Cheltenham-headquartered CloudTamers has won two ‘significant new deals’ with African businesses enabling it to sell its globally popular software to yet another new continent.
Founded three decades ago by former county teacher, Rebecca Eden, CloudTamers has made a name as a trusted partner to American giant Oracle NetSuite, with its applications for the US firm’s business management tools.
Johannesburg based C-GES and Nairobi based Sarit shopping centre both use the NetSuite accounting and business management software, and are the latest two businesses to employ the Gloucestershire firm’s services.
The deals have shone a light on a business which began almost by chance when Mrs Eden, then a teacher, took a short course in accounting software at GlosCat (now Gloucestershire College) and discovered a flair for the subject and an entrepreneurial streak.
Following this, Mrs Eden saw the potential of enhancing NetSuite’s software, which allows firms to streamline their IT, and CloudTamers tools are now authorised by Oracle NetSuite which helps market them world-wide.
Nick Eden, chief executive officer of the Gloucestershire firm, said: ‘CloudTamers has been exporting its products for a number of years. Our popular HR for NetSuite is used around the globe, from LA to Moscow.
‘Our newer software, Lease Management for NetSuite, is gaining traction in the Middle East and Africa and it’s our absolute pleasure to be able to implement into these two well established and well-respected businesses.’
He added: ‘We are receiving an unprecedented number of enquiries from Canada so we really hope it won’t be long until we are exporting our Lease Management software into the Canadian market too.’
CloudTamers Lease Management for NetSuite is described as ‘an ‘everything under one roof’ service through parent and child space records, automated invoicing and billing forecast report automation’.
Today the firm has 13 staff and Mrs Eden finds herself back at Gloucestershire College – not as the lecturer she was between 1991 and 1993, but because the couple’s business is based at the college’s Cheltenham campus.
In Gloucestershire its services are used by the likes of Universities Central Council on Admissions (UCAS), Off-Piste Wines and motorbike and extreme sports helmet manufacturer, Ruroc.