Finance Indaba 2016: Excel4apps powers up your reporting processes


"We make Excel the front end to your ERP (Oracle, SAP or PeopleSoft) and give you all the power of Excel plus more with our custom-built functions," says Shirley Riddick, MD of Excel4apps in the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Excel4apps is a gold partner at the Finance Indaba Africa 2016 on 13 and 14 October 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

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In the coming weeks and months, we will be chatting to all the Indaba partners, asking them why they are joining the event and what their most important message for finance professionals is.

Do you want to hear how Excel4apps can help businesses streamline their processes? Do you want to be informed about the latest and greatest in finance? Then don't miss the Finance Indaba Africa 2016.

Why will you be present at the Finance Indaba?
"Excel4apps has been in the finance space for 11 years now and we are passionate about improving financial reporting and analysis, streamlining month end processes and making the lives of finance people easier. We have seen many customer success stories over the years thanks to the Excel4apps products and we are excited to share these successes with a new audience."

What will you be talking about?
"We will be sharing how our financial reporting products designed specifically for Oracle, SAP and PeopleSoft can eliminate time wasted on generating reports, leaving more time available for detailed analysis."

What challenges can you help finance professionals with in 2016?
"We all know that finance people love MS Excel and given a choice, Excel would be their preferred front end to any data. That's exactly what we do at Excel4apps - we make Excel the front end to your ERP (Oracle, SAP or PeopleSoft) and give you all the power of Excel plus more with our custom-built functions!"

You are celebrating your tenth year in business. What lessons have you learnt along the way?
"The most important thing I have learnt is that you need to enjoy what you do. Work should feel like fun and you'll do a great job of it! Our products do exactly that for our users, they make financial reporting easy and fun! Customers love using the Excel4apps products, not to mention that it saves our users a whole lot of time."

What have been the drivers behind the business's rapid expansion in Africa over the past few years?
"Our people and our products. Our software is architected and designed by Chartered Accountants with world-class technical skills and a solid understanding of Finance's requirements. We seek to continually improve and do better than we did yesterday, which we have demonstrated through year on year growth of around 25% minimum globally."

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