STAFFORD, England, November 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel based reporting and budgeting software for Oracle users, has announced that it received the Silver Award for Innovative Partner of the Year from the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG). The awards were chosen by Oracle users to reward organisations that have given the best service and contribution to customer members over the past 12 months. As recipient of the Silver Award for Innovation, Excel4apps was recognised as a Partner who delivers innovative consulting or products relating to Oracle.

We are extremely proud to receive this prestigious honour, as we have invested a great deal in innovation and will continue to do so, said Michele Buson, Director and Co-Founder of Excel4apps. Not only is this award an acknowledgement of customer confidence, it is also a testament to the strong Excel4apps team and its ability to develop niche products at a price that delivers enormous value to our customers, such as with the upcoming expansion of our GL Wand reporting product suite.

The 2009 UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards took place on Thursday, 1st October, at the Landmark hotel in London. Carol Thatcher, daughter of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, was in attendance as Guest Speaker at the black tie event, where Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were presented in 20 categories. Award winners will also be recognised and promoted at UKOUG Conference Series events in coming months.

For the Innovation category, UKOUG instructed customers to vote on the uniqueness, originality and quality of the product or project under consideration. They were also asked to assess the proven ability of the Partner to deliver the promised solution within agreed cost and time constraints.

Receiving this award under such careful scrutiny from our valued customers helps further establish Excel4apps as the leading provider of Excel based accounting intelligence solutions to the Oracle community, said Dean Jones, Director UK and Europe, for Excel4apps. I would personally like to thank our customers for their loyalty and continued support as we look forward to continuing our partnership with the UKOUG.

About Excel4apps

Excel4apps is a provider of best-in-class Excel based reporting and budgeting software for Oracle users. Its award winning GL Wand and Budget Wand products help Oracle financial professionals save time by delivering accurate and secure information in the familiar Excel environment. The company serves a broad range of industries, including financial services, education, utilities, insurance, hospitality, manufacturing and engineering. 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

About UK Oracle User Group

UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) is an independent, not for profit membership organisation created to support Oracle stakeholders. Established over 25 years ago, UKOUG now has over 11,000 member contacts who act as a single independent voice to influence the future design, functionality and technology that is key to all Oracle users.

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