Smart IT opens Belfast office.


Smart IT becomes the first Odoo Partner in Northern Ireland

Smart IT, the largest UK Odoo Gold partner, today announced the opening of a country office in Belfast. Led by newly recruited regional sales manager, Callan Peden, this new office marks Smart IT’s entry into Northern Ireland with a Dublin office planned for 2022. 

Smart IT has ambitious growth plans for its Irish operation with a view to generating five jobs in Northern Ireland in the next six months alone.

Head quartered in Preston, Lancashire Smart IT has offices in Manchester, Edinburgh and Vancouver in Canada.     With Gold status across all offices and ranked as the number one partner in the UK and within the top three in EMEA, it’s a great addition to the established Belfast tech hub.  

“Northern Ireland is a natural growth area for Smart IT with an already established customer base in the country,” says Barry Bullen, Smart IT.  
“We are seeing more and more SMEs realise their potential for profitability, growth, and success when empowered by the Odoo platform. With Smart IT as their dedicated ERP partner, Northern Irish businesses can have access to a technology platform that can enable them to leverage the full potential of an ERP solution.”

Smart IT’s newly appointed regional sales manager for Northern Ireland and Ireland, Callan Peden, brings ERP and commercial experience to help businesses overcome challenges facing SMEs amid rapid growth. Latterly at 3EN Cloud, Callan is focused on aiding companies across multiple sectors overcome common challenges such as outgrowing spreadsheets and small business accounting software packages.

“Smart IT offers businesses the ability to leverage the knowledge and expertise of a global brand, through a local office, world-class Odoo consultants, and a comprehensive customer care programme supported by a 24/7 UK-based service desk. Smart IT is an exciting company to join with an impressive growth trajectory.

“The Odoo ERP platform is unrivalled with its clean flowing user interface. Its modular approach and flexibility to work with complex processes across multiple industries and also make sure that micro-vertical specific functionality is accommodated sets it apart from its competitors. It is also an incredibly commercially viable platform to implement and support.

“I look forward to teaming the expertise and experience of Smart IT with my local knowledge. “

The Smart IT and Odoo relationship is a mutually beneficial one and as such is exciting for both companies:

“Smart IT is an Odoo Gold partner and has been for some time now. With over 100 implementations in different sectors and industries, local resources and knowledge, the company has proven itself to be the number one UK partner. Odoo, as an editor, is never in doubt when handing a project to Smart IT. Its customer retention rate proves that the services provided are of the highest quality,” comments James Ellison, Odoo Europe and Africa.
“Working with Smart IT has proven to be an extremely enjoyable experience. Smooth and clear communications, honesty and trust are, I believe, the main components of our partnership, combined with their skill and local knowledge, it’s a recipe for success and one that is sure to be successful in Northern Ireland also.”

Smart IT’s entry into the Irish market follows its successful expansion throughout Canada and North America with its office in Vancouver, British Columbia.  

The new office is operating with immediate effect.