SalesPad to Invest $3.85 Million, Add 91 Jobs in Michigan

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by Linda Rosencrance

SalesPad LLC, which publishes add-ons to Microsoft Dynamics GP and Intuit QuickBooks, is investing $3.85 million and boosting its software development operations by adding 91 employees in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This nearly doubles SalesPad’s workforce of 110.

The company’s Dynamics GP offerings include SalesPad GP, an all in­ one order entry, inventory, purchasing, and sales management solution “that integrates seamlessly with your Microsoft Dynamics GP data,” according to the company.

The investment is funded in part by a $364,000 Michigan Strategic Fund grant from Michigan Economic Development Corporation, secured with help from West Michigan economic development agency The Right Place, Inc.

SalesPad is expanding to ensure that it can meet the demand for its products as well as to supplement its existing workforce and development talent, according to company officials.

“We need innovative, creative, tech-savvy software developers and support specialists to keep up with our company’s growth,” said SalesPad CEO Pete Eardley in statement. “We also need more space to put those talented people.”

SalesPad President Matt Williams said the company needs tech talent to grow and it is committed to hiring people from Grand Rapids.

Founded in 2003 by Eardley and Williams, SalesPad aims to help its customers be more productive and efficient by providing enterprise software products that work with applications like Dynamics GP and QuickBooks. The company also develops customized software solutions for small and midsize businesses.

“West Michigan’s high-tech community continues to grow, and SalesPad is part of that growth story,” said Thad Rieder, senior business development manager for The Right Place and project lead on the SalesPad expansion. “We firmly believe that our region’s strong work ethic, culture and innovativeness is what retains and attracts companies like SalesPad to West Michigan.”

About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in Massachusetts. She has written about information technology for 10 years. She has been a journalist since the late 1980s. She wrote for numerous community newspapers in the Boston area, where she covered politics and was a high-profile investigative reporter. She has freelanced for the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. She is the published author of four true crime books “Murder at Morses Pond,” “An Act of Murder,” “Ripper”, and “Bone Crusher” for Kensington Publishing Corp. (Pinnacle imprint). She has just started her fifth true crime book for Kensington.