Our intuitive technology and talented people are what makes us iplicit. That’s why we want you to get to know the masterminds behind our true cloud accounting software firm, one by one.
First up, we put our senior implementation consultant, Louise Wharton, under the spotlight to discuss all-things innovation, why the team is the perfect ‘pick-me-up’ and the Game of Thrones character she most relates to…
What is your first memory of tech?
My older brothers had an Amiga, and I just took over it. I remember playing a game constantly where you had to hit blocks, and the more you did, the more points you got.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I really wanted to work in brand – but a very specific area in that all I ever wanted to do was create logos and slogans! I thought I was really creative but soon found out at school that I was pretty rubbish at art, so the bubble burst.
How would you describe iplicit to a new recruit?
It’s a very honest business and everyone cares about their customers and colleagues – you don’t feel like a number, we’re all part of a big team.
Who can you rely on to cheer up the team on a rainy day?
I can honestly say, in the couple of months that I’ve been here, every person I’ve spoken to has made me laugh, so there’s not really one person. I love that you can have that time to get to know someone and not feel like it always has to be about work all the time.
Choose a character (cartoon/film/TV/book) to describe your work personality
The only person I can relate to is Jon Snow from Game of Thrones because I also wear my heart on my sleeve, I’m really passionate and caring, but I’m also not afraid to make mistakes and learn.
Tell us one truth and one lie…
I am the cousin of Kate Middleton. And, I am trained and qualified as a florist.
What would the title of your autobiography be?
‘Plodding Along’ – I think that hits the nail on the head!
If you were a piece of technology, which would you be and why?
This is an easy one – I’d definitely be a satnav because so I can be a little bossy! I’m also a natural planner and feel very satisfied when I can help someone get from A to B.
What do you think is going to be the next big thing for Enterprise Resource Planning software?
What I want is for there to be an integrated Alexa or Siri-type personal assistant to make it more accessible for people who have differing needs. Technology should be inclusive to all – it’s about acceptance and helping as many people as possible.
Where do you see iplicit in five years?
Very busy! We’ll be much bigger – in terms of the products we roll out and the exceptional service we deliver – but we won’t lose sight of how important it is to remain loyal and be customer-focused. We’ve got a lot of exciting things on the horizon too…