Smart IT invests in Scotland operation

Published: 01 October 2018

Lancashire-based software consultancy Smart Information Technologies recently opened a new office in Edinburgh to support growth in Scotland. We spoke to Nick Harvey, the firm’s regional sales manager for Scotland.

Your business in brief?

Smart Information Technologies was founded in 2010 and is a Lancashire-based, family-run business, with four siblings holding senior positions in the company. 

Edinburgh is bursting with opportunity and is thriving with business start-ups and international brands, so it made sense to set up our Scotland operation here. Edinburgh is the perfect hub to reach entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises in the region.

Nick Harvey, regional sales manager, Smart Information Technologies

 

We have around 30 employees and offices in Kirkham, Manchester and Edinburgh. We are planning to open an office in North America before the end of 2018. 

Smart IT is a Gold Partner in the UK and across Europe for Odoo, the all-in-one suite of business management software. Our Odoo service portfolio includes consultancy, customisation, software development, implementation, system upgrades and integrations, ongoing support and training.

Our software solutions are underpinned by our managed services division, which provides 24/7 IT system and critical application support.

Smart Information Technologies is a trusted IT support specialist and the lead Gold Partner for Odoo based business process solutions in the UK.

We work with organisations of all sizes to address business challenges from organisational growth and operational transformation to cost management and market differentiation.

What makes Edinburgh an attractive market for Smart IT?

We opened an office in Edinburgh in July 2018. We’d been talking about a presence in Scotland for some time.

Edinburgh is bursting with opportunity and is thriving with business start-ups and international brands, so it made sense to set up our Scotland operation here.

Edinburgh is the perfect hub to reach entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises in the region. The steady economic development of the region has created greater demand for innovative enterprise resource planning solutions and solid managed services contracts.

What presence will Smart IT have here? How do you work?

Our office in the city is the hub for our Scottish sales, project management and implementation teams. We anticipate creating an additional eight roles in the region in the next 12 months, hitting revenues of around £250,000.

We adopt a management consultancy approach to meeting our clients’ objectives. We start with pain points and gain a thorough understanding of existing processes and legacy systems.

Smart Information Technologies has opened the Edinburgh office to make a significant impact to entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises in Scotland.

Depending on the complexity of the project, we can use anything from a couple of Odoo modules to upwards of ten or twelve. 

What's the vision for your business?

We are the go-to Odoo enterprise resource planning partner in England.

Our vision is to replicate that success in Scotland and deliver business agility and digital transformation solutions to the small and medium enterprise market in the region.

 

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you and your business establish, relocate or expand within the city region, or would simply like more information about what Edinburgh has to offer, get in touch today.

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