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

17 September 2010

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.
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    Michelle Wallace, Arbonne International, LLC

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    J Raffensberger (MBA), Corporate Controller, Glatfelters

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    Francis Nocom, Applications Manager, Cochlear

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    Michael Hinck, Finance Systems Project Manager, HBO

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    Martin Stanton, Chief Information Officer, Destination Hotels & Resorts

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    Paul Simpson, Lancashire County Council