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We help people make things that make things!

We use a collaborative, component-based approach to fit together the right pieces to get your manufacturing business working smoothly.

Hurry up and wait?

  • Do you hurry to start a task only to find that you have to wait for more information or materials that you need?
  • Do you get frustrated trying to find out where work tasks are up to?
  • Does it take too long to create and send a sales quote?
  • Do you lose information because it is written on pieces of paper?
  • Do you wish you could clearly identify which jobs make you money? If you answered yes then it sounds like you need your operational workflows integrated with your accounting software.

How we work

Like the software we design, we use an iterative approach to build a solution that helps you grow. In our first meeting we’ll talk about what is special about your business and identify the bottlenecks and challenges that are holding it back. Once a promissing design has emerged from our discussions, we create a pilot solution for you to experiment with. We use we use components from our JobTalk software where it makes sense.


Collaboration tools

Using the popular Discourse discussion platform, we set up a forum especially for your conversations with us. Together we create a glossary of business terms, starting with those common in your accounting system and adding the terms unique to your business. We document the goals that you want software in your business to help you with so that we can set out to achieve them.

Technology and Inspiration

We use Dev Express XAF Development Framework and user controls with SQL Server for the database. We are inspired by Domain Driven Design , The Agile Manifesto and SOLID Programming Principles

About Us

Software by Design was established 1994 by Kirsten Greed. Kirsten grew up in a family that loves to be entrepreneurial and has much to say about the trials and tribulations of small business. An avid coder she also has skills in business administration, bookkeeping and investing. She appeared as one of the “top notch geeks” on Developer On Fire in February 2017. Apart from software development, which is a profession, a hobby and a passion, Kirsten is interested in what enables people to work well together and loves collaborating with her professional associates and clients.


Let’s Talk If you need to get the work flowing smoothly in your small business we’d love to hear from you.