Brightpearl aims for the big league

Having transformed itself from Pearl Office into Brightpearl earlier in the summer, the Bristol-based Cloud software developer is working on alliances with industry heavyweights Google and Salesforce.com tie-up will help push it into the big time.

The change of name was forced on the company by international trademark and domain name holders that stood in the way of the company’s growth, but reflected the infusion of $1.5m in second-round investment from Eden Ventures and Notion Capital.

Notion Capital was created by MessageLabs founders Ben and Jos White, who sold their web-based security service to Symantec last year for $790m and bring first hand Cloud expertise to the table.
 
June also saw the full commercial launch of Brightpearl’s integrated contact management, accounting, ecommerce, helpdesk and stock and order management suite. Available for a subscription fee of £20 per user per month, the suite is designed for product distributors with warehousing facilities and boasts around 250 customers including the Institute of Physics and online gardening retailer wigglywigglers.co.uk.

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