Erply – fresh $2 mil Estonian start-up hit

It seems like there is a lot more to hear from Estonia as far as the online business is concerned. Erply, the ERP on the web, is one of the most successful European startups at the moment and it is coming from the baltic country. Some say that Erply will be the new Skype and it will do for business software what Skype did for the telecom business. We certainly do hope so and look forward to hearing a lot from these Estonian guys in the future.

Erply is a business software company founded by Kristian Hiiemaa in Estonia in 2008. The new Estonian software start-up is a web-based on demand business suite, consisting of a powerful ERP, software for comercial retail inventory, invoicing and e-commerce that handles data across several sales locations, online stores and offices and provides real-time dashboards with relevant data. Erply means to offer its users an extensive set of business modules: CRM, full featured financials, inventory, POS, billing and webshop software. Due to the currrent economic context and to the need to focus on productivity, Erply is based on cloud computing technology, thus providing the convenience of computing capacity on-demand over the internet.

Erply won the 2009 Seedcamp and its clients number is growing rapidly, the business being already profitable. The client focus of Erply is very strategically thought as they are focusing on small businesses and requesting smaller business fees, unlike their competitors SAP, Microsoft and Oracle.

So far, Erply has raised $2 million in funding from Redpoint and Index Ventures, Marten Mickos, Zack Urlocker (both formerly of MySQL, Kenny van Zant (SolarWinds), Aydin Senkut, David McClure and the Accelerator Group. Erply will invest this funding mainly in marketing activities and team development.

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