The Montreal-based Createch Group requested $200,000: ($100,000 for 2017 and $100,000 for 2018) to go forward with its establishment in the Sault.
The money came from the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Diversification Fund to support the establishment a new IT business services and consulting center in Sault Ste. Marie at a cost of $2.897 million.
Unlike a typical business processes outsourcing company (BPO), the Createch business model supports an SME’s “in-house” efforts to implement and use a new series of Microsoft business services software products, collectively known as Microsoft Dynamics 365 – released on Nov. 1, 2016. Createch’s “Services 365” office in Sault Ste. Marie will provide remote SME customer training, advisory and consulting services on the application new Microsoft enterprise management software and “Cloud” technology.
The Sault Ste. Marie project is expected to commence in 2017 with approximately 30 employees in 2017 – growing to 50 over two years. Projections show employment increasing to roughly 120 – 225 employees by 2021, depending on demand.