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Cloud integration consultancy Waypoint has been nominated for this years SMART 100.

Fans, friends, colleagues and customers are now encouraged to vote for nominees in the Vivid Readers’s Choice Index.

Developed in 2008, Anthill’s SMART 100 is Australia’s largest awards program dedicated to innovation. According to Anthill Magazine, SMART 100 “identifies and ranks new Australian innovations by applying a combination of crowdsourcing, collaboration and common-sense.”

Since 2003, Anthill has evolved into one of Australia’s leading online communities for Australian business owners, dedicated to innovation, entrepreneurship and the commercial development of ideas. The Vivid Readers’ Choice Index provides an opportunity for Anthill readers to vote on SMART 100 nominees – tweeting, sharing, liking and commenting on entrants’ profiles.

In what is shaping up to be a promising year for the team, Waypoint has also been nominated for the 2015 Telstra Small Business Awards.

Whereas competitors offer what CEO Dan Fairbairn refers to as a ‘cookie cutter’ approach, the Waypoint team work closely with clients “to ensure that they come out the other end of a project with us, much the better for it.”

Recognising a gap in the market for cloud based small business solutions, Fairbairn drew on his experience with Xero and associated software to launch the business in November 2013.

“Seeing a need to help SMEs in Australia to become more systemised, more profitable and more efficient, I started Waypoint, originally as a sole trader,” explains Dan.

Having left a previous role performing a similar task set for large business, Dan set out to create a company which could provide top quality services to smaller organisations.

“With our help,” says Fairbairn, “small businesses are now able to scale like never before, and use software that previously would have cost tens of thousands of dollars for less than $100 per month.

To show your support for the Melbourne-based IT specialists, vote for Waypoint by 5pm, Friday 22 May. Simply visit the Waypoint profile page and take one or more of the following actions to vote:

Tweet it / Share it: Top or bottom of each page (3 points)
Trigger any social Reaction: Facebook ‘Like’, etc. (2 points)
Leave a Comment: Anonymous comments excluded (1 point)

The Vivid Readers’ Choice winners will be named at the awards event on 27 May 2015. To secure your seat at the event, register here.

Dan Fairbairn

Dan is passionate about technology as an enabler, with years of experience training, evaluating and implementing technology into small businesses. Outside of work he loves live music, craft beer and over-analysing sport...!

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