Australian-based financial software company Excel4apps
has opened an office in Pittsburgh and plans to expand here in the coming year.
The company was founded in 2003 in South Africa by two IT professionals who saw value in developing a user-friendly interface that integrates Microsoft Excel more effectively with Enterprise Resource Systems like Oracle and SAP.
Excel4apps is a solution for those in the finance industry who are using Excel and work with Oracle
and SAP, but want to simplify and streamline financial reporting, says Chris Meyer, managing director for the Americas. Meyer and his family moved to Pittsburgh from South Africa.
The company’s flagship product, GL Wand, allows the end user to create their own formulas to extract information, Meyer explains. The tool is not only plug-and-play, but is highly efficient, secure and allows for the updating of information in real-time.
“We’re an Excel-based reporting tool that leverages the strength of Excel,” he adds. “You don’t need to be a computer guru or programmer to use the tool.”
Over the last nine years, the company has realized about 30% in annual growth. Excel4apps moved its headquarters to Sydney, Australia in 2008 and has employees in several U.S. cities and offices in the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Australia, South Africa as well as Raleigh, N.C., and Pittsburgh.
The local office, in the Summerfield Commons in Upper St. Clair, employs three and is the U.S. headquarters for marketing efforts. The firm plans to hire another six to seven people in the coming year with SAP, IT, computer and finance experience for company support and training positions. Local clients include Industrial Scientific Corp. and Tetra Tech.
“The quality of life in Pittsburgh is what attracted us here,” says Meyer. “Pittsburgh is a strong, well educated workforce. From a hiring perspective, we can attract qualified resources here.”
Source: Chris Meyer, Excel4apps
Image of the Excel4apps team courtesy of Excel4apps