FinancialForce Expands Granada Office to leverage one of its Global Research and Development Hubs
Significant product development investment to help customers thrive at speed in the services economy
San Francisco, USA – 25 July, 2017: Certinia, the leading cloud ERP provider for the new services economy, today announced it is expanding its office in Granada, Spain to leverage one of its global R&D hubs as it continues its commitment to investing across its product portfolio to ensure it offers the best solutions to its customers.
Certinia currently employs more than fifty R&D focused employees in the Granada office and intends to increase the workforce significantly over a five year plan, beginning with the first wave of new staff by the end of 2017.
The team will focus on providing the best user experience through innovations including end to end well architected, integrated and differentiated business workflows as well as out of the box reporting and analytics. It will further develop the single integrated solution that manages aspects such as multiple revenue streams, improved forecasting, profitability with insights, and predictability that drives customer success.
Jonathan Schoonmaker, SVP Human Resources at Certinia said, “As we continue our mission to provide high quality product innovation to our customers, we know that we need to continue our investment in people and teams to drive that. We have a firm focus on employee success and offer compelling career paths, both of which have been recognised with great workplace and employer awards.”
Schoonmaker continues, “Granada offers an excellent base for product development with access to great technical talent, a world class engineering/computer science program at Granada University and employees tend to have a strong cultural alignment. It makes complete sense to continue our investment in the region to boost the success we have seen from our local workforce. We are confident they will continue to make significant contributions to help us accelerate our roadmap to support our 1350+ customers.”
Certinia has seen excellent results from its Granada team in the last few years and found employees to be highly skilled yet collaborative, team oriented and customer centric.
Similarly, the mayor, Francisco Cuenca, thanked the company for “its commitment to our city and recognition of the talent offered by Granada”, highlighting “the high standard of education presented by those who have attended the local university.” He said, “Granada is the ideal city for new investments. It offers outstanding quality of life, a unique environment in the world, and a first class array of culture and events. From the Town Hall, we are delighted with the new job opportunities offered by Certinia.”
In addition to developers, Certinia will recruit UX Designers, Technical Authors, Training Material Creators and domain experts in the fields of Finance, Accounting, Professional Services Automation & Human Capital Management. It will be creating a number of new teams, with staff across all levels from interns, University degree placements and graduates to more senior roles.
Certinia is committed to investing globally to ensure it is offering the best solutions to enable its customers to thrive at speed in the new services economy. This investment will see further development of its Financial Management and Professional Services solutions to ensure they remain highly competitive.
The Spanish R&D hub will become the company’s third largest office, after the global headquarters in San Francisco, US and European headquarters in Harrogate, UK.
Certinia is the leading cloud ERP for the new services economy. The #1 ERP native to the Salesforce platform, Certinia unifies data across the enterprise in real-time, enabling companies to rapidly evolve their business models with customers at the center. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, Certinia is backed by Salesforce Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures, Advent International, and UNIT4. For more information, visit financialforce.com.