Company

The award-winning KnowledgeKube platform is a product of Mercato Solutions, one of EMEA’s fastest growing and most innovative enterprise application providers.  The business helps a global client base transform business processes with bespoke and branded software platforms and applications that drive smarter working.

Growth & Stability

Since 2006, privately owned Mercato has maintained robust growth listing as a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA company and one of the Government’s ‘Made by Britain’ World beating manufacturers.  The business prides itself on disruptive innovation and operates as a world-beating software development function. Mercato Solutions is a Probrand Group company.  

Established for over 20 years, Probrand Group is a Queen’s Award-winning technology provider offering innovative IT products, IT services and software through three independently branded and specialist businesses. Probrand Group has global reach and helps over 3,500 private and public sector customers thrive with relevant technology.   

Scale

  • Hundreds of customers
  • Private and public sector
  • Apps across 150 countries in 27 languages
  • 100,000 registered users worldwide

Disruptive innovation

The birth of KnowledgeKube

Mercato Solutions recognised that a deepening development and engineering skills shortage was lengthening existing project delivery and restraining growth into new markets. 

And with supply-demand for technical resource driving costs and business risk up, a new way of working was required.  Mercato’s development function responded with a disruptive innovation, a software platform that enabled non-programmers to create enterprise apps. 

This fundamentally addressed the time, cost and risk of application development for Mercato and its customers, resetting expectations of developers within the business. 

Mercato then set about recruiting ‘implementers’ not developers to use the platform, honing a proven recruitment and training process for users with no previous IT background – empowering apprentices, doormen, McDonald's, gym and call centre workers to create worldwide business apps.

This vibrant team has delivered new ways of thinking, operating and problem solving for customers. 

What was internal technology has now been released as KnowledgeKube from the Cloud for business and IT end users to 'go create' enterprise apps quicker and cheaper or customers can use the KnowledgeKube implementation team to do it for them.