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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.
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