The current directors of Entere Systems Limited, the company responsible for Enfacade, were the founding directors of a company called GRAD Systems Limited in 1993. GRAD started out as a small software development company specializing in building bespoke Client - Server business applications.
The core is a small group of software professionals that had worked together for many years. Spotting an opportunity in the market a "Man-hour Cost and Revenue Information System" (MACRIS) was developed which was adopted by some of the largest international corporations across a range of industry sectors and was recognized as the most sophisticated man-hours accounting system available.
Sales, along with subsequent and independent consultancy, led to work for various companies, the larger of which included:
In 1998 the company was acquired by Cedar Group plc. After a 3 year period, during which the directors were contractually required to help embed MACRIS into Cedar, they formed a new company - Entere Systems Limited.
During this time, the dominating 'Client - Server' software architecture had inevitably made way for a 'multi-tier, internet enabled' one. This was inevitable due to the need to accommodate the demands of communicating a diverse array of data between multiple tiers, and layers within tiers, across the internet. A large range of standards emerged and evolved so all these layers and tiers could communicate in a consistent way.
The inevitable consequence was that application development environments, of which there were many in the Client - Server days, were of no use. We had literally gone back to square one relying on detailed low level coding.
Driven by a need to gain a competitive advantage, this led to us to incremently develop a suite of software that automated the development of the bespoke software applications we were developing. The software continued to evolve over the years doing more and more for us. It also allowed us to encompass the many ideas and concepts we had developed for automated software development - collected and honed from a lifetime in the industry.
Finally, the point was reached where the software effectively did the entire job and therefore stood as a product in its own right. So, a couple of years packaging the software for release ensued, bringing us to the point where we are now.