Irish start-up company Spanish Point has landed a €400,000 contract to provide Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI) with a new order processing and business process management platform.
On the back of the deal, Spanish Point plans to create six new jobs and plans to double its profits over the next year. The company is currently housed in the Guinness Enterprise Centre, a business incubation space in Dublin, from which it will graduate in six months after three years.
Spanish Point’s solution will enable OSI to provide a faster and more streamlined service to customers by integrating its sales, map production and financial management systems. It is based on Microsoft Biztalk server technology, which manages the exchange of information between the OSI’s key business systems. It enables real-time sales and production data analysis to assist with decision-making and planning during its current growth phase.
This contract is the latest in a series of e-government projects completed by Spanish Point.
Spanish Point was established in 2005 and has doubled its profit each year since formation.
“As part of the national e-government agenda, we have been driving increasing amounts of our services online,” said Geraldine Ruane, CEO, OSI. “Spanish Point is delivering a system that will make our business more agile, productive and our customer service faster and more efficient.”
Donal Cullen, CEO of Spanish Point, credited the Guinness Enterprise Centre with playing a key part in the success of the company.
“Although we’ve been in our start-up phase, we have had access to services and facilities that traditionally only major corporations have,” he said.
Spanish Point Technologies delivers software architectural services and solution delivery based upon Microsoft technologies such as SharePoint, BizTalk, SQL Server and the .NET environment. Spanish Point is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and was awarded the Microsoft World Wide Partner of the Year Award 2007 for Information Worker Solutions.
By Niall Byrne
Pictured L-R: Donal Cullen, CEO, Spanish Point and Geraldine Ruane, CEO, OSI