Our Partners



SIMUL8 Corporation develops, markets, and supports business simulation software that enhances the way people make and communicate decisions. Our customers include a wide range of business, government, and educational bodies. In fact, any organization that handles flows of orders, people, transactions, or products can benefit from using simulation software. Founded in 1994, our key strength lies in the specialist knowledge and extensive experience of our people. With up to 20 years in the industry, each of our consultants has an operational research qualification to degree or Masters standard, as well as a wealth of experience putting the theory into practice. At SIMUL8, our goal is to make the benefits of simulation supported decision making accessible to mainstream computer users. To achieve this we have developed high-quality software that is easy to use and affordable – without compromising on the range of functionality it offers.


Minitab is the leading provider of software and services for quality improvement and statistics education. More than 90% of Fortune 500 companies use Minitab Statistical Software, our flagship product, and more students worldwide have used Minitab to learn statistics than any other package.

Minitab Inc. is a privately owned company headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania, with subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, France, and Australia. Our global network of representatives serves more than 40 countries around the world.

In 1972, three Penn State professors created Minitab Statistical Software to more easily teach their students statistics. The application performed the calculations, and allowed students to focus on learning the concepts and what they can reveal about the world. The software was rapidly adopted by other schools and revolutionized the way people teach and conduct data analysis.

Today, Minitab continues to facilitate discovery and transformation. Thousands of businesses use Minitab 16, Qeystone, Quality Companion, and Quality Trainer to uncover flaws in their processes and improve them. And educators in more than 4,000 colleges and universities use Minitab 16 to teach their students the power of data analysis.

Minitab is also widely known for providing the industry’s best customer service, including outstanding training and free, unlimited technical support.



Proplanner is the leader of web-enabled PLM-MDM (Manufacturing Data Management for the Product Lifecycle) solutions to streamline the release of new product introductions and product updates for assembly plants.  Our products import the eBOM and ECO to integrate and author the mBOMs, process routings, tooling requirements, plant layouts, work instructions and in-plant logistics necessary to produce complicated assemblies in many variants.  Once optimized, and reconciled, Proplanner can then automatically export all of this time-phased information to ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, Mapics and JD Edwards for rapid, accurate, and optimally engineered production release.

Please read a feature on Proplanner from the Ames Tribune.

Proplanner offers products to engineer and manage the manufacturing process and plant, as well as engineer and execute the in-plant logistics system.  Assembly Planner, ProTime and ProBalance are applications used to estimate activity and operation times, balance work across the assembly line, generate and deploy shop floor instructions, and publish mBOMs and Routings to ERP.  PFEP is an application used to define the placement, containerization, and replenishment of materials in stations along the assembly line, and subsequently execute eKanban and eKitting materials replenishment.  The integration of these applications provide a full solution from eBOM and ECO to production deployment.

Prior to founding Proplanner, Dr. David Sly founded Cimtechnologies Corporation in 1987 around his master's thesis (FactoryFLOW). FactoryFLOW was the first AutoCAD-based factory layout and material flow analysis application.  Subsequently, the company developed a suite of other plant layout applications, including FactoryCAD and FactoryPLAN.  These applications were eventually sold to EDS and then later to a company that later became Siemens/PLM, who continues to sell those products today.  After leaving EDS to found Proplanner, Dr. Sly focused on developing a next-generation suite of integrated Plant and Process Engineering applications which heavily leveraged the latest internet technologies.

Proplanner is a privately held Chapter C Corporation incorporated within the State of Iowa in April 2002 by its founder, Dr. David Sly, PE, who is currently the president and minority shareholder.  The company is owned by investors and employees, with the largest institutional investors being WellMark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Emerging Growth Group, Ames Seed Capital Fund, and the Cedar Valley Venture Fund.  In addition, the company has received funding from the Iowa Department of Economic Development.



NetSuite is the world's leading provider of cloud-based business management software. NetSuite helps companies manage core business processes with a single, fully integrated system covering ERP/financials, CRM, ecommerce, inventory and more.More than 16,000 high-growth and midsized companies and divisions of large enterprises use NetSuite to run more effectively without the high costs and inefficiency of on-premise systems. By using NetSuite to automate operations, streamline processes and access real-time business information anytime, anywhere, growing businesses realize breakthrough performance improvements.Founded in 1998, NetSuite (NYSE: N) is headquartered in Silicon Valley with more than 2,000 employees across nine offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. Named by Gartner as the fastest growing financial management software vendor on a global basis, NetSuite netted two prestigious CODiE Awards in 2013 from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA):
2013 Best Financial Management Solution: NetSuite OneWorld
2013 Best Cloud Infrastructure: NetSuite SuiteCloud


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The innovative company started up by Rehan Ahmed and Suzanne Bowen in December 1999 among the white sandy beaches of Pensacola, Florida, USA. It has kept an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and is an active member of Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, P@SHA, and ITGulfcoast.org.
It is an Inc.com 500/5000 application partner and has offices in Karachi, Pakistan; Pensacola, Florida; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore; and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Some of the philanthropic activities it supports are Linkingarms.org, Aijel.org NED engineering university project for smart cars, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.



At Infusionsoft, we've dedicated ourselves to a single purpose: help small businesses succeed. It's our sole reason for existence. The Mission is to create and dominate the market of all-in-one sales and marketing software with 100,000 customers worldwide. Infusionsoft is the only all-in-one sales and marketing software for small businesses that combines CRM, email marketing and e-commerce into one system that helps get more customers, grow repeat sales and save time. With Infusionsoft, small businesses have access to powerful, scalable solutions that brings all of their marketing and CRM services into one integrated system, enabling them to convert leads, grow sales and save time. From lead generation and nurturing to automated email marketing to e-commerce and workflow automation, Infusionsoft has everything small businesses need to be successful.

Infusionsoft Company Values:
  • We empower entrepreneurs.
  • We listen, we care, we serve.
  • We do what we say we'll do.
  • We practice open, real communication.
  • We face challenges with optimism.
  • We check our egos at the door.
  • We innovate and constantly improve.
  • We do the right thing.
  • We believe in people and their dreams.