Founded in 2001 under the name of Vorpalware, the company initially specialized in mobile software development. This included field data collection projects as well as a handful of hardware drivers for portable keyboards and barcode scanners.
One such project completed for a hospital enabled the facility engineers to track the conditions of vital equipment by identifying them with a barcode tag and then inputting status readings into a mobile device. This was an ideal match for us as it married our existing expertise in field data collection and barcoding technologies to rapidly advance the project to a mature and robust state.
With several iterations under our belt and the addition of many new features, we decided to make the software available as a stand alone product for other critical facilities and hence PlantLog was born.
As the software grew in functionality and popularity, the company became less focussed on consulting and turned its attention towards our own product. Eventually, the group came to the realization that PlantLog was our greatest creation and one we were quite proud of. So, it seemed only natural to merge the company and the product into a single entity. Now, the name PlantLog refers to both the company and the product, they are one in the same. PlantLog is what we do and it is the only thing we do.
Customer support notoriously sucks! Only our developers resolve customer issues as they are the only ones with the knowledge to solve an issue quickly and precisely.
Great software should solve problems, not create them. Design is paramount to ensure PlantLog is a clean and intuitive product that facility engineers actually enjoy using on a day to day basis.
We are intentionally small and resist growth until it is absolutely needed. This keeps us focussed on our only two priorities, our product and our customers.
We ignore the competition. This often means straying from the norm and doing things differently for the sake of the most effective solution possible for our end users.
We generate revenue by maintaining happy customers. As such, we serve solely their interests, not those of stockholders, venture capitalists, and boards of directors.
After more than a decade with a central office here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we finally threw in the towel and decided to become a completely distributed group. Each team member now works from wherever they are most comfortable and productive. Utilizing advances in internet technologies, we are now able to collaborate even more efficiently than ever before without distractions or the dreaded commute.
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