Celtrino raises extra US$1m to develop next-gen Azure apps

15 Jul 2011

Irish software company Celtrino has raised an additional investment of US$1m to develop next-generation Smart Admin supply chain management services on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform.

The company announced the investment at the Microsoft World Partner Conference in Los Angeles.

The type of apps Celtrino is building will enable a broader international customer base to access services, such as e-invoicing and e-payments, at a fraction of the cost in today’s market.

“Our ISV community is alive with innovation, and we’re committed to helping our partners drive the next generation of software experiences,” said Ross Brown, vice-president of ISV and Solutions Partners for the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft.

“Adding compatibility for the latest Microsoft technologies helps ISVs to stay ahead of the competition and give their customers access to cutting-edge technologies.”


This pure Software-as-a-Service play will position Celtrino for rapid global growth and is supported with generous funding by Enterprise Ireland.

“This next stage in our growth will enable a broader international customer base to reduce their trading costs by leveraging Celtrino’s supply chain information management and business process automation expertise,” managing director Ken Halpin said.

“Enterprise Ireland have been a key partner to Celtrino in helping us recognise and focus on the export potential for leading Irish technology companies in the global marketplace.

“We’re hugely excited by the potential we now have to serve a global customer base. The opportunities to leverage our Smart Admin suite of e-services on top of Microsoft’s latest technologies are truly staggering.

“The fusion of our best-in-class supply chain management solutions with leading ERP packages, such as Microsoft Dynamics, deliver compelling benefits and serious value for money. We firmly believe that in a fast-changing world, the best business solutions are powerful, flexible and easy to use whenever and wherever,” Halpin said.

Photo: Ken Halpin, managing director, Celtrino

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years