Our Company Story - More4apps Excel to Oracle ERPs

Welcome to More4apps

Our Values


it’s all about People


we strive to Understand the needs of our customers and colleagues


we choose to Collaborate with integrity, consistency and respect


we aim to Improve the experience for all

Have Fun

and along the way
 We Have Fun

Our Story

In 2000, a group of Oracle consultants met for their regular lunch appointment, to share ideas about their current projects.  As the conversation developed, they realised that there was a common task to be completed, data conversion. As consultants, we all had our own versions of SQL loader scripts. Modifying the SQL script was easy but the following three areas were both time consuming, error-prone and a security risk.

  • Cleansing the data: Data from the legacy system was usually provided in excel. This allowed the data to be corrected. Further errors would be found when the load process happened. Which meant that the data would be manually corrected, transferred to server and reloaded only to find the next set of errors.
  • Time-consuming: all these iterations took time. And had to be repeated for each instance test, development and production, to name a few. Also keeping track of which is the latest version of the data.
  • Security: To transfer the files meant that the user needed access to the server password.

The developer among the group suggested – half-jokingly  – that if they were to build an application that could load data from a spreadsheet directly into Oracle E-Business Suite they could productize a solution and save their customers both money and time. An idea was born.

Within a matter of months, a prototype was developed and promptly tested amongst the group’s existing clients.

We didn’t get it all right. We underestimated the rework time that these products could save our customers! The amount of validation built into these tools over the years reflects this. The ability to FIND an error, FIX it and RELOAD the data – all from within the spreadsheet (using the Oracle user password) –  addresses all three issues above; data cleansing, time-efficiency and keeping Oracle security intact.

They had a winner. More4apps was born, and over the next 19 years has gone on to develop over 27 fully functioned Wizards and 17 task-specific Loaders, which worked straight out of the box for Oracle users.

The company remains in private ownership with a board five Shareholder/Directors, governed by a non-executive Chairman.  All five shareholders remain active in management roles within the business.


More4apps are specialists in providing software products with the core purpose of enabling Oracle ERP users to easily upload and download data.  All products have the familiar interface of Microsoft Excel at their heart and use Oracle’s public Web API’s as the secure portal into the ERP system. This arrangement delivers fast and easy training for users, along with peace-of-mind for IT managers.

Designed and developed with input from customers, More4apps products include Wizards, Loaders and a developer tool that can be easily adapted for myriad specialist uses within the Oracle E-Business Suite system and a range of tools for Oracle ERP Cloud.

A highly regarded support team is on hand for any technical or functional queries with More4apps products or Oracle. Personal demonstrations are also available by request to help with specific functions related to a particular business area that needs improvement.

Read about our customer success stories.


More4apps are proud to work closely with our partners in the Oracle ERP ecosystem, with formal agreements with the following organizations.