Responsible for one in six private sector jobs in the western world, the professional service sector is central to the prosperity of our communities. Unfortunately, for too long the small businesses who make up the vast majority of this sector have been ignored by the technology industry where it matters most - how businesses are run.
While the last few decades has seen a transformation of how big enterprises are run - thanks in large part to technology from the likes of SAP, Oracle and more recently Workday - most small businesses have been left to try and make do with spreadsheets, manual effort and a series of increasingly fragmented point solutions. No wonder small business owners work over 50 hours a week, rarely take vacations and yet still 50% of them have their business fail before their 5th birthday. Until now.
Accelo is one of a new generation of startups that harness the power of the cloud to run a small business. By focusing on the professional service sector - accountants, architects, engineers, designers, consultants, MSPs and more - we're making it possible for small businesses to not just catch up to, but overtake, the big boys - and for a fraction of the cost.
Designed with small service businesses in mind, Accelo unites all the disparate systems you're currently using and goes a step further, giving you insight into the overall health of your company in real-time. With our system, we aim to help small and medium businesses automate the mundane aspects of your business, giving you back the time and resources to focus on billable work. In other words, the work you love.
From our collective triumphs and frustrations running digital agencies, Accelo's founders developed a system that understands what it takes to successfully operate a service business. We have first-hand knowledge of the challenges you are facing and have created solutions to solve those tricky riddles. Whether you're an agency, an accounting firm, a managed service provider (MSP), or a consulting business, the system helps you tackle and persevere through the everyday obstacles. Although these categories may look different on the surface, they share the same struggles as each other. And, what we learn in one category can be applied to the others, making us all better, stronger, and faster.
Accelo provides you with the tools and resources you need to manage your client operations including sales, quotes, projects, tickets, retainers, timesheets, billing, and scheduling all from one place. We help prioritize what matters the most to you and your service business including maintaining long-time client relationships, nurturing prospective customers, staying competitive in the market, spending less time working in the business and more on it, making projects truly collaborative, and providing transparency on your entire business — which helps you boost the bottom line.
Today, Accelo streamlines operations and increases the profitability of thousands of businesses in over 86 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, New Zealand, Croatia, Mexico, China, and Australia. Our expanding team of 100+ is spread across our three offices, from our headquarters in San Francisco, to the growing tech hub of Denver, and to our office for engineering, research, and development in Wollongong, Australia.