Growth spike pushes Portal Architects to release new software

The team at Portal Architects have enjoyed so much success with their software that they have begun to focus on the next generation of their technology. The Ann Arbor-based company launched SkySync a couple years ago. The platform helps companies better connect IT systems to the cloud through a Windows app. The end result is a smoother, shorter ride when it comes from synchronizing and moving files across digital storage systems.

"We solved a major pain point," says Mark Brazeau, CEO of Portal Architects. "Anytime you can solve a major pain point and do it in a way that people can just download and install, you will get a lot of traction."

That means 357 percent revenue growth over the last year. It now has nearly 2,000 clients, including a lot of Fortune 500 clients. The company has hired 16 people, mainly software professionals, expanding its staff to 27 employees.

"The lion's share of your growth is from new clients," Brazeau says.

Portal Architects is now working toward the release of the second generation of its software. Brazeau describes it as a federate search of digital files that enables users to find what they’re looking for in a matter of a few clicks.

"If you think of what we do is enabling then this is game changing," Brazeau says. "Jaws dropped when we have shared the concept."

Portal Architects is working to release the new platform as part of a rolling roll out in April.

Source: Mark Brazeau, CEO of Portal Architects
Writer: Jon Zemke

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