Winshuttle Expands European Presence Through Acquistion of Adar

New Paris Office Reflects Growth and Commitment to European Customers

Bothell, WA – October 16, 2008 –Winshuttle, the leading provider of data entry and data download tools for SAP users, today announced the acquisition of ADAR, a leading French distributor of data management tools, in conjunction with the launch of Winshuttle France. Led by Bernard Haddad, founder of ADAR, the new Paris-based entity will provide sales and technical support to Winshuttle’s strong French customer base such as Bouygues Telecom, Yves Rocher and Solvay, and further expands the company’s geographical reach throughout key regions of Europe. Winshuttle’s European presence already includes an office in London.


Winshuttle’s products make data shuttling between Microsoft Excel and SAP easy and more accurate. The company’s data loading and extraction tools for SAP users provide data management solutions that eliminate the need for programming by an IT department. Winshuttle’s flagship product, transactionSHUTTLE, effectively bridges the needs of business users with the governance requirements of IT. transactionSHUTTLE transforms business processes for both implementation and post production projects, including data import, data quality and data integration. The French version of transactionSHUTTLE is now available with the release of version 8.2. Both transactionSHUTTLE and runSHUTTLE, which allows any authorized SAP user, regardless of their familiarity with the SAP transaction, to securely move data between Excel and SAP using predefined transaction templates, are now localized in French, German and English.

“Enterprises are looking for SAP data entry and downloading tools that offer ease-of-use, accuracy and ROI. The acquisition of ADAR reflects our determination to extend our distribution and our confidence that we can meet the needs of European enterprises,” said Vikram Chalana, CEO and co-founder of Winshuttle. “Bernard’s considerable experience supporting data management solutions will be a significant asset to Winshuttle as we continue our expansion.”

“Data entry into SAP is a key challenge for many companies operating in the European and national markets,” said Bernard Haddad, president of Winshuttle France. “By providing even more local software versions, local support and local training to its customers, Winshuttle confirms that it is committed to delivering effective SAP data loading solutions across Europe.” As the regional president, Bernard Haddad will lead the French-based team in Winshuttle’s efforts to continue to capitalize on growth opportunities in the European market.