Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. F9 is a financial reporting software application that dynamically links general ledger data to Microsoft Excel through the use of financial cell-based formulas, wizards, and analysis tools to create spreadsheet reports that can be calculated, filtered, and drilled upon. The F9 software is developed, marketed, and support by an organization also called F9, a division of Infor Global Solutions Ltd. which is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. F9 - The Financial Reporter was originally developed by Synex Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of Synex International and first released in 1988 for Accpac as a Lotus 1-2-3 Add-in for DOS and subsequently F9 was developed for the Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Platform. In 2002, Synex Systems was acquired by privately owned Lasata Software of Perth, Australia. In 2005, Lasata was acquired by UK based Systems Union. In 2007, Systems Union was acquired by privately held Infor Global Solutions, a U.S. company that specializes in enterprise software.