Find out what makes Proactive Software 'tick'.
"Proactive Software develops world class products based on robust platforms and personal service that are solid, reliable and able to support the needs of our customers.
We strive for the optimum balance between a comprehensive featureset and ease of use for the widest range of customer applications."
ProWorkflow was created in 2002, back then our focus was to develop a solution that supported our internal workflow and communication needs. Rapid early sales indicated that other companies found the tool helpful in their day to day activities.
The team then worked with the existing customer base to improve the software to meet the needs of the general market space. Development has continued and the ProWorkflow now has a solid international customer base.
In 2003, Proactive Software Limited acquired ProWorkflow. Initially ProWorkflow solution sold as download and is still available as a download under some circumstances, but as the web has developed our preferred method of supply is now software as a service (SaaS).
SaaS enables all information technology issues to be normalised through the user's browser. Our choice of service providers and management commitment to our service offer a solid and robust platform for the ProWorkflow solution.
ProWorkflow is now a benchmark in the fully featured project management, workflow and time management arena supplied as a SaaS solution. To suit the needs of different customers the solution is available in three plans.
The ProWorkflow solution has enabled many different businesses from many different industries to understand and reduce waste and create efficiencies in their day to day operations.
Julian is a founder and the original designer of the ProWorkflow solution. He saw the need for the tool whilst working in the creative industry.
Julian's career background spans 15yrs in graphic design, ad agencies, 3d animation, video editing, multimedia, print, prepress and other creative persuits. This gives him a uniquely broad overview of the inner workings of creative service industries. In addition, through ProWorkflow he has talked with thousands of Directors, CEO's, Managers and VP's over the past 5 years - increasing his knowledge of business models and processes.
When not building the business, Julian can be found boating, & fishing, stalking trout up backcountry rivers or working away with his son in his workshop.
John is a seasoned technologist, manager and company director. John is currently the CEO of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association, and holds a number of directorships and chairs several boards. He is a shareholder in a number of technology companies.
He has managed substantial export companies, taught on Master of Business Administration programmes. He holds many patents and has long experience in the development, protection and commercialisation of intellectual property. Long experience was built with General Electric, Rolls Royce, Thorn EMI and Gallagher among others.
John is a: Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of Institute of Professional Engineers NZ, the New Zealand Institute of Management and the Institute of Quality Assurance UK and a member of Institute of Electrical Engineers UK.
Family, friends, home, orchard and his Jaguar XKR take up most of the time that remains.