simPRO is a private SaaS company that provides cloud-based job and project management software to those in field service and trade contracting industries.[1] The company has customers and partners in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.[1] simPRO offices are located in each of these countries, with the more recent opening for operation in Colorado in the United States.[2]

The simPRO Group Pty Ltd
TypePrivate
IndustrySoftware as a Service (SaaS)
Founded2002 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
FoundersStephen Bradshaw, Vaughan McKillop
Headquarters
Brisbane
,
Australia
Area served
Australia, New Zealand, United States and United Kingdom
Key people
Sean Diljore (CEO)
ProductsGlobal field management software including add-ons

simPRO was founded in 2002, after electrical business owner Steve Bradshaw approached software engineering student Vaughan McKillop about creating a website for his electrical contracting business. They realised that the new tool could also be offered to other customers. The company first started trading as Acorn Software and Service Management Pty Ltd in 2003, then changed its name to simPRO Software in 2011 and simPRO in 2017.[3][non-primary source needed]

In October 2016, simPRO received USD$31 million in capital funding from New York-based growth equity firm Level Equity.[4][5][6][7] It marked the first time the company had accepted external investment since its founding.[4][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Field Service & Job Management Software | simPRO Australia". www.simpro.com.au. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Simpro Software opening U.S. headquarters in Broomfield that could bring 100 jobs | Metro Denver". www.metrodenver.org. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  3. ^ "The simPRO Software Story | simPRO US". www.simprogroup.com. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b Bindi, Tas. "Queensland's SimPro Software raises AU$40m for international growth". ZD Net.
  5. ^ "simPRO Secures US$31 Million in Funding to Drive Growth". American Entrepreneurship.
  6. ^ Frayne, Sophie. "simPRO Software Appoints President Of US Operations". Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  7. ^ a b Tutty, Jacinda (12 October 2016). "Queensland firm simPRO secures $40m investment to fund US expansion plans". The Courier Mail.