Atlanta, GA — The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced that Skynamo, a field sales solutions software developer, is opening their North American headquarters near Truist Park in The Battery Atlanta in Cobb County. The office, located at 800 Battery Ave., will create an estimated 30 tech jobs in the Atlanta metro area.
“I extend my thanks to Skynamo for choosing Georgia as their North American headquarters,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson. “I’d also like to thank Governor Brian Kemp and our partners across Georgia who continue to invest in software development infrastructure and education, which undoubtedly played a role in Skynamo’s decision. We are excited about the rapid growth of the tech industry that we have been witnessing over the past few months.”
Founded in South Africa, and with offices in the U.K. and the U.S., Skynamo develops field sales management and productivity software as a service (SaaS) technology that increases sales representative productivity and effectiveness by digitizing paper-based processes and automating administrative tasks. Integration with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and accounting packages improves order accuracy and enables faster invoicing by providing easy access to accurate customer and product information in the field.
“Choosing to open our North American headquarters in The Battery Atlanta is critical in helping us grow adoption of our field sales app and management platform,” said Skynamo CEO Sam Clarke. “Atlanta provides us with a lower-than-average operations cost compared to other major cities and there is a very supportive business-to-business SaaS community we can tap into for knowledge sharing.”
Roughly 160,000 people work in cyber-related industries in Georgia, and more than 41,000 students are currently enrolled in cyber-related majors in the University and Technical College Systems of Georgia. As tech companies from all over the world continue to plant roots and invest in Georgia, this number is expected to increase in the long-term.
“We are delighted that Skynamo selected metro Atlanta as its base to grow and introduce its cutting-edge platform to North America,” said Katie Kirkpatrick, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “They join not only the strong technology ecosystem here, but also one of the largest South African communities in the U.S.”
“We are thrilled to have an international company like Skynamo call Cobb County home,” said Cobb Chamber Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of SelectCobb Dana Johnson. “Their innovative, cloud-based sales platform will be a superb addition to the other technology businesses in Atlanta and Cobb County.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Senior Project Manager Kevin Dodson represented the Global Commerce division on this project in partnership with the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, the Metro Atlanta Chamber and Georgia Power.
Established in 2012, Skynamo is a field sales platform provider with more than 100 employees in the United States, the UK and South Africa. Skynamo’s field sales mobile app and cloud-based management platform are used by small to large manufacturers, as well as wholesalers and distributors with sales teams in the field selling to an existing customer base. Skynamo is Sage ISV Partner of the Year for 2019 (Africa and the Middle East) and an Acumatica Certified Application and Customer Verified Application. Skynamo is approaching 1,000 customers in the United States, the UK, Europe, Southern Africa and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.skynamo.com.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state’s sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia, and promoting the state as a destination for arts and location for film, music and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development. Visit www.georgia.org for more information.