Winshuttle Enhances SAP® Financial Closing Cockpit with Task Loading Tool

ClosingEXPRESS automates the upload of closing tasks.

Bothell, WAMarch 17, 2009 –To help ease the pressure for finance teams during period-end closing, Winshuttle is delivering closingEXPRESS, a tool that automatically uploads closing tasks from Microsoft Excel into the SAP® Financial Closing cockpit. The closingEXPRESS tool can be obtained at closingexpress.

Many companies struggle to develop a cost-effective financial closing process that is easy to manage, produces on-time accurate results, and complies with reporting and regulatory guidelines. SAP solutions combined with SAP Financial Closing can shorten the financial period-end close giving senior management more time for decision-making based on financial information they can trust, and can provide more transparency and reliability during period-end closes.

Winshuttle’s closingEXPRESS further enables customers to achieve faster, more reliable closes by providing a template listing all of the closing tasks in Excel which can then be easily uploaded to the SAP Financial Closing.

“SAP is committed to improving the financial close processes for its customers,” said Rebecca Polley, vice president of Solutions Management at SAP AG. “The combination of closingEXPRESS’s Excel-based task list with the SAP Financial Closing cockpit enables increased efficiency and control in setting up financial closing processes.”

“Finance executives demand speed, accuracy and control when pulling the books together at the end of every period,” said Vikram Chalana, Winshuttle’s chief technology officer. “closingEXPRESS is an easy-to-use, Excel-based tool that helps load data into SAP Financial Closing helping to orchestrate the closing process across all organizational units.”

Winshuttle will be demoing closingEXPRESS and other data maintenance tools for use with SAP solutions at booth 920 at the SAP Financials 2009 conference, located in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, March 17-19, 2009. In addition, James Donegan from the Home Depot will be presenting a session entitled, “How the Home Depot implemented Winshuttle’s software to automate their financial data upload from Microsoft Excel to SAP.” The session will take place on Wednesday, March 18 at 4:00 pm PT.

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