Two software experts in Clearwater have bootstrapped a new startup to resolve the messy ongoing software management issues they’ve seen at multiple companies across the spectrum.
“Many companies suffer from a lack of visibility and cohesiveness with software, which leads to burning time and money. We’ve developed a platform that ties everything it uses altogether,” said Steve Young, co-founder of FullPath.
FullPath is a cloud-based CMMS system that is a centralized platform where companies can manage orders for customers. It also includes service and repair modules and logistics tools to assign and track deliveries and see all the data in real-time in one place, rather than having to go through multiple third parties.
“We are finding the biggest benefit is that business doesn’t have to use Excel spreadsheets, other databases and software that have high licensing costs,” said co-founder Dan Feler.
Feler has experience in IOS development while Young brings a decade worth of experience in the business procurement space. Feler said the concept initially emerged when he worked with a company that was experiencing major inefficiencies.
“The [unnamed] company had pitfalls. It was trying to build its own system and hire developers but none of them specialized in how the management software should be built. We wanted to see how many companies out there are having the same problem,” Feler said.
He explained that it works by a user logging into the system, filling in the data points, and creating a systematic workflow with its own set of guidelines.
FullPath formed at the start of 2021 and officially went live last month. The two executives are members of the Tampa Bay Wave program.
Although FullPath is focusing on the medical device repair and maintenance sector, the duo says it can be utilized for any business. The two-man team is in talks with potential clients in Canada, Australia and a hospital system in Vermont.
“We need to get those first few customers nailed down and we would then talk with investors. Investors have expressed interest with us but we are still in pre-revenue,” Feler said, explaining that earning revenue is the next hill to climb.
They are hoping by the end of this month they will have secured at least three to four clients – and over the next several months, expand that customer base to 15 to 20 clients.