further empowers financial users with faster refreshes and drill downs to Oracle General Ledger data.”

    According to Meyer, GL Wand users have noted that submitting ad-hoc reports that once took 15 minutes with Client ADI and 45 minutes with R12 reporting tools take less than five minutes in GL Wand, leaving more time for valuable analysis and less time with frustrating, multi-step processes.

    GL Wand is an Oracle Validated Integration solution, and Excel4apps is a Gold-level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork and a 5-Star OAUG partner. For more information on GL Wand Pre-Release 5 and to access a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com/glwand5.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 12,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com/oracle today.

  • Excel4apps to Grow MEA Client Base through Catalyst Partnership

    Excel4apps to Grow MEA Client Base through Catalyst Partnership

    20 March 2013

    Catalyst to offer Excel4apps financial reporting solutions to significant Oracle client base in Africa, Middle East and beyond

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19 March 2013 – Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software, has announced its partnership with Catalyst, a global Technology consulting firm. Catalyst will offer GL Wand and related Excel4apps solutions to provide its Oracle clients with a direct link between the Oracle e-Business Suite and an Excel-based interface for efficient and secure financial reporting.

    “Catalyst is a highly regarded Oracle Platinum Partner with a full offering of IT consulting services in Africa, Middle East, India, Europe and USA,” said Shirley Riddick, managing director for Excel4apps in the MEA region. “With more than 150 clients in the MEA region, Catalyst will help us expand our footprint there. We are proud of Catalyst’s recognition of GL Wand and our other products for Oracle, and we look forward to working with them as they recommend our products for more efficient financial reporting with live Oracle data.”

    Catalyst provides end to end services for Oracle E-Business Suite including Healthcheck, Implementation, Upgrade, Support, Education and Cloud. As a reseller partner, the company is authorized to market and sell Excel4apps solutions and can assist customers with product learning or report development services.

    “No matter how diverse our clients, no matter where they want to go technologically, they all have a common need, and that is fast, efficient and responsive financial reporting,” said Amol Awasthi, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Catalyst. “We are particularly impressed with GL Wand from Excel4apps and the flexible reporting capabilities it can give our Oracle clients.”

    According to Awasthi, the partnership enhances Catalyst’s value proposition to help its existing clients get the greatest return from their Oracle investment while increasing the Oracle E-Business Suite customer base. “We partner with top-tier providers to enhance that value,” said Awasthi. “We are delighted to include Excel4apps among their ranks.”

    Becoming an Excel4apps partner is an easy way for Oracle and SAP experts to earn extra revenue and differentiate their Oracle or SAP offering. To learn more about partner opportunities with Excel4apps, visit www.excel4apps.com/partners.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for SAP and Oracle. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 12,000 SAP and Oracle users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com today.

    About Catalyst
    Catalyst is a global IT leader in systems integration – bridging the gap between local business requirements and global leading-edge technology. Catalyst offers deep expertise in the roadmap definition, implementation, upgrade, maintenance, and training for the Oracle E-Business Suite and ICT applications as well as next-generation solutions using GIS, RFID, vehicle tracking, electronic billing, digitization, and Smart Cards. Headquartered in San Jose, California, in the United States, Catalyst has offices in Middle East, Africa, and South East Asia. For more information, please visit: www.catalyst-us.com.

  • Excel4apps Names Fit 4 Finance as 2012 European Regional Partner of the Year

    Excel4apps Names Fit 4 Finance as 2012 European Regional Partner of the Year

    8 March 2013

    Award honours top sales of the GL Wand financial reporting tool to Oracle users

    Staffordshire, UK  (March 6, 2013) –  Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with SAP and Oracle, has named Fit 4 Finance (F4F) as the recipient of its 2012 Partner of the Year award for its European region. The award honours excellence in communicating the value of the Excel-based GL Wand financial reporting tool and other Excel4apps products to prospects and customers. In 2012, F4F generated the highest European regional partner revenue for the Oracle category.

    "Fit 4 Finance is instrumental in our work to make GL Wand the de facto standard Excel-based reporting and inquiry tool for all Oracle and SAP users," said Dean Jones, Managing Director UK and Europe for Excel4apps. “Its successful sales efforts have translated into helping make 2012 our most successful year ever, with a more than 50% increase in new customer acquisitions globally.”

    An Excel4apps partner since June 2010, F4F is market leader in The Netherlands in Oracle E-Business Suite support. With its 200 employees, F4F supports companies and organisations that use Oracle CRM and ERP integrated business applications and business intelligence solutions. Clients of F4F include hospitals, governmental organisations, municipalities, telecom operators, international publishers, service and maintenance companies, trading companies, and leasing companies.

    Becoming an Excel4apps partner is an easy way for SAP and Oracle experts to earn extra revenue and differentiate their SAP or Oracle offering. To learn more about partner opportunities with Excel4apps, visit www.excel4apps.com/partners.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, Budget Wand and Sales Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 12,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

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    Excel4apps Honors 3RP and Z Option with Top Partner Awards

    20 February 2013

    3RP takes global and Americas awards for most sales to Oracle users; Z Option is Americas regional winner in SAP category

    Raleigh, NC  (February 20, 2013) –  Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with SAP and Oracle, has honored two companies in the Americas—Z Option and 3RP—with its 2012 Partner of the Year awards. The awards recognize excellence in communicating the value of the Excel-based GL Wand financial reporting tool and other Excel4apps products to prospects and customers.

    3RP earned not only the Americas Regional Partner of the Year Award, leading sales for all Excel4apps partners who resell the companies solutions to Oracle users in the Americas, but also the Excel4apps Global Partner of the Year Award in the Oracle category for the most sales across all Excel4apps sales regions—including Europe, Middle East & Africa, and APAC.

    Z Option earned the Regional Partner of the Year Award, leading sales to SAP users in the Americas.

    "Excel4apps is privileged to partner with quality companies like Z Option and 3RP who share the same values of care and focus on adding value to customers," said Chris Meyer, President for the Americas region of Excel4apps. “Their successful sales efforts have helped make 2012 our most successful year ever.”

    An Oracle Platinum Partner and consultancy based in Arizona, 3RP became an Excel4apps partner in early 2012. Z Option is a Texas-based SAP software partner and provides software solutions that are complementary to SAP and Microsoft Office. Z Option became an Excel4apps partner in 2011.

    Becoming an Excel4apps partner is an easy way for SAP and Oracle experts to earn extra revenue and differentiate their SAP or Oracle offering.
    To learn more about partner opportunities with Excel4apps, visit www.excel4apps.com/partners.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, Budget Wand and Sales Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 11,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

  • Transys MEA Partner of the year award

    Excel4apps Names TransSys Solutions 2012 MEA Regional Partner of the Year

    18 February 2013

    Award honors top sales of the GL Wand financial reporting tool to Oracle users in the Middle East and Africa

    Johannesburg, South Africa (February 15, 2013) – Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with SAP and Oracle, has named TransSys Solutions as recipient of its 2012 Partner of the Year award for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. The award honors excellence in communicating the value of the Excel-based GL Wand financial reporting tool and other Excel4apps products to prospects and customers. In 2012, TransSys Solutions generated the highest MEA regional partner revenue for the Oracle category.

    "TransSys Solutions is instrumental in our work to make GL Wand the de facto standard Excel-based reporting and inquiry tool for Oracle users," said Shirley Riddick, Managing Director, MEA for Excel4apps. “Their successful sales efforts have translated into helping make 2012 our most successful year ever, with a more than 50% increase in new customer acquisitions globally.”

    An Excel4apps partner since April 2010, TransSys Solutions is a consulting specialist in the Oracle E-Business Suite and solutions around it. TransSys Solutions deploys enterprise applications for the telecom, airline, retail and banking and financial services industries. With offices in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and India, the company is committed to liberating Oracle Finance teams from traditional, time-intensive reporting processes, and finds GL Wand an effective tool in that effort.

    “The participation by TransSys Solutions has been a key factor in securing GL Wand licensing arrangements with some of the largest organizations in the Middle East,” said Riddick.

    Becoming an Excel4apps partner is an easy way for SAP and Oracle experts to earn extra revenue and differentiate their SAP or Oracle offering. To learn more about partner opportunities with Excel4apps, visit www.excel4apps.com/partners.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 12,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

  • NTT Data

    Japan’s NTT DATA Selects Excel4apps as Partner

    29 November 2012

    6th largest global IT services provider extends Excel4apps Asia-Pacific footprint, makes company part of its strategy for global growth with SAP and Oracle finance teams

    Sydney, Australia – 29 November 2012 – Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software, has announced its reseller partnership with NTT Data, the sixth largest global IT services provider.  Headquartered in Tokyo, NTT DATA will combine its Oracle and SAP knowledge with Excel4apps’ GL Wand reporting solution to deliver a more efficient finance process to clients.

    GL Wand simplifies reporting by providing a direct link from Oracle and SAP financial solutions to an Excel-based interface.

    "NTT DATA expands our footprint significantly in the Asia/Pac region," said Wilhelm Hamman, Excel4apps Sales Director, APAC. "The partnership signals an exciting new chapter in the growth of our company."

    Founded in the 1960s, NTT Data looks to partnerships with companies like Excel4apps to help build business in the finance, healthcare, manufacturing and retail industries. "As the sixth largest systems integrator, we have the right and sufficient resources to support dynamic software like Excel4apps besides big software names like Oracle and SAP," said Ramanathan Krishnappan, Managing Director, NTT DATA Singapore Pte Ltd. "We at NTT Data would like to make it a success for Excel4apps’ business in the whole of Asia Pacific, including Japan."

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, Budget Wand and Sales Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 11,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. For more information, please visit www.excel4apps.com/sap.

    About NTT DATA Corporation
    NTT DATA Corporation is one of the leading providers of IT services and solutions in Japan. Offerings include consulting, systems integration and IT outsourcing for major financial, public administration and enterprise sectors. The NTT DATA Group is focusing on rapidly expanding its overseas business by providing high quality IT solutions and consulting services to customers worldwide. The NTT DATA Group is also in the process of expanding collaboration with overseas research institutes to strengthen global R&D activities. For more information, please visit www.nttdata.com.

  • Freudenberg IT

    Excel4apps Joins Forces with Freudenberg IT to Bring Easy Financial Reporting to SAP Users

    28 November 2012

    Joint marketing partnership enhances FIT’s value proposition to SAP community with GL Wand from Excel4apps

    Raleigh, NC – November 28, 2012 – Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software, has announced its partnership with Freudenberg IT (FIT), an SAP-certified global provider of hosting and cloud services. Central to the partnership is GL Wand from Excel4apps, an SAP-certified integration solution that provides a direct link between SAP Financials and an Excel-based interface, without the need for a data warehouse, additional hardware or programming support.

    "FIT is a high-profile, well-established company with a significant SAP user base, and we are proud to have them recognize the value of GL Wand for SAP and our other SAP products," said Scott Stollwerk, Vice President of Sales, Americas, for Excel4apps. "We look forward to working with FIT as they recommend our products to their customers."

    As a global SAP hosting partner, FIT has hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies world-wide hosted in their FIT-owned highly resilient data centers. "We look forward to engaging our SAP customers with a value-added product like Excel4apps," said Richard Downham, Vice President of Business Development. "We strongly believe in long-term partnerships with our customers, vendors, and employees, and our partnership with Excel4Apps is predicated on delivering even greater value to our customers."

    According to Downham, the partnership enhances FIT’s value proposition of reducing the risk and cost of customers running their SAP infrastructure while improving and guaranteeing excellent SAP uptime, performance and support. "GL Wand is an excellent product from an excellent vendor with the capability to dramatically increase SAP user productivity," said Downham.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for SAP and Oracle. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, Budget Wand and Sales Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 11,000 SAP and Oracle users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com/sap today.

    About Freudenberg IT
    Freudenberg IT (FIT) is a global provider of IT services for implementing, optimizing and operating IT systems. FIT specializes in mission-critical hosting capabilities across the globe using its world-class FIT-owned data centers. IT services include Managed Hosting Services (e.g. SAP, Exchange, etc.), LAN/WAN Management, Client Services, Helpdesk Services, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Disaster Recovery Services, and more. As an SAP-certified global provider of hosting and cloud services with over 40 years of experience running and hosting SAP solutions, FIT is a recognized as a leader in its industry.  For more information, please visit: www.freudenberg-it.us.

  • UKOUG Awards 2012 - Oracle Financial Reporting

    Excel4apps Wins Four 2012 Partner of the Year Awards from UK Oracle User Group

    25 October 2012

    For the fourth straight year, Oracle users recognise innovation and benefits of Excel-based reporting tools from Excel4apps, with specific honours for Financial Services and Public Sector implementations

    Staffordshire, UK – 25 October 2012 - Excel4apps, an Oracle Gold Partner and provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with Oracle and other applications, won four 2012 Partner of the Year Awards from the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG). Chosen by Oracle end users for outstanding solutions and support over the past 12 months, Excel4apps was honoured during a black-tie Awards Banquet at London’s Roof Gardens on Oct. 18, where 19 award categories were recognised.

    A Silver Award in the Independent Software Vendor category marks the third consecutive year Excel4apps has won in that category, while the Silver Award for Innovative Product/Service marks a second consecutive showing. Excel4apps also took home a Silver Partner of the Year Award in the Public Sector category and a Bronze in the Financial Services category.

    “It’s a tremendous feeling to earn four awards this year and to know our customers appreciate us for the work we do,” said Dean Jones, Managing Director UK & Europe, Excel4apps. “There are not many awards that are voted solely by customers and this is what makes the UKOUG PYA very special.  They are an incredible validation that Excel4apps sets the standard in the industry with the unique capabilities of GL Wand, our flagship Excel-based reporting tool, and our other Oracle products, as well as our dedicated development and service teams. We put an enormous amount of effort into our solutions and our customer support. These awards tell us we are doing it right.”

    In addition to voting on product quality, customers were asked to assess the value of services delivered and the vendor’s relationship/client management skills, as well as how well the vendor contributed to their success over the last 12 months. “During the awards evening, a number of Oracle partners mentioned they often hear about Excel4apps and our great products, and we align very well with them due to our passion, integrity and wanting to offer the customer the best solution,” said Jones. “I want to thank all our customers for saying such great things about us and for putting their trust in us.”

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand, and Sales Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 11,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com/oracle today.

    About UK Oracle User Group
    UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) is an independent, not for profit membership organisation created to support Oracle stakeholders.  Established over 25 years ago, UKOUG now has over 11,000 member contacts who act as a single independent voice to influence the future design, functionality and technology that is key to all Oracle users. www.ukoug.org

  • 4ormulate - SAP Partner

    Formulate Consulting Select Excel4apps as Partner to Bring Added Value to SAP Customers

    26 September 2012

    Reseller partnership to help make SAP finance users more efficient and maximise their SAP investment

    Staffordshire, UK – 26 September 2012 – Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software, has announced its partnership with Formulate Consulting, a UK-based consultancy in SAP Finance solutions.  As an Excel4apps reseller, Formulate will be combining their extensive SAP knowledge with Excel4apps’ GL Wand reporting solution to deliver a more efficient finance process to organisations in the SAP community.

    GL Wand is an SAP-certified integration solution that simplifies reporting by providing a direct link between SAP Financials and an Excel-based interface, without the need for a data warehouse, additional hardware or programming support.

    “Formulate are an excellent fit to our company because they hold the same passion and values as we do,” said Dean Jones, Managing Director UK/Europe, for Excel4apps. “They recognise the value of GL Wand for SAP and our other SAP products, and we look forward to seeing our solutions and their expertise combine to help SAP users make the most of their SAP Finance system. The partnership brings a new day for releasing SAP Finance teams from traditional, time-intensive reporting processes.”

    An SAP extended business partner, Formulate is a growing company specializing in SAP Finance. “We know nearly all finance teams use Excel, and extracting and sharing data easily in SAP can be an issue. GL Wand gives customers access to fast, flexible reporting by leveraging those Excel skills and liberating finance teams from the frustrations of month end to deliver business critical information,” said Charlotte Taylor, Director at Formulate. “This exciting partnership with Excel4Apps underpins our service, which is about delivering real, tangible business benefit.”

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, the award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, Budget Wand and Sales Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 10,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. For more information, please visit www.excel4apps.com/sap.

    About Formulate
    Formulate Consulting provide SAP solutions within the finance divisions of companies. Set up in 2006 in answer to a need for bridging the gap between boardroom objectives and frontline delivery, our talent is in understanding the business objective, and translating this into an SAP outcome.

    We are based in the Midlands and deliver our services throughout the UK, Europe and the world. Our value is in our people. All consultants are hand-picked; all are accountancy qualified with usually a decade of SAP experience. Whatever the need; better reporting, client-side support throughout the implementation process or adapting your SAP system for business growth and change, Formulate deliver, irrespective of size of organization or its solution, www.4ormulate.com.

  • Quadrantix Partner Case Study - Oracle Financial Reporting

    Partner Case Study - Quadrantix Opens Customer Doors as an Excel4apps Reseller Partner

    18 September 2012

    Reselling Excel4apps signature GL Wand has bridged a financial reporting gap for Quandrantix customers by providing real-time access to Oracle data through direct links with Microsoft Excel®.

    For consulting and software reseller firm Quadrantix, the ultimate gauge of its own performance is the success customers have in achieving business goals and maximizing their Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) investment. To help customers quickly and accurately access real-time Oracle general ledger (GL) data, the San Jose, CA-based firm began working with Excel4apps in 2009, bringing its flagship GL Wand product to a mostly Spanish-speaking Oracle user base, mainly in Mexico.

    “Excel4apps has a relationship-oriented philosophy and takes care of its customers and partners, and we are happy to recommend and sell their products.”
    Jose Flores, Associate Director, Quadrantix

    To view the full case study: Quadrantix Opens Customer Doors as an Excel4apps Reseller Partner

  • Excel4apps Names Karen Toh as ASEAN Sales Director

    13 September 2012

    Singapore-based Toh to expand strong regional presence and sales for enterprise financial reporting authority Excel4apps

    SYDNEY -- September 13, 2012

    Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based reporting software for use with SAP and Oracle, today announced the key personnel appointment of Karen Toh as Sales Director for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. This region has contributed significantly to the company’s Asia-Pacific (APAC) success, with revenue growth above 100% annually for the last three years. Fueling this success is the popular GL Wand product, which allows finance professionals to pull real-time Oracle and SAP general ledger data simply and securely into Excel.

    “With the increasing investment of Oracle and SAP in the ASEAN ERP market, Excel4apps has experienced an overwhelming response to our Excel-based finance reporting solutions, which reduce the need for pricey BI systems and expensive technical resources that are regionally in short supply,” said Wilhelm Hamman, Excel4apps Sales Director, APAC. “We are excited to add Karen’s proven sales track record to our efforts in the ASEAN region, especially given its exceptional growth potential.”

    Based in Singapore, Karen brings 18 years of experience in the technology industry and is a veteran of multinational companies such as Oracle, EMC, SAS Institute and IBM. Karen holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Information Systems from the National University of Singapore.

    As ASEAN Sales Director, Karen will focus on growing direct sales and building a strong regional channel. In addition to the ASEAN region, Karen will contribute to gaining customers in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Greater China. Existing users of the popular GL Wand product in Singapore include DFS, DHL and Temasek Sciences.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, Budget Wand, and Sales Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 9,500 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com today.

  • UKOUG Awards 2012 - Oracle Financial Reporting

    Excel4apps Goes for Another Gold from Oracle Users in 2012 UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards

    20 July 2012

    Excel4apps shortlisted in four categories to be decided by users of Oracle software before the voting deadline on 10th September

    Staffordshire, UK,  (20th July 2012) – Excel4apps, an Oracle Gold Partner and provider of best-in-class Excel-based reporting software for use with Oracle and other applications, is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted for four Partner of the Year Awards from the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG).  The awards are chosen by Oracle end users to reward organisations that have given the best service and contribution to customers over the past 12 months. Oracle users are encouraged to vote for their preferred Partners in Gold, Silver and Bronze positions.

    "We are extremely honoured to have been recognised in four categories this year, including Independent Software Vendor, where we have received the prestigious Gold Award the last two years," said Dean Jones, Managing Director UK & Europe, for Excel4apps. "Being shortlisted for these awards represents an incredible validation that Excel4apps sets the standard in the industry with the unique capabilities of GL Wand, our flagship Excel-based reporting tool, and our other Oracle products, as well as our dedicated development and service teams. This recognition is thoroughly deserved for our hardworking teams and my fingers are crossed for the final results later in the year."

    Oracle users are invited to vote for Excel4apps in the following categories based on the quality of products, service and innovation Excel4apps has shown as an Oracle Partner:
     - Independent Software Vendor (ISV)
     - Innovative (Product /Service)
     - Financial Services
     - Public Sector

    Voting for the UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards closes on 10th September 2012 at 19:00. The 2012 awards will be presented on Thursday, 18th October, at The Roof Gardens, London. More information on the awards is available here: UKOUG 2012 Partner of the Year Awards.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand, and Sales Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 10,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com/oracle today.

    About UK Oracle User Group UK
    Oracle User Group (UKOUG) is an independent, not for profit membership organisation created to support Oracle stakeholders.  Established over 25 years ago, UKOUG now has over 11,000 member contacts who act as a single independent voice to influence the future design, functionality and technology that is key to all Oracle users. www.ukoug.org

  • Loss of Client ADI - Oracle R12

    Frustrated by Reporting after Oracle R12 or Excel 2007 Migration? GL Wand Sidesteps Struggles from Loss of Client ADI

    19 July 2012

    GL Wand mitigates the loss of Client ADI with R12 or Excel 2007 migrations via direct link to Oracle financial data, with easy drill down and intuitive report creation from an Excel-based interface

    Raleigh, NC – July 19, 2012
    – As organizations upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Release 12 or MS Excel 2007, they encounter challenges in reporting from the General Ledger (GL) because Oracle’s Client Application Desktop Integrator (ADI) is no longer available. Used for years to produce FSG (Financial Statement Generator) reports, Client ADI was replaced in R12 by browser-based applications that leave gaps with the familiar Client ADI functionality. Many organizations upgrading to R12 or Excel 2007 have turned to GL Wand from Excel4apps because it delivers real-time GL data via a direct link between Oracle and Excel, dramatically cutting steps from the report creation process – even beyond Client ADI.

    “Using their Excel skills, financial users easily create and modify standard and ad-hoc reports with GL Wand’s friendly Excel interface and drill down to sub-ledger details with a simple mouse click – all without requiring IT support,” said Chris Meyer, Managing Director Americas for Excel4apps. “GL Wand reports are similar to those from Oracle methods, yet the process is faster and more intuitive. GL Wand users have noted that submitting ad-hoc reports that once took 15 minutes with Client ADI and 45 minutes with R12 reporting tools take less than five minutes in GL Wand, leaving more time for valuable analysis and less time with frustrating, multi-step processes.”

    Now available, the latest version of GL Wand – GL Wand Pre-Release 5 – further empowers financial users with faster refreshes and drill downs to Oracle GL data. The Java-based software installs easily for IT departments and launches directly from Oracle, creating even less steps in the reporting process for users. Intuitive toolbars and enhanced functionality help financial users build richer reports in less time.

    GL Wand is an Oracle Validated Integration solution, and Excel4apps is a Gold-level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork. For more information on GL Wand Pre-Release 5 and to access a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com/glwand5.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand, and Sales Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 9,500 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com/oracle today.

  • Bateleur Logo

    Bateleur/Excel4apps partnership benefits productivity-minded SAP, Oracle financial users

    7 June 2012

    Bateleur Software, a leader in the South African high-end software technology arena, has been appointed as a reseller for Excel4apps, a best-in-class provider of Excel-based financial reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP.

    A practical alternative to traditional business intelligence (BI) tools, the SAP and Oracle certified applications are the ideal tools for financial users in need of fast access to accurate business data.

    These include the GL Wand, Reports Wand, Budget Wand and Sales Wand products, which easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort.

    Designed for finance professionals, the award-winning range serves over 9 000 Oracle and SAP users in more than 60 countries and across a broad range of industries, including financial services, education, utilities, insurance, hospitality, manufacturing and engineering.

    Announcing the partnership, Bateleur Software CEO Sam Selmer-Olsen said faster access to accurate data is a necessity for all productivity-minded users looking to accelerate creation of financial reports, monthly closes and other critical reporting processes.

    And here, for example, GL Wand is a simple, Excel-based financial reporting tool for finance professionals using either SAP Financials or Oracle e-Business Suite 11i or 12.

    “With GL Wand, users of SAP Financials and Oracle access a software shortcut to the data they need and eliminate time-consuming steps, including manual exports of data and waiting on IT for query development,” said Selmer-Olsen.

    “Because GL Wand links directly with real-time data and bypasses the need for multiple data exports and use of a data warehouse, users have the latest, most accurate financial information at their fingertips in seconds, creating a tremendous time savings when reconciling a number of accounts. Also, the easy Excel-based interface allows users to quickly tailor report fields they need without multiple clicks,” he said.

    About Bateleur Software
    Bateleur Software is a leader in the South African high-end software technology arena. It distributes a range of software products from selected business partners, all of which are complemented by comprehensive service offerings, among them project management office consultancy, programme and project management, business analysis, technical expertise, development in most tools (.net, Java etc) DBA consulting, fine-tuning, networking, product customisation, and training.

    www.bateleur.co.za

  • Excel4apps Customer Survey 2012

    2012 Customer Survey Highlight Results

    16 May 2012

    At Excel4apps, we work hard to give thousands of Oracle and SAP users worldwide the ability to produce understandable, relevant, reliable, and comparable reports and inquiries - all with minimal user effort.

    To this end, we continually seek customer input to ensure we carrying out our mission as effectively as possible.
    The annual Excel4apps Customer Survey, conducted in February 2012, was distributed electronically to 875 GL Wand users and we had over 100 companies respond.

    To view the highlights in pdf format see: Excel4apps Customer Survey 2012

  • SAPPHIRE NOW & ASUG

    Excel4apps Automates Execution and Delivery of SAP Financial Reports with New Distribution Manager

    16 May 2012

    SAP financial users are invited to experience firsthand the benefits of report automation with Excel-based tools and speak with Excel4apps customer Upsher-Smith Laboratories at SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando.

    Raleigh, NC – May 11, 2012 – For users of SAP Financials, reporting processes with less steps and more automation translate to extra time for business analysis and faster responses to internal requests. With no programming support, financial users can avoid dealing with a data warehouse and other interim steps using GL Wand, an SAP Certified Integration application from Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software.

    Assisted by its customer Uspher-Smith Laboratories, an integrated pharmaceuticals company, Excel4apps will demonstrate the direct link between SAP and GL Wand during the SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG 2012 events, held May 14-16 in Orlando. The demonstration includes information on the new Reports Distribution Manager add on for GL Wand Version 3.45. This feature lets users define reports and their parameters for execution, and then automatically emails them to specified end users or saves them to designated locations.

    "In addition to showcasing the new Distribution Manager, we are excited to demonstrate enhancements in the latest version of GL Wand, Version 3.45, which includes easier access to statistical values, improved hierarchy reporting, and an option to display cleared line items in general ledger drill downs," said Chris Meyer, Director Americas, Excel4apps. "We are also excited to share a real-life GL Wand user perspective with attendees from Dale Kukielka, senior business analyst with Upsher-Smith."

    Attendees at SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG 2012 can view live demonstrations and receive free, 30-day trials of GL Wand and Sales Wand, a reporting solution for SAP "order to cash" data, at Booth 3022, Orange County Convention Center, May 14-16. For those not attending the events, a free trial of Excel4apps products for SAP are available online.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for finance professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, Budget Wand, and Sales Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel® to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 9,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in Australia, the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration and try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com/sap today.

  • SAP Financials 2012

    Excel4apps Accelerates Access to SAP Financials with GL Wand

    14 March 2012

    At the SAP Financials 2012 event, Excel4apps highlights how users can generate faster reports and financial closes in GL Wand’s friendly Microsoft Excel-based environment.

    SAP Financials 2012 Conference — LAS VEGAS –  March 13, 2012 - Faster access to accurate data is a necessity for SAP users looking to accelerate creation of financial reports, monthly closes and other critical reporting processes. To expedite report development, many productivity-minded financial users have turned to GL Wand from Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software that is an SAP Certified Integration application. At the SAP Financials 2012 event in Las Vegas, March 13-16, attendees can visit Excel4apps at Booth 470 to explore how GL Wand fosters efficient reporting and better data visibility using a direct link between SAP Financials and an Excel-based interface, without the need for a data warehouse, additional hardware or programming support.

    “With GL Wand, users of SAP Financials access a software shortcut to the data they need and eliminate time-consuming steps, including manual exports of data and waiting on IT for query development,” said Chris Meyer, Director Americas, Excel4apps. “Because GL Wand links directly with real-time SAP data, users have the latest, most accurate financial information at their fingertips in seconds, creating a tremendous time savings when reconciling a number of accounts. Also, the easy Excel-based interface allows users to quickly tailor report fields they need without multiple clicks.”

    Alan Schapiro, Vice President of Information Technology for Odyssey Reinsurance Company, a leading worldwide underwriter of reinsurance and specialty insurance, will join Excel4apps and Z Option, an Excel4apps partner, in a presentation at SAP Financials. Scheduled for March 15 from 10:15 - 11:30 am in Room 110, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, the session will describe how OdysseyRe chose tools for financial reporting and data uploads, walking through its selection process, installation and ongoing product satisfaction related to the company’s use of GL Wand from Excel4apps and GLSU from Z Option. A recent article in insiderPROFILES magazine offers additional details on GL Wand and GLSU benefits.

    Attendees at SAP Financials 2012 can view a live demonstration and receive a free, 30-day trial of GL Wand and Sales Wand, an Excel-based reporting solution for SAP “order to cash” data, at Booth 470, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, March 13-16, 2012.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for finance professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, Budget Wand, and Sales Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel® to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 9,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in Australia, the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration and try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com/sap today.

  • SAP BI 2012 - Las Vegas

    GL Wand from Excel4apps Combines Business Intelligence Power with the Ease of Excel for Users of SAP Financials

    28 February 2012

    Join Excel4apps at the SAP BI 2012 event to find out how GL Wand provides simple ways for managing complex business data in a friendly Microsoft Excel-based environment

    SAP BI 2012 Conference — LAS VEGAS — February 27, 2012 –  For SAP financial users in need of fast access to accurate business data, a practical alternative to traditional business intelligence (BI) tools is available from Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software that is an SAP Certified Integration application. GL Wand for SAP allows finance departments to quickly build reports and detailed dashboards within Excel using a direct link to live SAP data. Excel4apps will demonstrate how GL Wand facilitates detailed analysis of business data at the SAP BI 2012 event in Las Vegas, February 28-March 2, at Booth No. 815.

    “By linking directly with SAP, GL Wand ensures that users are viewing and analyzing real-time SAP data from Excel, where it can be easily manipulated and refreshed while populating user-defined dashboards,” said Chris Meyer, Director Americas, Excel4apps. “Also, because GL Wand bypasses the need for multiple data exports and use of a data warehouse, finance departments build reports and dashboards in just days rather than months, allowing them to accomplish many BI objectives without programming help.”

    An article in the January - March 2012 issue of insiderPROFILES magazine outlines the benefits of GL Wand, including how end users of SAP ERP Financials can easily manage data in the friendly Excel-based environment. It also describes how GL Wand supports ad hoc and statutory reporting, slice-and-dice analysis, and monthly reconciliations. Additionally, the article provides information on GLSU, a tool from Z Option, an Excel4apps partner, for calculating and posting financial transactions from Excel to SAP just as GL Wand facilitates easy data downloads. This article is available at the SAP BI 2012 event, as well as online at www.excel4apps.com.

    Attendees of SAP BI 2012 can view a live demonstration and receive a free, 30-day trial of GL Wand and Sales Wand, an Excel-based reporting solution for SAP “order to cash” data, at Booth No. 815, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, February 28 - March 2, 2012.

    About Excel4apps
    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for finance professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, Budget Wand, and Sales Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel® to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 9,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in Australia, the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration and try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com/sap today.

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    Excel4apps Launches Salesforce-Powered Website with Interactive Design and Free Trials of Reporting Tools for SAP and Oracle

    15 December 2011

    New site features videos and trials of easy, Excel-based reporting tools for SAP and Oracle users, along with expedited lead access for partners and customer e-Learning and online upgrades.

    Raleigh, NC  (December 14, 2011) –  Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with SAP and Oracle, has unveiled a new, interactive web site that features easy access to reporting tips, news and information about its established products, including the flagship GL Wand reporting tool.  Designed as a resource for current customers, partners and those looking to simplify reporting and other functions from SAP and Oracle, the site offers fast and easy access to a wide range of tailored information, including product e-learning, partner leads as tracked by the Salesforce.com platform, user case studies, instructional videos, free product trials and much more.

    “Our Excel-based products are recognized for the easy, intuitive experience they provide in accessing business data from SAP and Oracle, and this site was designed as a reflection of our ongoing emphasis on usability and efficiency for customers,” said Michele Buson, CEO of Excel4apps. “By placing valuable, action-oriented information at the visitor’s fingertips, this site echoes how our products empower finance and accounting users with real-time, direct links to Oracle and SAP business data.”

    Created by Luminosity Group of San Francisco, CA, the web site was designed on the Salesforce.com platform to provide the following visitor groups with layers of information that assist with reporting, sales or product use:

    1. SAP and Oracle users looking to independently create financial reports will find video demonstrations on Excel-based solutions, customer case studies from 20-plus industries, and free, immediate software trials that allow them to experience Excel4apps products in a demo environment or their own SAP or Oracle environment.

    2. Customers can access company and product news, events, e-learning videos, user guides and a searchable knowledge base for solving specific issues. They can also download software upgrades and all product versions, and log product enhancement and support requests.

    3. Excel4apps partners can access company and product news and log in for registered leads as tracked by Salesforce.com, while potential partners will find detailed information on Excel4apps partner programs and benefits.

    Excel4apps is a member of the SAP PartnerEdge™ Program and a Gold-level member of Oracle® Partner Network. Please visit the new, interactive site at www.excel4apps.com.

    About Excel4apps

    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for finance professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, Budget Wand, and Sales Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel® to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 8,500 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in Australia, the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration and try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com today.

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    Excel4apps Names IQX Business Solutions and Quadrantix as 2011 Partners of the Year

    9 December 2011

    IQX Business Solutions takes top global reseller honors for sales of the GL Wand for SAP financial reporting tool; Quadrantix accomplishes the same thing with GL Wand for Oracle.

    Raleigh, NC  (December 8, 2011) –  Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with SAP and Oracle, has named IQX Business Solutions and Quadrantix as the recipients of its 2011 Partner of the Year awards. Each company was selected to receive the award based on its outstanding competency and commitment in communicating the value of the Excel-based GL Wand financial reporting tool and other Excel4apps products to prospects and customers, as evidenced by exceptional sales performance. In 2011, IQX generated the highest global partner revenue for the SAP category, while Quadrantix achieved the same for the Oracle category.

    "Partners like IQX and Quadrantix are critical to our objective of making GL Wand the defacto standard Excel-based reporting and inquiry tool for all Oracle and SAP users," said Michele Buson, CEO of Excel4apps. “Their successful sales efforts have translated into our own double digit growth in 2011.”

    A reseller partner with Excel4apps since 2009, IQX combines the flexibility of Microsoft applications with the power of SAP to provide organizations with enhanced business insights, collaboration and productivity benefits. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, IQX is also a distributor for Excel4apps in the Australia-New Zealand region.

    Quadrantix provides specialized consulting services for the Oracle E-Business Suite to help customers maximize benefits from their ERP system. A reseller partner with Excel4apps since 2009, Quadrantix is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

    Becoming an Excel4apps partner is an easy way for SAP and Oracle experts to earn extra revenue and differentiate their SAP or Oracle offering. To learn more about partner opportunities with Excel4apps, visit www.excel4apps.com/partners.

    About Excel4apps

    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for finance professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, Budget Wand, and Sales Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel® to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 8,500 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in Australia, the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration and try a free trial, visit www.excel4app.com

  • Excel4apps Names Wilhelm Hamman as Asia-Pacific Sales Director

    23 November 2011

    Popular GL Wand product fuels 40% jump in APAC sales, creating a strong regional presence for enterprise financial reporting authority Excel4apps

    SYDNEY, Australia  (November  23, 2011) –  Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based reporting software for use with SAP and Oracle, today announced the key personnel appointment of Wilhelm Hamman as Sales Director for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. This region has experienced a 40% jump in sales over 2010, adding to a compound annual revenue growth of 78% over the past five years. The growth is fueled by the popular GL Wand product, which allows finance professionals to pull real-time Oracle and SAP general ledger data simply and securely into Excel.

    “With a solid client base in over 13 Asia-Pacific countries, we’re experiencing ongoing growth as more  Oracle and SAP business users recognize GL Wand as an easy way to independently create their own financial reports from enterprise system data,” said Michele Buson, President of Excel4apps. “We are excited to bring Wilhelm on board to further accelerate our regional presence through the development of partnerships and new customers.”

    Wilhelm brings more than 15 years of experience in the technology industry, with a concentration on business development, project management and consulting in the software industry. He earned an ITIL foundation certificate in IT service management, completed IT programs at Wits Business School and Gordon Institute of Business in South Africa, and received sales training with the FranklinCovey Institute in Paris. Wilhelm holds a B.S. in Engineering and MBA from North-West University, South Africa.

    As APAC Sales Director, Wilhelm drives sales and revenue growth through direct and indirect sales channels in the APAC region, where Excel4apps is headquartered. Existing users of the popular GL Wand product in this region include TAK Co., Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, DHL, and Bossini Enterprises.

    About Excel4apps

    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for finance professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, Budget Wand, and Sales Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel® to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 8,500 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in Australia, the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com.

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    Excel4apps White Paper Explores General Ledger Reporting Options for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1

    8 November 2011

    Available at OAUG Connection Point® – EPM/BI/R12.1 Upgrade conference in Atlanta, this educational document details GL reporting changes within Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1

    Raleigh, NC – November 8, 2011 – A new white paper by Excel4apps, a Gold-level member of Oracle® Partner Network (OPN) and provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software, will be available to attendees of OAUG Connection Point® – EPM/BI/R12.1 Upgrade in Atlanta, November 15-16, 2011. The six-page educational document, titled “Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 Upgrade – Impact on GL Reporting,” examines the impact of the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 on General Ledger (GL) reporting.

    “This white paper is intended to help financial users prepare for their upgrade to the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1,” said Michele Buson, CEO for Excel4apps. “In addition to reporting specifics related to the upgrade, the paper investigates reporting alternatives for the new environment.”

    The white paper details reporting changes with the introduction of the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 while exploring various options to enhance reporting capabilities, including Oracle Validated Integration between Excel4apps GL Wand and the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. The GL Wand software solution uses the familiar Microsoft Excel® interface to pull live data for real-time reporting and drill down, making it easy to create and modify GL reports from the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. Installing quickly and requiring minimal training and IT support, GL Wand gives financial users the ability to effectively report from the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.

    Attendees at OAUG Connection Point – EPM/BI/R12.1 Upgrade in Atlanta can attend a presentation of this white paper topic and live demonstration of the GL Wand solution during “What You Need to Know: The Impact of R12 on Your GL Reporting” on Tuesday, November 15, at 8:30am in the Walnut Meeting room, Level 3, North Tower, of the Omni CNN Center. Copies of the white paper will be available at the Excel4apps booth throughout OAUG Connection Point – EPM/BI/R12.1 Upgrade.

    For those not attending the show, the white paper is available for download at www.excel4apps.com.

    Excel4Apps is a Gold-level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork. For more information about OAUG Connection Point – EPM/BI/R12.1 Upgrade, visit www.connectionpoint.oaug.org.

    About Excel4apps

    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand, and Sales Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 8,500 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com today.

    About Oracle PartnerNetwork

    Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success.

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    Excel4apps Named 2011 E-Business Suite Partner of the Year; Repeats Gold ISV Partner Award from UK Oracle User Group

    3 November 2011

    Oracle users again recognise Excel4apps with Gold Independent Software Vendor Award, while acknowledging the company’s innovation with Silver E-Business Suite Award

    Staffordshire, UK, (November 3, 2011) – Excel4apps, an Oracle Gold Partner and provider of best-in-class Excel-based reporting software for use with Oracle and SAP, has received two prestigious awards from the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG). For the second straight year, Excel4apps and its flagship GL Wand financial reporting software were honoured with the Gold Award for Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner of the Year, which is given for quality software that runs with Oracle products, as well as superior customer service. In addition, Excel4apps received the Silver E-Business Suite Award, recognising its innovative solutions backed by skilled resources and excellent delivery. The UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards is an annual event in which a select number of Oracle partners are acknowledged in three levels - Gold, Silver, and Bronze – based solely on votes cast by end-user UKOUG members. The winners were announced on Thursday, the 20th of October, at the Institute of Directors, West End, London. Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were presented in 19 categories.

    “These awards are a tremendous recognition of what Excel4apps brings to its customers, in terms of robust, yet easy to use Oracle reporting solutions,” said Dean Jones, Managing Director, UK and Europe, for Excel4apps. “We are honoured by the confidence our customers place in us and remain committed to delivering high-quality, intuitive products so that organisations worldwide can easily and quickly obtain accurate financial information. But most of all, we appreciate the extraordinary support received from our customers during these awards, each and every year.”

    About Excel4apps

    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for finance professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, Budget Wand, and Sales Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel® to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 8,500 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in Australia, the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com today.

    About UK Oracle User Group

    UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) is an independent, not for profit membership organisation created to support Oracle stakeholders. Established over 25 years ago, UKOUG now has over 11,000 member contacts who act as a single independent voice to influence the future design, functionality and technology that is key to all Oracle users. For more information, visit www.ukoug.org

  • Excel4apps Announces 35% Jump in Sales of SAP and Oracle Financial Reporting Tools; Adds New Marketing Appointments

    15 September 2011

    Popular GL Wand product fuels revenue growth and expanded marketing opportunities for enterprise financial reporting authority Excel4apps.

    RALEIGH, NC (September 14, 2011) – Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based financial reporting software for use with SAP and Oracle, today announced a 35% jump in its annual customer acquisition rate, adding to a compound annual revenue growth of 78% over the past five years. Fueled by the popularity of its flagship GL Wand product, which allows finance professionals to pull Oracle and SAP general ledger data simply and securely into Excel® spreadsheets, this growth is announced along with two new personnel appointments. Susan Shaw joins the company as Global Marketing Manager, and Conrad Jooste assumes the role of Marketing Manager.

    “Our exceptional growth rate reflects the ongoing need from Oracle and SAP business users for an easy and accurate way to report on financial data from enterprise systems – without programming help,” said Michele Buson, Co-Founder and CEO for Excel4apps. “We are delighted to welcome Susan and Conrad as part of our marketing team to further our efforts in demonstrating how potential users around the world can work more efficiently with their general ledger using GL Wand, Budget Wand and Reports Wand.”

    Susan comes to Excel4apps with an extensive background in marketing and lead generation in the software industry, including enterprise resource planning (ERP) and computerized maintenance management software (CMMS). She is a Professional Certified Marketer, as certified by the American Marketing Association, holds a B.A. in Communications from La Salle University, and is currently pursuing an MBA at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Based in Pittsburgh, Pa., Susan will oversee the global marketing function for Excel4apps, including development and management of the marketing and communications strategy.

    Conrad brings more than 14 years experience in the information technology industry, including Internet banking, web application design and development, project management, search engine optimization, and pay-per-click advertising. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in information systems and accounting from The University of Cape Town, as well as a post-graduate degree in management from the WITS Business School in South Africa. Based out of Farnham, Surrey, U.K., Conrad is responsible for corporate and regional digital marketing initiatives at Excel4apps.

    About Excel4apps

    Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for finance professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel® to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 7,000 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com today.

  • Nucleus Research Finds GL Wand Fills Reporting Gaps Left by Enterprise Systems and Traditional BI Software

    22 July 2011

    RALEIGH, NC (July 21, 2011) – In order to provide value, financial data from enterprise systems like SAP and Oracle must be in the right hands at the right time, yet reporting information from these applications remains a challenge for many organizations in terms of time and resources. Even business intelligence (BI) tools fall short for companies that need to avoid the initial and ongoing costs of such applications.

    In a recently published, independent research note, Nucleus Research found that gaps in reporting left by enterprise and BI systems can be filled by non-traditional BI tools like GL Wand from Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based financial reporting software for use with SAP and Oracle. GL Wand pulls general ledger data directly into an easy-to-manipulate Excel ® spreadsheet, without the need for a data warehouse or information technology (IT) programming support. Read the full press release by visiting

  • Excel4apps and Z Option Announce Partnership to Offer Business Users Full Circle Access to SAP Financials

    23 March 2011

    Business users gain direct links to SAP through familiar Excel interfaces for uploading and downloading data without programming help

    RALEIGH, NC (March 23, 2011) – Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel based reporting software for use with SAP and Oracle, has today announced its partnership with Z Option, a leading developer of complementary software solutions for SAP. With easy spreadsheet uploads from Z Option’s GLSU product and direct downloads of live SAP data for financial reports using GL Wand from Excel4apps, business users never leave the comfort of Excel to complete critical tasks.

    “We are pleased to join forces with Z Option to provide business users real-time, full circle access to SAP, without lengthy waits for programming support that cut into valuable time needed for financial analysis,” said Chris Meyer, Director Americas for Excel4apps. “GLSU’s ability to quickly upload general ledger entries is a natural complement to GL Wand’s fast downloads of SAP data for ad hoc and standard reports. Because users directly interface with SAP via Excel, productivity, as well as accuracy, is maximized with these products.”

    Both GL Wand and GLSU are easy to install and require no additional hardware. Likewise, the two products require little training, as most financial users and accountants have already mastered Excel. In addition to holding SAP Partner status, Excel4apps and Z Option share a similar corporate background, as well as a culture grounded in customer support.

    “Excel4apps holds our own philosophy for establishing long-term relationships with customers, as well as our core belief in developing real solutions for real-world business challenges,” said Jim Halepaska, Co-Founder of Z Option. “Like us, Excel4apps was founded by accounting and finance experts, so our common mission is to support these types of users by sharing our skills and providing flexible software that improves productivity in working with SAP.”

    For customers like iNova Pharmaceuticals, a provider of over-the-counter and prescription medicines to international markets, the combined power of GL Wand and GLSU results in an automated monthly accounting cycle. The company’s finance group easily capitalizes on the familiar Excel access each tool provides to SAP.

    “As an accountant, I simply calculate an adjusting journal based on actual values with GL Wand, then upload the adjustment amounts as journals using GLSU – without rekeying values or performing other error-prone and inefficient activities,” said Peter Tysoe, Group Finance Manager for iNova Pharmaceuticals. “To complete the process, I simply click the refresh button to see the latest updated actuals. Any templates I may create can easily be used next month, or adapted for other areas to further speed up month-end cycles.”

    About Excel4apps

    Excel4apps is a provider of best-in-class Excel based reporting software for use with solutions from Oracle and SAP. Its award-winning GL Wand product helps financial professionals save time by delivering accurate and secure information in the familiar Excel environment. The company serves a broad range of industries, including financial services, education, utilities, insurance, hospitality, manufacturing and engineering. All products are available for immediate download and free trial, installing in minutes with no data warehouse and no additional hardware, setup or security configuration needed. Excel4apps maintains offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. More information is available at www.excel4apps.com.

    About Z Option

    Z Option Inc., a leading supplier of complementary financial software solutions for SAP, provides desktop integration and other solutions to many Fortune 500 companies and smaller markets, across all industries. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, Z Option is a privately held corporation and SAP software partner. Z Option’s products include GLSU (Financial Uploader), Budget Loader (Retrieve and Load Budgets) and LIVExpress (Invoice Verification). Each of these software packages enables organizations to streamline financial data entry into SAP by integrating common financial functions with Microsoft Excel. For more information, please visit the company website at www.zoption.com or call +1-972-315-8800.

  • Excel4apps UK office gets new address

    21 January 2011

    Excel4apps Limited, our entity based in the United Kingdom which serves both the UK and European markets, has with effect from 1 January 2011 moved into new offices of which the new address and fax number is shown below:

    New Address

    Centrix House Keys Business Village
    Keys Park Road
    Hednesford, Staffordshire WS12 2HA
    United Kingdom
    Phone: +44 (0)800 756 6869
    New Fax: +44 (0)800 756 6867

    The previous address and fax number were as follows:

    Dunston Business Village, Stafford Lane Penkridge,
    Staffordshire ST18 9AB United Kingdom
    Phone: +44 (0)800 756 6869
    Fax: +44 (0)1785 711563

  • Excel4apps Teams with Santiago based BORJA Consulting to Serve Chilean Markets

    23 November 2010

    RESELLER FOR GL WAND WILL SERVE CHILE

    Raleigh, NC -- Fast growing software developer Excel4apps, which creates time-saving software that allows Oracle users to interface seamlessly with Excel for report generation and distribution, has entered into a reseller agreement with BORJA for GL Wand in Chile. According to Chris Meyer, Managing Director for the Americas, Excel4apps continues to grow rapidly and finding a partner to help respond to inquiries from Chile has proven important as SAP and Oracle users in Chile find Excel4apps’ software both well priced and appropriate to their needs.

    “BORJA has an established track record working with companies that use SAP, and specific experience implementing SAP supported business intelligence tools like Business Objects, SAP BPC and SAP SEM. We are tremendously encouraged that BORJA is adding GL Wand to their offering of products," says Meyer.

    Carlos Cepeda, lead partner for BORJA, says his firm sees GL Wand as a great product for their current customer base, and other SAP and Oracle clients looking for a better way to access and analyze the rich information now available on their ERP General Ledger with the familiar Excel interface without having to invest in implementing a datamart. The price point for GL Wand is also one of its strongest sales points. Not only is it inexpensive to license and easy to install, but training takes as little as two hours.

    To learn more about BORJA, visit www.borja.cl.  To learn more about Excel4apps, visit www.excel4apps.com.

  • Excel4apps Recognised as 2010 ISV Partner of the Year by UK Oracle User Group

    15 October 2010

    Oracle users acknowledge Excel4apps with prestigious Independent Software Vendor Gold Award as recognition for innovative GL Wand product and superior customer service

    Sydney, Australia, (October 14, 2010) – Excel4apps, an Oracle Gold Partner and provider of best-in-class Excel-based reporting and budget loading software for use with Oracle and other applications, has announced that it received the Gold Award for Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner of the Year from the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG). The awards were chosen by Oracle users to reward organisations that have given the best service and contribution to customer members over the past 12 months. As recipient of the ISV Gold Award, Excel4apps was recognised for excellence in creating quality software that runs with Oracle products, as well as providing superior customer service.

    “We are extremely proud to receive the prestigious Gold Award in UKOUG’s widely contested and competitive ISV category, especially following our Silver Award for Innovative Partner just last year,” said Michele Buson, Global Director of Excel4apps. “The ISV Award is a vote of confidence from our customers for both the value of our GL Wand product and the ongoing quality of our support. Our team celebrates this level of customer acknowledgment and encouragement, which will help drive us to greater accomplishments next year."

    For the ISV category, UKOUG encouraged those customers to vote who have purchased a product from an Oracle ISV Partner. In addition to voting on product quality, customers were asked to assess the value of services delivered and the vendor’s relationship/client management skills.

    “Excel4apps is once again honoured to receive a prestigious UKOUG award from its loyal customers, and we sincerely thank them for trusting us to assist with their Oracle reporting needs,” said Dean Jones, Director UK, for Excel4apps. “It’s a great achievement to be recognised for this award and a testament to the consistently high standards our team provides. We look forward to continuing to provide innovative Excel-based financial reporting tools that are backed by world-class customer care.”

    About Excel4apps

    Excel4apps (www.excel4apps.com) is a provider of best-in-class Excel based reporting and budget loading software for Oracle and SAP. Its award winning GL Wand, Budget Wand and Reports Wand products help financial professionals save time by delivering accurate and secure information in the familiar Excel environment. The company serves a broad range of industries, including financial services, education, utilities, insurance, hospitality, and manufacturing. Products are available for immediate download and free trial, with no data warehouse or additional hardware needed. Excel4apps maintains offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

    About UK Oracle User Group

    UK Oracle User Group (www.ukoug.org) is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation created to support Oracle stakeholders. Established over 25 years ago, UKOUG now has over 11,000 member contacts who act as a single independent voice to influence the future design, functionality and technology that is key to all Oracle users.

  • Excel4apps Achieves Oracle Validated Integration of GL Wand with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1

    17 September 2010

    EXCEL4APPS TO DEMONSTRATE GL WAND AT ORACLE OPENWORLD IN SAN FRANCISCO

    San Francisco, CA – September 20, 2010 – Oracle partner Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based reporting and budget loading software for use with Oracle and other applications, today announced that its GL Wand 4.1 software has achieved Oracle Validated Integration with the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. Oracle Validated Integration, through the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), applies a rigorous technical process to review integration of third-party software like GL Wand with Oracle Applications products. For GL Wand, this means Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 users can confidently and easily access and report financial information real-time through a familiar Excel front end.

    “As part of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, Excel4apps is excited to announce Oracle Validated Integration for our flagship GL Wand product, as it assures our customers that the software has been found technically and functionally sound, and performs as documented with the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1,” said Michele Buson, director and co-founder of Excel4apps. “Our customers who use Oracle benefit greatly from the integration with GL Wand, which supports faster finance reporting and monthly closes, as well as data integrity with real-time information access.”

    Excel4apps achieved Oracle Validated Integration through the Oracle PartnerNetwork. This program provides partners with access to Oracle Applications software, tools, technical resources and training to assist them in developing integrations based on Oracle standards and best practices. GL Wand is Excel-based and integrates directly with the Oracle E-Business Suite, so there is no need to learn a new interface. Installed within minutes and easy to use, GL Wand requires little support from information technology staff for maintenance and programming. Report creation and queries for Oracle data are easily accomplished by accountants and other financial users with minimal training, allowing more time for data analysis and faster ad-hoc reporting. In addition, the direct integration with Oracle inspires confidence in reports at all organizational levels.

    “With GL Wand, our executives are much more comfortable with what they see on paper,” said Jason Burgos of the Business Applications group at FICO, an analytics software and services provider. “GL Wand pulls directly from the transactional system in real time, without offline processes that could introduce costly errors, enabling us to manage our business effectively.”

    GL Wand 4.1 is available for free trial and download at http://www.excel4apps.com/oracle. Attendees at Oracle OpenWorld 2010, held September 19-23 in San Francisco, may learn more about Excel4apps by visiting booth 2515, Moscone Center South, where they can view live demonstrations of the GL Wand 4.1 reporting and inquiry tool. For more information about the conference, visit http://www.oracle.com/us/openworld. Excel4Apps is a Gold-level partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork.

    About Oracle Validated Integration

    Oracle Validated Integration through the Oracle PartnerNetwork gives customers confidence that integrations between Oracle Applications and complementary partner solutions have been validated and the products work together as designed. This can help reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical process to review the integrations of third-party software to Oracle Applications products, including productized repeatable integrations from system integrators. Oracle provides access to Oracle Applications software, tools, technical resources and training to assist partners in developing integrations based on Oracle standards and best practices. Partners who have successfully validated their integrations are authorized to use the “Oracle Validated Integration” logo. For more information, please visit Oracle.com at http://www.oracle.com/us/partnerships/solutions/index.html.

    About Oracle PartnerNetwork

    Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.

    About Excel4apps

    Excel4apps is a provider of best-in-class Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for use with solutions from SAP and other vendors. Its award-winning GL Wand and Budget Wand products help financial professionals save time by delivering accurate and ecure information in the familiar Excel environment. The company serves a broad range of industries, including financial services, education, utilities, insurance, hospitality, manufacturing and ngineering. All products are available for immediate download and free trial, installing in minutes with no data warehouse and no additional hardware, setup or security configuration needed. Excel4apps maintains offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. More information is available at www.excel4apps.com.

  • Excel4apps Teams with Oracle Competence Center (OC-C) to Serve Benelux Markets

    11 August 2010

    Stafford, UK (August 11, 2010) -- Fast growing software developer Excel4apps, which creates time-saving software that allows Oracle users to interface seamlessly with Excel for report generation and distribution, has entered into a reseller agreement with OC-C for GL Wand in the Benelux area of Europe.

    According to Dean Jones, Director for UK & Europe, Excel4apps continues to grow rapidly and finding a partner to help respond to inquiries from Benelux has proven important as Oracle users find Excel4apps’ software both well priced and appropriate to their needs.

    “OC-C has an established track record and excellent reputation working with companies that use Oracle Financials who will immediately benefit from the low-cost Excel reporting capabilities of GL Wand.  We are very excited to be working with the leading Benelux Oracle E-Business Suite Partner in able to offer an efficient solution to solve customers’ reporting problems, especially with the addition of Reports Wand to our product offering," Jones says.

    Berry Clemens, Marketing Director for OC-C, says his firm sees GL Wand as a great product for their current customer base, and is equally excited about the recently released Reports Wand, which he believes will drive better, real-time information management by providing an intuitive, powerful and comprehensive reporting solution across the Oracle E-Business Suite. The price point for GL Wand is also one of its strongest sales points.  Not only is it inexpensive to license and easy to install, but training takes as little as two hours.  

    “OC-C has always focused on serving a customer base of Oracle users and through this partnership can now provide real-time excel reporting solutions for E-Business Suite users that are easier to use and thus directly benefit the user without any long deployments as the software can be installed in minutes," Clemens says.

    OC-C are specialists in the implementation and management of Oracle E-Business Suite with the company’s main office is in Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

    To learn more about OC-C, visit www.oc-c.nl. To learn more about Excel4apps, visit www.excel4apps.com.

  • Excel4apps Shortlisted for Award - Voting Now Open

    6 August 2010

    All of us here are very proud to announce that Excel4apps has been shortlisted for this years UKOUG ISV Partner of the Year award.

    These awards, now in their third year, are designed to provide recognition to Oracle Partners for the contribution that they make to Oracle users - who are encouraged to vote for their preferred Partners.

    Each voter will be entered into a prize draw and the winner will receive two free tickets to the UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards Ceremony dinner on 7th October 2010, worth approximately £500.

    If you would like to cast a vote for Excel4apps, please click the link below:

    http://www.oug.org/vote

    Excel4apps is in the ISV category which is numbered 7

    Not a UKOUG member? Just enter your email address and leave the password blank to be able to vote.

    Please note voting closes on Tuesday 17th August and the results are to be announced at the UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards Ceremony dinner at the Jumeirah Carlton hotel, London on 7th October 2010.

    Many thanks in advance for your support.....wish us luck!

  • Driving faster & improved financial analysis at Avista Corporation

    23 July 2010

    We are extremely pleased to announce that Jennifer McCauley, Financial Analyst at Avista Corporation ($1,5B Energy Corporation, NYSE: AVA) has been selected to present the above paper at the upcoming NWOUG conference in Portland, OR, United States on August 26, 2010.

  • Excel4apps and O2Works Announce Partnership to Offer Accelerated Reporting Solution for Oracle EBS

    7 June 2010

    RALEIGH, NC (June 7, 2010) – Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel based reporting and budget loading software for Oracle and SAP, has today announced a partnership agreement with O2Works, a leading Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) services provider. As part of this agreement, O2Works will implement and support the Reports Wand tool from Excel4apps .With Reports Wand, Oracle users employ an Excel front end to access real-time Oracle data and tailor previously defined reports to their specific needs.

    “Excel4apps is excited to work with the respected group of Oracle experts at O2Works as we partner to empower customers with the ...access the full press release.

  • Excel4apps’ GL Wand Financial Reporting Tool Achieves Certified Integration with SAP® Applications

    17 May 2010

    Excel4apps joins SAP PartnerEdge™ Program as an SAP software solution partner; will demonstrate GL Wand at SAPPHIRE® NOW and ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando.

    Orlando, Fla. – May 17, 2010 – Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based reporting and budget loading software for use with applications from SAP and other vendors, today announced that its GL Wand 1.10 software has achieved certified integration with SAP® applications. GL Wand has been proven to integrate with SAP solutions, allowing users to easily access and report real-time financial information through a familiar Excel front end...

  • Excel4apps Teams with AppCentric Solutions to Serve Tri-State Region

    8 March 2010

    Reseller for GL Wand will Serve New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

    Raleigh, NC -- Fast growing software developer Excel4apps, which creates time-saving software that allows Oracle & SAP users to interface seamlessly with Excel for report generation and distribution, has entered into a reseller agreement with AppCentric for GL Wand in the Tri-State area of the USA. According to Chris Meyer, Managing Director for the Americas, Excel4apps continues to grow rapidly and finding a partner to help respond to demand has proven important as Oracle users in the Tri-State area find Excel4apps’ software both well priced and appropriate to their needs.

    “AppCentric has an established track record working with companies that use Oracle Financials and we are very excited about the opportunities that our partnership presents in providing a well rounded offering to our client base – especially with the introduction of our latest product, Reports Wand,” Meyer says.

    Rob Lepanto, lead partner for AppCentric and President of the New York City Oracle Applications User Group, says his firm sees GL Wand as a great product for their current customer base and is equally excited about the recently released Reports Wand, which he believes will drive better, real-time information management by providing an intuitive, powerful, and comprehensive reporting solution across the Oracle E-Business Suite.

    "AppCentric, having a long-history in Oracle report development, is ideally suited to help Reports Wand customers leverage the full capability of this new reporting platform," says Lepanto.

    AppCentric has been serving Oracle E-Business customers for over 10 years, providing both consulting services and remote application support and management. AppCentric is a leader in the Oracle Release 12 upgrade and implementation market and provides access to E-Business Suite Release 12 evaluation environments. The company’s main office is in Stamford, Connecticut. To learn more about AppCentric, visit www.appcentric.com. To learn more about Excel4apps, visit www.excel4apps.com.

  • Excel4apps Earns Certified Partner Status In Microsoft Partner Program

    3 March 2010

    Sydney, Australia — March 1, 2010 - Excel4apps, a provider of best in class Excel based solutions for Oracle and SAP users, today announced it has earned Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program, which recognizes Excel4apps’s expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Certified Partner, Excel4apps has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customer needs. Microsoft Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

    Excel4apps is a provider of best-in-class Excel based reporting software to thousands of Oracle & SAP users. Its award winning GL Wand products help Oracle & SAP financial professionals save time by delivering accurate and secure information in the familiar Excel environment. The company serves a broad range of industries, including financial services, education, utilities, insurance, hospitality, manufacturing and engineering.

    “Only companies that have demonstrated high levels of customer service, proved their experience and attained advanced certification receive the designation of Microsoft Certified Partner,” said Allison Watson, corporate vice president of Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “Today, Microsoft recognizes Excel4apps for its skills and expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology.”

    As one of the requirements for earning Certified Partner status, Excel4apps has declared a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry. The ISV/Software Solutions Competency recognizes the skill and focus partners bring to a particular solution set. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners that have obtained this competency have a successful record of developing and marketing packed software based on Microsoft technologies.

    “We are extremely pleased to have earned Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. This allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said Michele Buson, Global Sales & Marketing Director. “The benefits provided through our Certified Partner status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers.”

    The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners’ businesses be successful. Excel4apps maintains offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa and services customers in all regions. All products are available for immediate download and free trial, installing in minutes with no data warehouse and no additional hardware, setup or security configuration needed. Please visit www.excel4apps.com to download a free trial of GL Wand.

  • GL Wand has passed the Microsoft Platform Test for ISV Solutions

    23 February 2010

    Excel4apps is pleased to announce that GL Wand has passed the Microsoft Platform Test for ISV Solutions. Testing was conducted independently by VeriTest, a testing service of Lionbridge Technologies. Excel4apps is a provider of best in class Excel-based solutions for Oracle and SAP. Our award products are available for immediate download and trial.

  • Excel4apps Streamlines Reports from SAP Financials with New Version of Established GL Wand Reporting Tool

    2 December 2009

    An SAP PartnerEdge Program member, Excel4apps extends accuracy and productivity benefits of flagship GL Wand product to new user base.

    Sydney, Australia (December 2, 2009) – Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel based reporting and budget loading software for Oracle and SAP, today announced the release of GL Wand 1.10 for SAP. GL Wand for SAP is an innovative Excel based tool that streamlines reporting for finance departments that run SAP Financials. As part of the SAP PartnerEdge Program, Excel4apps works closely with SAP to develop and certify the technical integration of GL Wand with SAP software. GL Wand augments SAP by helping users access and analyze live financial information more productively through a familiar Excel front end.

    “GL Wand for SAP extends the same benefits to SAP users that customers of GL Wand for Oracle have appreciated for years, including more efficient finance reporting, shorter monthly closes and fasters refreshes directly from ERP system data,” said Michele Buson, Director and Co-Founder of Excel4apps. “Our development team of chartered accountants and experienced SAP users has created an entirely new code base for this version of GL Wand that is tailored exclusively for SAP, and initial SAP users cite the product as indispensable for expedited analysis and ad hoc reporting.”

    GL Wand links directly with SAP, without the need for a data warehouse or additional hardware, as with other reporting tools. Installed within minutes and easy to use, it requires little support from information technology staff for support and programming. Report creation is easily accomplished by accountants and other financial users with minimal training, and reports can drill down into line items and individual cells within SAP data.

    "Our very first month-end on SAP was only made possible by migrating the trial version of GL Wand into production,” said Simon Taylor, Finance Manager for Sphere Healthcare, a large-scale pharmaceutical contract manufacturer based in Australia. “We recognized the instant value of GL Wand and immediately issued a purchase order for the software to IQX, our reseller.”

    GL Wand also enforces SAP authorizations, as opposed to those of a separate data warehouse, for unparalleled data security. “GL Wand’s integration architecture is based on SAP’s connector for Microsoft .NET v2.01, which allows users to log onto SAP via GL Wand and read requested financial data as SAP authorizations allow,” said Grant Peterson, Product Manager, GL Wand for SAP. “The architecture protects data from unauthorized access while producing highly auditable reports.”

    As a participant in the SAP PartnerEdge program, Excel4apps develops integrated applications that extend, complement and add value to SAP solutions, thereby helping mutual customers more successfully meet business needs and drive strong results. GL Wand 1.10 for SAP is available for free trial and down load at http://www.excel4apps.com/sap.

    About Excel4apps

    Excel4apps is a provider of best-in-class Excel based reporting and budget loading software for Oracle and SAP. Its award winning GL Wand and Budget Wand products help Oracle and SAP financial professionals save time by delivering accurate and secure information in the familiar Excel environment. The company serves a broad range of industries, including financial services, education, utilities, insurance, hospitality, manufacturing and engineering. All products are available for immediate download and free trial, installing in minutes with no data warehouse and no additional hardware, setup or security configuration needed. Excel4apps maintains offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. More information is available at www.excel4apps.com.

  • Excel4apps Recognised as 2009 Innovative Partner

    30 October 2009

    Oracle users honour Excel4apps for originality and quality of advanced reporting software

    Stafford, UK, (October 12, 2009) – Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel based reporting and budgeting software for Oracle users, has announced that it received the Silver Award for Innovative Partner of the Year from the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG). The awards were chosen by Oracle users to reward organisations that have given the best service and contribution to customer members over the past 12 months. As recipient of the Silver Award for Innovation, Excel4apps was recognised as a Partner who delivers innovative consulting or products relating to Oracle.

    “We are extremely proud to receive this prestigious honour, as we have invested a great deal in innovation and will continue to do so,” said Michele Buson, Director and Co-Founder of Excel4apps. “Not only is this award an acknowledgement of customer confidence, it is also a testament to the strong Excel4apps team and its ability to develop niche products at a price that delivers enormous value to our customers, such as with the upcoming expansion of our GL Wand reporting product suite.”

    The 2009 UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards took place on Thursday, 1st October, at the Landmark hotel in London. Carol Thatcher, daughter of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, was in attendance as Guest Speaker at the black tie event, where Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were presented in 20 categories. Award winners will also be recognised and promoted at UKOUG Conference Series events in coming months. For the Innovation category, UKOUG instructed customers to vote on the uniqueness, originality and quality of the product or project under consideration. They were also asked to assess the proven ability of the Partner to deliver the promised solution within agreed cost and time constraints.

    “Receiving this award under such careful scrutiny from our valued customers helps further establish Excel4apps as the leading provider of Excel based accounting intelligence solutions to the Oracle community,” said Dean Jones, Director UK and Europe, for Excel4apps. “I would personally like to thank our customers for their loyalty and continued support as we look forward to continuing our partnership with the UKOUG.”

    About Excel4apps

    Excel4apps is a provider of best-in-class Excel based reporting and budgeting software for Oracle users. Its award winning GL Wand and Budget Wand products help Oracle financial professionals save time by delivering accurate and secure information in the familiar Excel environment. The company serves a broad range of industries, including financial services, education, utilities, insurance, hospitality, manufacturing and engineering. All products are available for immediate download and free trial, installing in minutes with no data warehouse and no additional hardware, setup or security configuration needed. Excel4apps maintains offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. More information is available at www.excel4apps.com.

    About UK Oracle User Group

    UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) is an independent, not for profit membership organisation created to support Oracle stakeholders. Established over 25 years ago, UKOUG now has over 11,000 member contacts who act as a single independent voice to influence the future design, functionality and technology that is key to all Oracle users.

  • Excel4apps Accelerates FSG Report Conversion for Oracle Users with Latest GL Wand Release

    7 October 2009

    GL Wand’s new FSG Converter helps organizations quickly transform Oracle reports into an easy-to-use Excel format

    ORACLE OpenWorld, San Francisco, CA, October 12, 2009 – Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel based reporting and budgeting software for Oracle users, today announced the release of GL Wand 3.90. The upgrade includes a feature for fast conversion of reports from Oracle’s Financial Statement Generator (FSG) into a familiar Excel format. Within minutes, GL Wand’s FSG Converter transforms Oracle FSG reports into a formatted, refreshable and drillable Excel based report that accesses live financial data through GL Wand’s tight integration with Oracle.

    “The FSG Converter allows companies that have invested in customized FSG reports to convert them to Excel with minimal effort for future manipulation in GL Wand,” said Chris Meyer, Director Americas for Excel4apps. “Because accountants and financial analysts are working with GL Wand’s Excel front end, they can then easily refresh and edit the former FSG reports without the need for SQL coding and other information technology (IT) support, enabling a more productive organization.”

    The FSG Converter feature quickly extracts and transfers Oracle FSG row and column set definitions into an Excel spreadsheet. Sophisticated drill-down capabilities within GL Wand allow users to view live Oracle data at the journal and sub-ledger levels, as well as see multiple transactions at once. This flexibility has improved productivity for GL Wand users, such as Alliance Coal.

    “GL Wand’s FSG layout of the Excel file is easy to work with and provides a great guideline for converting FSG reports, which now takes us hours instead of days,” said Steve Coop, Corporate Finance and Planning Manager for Alliance Coal. “For reporting and account reconciliations, GL Wand is a must have tool.”

    Coop also commented on GL Wand’s ability to convert the most complex of reports, such as Alliance Coals’ cash flow statement, which includes multiple budget-to actual comparisons.

    “With the FSG Converter, we quickly converted the cash flow statement and released the report in just over one day,” described Steve Coop. “Previously, we had to create complex SQL code to download the row and column set information and merge multiple cells using complex Excel formulas --- a very time consuming process. We appreciate how Excel4apps is continually adding new functionality like the FSG Converter to GL Wand so we spend time analyzing data rather than formatting it.”

    About Excel4apps

    Excel4apps is a provider of best-in-class Excel based reporting and budgeting software for Oracle users. Its award winning GL Wand and Budget Wand products help Oracle financial professionals save time by delivering accurate and secure information in the familiar Excel environment. The company serves a broad range of industries, including financial services, education, utilities, insurance, hospitality, manufacturing and engineering. All products are available for immediate download and free trial, installing in minutes with no data warehouse and no additional hardware, setup or security configuration needed. Excel4apps maintains offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. More information is available at www.excel4apps.com.

  • Excel4apps Teams with Mexico City’s Quadrantix to Serve Spanish Speaking Markets

    4 August 2009

    Raleigh, NC -- Fast growing software developer Excel4apps, which creates time-saving software that allows Oracle users to interface seamlessly with Excel for report generation and distribution, has entered into a reseller agreement with Mexico City-based Quadrantix for GL Wand in Mexico, South America and other Spanish-speaking markets. According to Chris Meyer, Managing Director for the Americas, Excel4apps continues to grow rapidly and finding a partner to help respond to inquiries from Spanish speaking customers has proven important as Oracle users in Mexico and South America find Excel4apps’ software both well priced and appropriate to their needs.

    “Quadrantix has an established track record working with companies that use Oracle Financials, and we have been mutually on each other’s radar for a while. Quadrantix has existing customers who want the reporting capabilities of GL Wand and we have prospects that Quandrantix can serve because of their Spanish language expertise,” Meyer says. Jose Flores, lead partner for Quadrantix, says his firm sees GL Wand as a great product for their current customer base, and they are excited to respond to the inquiries and leads that Excel4apps provides from Spanish-speaking entities.

    “We see a very large market for GL Wand, both within our key Mexico City area, as well as in industrialized parts of Mexico, such as Monterrey, where most businesses rely on Oracle. Businesses in Brazil, Peru and South American markets are also emerging as strongly loyal Oracle users who want to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in reporting,” Flores says.

    The price point for GL Wand is one of its strongest sales points. Not only is it inexpensive to license and easy to install, but training takes as little as two hours. Quadrantix has already created Spanish language webinar materials and will manage customer demos and product evaluations with Spanish speaking customers. Quadrantix has always focused on serving a customer base of Oracle users. Starting with database module support, the company moved in to both development and more broad-based support for end users. The company’s main office is in Mexico City. They also have an office in Monterrey, Mexico, as well as in San Jose, California.

    “We understand the challenges our customers are facing, and we also understand the value GL Wand brings to their processes,” Flores says.

    To learn more about Quadrantix, visit www.quadrantix.com. To learn more about Excel4apps, visit www.excel4apps.com.

  • Excel4apps shortlisted for UKOUG Innovation Partner of the Year Awards!

    28 July 2009

    We are delighted to announce that Excel4apps has been shortlisted for this years UKOUG Innovation Partner of the Year award: Voting is now open and we would very much like to invite all of our customers to vote for us! The link to vote is: www.oug.org/vote Please note voting closes on Friday 14th August and the results are to be announced at the UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards Ceremony dinner at the Landmark Hotel, London on 1st October 2009. Many thanks in advance.....wish us luck!

  • Now’s the time for Excel-lent productivity. Introducing Budget Wand.

    17 February 2009

    Excel4apps has introduced a new tool called Budget Wand to help customers improve their ability to manage the ever-changing budget and forecasting needs of business.

    “Tough economic times put added pressure on financial professionals who are being asked to find additional efficiencies and provide customized reports to senior executives. Our GL Wand users already know they improve their GL reporting and save time with GL Wand. Now Budget Wand allows users to meet their important financial budgeting and forecasting requirements all from within Excel,” says Shaun Pendrigh, co-founder of Excel4apps. “We are very pleased with the reception we’ve received from customers who have used Budget Wand,” Pendrigh says.

    Budget Wand is a GL Wand add-on that provides the ability to use Excel as the front end of the Oracle General Ledger Budgeting process. Budget Wand makes it easy to create layouts that contain any combination of Actuals, Budgets, Periods and Books to simplify budgeting and forecasting and to update budgets with real time data. Best of all, because Budget Wand is easy to use, deployment is rapid, with minimal IT involvement needed and virtually no training required for users.

    “Accounting professionals know and use Excel daily and most use it for their budgeting needs. Pulling Oracle data into Excel is easy with GL Wand. Budget Wand makes it easy to upload new budgets or forecasts into Oracle. There is virtually no impact on the IT staff, and the add-on takes just minutes,” Pendrigh says. A fully functional trial version of Budget Wand is available by visiting www.excel4apps.com.

  • U.S Customer Support Center Will Serve North American Customer Needs

    16 February 2009

    Financial professionals are under intense pressure to reduce costs and increase efficiencies, and the Excel4apps products allow them to generate reports faster and spend more time analyzing financial data to develop strategically smart business solutions. The “try before you buy” offer we make to customers who want to try GL Wand results in an impressive 75% sales rate. We think that success rate speaks volumes about our products and how much users appreciate them. Now with more than 3,500 licensed users for GL Wand worldwide, and sales offices in Raleigh NC, London, South Africa, Sydney, Dubai, , Excel4apps continues to expand its Customer Support Team. The new U.S. Customer Support Center is now open for business in the company’s Raleigh offices. Chris Meyer, Managing Director Americas, notes that the growth in North American business customers has been rapid since the sales office opened in the U.S. last year.

    “Customers tell us that GL Wand speaks to the issue of improving productivity, and we know it does it at a price point that yields an incredibly fast ROI,” Meyer says. “Since we deal with customers who come from both the financial and Information Technology sides of business, and we deal with businesses both large and small, we hear a lot about the ease of implementation, minimal user startup time, and reliability. Of course being able to leverage Excel as the reporting front end makes the tool amenable to any financial analyst,” Meyer says.

  • The Wanderful Times - Newsletter OpenWorld Edition

    1 October 2008

    * Taking the World by the Wand

    P.1 * Financial Power
    P.2 * Budget Wand Preview
    P.3 * Simply Magic

    If you missed our email newsletter, then please click the link to download the PDF version.

  • Excel4apps Inks Deal with HBO®

    28 September 2008

    Cable Programming Giant Becomes 100th GL Wand Customer

    Raleigh, NC – September 21, 2008 -- Excel4apps, an independent software developer focused on creating applications that work with Oracle® financial reporting systems, has reached an important milestone in the adoption of its GL Wand product with Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO) as its 100th customer. This brings the number of licensed users of the product to more than 2000 worldwide. HBO, America’s most popular pay television service, adopted the GL Wand package to allow their Finance department to run their Oracle reports directly in Microsoft Excel. They began working with Oracle and their E-Business Suite in 2007 to support their financial reporting needs for their growing business in the evolving media and entertainment industry.

    “GL Wand lets us access our Oracle data with Excel in an easy and proficient manner. The way it is linked to the system makes reporting, pulling balances, and accessing detail much easier,” said Michael Hinck, project manager, Finance Systems at HBO. ”Just as importantly, the security remains intact, yet employees at all levels have the ability to do a lot more with the data they have.”

    Customer surveys by Excel4apps have indicated that GL Wand saves customers an average of two-to-four days per person per month on financial reporting, while enabling them to capitalize on their familiarity with Excel. Oracle PartnerNetwork, which works with more than 20,000 companies that create innovative software solutions based on the Oracle software, has recognized the value of the GL Wand system and has listed Excel4apps on the Oracle ISV solution maps for Financial Reporting Analysis.

    “Our customers are excited about the GL Wand offering. They already use Excel and when they see the ease of access to their information during the free trial stage it’s not uncommon to hear excited exclamations during a demo. Our tool allows them to perform their jobs better by offering the best of the Microsoft Excel interface plus the security and performances inherent to Oracle offerings. GL Wand is simple to install, and employees have no problem learning to use it. They very quickly realize that they can save hours on routine and special tasks. They also have the ability to slice and dice their Oracle data in real time and drill down to ledger detail with a few clicks of the mouse,” says Michele Buson, Global Sales and Marketing Director for Excel4apps.

    GL Wand can be downloaded from the Excel4apps website and tested with a simple pass key from the online demo system. A 30 day free trial is available. Technical support is available to users worldwide. For more information on GL Wand, visit the company’s website at www.excel4apps.com, or call 919 882 2114.

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    © 2008 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved. HBO is a service mark of Home Box Office, Inc. ®Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners

    About Excel4apps

    Excel4apps is a global organization with offices in the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, UAE. The company works with resellers in more than ten countries. Excel4apps currently has more than 2000 licensed GL Wand users at more than 100 E-Business Suite customers around the globe. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Excel4apps developed GL Wand exclusively for Oracle Financials so it is easy to install and maintain, easy to use, tightly integrated, and secure. The tool makes financial reporting using Excel simple, accurate and fast.

    About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

    Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 20,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle’s premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today’s global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle’s position as the world’s largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for the Certified Partner levels.

    About HBO

    Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., providing two 24-hour pay television services – HBO and Cinemax – to over 40 million U.S. subscribers. The services offer the most popular subscription video on demand products, HBO On Demand and Cinemax On Demand, as well as HBO on Broadband, HD feeds and multiplex channels. Internationally, HBO’s branded television networks, along with the subscription video on demand products HBO On Demand and HBO Mobile, bring HBO services to over 50 countries. HBO programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.

  • Excel4apps: Taking the World by the Wand

    19 September 2008

    The growth of Excel4apps in its three short years is a testament to the company’s ability to identify market needs and execute viable solutions that are literally thrilling both IT experts and financial professionals worldwide. With a young and vibrant leadership team and an enviable knowledge of how businesses really work, Excel4apps is poised to continue to make life easier for finance departments in businesses both large and small. As a company borne in the internet age, Excel4apps was created to sell and support its products globally and harness the knowledge and skills of a globally dispersed workforce all joined by the internet.

    Originally launched in South Africa and with its first GL Wand customer being a UK listed bank, the path to globalization was set in motion. After opening offices in Johannesburg, Sydney, and the heart of England, and with a new presence in Dubai and the United States, Excel4apps is servicing the world. The company’s original founders Michele Buson and Shaun Pendrigh, and key executives like Warren Brugger, all have extensive experience working with Oracle in dozens of different business situations. A recurring theme they’d always seen was the desire by financial professionals to use Excel.

    “We saw early on that accountants do not want to move away from Excel, yet so many companies were trying to create business intelligence tools that were Excel-like. We thought, ‘Why not just create the interface so they can use Excel?’ and that is exactly what we did,” says Buson.

    Oracle’s open framework architecture welcomes independent software companies to design applications for their users, and Microsoft Excel is also extendable, so the Excel4apps team set their sights on building the seamless integration that was so desperately needed. The result: one of the fastest growing software tools available: GL Wand. Acceptance of GL Wand has been fueled not only by need and its ability to perform, but by its ease of installation, ease of use, and unbeatable customer service. The company has built a worldwide presence quickly by developing a tool that offers an inexpensive option that allows users to work with tools they are intimately familiar with.

    “Our success continues to be based on our understanding of what business users need. The flexibility of GL Wand means that ad hoc reports can be created in minutes from data in Oracle financials. IT professionals appreciate the ease of installation and deployment, which can take less than an hour,” Buson says.

    As the history of this company continues to evolve and awareness spreads through the global business network, one thing is certain: though the past is relatively short, the future is going to be long and exciting.

  • See us in San Francisco!

    18 September 2008

    Excel4apps is poised to share its “magic” with visitors to Oracle Open World 2008, Sept. 21 – 25 in San Francisco. Our international and U.S. teams will assemble in Booth 3920 in Moscone West, where we’re excited to meet the best and the brightest of our industry to share our time-saving software products -- tools that are helping to improve productivity in finance departments worldwide. If you’re planning to be at Oracle Open World, please make a point to stop by and visit with Michele Buson, Shaun Pendrigh, Scott Stollwerk, Ryan Schmidt and the rest of the members of the Excel4apps team, and pick up your free demo copy of GL Wand, our premier tool for enabling Oracle users to easily and efficiently create reports using Microsoft Excel.

    If you’re already one of our more than 2000 valued users, please come by and say hello. We always enjoy hearing from satisfied users and appreciate any feedback you can provide to help us add features or otherwise continue to make GL Wand the best product available for reporting out of Oracle. This show also marks the U.S. debut of Budget Wand, the newest offering from Excel4apps for making budget creation a snap. If your team loves GL Wand, we’ve got the next tool you’re really going to have to have. Stop by for a demonstration and to hear more about our plans for making your future budget cycles easier with Budget Wand.

  • Excel4apps in the Middle East

    8 September 2008

    Excel4apps has recently established a presence in the Middle East. Shirley Mincher has been appointed to represent Excel4apps in the region and is based in the Knowledge Village, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Shirley will support existing Excel4apps customers in the Middle East region through the provision of product training and by assisting new customers with evaluating GL Wand and Budget Wand for Oracle 11i / R12.

    Excel4apps will be showcasing GL Wand and Budget Wand at the upcoming Gitex Technology week from 19 – 24 October 2008 in Dubai. This is the second year in a row that Excel4apps will be exhibiting at this event. As part of a special promotion launching the Middle East presence we will be offering special pricing on GL Wand for all those organisation that visit us at Gitex in Hall 5, Oracle Area, WS-1. If your organisation runs the Oracle E-Business suite then we would encourage you to contact Shirley to arrange a complementary Gitex pass and come and see how you easily do your Oracle reporting and budgeting in Excel, with a free trial software available to conference visitors. Excel4apps is a global organisation with a presence in the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, UAE and resellers in 10+ countries. Excel4apps currently has 2000+ licensed GL Wand users at 100+ E-Business Suite customers around the globe.

  • GL Wand: Simply Magic?

    4 September 2008

    We are very excited that one of our GL Wand customers has chosen to present a paper titled "GL Wand: Simply Magic." What more can we say, except that we hope you can make it there in person. Francis Nocom, the Applications Manager at Cochlear Limited will be presenting this paper at the AUSOUG Gold Coast event 13-14 October 2008.

    Paper Abstract

    In today’s challenging business environment, there is a pressing need to provide useful and prompt reports that will enable the business to make the right decisions in a timely manner. GL Wand provides quick and easy access to Oracle GL and subledger information which results in increased productivity and reporting efficiency. The aim of this presentation is to provide the audience with an overview of the benefits of having GL Wand such as shorter reporting cycles, quicker month end closes and an enhanced experience when using Oracle Financials. This session will show how GL Wand was implemented globally at Cochlear. It will demonstrate the different stages of implementation, from introduction to the tool, stakeholder’s buy-in and how GL Wand was implemented in the Finance teams globally. Emphasis will be on the implementation experience and challenges of consolidating different requirements dictated by different needs across different countries. This will cover project management, ownership, design and development of reports, and user training and support. Each phase will be discussed in detail with emphasis on the critical success factors.

    The presentation will also illustrate how GL Wand is used in Cochlear and the benefits it brings to the Finance teams and its customers globally. It will demonstrate GL Wand’s main features and functions, and show why GL Wand is…. simply magic!

  • Excel4apps to exhibit at the NZOUG Conference 2008

    25 July 2008

    Excel4apps today announced that it will exhibit at this year's New Zealand Oracle User Group (NZOUG) Conference for the first time. This year's conference is taking place in Rotorua at the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside from the 20th to the 21st October. This follows many years of successful participation at similar User Group events in the USA, UK, Australia and other countries. We are looking forward to meeting with users of Oracle Financial's users in New Zealand and introducing them to GL Wand and our latest Budget Wand offering.

    Oracle Users around the globe have benefited from GL Wand and many have presented papers at such users groups over the years. Come visit our booth to discuss your financial reporting requirements, see a live demo of GL Wand and receive a free trial and special discount offer. If you have any questions before the event, please email us at sales@excel4apps.com. For more information on Excel4apps and GL Wand, please visit www.excel4apps.com.

  • New office in the United Kingdom

    30 June 2008

    Excel4apps continues to grow and this month we opened an office in the UK. Dean Jones has been appointed as the Director of Excel4apps Ltd, located in the heart of England. Dean will be responsible for growing Excel4app’s UK and European presence and thereby ensure continued growth and support for all our UK and European customers. Dean will continue to work with and support our existing reseller partners in the region.

    Prior to joining Excel4apps, Dean has worked for a number of software companies in various management roles and most notably for 6 years at The GL Company, initially as Product Manager and original conceptualist/author of their Inquiry tools. Dean was quickly recognised as a respected key player in his field and was soon promoted to VP Special Projects where he helped grow the customer base year on year, throughout Europe and the USA. As part of the launch of the UK office we are running a GL Wand UK Roadshow hosted by Oracle in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh.

  • "We saved about 50 hrs. a month on intercompany reconciliations thanks to faster data compilation using GL Wand"

    Michelle Wallace, Arbonne International, LLC

  • "It’s great to work with a group so committed to providing not only a great product but stellar service as well."

    J Raffensberger (MBA), Corporate Controller, Glatfelters

  • "GL Wand is a fabulous tool, we love it."   

    Donna Holley, Spectranetics

  • "This has to be the quickest ROI we've had on any software investment."

    J Raffensberger (MBA), Corporate Controller, Glatfelters

  • “GL Wand has been a big hit with Cairn’s Finance team."

    Chris Hebden, Cairn Energy PLC

  • "It took less than two hours to train report users. The time savings for everyone is incredible."

    Francis Nocom, Applications Manager, Cochlear

  • “GL Wand has proven extremely valuable in accessing our Oracle data with Excel."

    Michael Hinck, Finance Systems Project Manager, HBO

  • "GL Wand has given our finance users the freedom to think outside the box and be more innovative with performance metrics."

    Martin Stanton, Chief Information Officer, Destination Hotels & Resorts

  • "GL Wand has given our finance users a very flexible tool."

    Paul Simpson, Lancashire County Council