Enterprise Ireland (EI) has begun a program that will encourage Irish software companies develop their products on a cloud platform. EI is an agency within the Irish Government agency that is charged with helping Irish companies to achieve strong positions in global markets. The contract was awarded to Saaspoint, a company founded by former Salespoint executives. Several weeks ago, the company raised $4M in venture funding; EI participated in that round.
“Ireland has a great opportunity to be a global centre of excellence for cloud computing,” commented Jim Cuddy, Manager Enterprise and Finance Software, Enterprise Ireland. “We already have the international industry leaders located here such as Google and salesforce.com. As part of our recently announced software strategy, we need to leverage SaaS capabilities into the indigenous software sector.”
Saaspoint’s corporate headquarters are in London but they have a strong presence in Ireland.