We built our core product, the job evaluation engine, by listening to the requirements of friends and peers from the global community of Compensation and Benefits professionals and independent rewards consultants. The algorithm and all the descriptions were created during an evidence-based research and development process that took us about 12 months. Early features were designed and tested with the help from friendly HR practitioners. Since going online with our first version in late summer of 2015, we have developed enhanced features enabling instant cross comparisons, the automated translation into job specific competencies from the TMA competency library and the mapping of jobs to leading compensation surveys used globally through our own compensation survey Rosetta Stone.
We are fully bootstrapped and have dispensed with external funds. We subsequently financed the company entirely from our own resources. Thus we have learned from the outset to operate economically and effectively. We can therefore focus on developing an independent business with the best product and most convenient customer service out there.
During the development of the software, we consistently focused on working with excellent designers and developers and proved a great deal of skill in product development through the early involvement of friendly users and first customers.
As the vendor of the application we have developed a “Technical Sales” approach. When an interested party calls they will immediately talk to someone who knows our product and the practice of job evaluation. If someone wants to check out the system themselves, they can do so by accessing the website and signing up for an only time-limited evaluation account. This is a unique approach in our line of business as all other vendors are very secretive about their offering.