Glasgow software specialist expands into Edinburgh

Etellect counts Babcock Rail among its clients. Picture: John Devlin
Etellect counts Babcock Rail among its clients. Picture: John Devlin
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A Glasgow-based business automation specialist is opening an operation in Edinburgh which will act as its mobile development hub.

Etellect – described as a pioneer in “autobot” technology – counts companies including Babcock Rail and law firm Pinsent Masons among its clients and said the move marked the first phase of a national expansion strategy.

The ­company’s software can bring together functions such as inventory management, sales order processing, payments, account management and communications in a single “dashboard”. Its east coast office will focus on developing mobile suites to support its EAutomate product.

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The new operation on George Street will be headed up by software engineer Andrew Russell, who will move from the firm’s HQ in Hillington.

Russell – a graduate in IT from the University of Edinburgh – said: “This is a great opportunity to establish a physical presence in the east of the country and particularly in proximity to Edinburgh University, which produces a wealth of software development talent each year.

“We will be concentrating on developing mobile suites to support Etellect’s EAutomate product and customising client apps based on Etellect’s core technology.”

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Etellect said it was likely that the new office would support up to another three posts by this time next year. The firm, which is on track for £1 million turnover within two years, has six full-time staff in Glasgow.

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