In 1999, Ekhosoft was only an idea in the minds of our founders, Patrick Ramsey and Yannick Galipeau. Already working within the industrial software market, they asked themselves: “How could we develop software that would be more flexible and configurable, make use of real-time data from the plant floor, and yet still be user-friendly and easy to install?” These thoughts led to the creation of Ekhosoft and the development of its flagship industry-leading software – Ekho – began on January 1, 2000.
Over 22 years, Ekhosoft has grown from a small Canadian developer into a major international provider of software and services to corporations in North and South America, Europe, the Asia Pacific region, and China. Over the years, we have increasingly focused on the key area of performance improvement for industrial customers, and now offer cloud-based solutions for Operational Performance Management (OPM), including focus areas for production, downtime and quality, along with analytics, and associated dashboards and key performance indicators (KPIs).
Ekho OPM has traditionally been used in process industries, such as Pulp & Paper, Mining & Minerals, Chemicals, and Oil & Gas. Recently, we have observed a renewed focus on continuous improvement in Food and Beverage, and Consumer Packaged Goods, and have accordingly made significant inroads into these sectors.
Our primary focus is software, but we don’t stop there.
We also support our customers with a strong team of consultants and implementation personnel, and, where needed, we supplement our team with industry-specific or function-specific expertise from our engineering and consulting partners. Of equal if not greater importance, we provide state-of-the-art services for continuing support for all our customers.
In 2016, Ekhosoft was acquired by Power Factors, a US-based company selling software in the renewables sector. Since then, the group has grown organically and through acquisitions to reach 500+ employees worldwide. In 2020, Power Factors (including Ekhosoft) was acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a global asset management firm with over $95 billion invested in software companies.
The acquisition by Vista supports and strengthens Ekhosoft’s commitment to continue our journey to develop the leading cloud-based solutions for Operational Performance Management – solutions that not only incorporate best practices in the industry for technology, operations, and security, but solutions that are delivered and supported in a customer centric environment.
We are an agile software development company – big enough to make an impact, but small enough to move quickly and execute in a growing industry, taking advantage of rapidly evolving technologies.
We are a collective of bold and ingenious talents driven by results. Our team is made up of hard-working, fun-loving people who are passionate about making the world a better place. We seek fierce and humble people to help us achieve our ambitious plan.
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