Scotts Miracle-Gro Deploys SecureSheet for Multiple Shared Spreadsheet Projects

Downingtown, PA, December 1, 2006 – SecureSheet™ Technologies, LLC, a leading provider of multi-user online spreadsheet solutions, today announced that The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) has deployed the SecureSheet solution for automating multiple projects across its entire enterprise. Successfully implemented projects include automated Pay and Performance Management, Sarbanes-Oxley ERP Data Verification, and several other initiatives.

“SecureSheet provides us with a tremendous advantage for simplifying and streamlining our many data collection & collaboration requirements throughout our company,” said Mr. Abhi Banerjee, Portal Manager for Scotts. “Like most companies, we are constantly emailing spreadsheets back and forth between our many employees, departments and business partners. We determined that the SecureSheet solution would best enable us to turn our manual spreadsheet processes into real time, multi-user business applications.” “We are excited in our partnership with Scotts,” added Joe Holland, Co- Founder of SecureSheet. “By enabling Scotts to share data real-time from a single secure source, SecureSheet offers real time savings and timely data for their many activities. Like many of our customers, Scotts is finding many new uses for SecureSheet as it delivers quick success throughout their organization.”

About Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

With more than $2 billion in worldwide sales and more than 6,000 associates, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Scotts Company LLC, is the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care, with products for professional horticulture as well. The Company’s brands are the most recognized in the industry. In the U.S., the Company’s Scotts(R), Miracle-Gro(R) and Ortho(R) brands are market-leading in their categories, as is the consumer Roundup(R) brand, which is marketed in North America and most of Europe exclusively by Scotts and owned by Monsanto. The Company also owns Smith & Hawken, a leading brand of garden-inspired products that includes pottery, watering equipment, gardening tools, outdoor furniture and live goods. In Europe, the Company’s brands include Weedol(R), Pathclear(R), Evergreen(R), Levington(R), Miracle- Gro(R), KB(R), Fertiligene(R) and Substral(R).

About SecureSheet

SecureSheet Technologies, LLC is a privately held company which began in 2003 with a vision for creating a simple way for businesses to communicate more effectively. Leveraging existing technologies, and focusing on easy adoption for users, SecureSheet has transformed the ordinary spreadsheet into secure, multi-user, web based, business applications. To learn more, please visit us at

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About the Author—Joe Holland

Joe Holland is a co-founder and original developer of SecureSheet and has over 35 years of software development, implementation and business process expertise. Prior to starting SecureSheet, Joe was also a co-founder of Atlas Commerce, LLC, a leading provider of global sourcing technology for many Fortune 500 companies. Joe was also a manager and sales consultant for Systems & Computer Technology (SCT), as well as a software sales support manager for Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting).