Cloud software firm creates 20 jobs in first 18 months

18 Oct 2010

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A Wicklow-based cloud computing software firm has generated 20 new jobs in its first 18 months and has opened its first satellite office in the UK.

Profitsflow.com, which is up for a business innovation award from Wicklow and District Chamber of Commerce, competes directly with large US and European cloud software multinationals.

The firm’s technology enables access to all information by field sales personnel from anywhere with internet connectivity.

“We compete directly against large foreign multinationals with very deep pockets, so innovation and creativity are the keys to successfully showing the world that we have a better product while keeping our costs to a minimum,” Tadhg Henderson, co-founder, said.

Profitsflow.com showed its innovation at work by also announcing its new Gold Mine outsourced email and SMS marketing product which will allow Irish SMEs to produce response and results-based email and SMS marketing.

Sales director and co-founder Charlie Melia said Irish start-ups can succeed in spite of the economic downturn. “There is nothing but bad news around and we have to dig deep to lift ourselves out of this mire. We cannot rely on foreign multinationals or the EU to bail us out of our current economic mess.

“We must be creative and direct our own country’s destiny. There are a lot of great indigenous companies and they are the key to our future success. Twenty jobs created by an Irish company has a much greater economic impact than a hundred jobs by a foreign multinational. We’re here for the long haul,” Melia said.

Core cloud technology

Profitsflow.com’s technology provides a cloud application plus services for sales and marketing automation, customer service and sales pipeline analysis to small and medium businesses in the Irish and UK market. The solution effectively allows customers to gain more sales from existing resources.

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Eamon Ryan met with the firm last week. “I’m delighted to see a new Irish company succeeding in such a competitive market. The expansion of Profitsflow.com into the UK and the US, creating 20 jobs in Wicklow in the process, is proof that Irish companies can thrive in this digital, green sector.

“Ireland has a real strength in cloud computing and it’s an area in which we must focus investment to create the jobs of the future. I wish Charlie and Tadhg well in their future work and look forward to seeing them expand their business even further,” Ryan said.

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Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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