Jan. 13, 2015

ArmgaSys Acquires Envio Software, Support Team From Unisun Software

by ​Jess Flynn

Meridian, Idaho-based ArmgaSys, an information technology company specializing in custom software and mobile applications, acquired Envio Software, whose products are used by growers, packers and shippers. Envio was created by Boise, Idaho-based Unisun Software.

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Dec. 5, 2014

Cougar Mountain Software and TSheets Partner Up

by ​Jess Flynn

Boise Valley tech companies TSheets and Cougar Mountain Software join forces to help small to medium sized businesses streamline time tracking and payroll processes. 

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Jan. 20, 2016

Eagle Software Company Klowd Sold

Founded by Holsinger in 2011, Klowd developed software that allows audience members at group presentations to use their smartphones to interact with presenters by asking questions or responding to polls or posting to Twitter. The software then provides information based on the presentations to help customers evaluate which speakers or topics are most engaging.

About a year ago, Klowd agreed to provide its products exclusively to Freeman, a Dallas-based producer of 4,300 conferences and 11,000 corporate and special events annually, according to Freeman’s website.

With Tuesday’s purchase, Freeman acquired the patent that powers Klowd’s products and hired Klowd’s team to develop other products, Holsinger said.

May. 25, 2015

Develop.idaho brings IT, education, R&D together

by Martin Hambalek, Idaho Technology Council

The develop.idaho conference showcases the depth of Idaho’s desire to strengthen the state’s economy through knowledge and education in the software and technology sectors. This year, the annual event drew over 500 attendees from throughout the state representing backgrounds in IT, education, policymaking, research and development and much more. 

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Aug. 18, 2015

Macys.com to double Treasure Valley workforce

Macys.com, the online arm of Macy’s retail business, announced it will expand its Treasure Valley operation. Macys.com currently employs 30 software engineers working at its Eagle office. The company plans to move the US Bank Plaza in Downtown in September. The 7,569 square-foot office will provide the company space to ramp up to as many as 60 employees working in positions related to software development. 

“Boise is a growing technology center, and the expansion of our Macys.com office there gives us access to another pool of great talent that would otherwise not be available,” said Mike Robinson, Macy’s.com executive vice president of digital technology, customer experience and site merchandising.

Apr. 2, 2015

Merger expands nonprofit accounting firm Jitasa

by By Renata Poe Massie, Jitasa

Jitasa, the Boise-based accounting firm that tailors services to non-profits, has purchased Dynamic Shared Services, a similar company based in Townsend, Maryland.

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Nov. 5, 2015

Paylocity Chooses Boise, Creating 500+ Jobs in Next Five Years

by Admin

Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY), a provider of cloud-based payroll and human capital management software solutions for medium-sized organizations, has selected Boise for a new expansion facility with plans to create more than 500 quality jobs.  

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Nov. 20, 2014

Angels Invest in BSU Venture College Student’s Startup

Boise State Venture College entrepreneur Ryan Vasso, CEO of Basedin, is the first of 38 entrepreneurs who have entered the program to achieve an important milestone. Recently his company successfully raised capital. Two of the local angel funds, along with members of the funds, invested $125,000 in stock in Vasso's company. He will use the capital to further test his business hypotheses and to determine if he can grow the business beyond the Treasure Valley. Basedin solves creates a business score that measures a company's online reputation. The company aggregates all the reviews it can find and displays them on a local business's profile page. It also checks and displays a company's accreditation, awards, civic involvement and social media popularity.
Jun. 12, 2015

Leading Locations for 2015: The “Recession Busting” and Year-Over-Year Growth Metros

by Area Development Magazine

Maintaining strong economic growth — year after year — is the mark of strong economic development leadership. Cities that show year-over-year growth typically follow well-devised economic development plans and make the investments needed to retain and attract business. Area Development Magazine recently ranked the Boise City-Nampa MSA tenth overall in this growth category. 

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