GL Wand, a Time and Money-Saving Software for Financial Professionals, to be Showcased by Excel4apps at Collaborate 09

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Thousands of IT, finance, and accounting professionals will convene in Orlando May 3 - 7 for Collaborate '09, a trade show and conference designed as a forum for Oracle Financials users. With finance departments under pressure to identify ways to reduce costs, vendors at this year's show will be highlighting their time and money-saving software products. Excel4apps, creators of GL Wand software, continues to grow market share by providing fully functional trial versions of their software to companies to test with their business data. The effort pays off, with 75% of demo customers purchasing the software, which allows accountants to spend more time analyzing data and less time compiling reports.

Tough economic times are the right time to put the best technologies to work for your business, and for Oracle users there is no better place to hear about best practices and to try the most sought-after products than at Collaborate '09, May 3 - 7 in Orlando. Representatives of Excel4apps, a company focused on developing time saving applications for financial professionals, will be distributing free trial versions of the company's popular GL Wand software at Booth 4448 in the south hall of the convention center.

In addition, GL Wand will be the subject of an educational session being presented by Kathy Engler of Tetra Tech on Thursday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

According to Chris Meyer, Excel4apps' Managing Director - Americas, the key benefit to GL Wand is how it allows finance and accounting professionals to easily create reports from Oracle data in Excel.

"The time GL Wand saves individual team members in various industries on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis is truly amazing, and the adoption rate for companies whose people trial the software is phenomenal. Accounting and finance professionals know and love Excel, so the acceptance rate of GL Wand is very high. Oracle users attending Collaborate '09 can receive a fully-functional trial version that they can test and use right away," Meyer says.

During the Tetra Tech presentation, Ms. Engler will describe how this diversified company with more than $2 billion in revenue has implemented GL Wand and realized significant cost and time savings. Tetra Tech provides consulting, engineering, program management, construction and technical services to government and corporate clients through 42 subsidiaries that manage the entire life cycle of environmental projects. Tracking the financial information requires tremendous amounts of financial reporting, and prior to GL Wand creating reports was a time consuming and arduous process for Tetra Tech.

In her presentation, Ms. Engler will share the company's experience searching for a solution that would make it easier to create financial reports out of Oracle. Tetra Tech team members established criteria based on the desire to spend more time analyzing data and less time compiling it. Engler will discuss the alternatives and options they considered, their reasons for ultimately selecting GL Wand, and the cost and time savings it has afforded them. A demonstration of the software will also be included in the presentation.

Session attendees will gain insight into the benefits of using GL Wand with Oracle financial data. Collaborate '09 attendees can collect their free trial version of GL Wand at Booth 4448 at the Orange County Convention Center during exhibit hall hours from May 3 through May 7.

For more information on GL Wand, or to receive a trial version by download, visit excel4apps. The website also offers an opportunity to sign up for one of the company's regular demonstration Webinars. In the U.S., call 412-478-8284 for more information.


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