Irish software firm brings the cloud to three continents

6 Jul 2009

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An Irish cloud computing company has so far this year sold its software to over 40 companies spread across three continents.

Dublin-based Saaspoint’s cloud software goes beyond the original customer relationship management (CRM) products and its cloud computing applicationsinclude Mobile Field Scheduler (MFS) which offers customers on-demand scheduling via an interactive console that organises work assignment entries and integrates with Google Maps.

The company’s TimeTrack manages billable time and produces on-demand expense reports and timesheets. PropertyPoint is designed for the real estate industry, providing information about available properties, real estate management and customer interactions as well as managing sales and leases.

The company’s range of technology is being bought by firms in the US, Canada, Brazil, Australia, UK, Germany and Ireland.

“Cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS) were born in the US by pioneers such as Salesforce.com and Google. We are proud of the fact that an Irish-owned firm has developed and is selling cloud computing applications back into the US market and globally,” says Colm Mulcahy, CEO, Saaspoint.

He adds that the cloud computing model was a great opportunity for the Irish software industry and should be adopted by more Irish developers.

“This market is expected to accelerate from €5.9bn in 2008 to €10bn this year. It breaks down the traditional barriers to Irish software success on an international stage, which include scale and ability to sell globally. It also axes product development time from months and years to weeks.”

Mulcahy adds that his company’s developers had access to ready-made cloud computing platforms.

Saaspoint cloud computing products are built as a native application on salesforce.com’s Force.com cloud computing platform and made available to a global market through salesforce.com’s AppExchange.

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