SAN JOSE, CA – August 26, 2015 – Incisive Software Corporation announced it has attained a gold Application Development Competency for Xcellerator, the company’s spreadsheet risk management software, distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem. From within Excel, Xcellerator provides users with the ability to detect errors and risks, gain visibility into spreadsheet results, and achieve confidence in spreadsheet information. As a result, Xcellerator enables organizations to make better decisions.

In order to earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must meet several core requirements, including technical credentials, customer evidence, and technology and/or sales assessments.

“Microsoft’s technologies permeate our customers’ day to day lives, but none more than Excel,” said Incisive CEO Diane Robinette. “For decades Excel has been the go-to tool for finance practitioners and accountants alike. We are pleased Microsoft recognizes the added value that Incisive brings to this technology which is so critical to the way our mutual customers work.”

“By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top 1 percent of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology.”

About Incisive Incisive provides award-winning and innovative spreadsheet risk analysis and management solutions. Our enterprise-class offerings provide visibility and control to all business areas that use or interact with spreadsheets. Incisive products have been recognized for accurately and reliably highlighting risks to give users confidence in their spreadsheet information. For more information about Incisive and the company’s solutions, visit

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About Diane Robinette

Diane RobinetteDiane Robinette is President and CEO at Incisive Software, a company helping risk executives reduce exposure in critical business and financial processes. Prior to Incisive, Diane served in executive and senior level positions at companies including BroadVision, Contivo (acquired by Liaison Technologies), Covigna (acquired by ProQuest/Snap-on), Perfect Commerce and Proximex (acquired by Tyco). She also held management positions at KPMG and EY. Diane believes that by taking a modern and automated approach, risk teams can move towards a risk resilient posture that allows them to anticipate and reduce exposure, no matter what is thrown their way.