simPRO expands US presence to tap rising demand
Friday, 04 May, 2018
Brisbane-based job management software group simPRO has expanded to California to cater to the booming West Coast solar and security markets.
simPRO, a SaaS company with more than 100,000 users around the world, has appointed two business development managers and an implementation consultant in San Diego and Sacramento supporting the company’s US headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado.
simPRO US President Glenn Nott said the company has received strong interest from businesses in California looking for a job management platform like simPRO’s.
“California is our fastest growing market in the US, particularly in the solar and security industries,” he said.
“The California solar industry has exploded over recent years, creating demand for technicians and field maintenance people.
“Helping businesses that provide this maintenance and ensuring they can deliver the right people, at the right place and at the right time, is what simPRO does best.”
The US solar industry generated US$154 billion in economic activity in 2016, with about 360,000 people employed in the industry. California makes up nearly half of the entire US industry.
“We see the solar industry as a major opportunity, not just in the short term, but over the long term as solar energy becomes more common and affordable,” Nott said.
“While figures are less readily available, we see the more established security industry as a large opportunity and one that has potential to achieve high growth for simPRO.”
Nott said the high levels of technological sophistication of local California businesses were also an important part of the decision to target the state with additional resources.
“There is broad embrace of new technologies by trade contractors in service, project or contract maintenance management in California, which means the value of a cloud-based technology and automation is widely understood,” he said.
With a range of features for quoting and estimating, project management, invoicing and more, simPRO’s job management software helps businesses work smarter, provide good service and maximise profitability. simPRO is a complete end-to-end business management tool.
simPRO’s solutions are designed for operators in the electrical, solar, plumbing, HVAC, data networking and security industries.
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