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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.
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