SOURCE: Summit Partners; Winshuttle

Summit Partners

Summit Partners; Winshuttle

September 14, 2010 03:00 ET

Winshuttle Secures $12 Million in Growth Equity Funding From Summit Partners

Investment Positions Winshuttle for ERP Usability Platform Expansion

BOTHELL, WA and PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) -  Winshuttle, the ERP Usability Company, announced today that it has raised $12 million in growth equity financing from Summit Partners. The funding comes on the heels of a record-breaking first-half 2010 performance and will be used to accelerate the company's already rapid global expansion.

Founded in 2003, Winshuttle has aggressively moved to the forefront of the ERP usability market by designing solutions such as Winshuttle TRANSACTION, QUERY, and the new STUDIO suite, allowing non-technical users to solve critical data or business process challenges without programming. By letting users work with their favorite desktop applications to effectively run the complex business processes supported by SAP®, Winshuttle's platform saves customers significant time and money while improving employee productivity and satisfaction.

"Given our current customer momentum, our growing global footprint, and the recent launch of an important new product suite, Winshuttle is perfectly poised to rapidly scale our business," said Lewis Carpenter, CEO of Winshuttle. "Even though we have strong cash and profit positions, we felt that a quality investor like Summit Partners would help position us to act more strategically in evaluating new market entries and potential acquisition targets."

"ERP Usability represents a significant market opportunity, and we believe Winshuttle will lead the way," said Greg Goldfarb, a Principal at Summit Partners who has joined the company's board of directors. "We found in Winshuttle a compelling mixture of a talented team, solid performance metrics, and innovative technology together with a clear focus on providing increasing value to their customers."

Added Brandon Roach, a Vice President at Summit Partners, "Winshuttle is committed to building software that enables easier and faster interaction with SAP. As a result, the company has built a very satisfied and loyal customer base."

About Winshuttle
Winshuttle is the ERP Usability Company, providing software products that enable business users to work with SAP directly from Excel, Web forms and other interfaces without any programming. Winshuttle focuses on a simple fact -- when using SAP applications, time is money. Winshuttle's usability solutions radically accelerate SAP user transactions, saving and redirecting millions of dollars for SAP's customers every day. These financial benefits are achieved by significantly reducing employee and contractor costs and increasing resources to address more strategic priorities. Hundreds of customers use Winshuttle to make their SAP lives easier.

Headquartered in Bothell, Washington, Winshuttle has offices in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and India. For more information, visit http://www.winshuttle.com/.

About Summit Partners
Summit Partners (www.summitpartners.com) is a growth equity investor that provides private equity and venture capital to rapidly growing companies. Founded in 1984, Summit has raised more than $11 billion in capital and has provided growth equity, recapitalization and management buyout financing to more than 300 growing companies across a range of industries and geographies. Summit Partners seeks outstanding management teams that have built their companies to market leadership. Notable investments in the software sector include McAfee, Hyperion Software, GoldenGate Software, ProClarity, and Unica.

In the United States of America, Summit Partners operates as an SEC-registered investment advisor. In the United Kingdom, this document is issued by Summit Partners Limited, a firm authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Summit Partners Limited is a limited company registered in England and Wales with company number 4141197, and its registered office is at 20-22 Bedford Row, London, WC1R portfolio companies.

Contact Information

  • For more information:

    Winshuttle
    Acacia Krebs
    Desk: +1 425.527.6631
    Cell: +1 206.604.1300
    Email: Email Contact

    Summit Partners
    Joan D. Miller
    Phone: +1 617.824.1047
    Email: Email Contact