Starting with a vision of empowerment for everyone involved in new enterprise software development — business users, analysts, UI experts and others — Maurice Martin and Emmet B. Keeffe III co-founded iRise in 1996. Their vision was simple: Make software that can create visualizations that look and act so real, they’re almost indistinguishable from the real thing. Help the people who create new software to show their ideas in action before a single line of code is ever written. Empower companies to get rid of their largely unread, paper-based specs and get software right the first time.
Today, the company counts more than 500 of the Fortune 1000 as its customers, including 90 percent of the top banks and financial institutions. These firms regularly report cutting costs by more than 30 percent, decreasing time to deployment by 50 percent and virtually eliminating rework. Today, they create and communicate innovative, revenue-enhancing ideas without coding, helping global teams to deliver apps that delight the first time, virtually eliminating the work that many companies have been forced to expect.
iRise earned its first U.S. patent for innovation for the Enterprise Visualization Platform in 2007, and has continued to break new ground in this area, receiving further patents in 2008 and 2011, and filing other pending applications in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Taken together, these advances provide the groundwork for new features that help iRise users transform the way they create new business applications.