Savance was established in 1998 to provide network and software solutions that automate business processes. We started with the idea that technology could be used effectively to save businesses time and money and make our lives easier.
In 1999, we started our software solutions with a product we now call Savance Enterprise that functions as a wholesale distribution ERP business system. Since a few of the principles worked for an electrical distributor, we quickly recognized the opportunity to reduce manual data entry and the inefficient paper trail. About a year later, while being forced to use another company's badly devised electronic in out board solution, we became motivated to write our own status board software. We had designed software for the enterprise since day one, so it was frustrating to use a software that could not be accessed remotely, made it hard to change your status, did not have any searching capabilities, was far from scalable, and went down frequently. We wanted to build an electronic in out board with a better overall design that could be updated from anywhere and was much more user friendly. Out of this desire, our EIOBoard software was born! Our first sale after launching our newly developed EIOBoard status board software took place on December 1st, 2003 and since that time; we have acquired several thousands of users! We have military, educational and healthcare institutions, governmental organizations, churches and non-profits, and many other organizations as part of our valued EIOBoard community.
Since 1999, because of our relationship with the industrial automation industry due to our staff's prior experience, we have taken on many consulting jobs focusing on software used for running the factory. One of the repeat jobs we kept being contracted to do was to collect data points from machines on the plant floor and do something with that data. Some had us just log it to a file, some had us log it to a relational database, and some had us printing labels. After the 3rd or 4th project, we decided we'd create a product, even if it was for our own use. We used our experience and technology for the prior projects along with the years of industry experience to create what we now call Savance Datamiser. We've taken the competitive products that we've seen and used and improved on every aspect we felt needed improvement. Today, Datamiser is a strong solution for any size solution looking to get measurable data for quality control, scrap reduction, or to drive some part of the production process. We have customers in automotive, medical, food and beverage, and more.
In 2009, stemming from the EIOBoard tracking technology, we spun off our Savance Health solutions for the medical industry, including staff, patient, and asset tracking; patient self check-in kiosks, waiting room displays, and more. Again, our goal was to improve efficiency and workflow.
Today Savance is stronger than ever. In 2013, we had a record year again, beating the prior year by over 20%. In 2014, we're seeing that same sort of growth trajectory. We see explosive growth ahead with the economy pulling out of the down turn and more companies realizing the need for technology at their workplace.