Inflectra | Company Profile | Helping Customers Improve Their Software Lifecycles

About Inflectra


Our Manifesto

We're dedicated to making the best tools we can for developers, testers, and planners everywhere.
We're passionate about our craft and creating what you need, without compromise.
We go the extra mile to help you and your team.

Why Choose Inflectra?

There is a common belief that when it comes to software, you have to make a trade-off between price, features, reliability and customer service. We are always striving to produce applications that are highly reliable, rich in functionality, and yet extremely affordable. As rare as this combination is, we believe that you should not have to settle for anything less! All of the reasons why customers choose Inflectra.

A strong focus on providing an excellent customer experience helps us attract and retain customers of all sizes, across a broad range of markets and industries. Private ownership and a debt-free structure also allow us to offer our customers stability and the promise that we will continue to offer them support long after the close of a sale.

Our Core Values

Inflectra has dedicated itself to investing in the best people and providing an environment that encourages and rewards superior customer service and enterprise. As a customer, you can be sure that everyone you deal with, has pledged to uphold our core values:

Build for Our Users Not for Wall Street

We love building great software and tools for our customers. We enjoy (mostly!) getting feedback from users for ways to improve our products, make them easier to use, more powerful and better at satisfying their software development, testing and project management needs.

We are in this for the long haul, which is why we have eschewed venture capital over the years. Too many software companies are looking to create something quickly, sell it to an investor and not look back. We have been in business since 2006 and look forward to helping our users 20 years from now.

This approach affects everything we do. We make sure that we’re constantly re-investing our product, refactoring its architecture, changing the front-end, back-end to make sure it’s constantly modern and there is minimal accumulated technical debt. This means that as a user you don’t have to worry that Inflectra products will become obsolete or out dated.

We Just Get It Done

Over the years we have had many customers marvel at our customer service, however for us it has always been strangely simple. We treat customers as we’d like to be treated, we listen to their problems, try and solve them as best we can and even write articles and blogs to spread the knowledge for other users who may have the same problem in the future. We also don’t believe it’s right to charge extra for support, so we don’t – it’s included with all our products!

You can contact us by phone, by email, use our help desk, write a question in our forum or engage with us on social media. We have hosted user meetups (both in person and virtually) to answer your questions, explain our thinking and demonstrate some of our ideas and best practices. Whatever ways suits your fancy, you will always be working with someone knowledgeable about our products who won’t make you navigate a frustrating phone menu or support system.

The other part about ‘Getting it Done’ that’s important is that we operate the company without unnecessary drama, “red tape” or bureaucracy. We don’t hold pointless meetings, if some people need to discuss, we just gather round a whiteboard or web meeting until everything is decided. All of our team works together to solve problems and no one cares who should get the credit. We succeed as a team or not at all.

Family and Life Flexibility

Lots of companies talk about being family-friendly or providing work-life balance. Many of our employees used to work at other software companies where lip service was paid to such things. At Inflectra we decided to run the company in a different way.

Firstly, we provide all employees (whether part time or full time) with good benefits including health insurance, retirement plans and generous vacation days. But flexibility is also more than just what’s written in the benefits handbook, it’s also the ethos of the company. We don’t track vacation days, so if someone needs a couple extra, no one cares. We have employees working different schedules, and if someone is running late due to family issues, or needs to work from home to take care of personal business, no stress, no problem!

Finally, we make long term commitments to our employees, we have many people who’ve worked with us continually since our founding, and we have an almost zero attrition rate. We only hire people when we’re confident we provide them with a long-term opportunity, we don’t like rotating staff and we are not fans of the ‘random people’ approach to staffing!

Enabling "Second Acts"

We are committed to expanding the opportunities and frankly fun that can be had with a career in the software industry. Several of our employees are not career developers, testers or even marketers. Some of our best employees used to have other careers: social justice, hardware testing, public policy, real estate and being a stay at home parent.

We are always looking for ways to give opportunities to people, whether its hiring people who have the skills but not the necessary experience, working with local coding academies and bootcamps to provide internship opportunities, or supporting freelancers to write technical articles, blogs and whitepapers.

Inflectra is committed to community building and based in the Silver Spring area of the Washington, DC metropolitan area, we sponsor local tech meetups and events to help nurture local tech talent.

Who Are We?

Inflectra is a privately held software company dedicated to helping our customers - large corporations, small businesses, professional services firms, government agencies and individual developers. We are headquartered in the growing technology community of Silver Spring, Maryland located just outside Washington, D.C. How to Contact Us

What Does Inflectra Mean?

The company name Inflectra is derived from the phrase 'inflection point' which signifies a point in time where significant change is possible, where the path of an event changes dramatically from its previous course. Specifically:

1) inflek'shən point
n. A moment of dramatic change, especially in the development of a company, industry, or market. "inflection point." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 12 Jun. 2007. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/inflection point>.

2) inflek'shən point
An event that changes the way we think and act.
-Andy Grove, Founder of Intel.
Investopedia Commentry: Think of it as a turning point. When a company makes a major strategic change it is said to be "at an inflection point." This profound change could be positive or negative. "inflection point." Investopedia.com. Investopedia Inc. 12 Jun. 2007. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/inflection point>.

3) inflek'shən point
–noun Mathematics.
a point on a curve at which the curvature changes from convex to concave or vice versa. "inflection point." Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 12 Jun. 2007. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/inflection point>.

Company News

Oct 16 2017 - Inflectra Offices Open in Switzerland and Argentina Company News

Silver Spring, MD, USA, October 16, 2017 - Inflectra Corporation announced today the opening of sales offices in Switzerland and Argentina. Inflectra Switzerland will cover the DACH region of Europe, while Inflectra Argentina, along with Inflectra office in Brazil, will serve Inflectra's customers in south America. 

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