News release: Fast-growing Grand Rapids-based tech company announces completion of major office expansion
May 30, 2017
New office accommodates SalesPad’s growing team and new products.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – SalesPad, a Grand Rapids-based software company, announced today the completion of its new office, located at 3351 Claystone St. SE, Suite 100. The renovated 30,000-square-foot office is located on the top floor and part of the main floor of the Atrium Building. The project, along with SalesPad’s lease, was a driving force in the overall renovations to the building, currently owned by Atrium Partners.
“Our consistent growth over the last 13 years has resulted in quite a few moves. With our new Cloud product getting ready to launch, we wanted our next office to be our home for the foreseeable future,” said SalesPad President Matt Williams. “The new office marks a significant milestone for us. It allows us to continue growing our team and offer a more cohesive work environment that supports collaboration between employees and customers, inspires creativity, and boosts productivity. It also allows us to facilitate more software trainings, workshops, and demonstrations.”
As a fast-growing, West Michigan tech company that currently employs 97 employees and 14 interns, SalesPad outgrew their previous space in the Eaglecrest Office Park in Grand Rapids Township. SalesPad completed significant renovations, including the removal of nearly all internal walls on the top floor, to create four large workspaces and a central cafe/gathering area. Four bathrooms were updated and clear glass atriums were added on the East and West sides of the building, with new fixtures and a complete redesign of the external landscaping (still in progress) and common spaces. The updated office features wireless AV in all conference rooms, new office furniture from West Michigan Office Interiors, Custer Office Environments and others, spacious executive offices, custom artwork, a 40-person training facility, a restaurant-style soda machine, and a shuffleboard table.
“West Michigan is quickly becoming a hub for technology companies in the Midwest, and it’s companies like SalesPad that are putting our region on the map,” said City of Grand Rapids 3rd Ward Commissioner Senita Lenear. “SalesPad’s office expansion is a great example of how technology companies are thriving, and we’re thrilled that they’re located in our community. Their investment in our community means more jobs, continued economic development, and opportunities to attract and retain top tech talent.”
For over 13 years, SalesPad has been creating software that helps manufacturing and distribution companies using Microsoft Dynamics GP for accounting by giving them more visibility and control of their customer data, purchasing, and inventory. The need for a new, larger office space and more developers was driven by the consistent growth of the SalesPad Desktop product, an expanding custom development team, and by the upcoming summer launch of SalesPad Cloud.
“We took the key operational ERP elements from our Desktop solution and made them available to even more businesses by moving to the cloud,” said SalesPad Vice President of Business Development, Jeremy Boogaart. “Accounting software can be difficult to navigate and typically doesn’t handle inventory well. SalesPad Cloud gives small-to-medium sized business running Quickbooks the confidence to sell, ship, and deliver on time and at the right price.”
Community members are invited to celebrate SalesPad’s office expansion on Wednesday, May 31 from 3-6 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting and open house. Representatives of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce will also participate in the event. The ribbon cutting will take place promptly at 3 p.m. Community members can tour the new facility, participate in product demonstrations, and enjoy light appetizers and refreshments.
Built from a partnership between a small business owner and a developer, SalesPad knows operational ERP. It’s why we exist, and why more than 12,000 people trust SalesPad to manage their distribution operations. We believe that inventory is the lifeblood of a business. After all, you can’t sell what you don’t have. This is why we empower businesses by providing them 100% visibility into their inventory management process. We work alongside existing accounting platforms like Microsoft Dynamics GP and QuickBooks to deliver meaningful customer data without compromising the security of core financials. For more, visit salespad.net