British Innovation in the Cloud Helps Small Business Fight Rising Cost Pressures

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UK recovery needs ‘paradigm shifts’ in ways of doing business, says leading entrepreneur and founder of 300 DPI Logo

At £479, this game changing software gives small business the type of benefits large corporations already enjoy from buying software costing tens of thousands from vendors like German software giant SAP

A cloud technology breakthrough by a UK firm is offering small businesses the chance to tackle the growing threat of cost pressures which are threatening to derail the chances of a decent recovery for the British economy in 2012.

Rising overheads were cited as one of the main threats to recovery in the latest Federation of Small Business survey of small business sentiment – mainly fuel, rent and labour costs.

Now a UK technology firm is offering the SME sector an innovative package using ‘cloud’ software which can drastically reduce time spent on a whole range of sales, customer service and accounting activities., founded by serial entrepreneur Nick Spooner, has come up with a cloud based solution costing less than £500 which enables businesses with limited budgets to immediately enjoy the benefits of ‘joined up thinking’ across key functions such as sales, customer services, stock management, projects and accounting. It will save countless hours wasted entering and tracking information in multiple software packages from different vendors.

Nick Spooner said:

“Everyone says we need to get innovation back into the UK economy, but we don’t often hear about real breakthroughs. If British business is going to compete with Asia over the next decade, it needs a series of paradigm shifts to create radical increases in efficiency.

“I am convinced’s cloud solution is an example of such a shift, as it costs very little, it’s really easy to set up and use, and will allow small businesses to save literally hundreds of hours a month on key tasks such as selling, serving customers and accounting, and buy managers more time to do more to improve and grow their businesses.”

“It gives small business the kind of capabilities which successful large firms have enjoyed for years through buying powerful and expensive software from the likes of SAP.”

John Spindler- CEO of Capital Enterprise the membership association for London’s enterprise support sector said: is the type of innovative, game changer the UK cloud software industry is now producing. It could be just the type of winning application that SME’s have been waiting for cloud computing to offer”

Businesses are already endorsing the benefits of the solution,

Pete West, CFO of Bracknell based IBM Partner of the Year - Portal, said:

“We're a 68 person, £22m business seeing real productivity gains in key areas such as order processing, time tracking and accounting, and we know there are more benefits to come. gives us a low-cost, easy-to-use, joined up system to manage a fast moving, complex products and services business. The Essentials edition is a real breakthrough for businesses smaller than ours, who need to move faster to grow.”


Founded in 2003, is a privately run, independently funded, business with employees in six countries, and is best known for providing affordable, easy to use and deploy, customizable web based ERP to small businesses worldwide. The system is used by customers in 23 countries, including the USA.

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