Dublin-based geographical information systems (GIS) provider eSpatial has created 12 new jobs to date and expects to fill a further eight positions by the end of the year.
Set up as a research and development company in 1997, eSpatial now employs a total of 50 people.
It attributes its growth to the strong commercial proposition offered by its software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based GIS system, eSpatial OnDemand GIS.
The system transforms data with a geographic component into easily understood maps, charts and graphs that can be interpreted to provide actionable business insights.
Employing the SaaS delivery model has enabled eSpatial to make its GIS software – typically a niche application employed by experts – available to a wider range of the business community, including small and medium-sized businesses.
“As GIS experts, we’ve long since understood the potential value that GIS offers every business,” says CEO Philip O’Doherty. “Making GIS software more available and affordable has driven huge customer interest.
“This overwhelming interest in our GIS software has, in turn, enabled us to create new positions in the company.”
Leveraging the SaaS delivery model has also made the pricing of eSpatial OnDemand GIS attractive, reducing it to a subscription-based model with low monthly charges per user.
“We anticipate continued success, particularly in the SMB market,” says O’Doherty. “We look forward to continuing to help businesses benefit from low-cost, enterprise-grade GIS software, and creating positions for talented individuals as a result.”
Positions currently vacant at eSpatial include those for senior IT operations engineer, senior Java developers and web application developers.
“We have been hiring in sales and marketing and IT so for this year but in general we’re looking for bright, talented people interested in working in a fast-paced Irish company that’s making it big internationally,” said Laura Lilenthal, eSpatial marketing manager.
Photo: Colm Mulcahy, chief sales and marketing officer; Eamon Walsh, chief technical officer; and Philip O’Doherty, chief executive officer, eSpatial