Winshuttle’s Co-Founder and CTO Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Pacific Northwest Award Finalist

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Awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities

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“Vikram’s selection as a finalist for this prestigious award is clear recognition of the vision, hard work, and commitment that both he and Rajat have invested in Winshuttle over the past 8 years,” said Lewis Carpenter, Winshuttle’s CEO.

Winshuttle, the ERP Usability Company, today announced that Vikram Chalana is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Pacific Northwest Award finalist. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Chalana was selected as a finalist from nearly 90 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 10, 2011 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers.

Founded in 2003 by Mr. Chalana and Rajat Oberoi, Winshuttle enables non-technical users to work with SAP® solutions directly from Excel, Web forms and other interfaces without any programming. By letting users work with their favorite desktop applications to effectively run the complex business processes supported by SAP, Winshuttle’s Usability platform saves customers significant time and money while improving employee productivity and satisfaction.

“Vikram’s selection as a finalist for this prestigious award is clear recognition of the vision, hard work, and commitment that both he and Rajat have invested in Winshuttle over the past 8 years,” said Lewis Carpenter, Winshuttle’s CEO. “Our company’s focus on finding innovative ways to solve real customer problems will continue to drive Winshuttle’s significant growth and global expansion.”

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year overall National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.

Sponsors
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.

In the Pacific Northwest, regional sponsors include Union Bank, ADP, The Big Picture, Seattle Business and Scherzer International.

About Winshuttle
Winshuttle is the ERP Usability Company, providing software products that enable business users to work with SAP directly from Excel, Web forms, and other interfaces without any programming. Winshuttle focuses on a simple fact – when using SAP applications, time is money. Winshuttle’s usability solutions radically accelerate SAP user transactions, saving and redirecting millions of dollars for SAP’s customers every day. These financial benefits are achieved by significantly reducing employee and contractor costs and increasing resources to address more strategic priorities. Thousands of customers use Winshuttle to make their SAP lives easier.

Headquartered in Bothell, Washington, Winshuttle has offices in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and India. For more information, visit http://www.winshuttle.com.

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

About the Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 141,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.

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