Former rhipe CTO Cameron McFie has become the CTO of Software Jar, a company he founded that focuses on solving the challenges of MSPs through automation.\nAccording to McFie, his love for technology is driven by the way it continues to change the world - from the simple automation of manual daily tasks and the efficiencies it creates, to the innovative ways technology has been used in medical research and to support the otherwise impaired.\n\u201cI left rhipe last year as I missed running a business and was looking for the next challenge. I have started a new company - Software Jar - that\u2019s focussed on solving the challenges of MSPs through automation. Our initial product is focussed on automated billing of Office 365 and Azure,\u201d he told CIO Australia.\n\u201cIt\u2019s amazing how much profit service providers are missing out on by incorrectly billing their customers. There are a million billing systems out there but not a focussed solution on Microsoft CSP Office 365 and Azure billing. This program is more complex than people think and I am passionate about getting these basic things right.\u201d\nMcFie has more than 20 years\u2019 experience in the technology industry having started his career as a support engineer.\nIn his new role of managing director, founder and CTO, he said he\u2019ll be \u201cwearing many hats.\u201d\nHis vision? \u201cTo build small niche pieces of software that fix small issues that make a big impact,\u201d he said.\n\u201cI love business and I know the MSP space well, and I see people can make little changes to make a big impact on profitability.\u201d\nMcFie was named in the CIO50 2016 and CIO 2017lists. In 2016, he was named for his efforts in automating the partner on boarding process and reducing a complex and cumbersome partner experience that could take up to 72 hours to complete, and knocking it down to a 10 to 15 minute process.\nIn 2017, he was named for designing, developing and deploying an integrated multi-vendor partner portal called The Prime Portal.\nThis project required the consolidation of six legacy portals into one platform, which served as a \u2018virtual account manager\u2019 and allowed partners to manage all their licensing and provisioning themselves, including integration with rhipe\u2019s billing services, and integrating their internal systems with rhipe\u2019s APIs.