Bothell, Wash.-based Winshuttle secured $12 million in growth equity financing from Summit Partners. Winshuttle plans to use the capital to accelerate its global expansion. The company provides software that allow users to work with SAP from Excel and Web forms without any programming.
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.”
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.