The History of Engage Software
On May 26, 1999, Henry Kenuam, Kevin O'Brien, and I (Rich Campbell) founded Emerging Technologies Group (dba Engage Software). We knew the odds were against us when we each left our programing jobs to come together. More than 90 percent of tech startups fail within their first five years of existence. The key to Engage’s success is simple, but not easy. We don’t just adapt to change, we embrace change and sometimes we’re even the change agents. Engage started with full-time consulting engagements at large, local companies. Over time, we incorporated website development and custom software development into our services. Leveraging our expertise in Microsoft technologies, in 2003, we became an active contributor to the open-source DNN (formerly DotNetNuke) content management platform. With DNN core project team members, industry conference speakers, and DNN book authors on our staff, we have held a respected position of leadership and expertise within the DNN community. Engage retains its DNN proficiency, but we continually demonstrate our value as a full-service web developers whose capabilities extend beyond a single platform to include front-and back-end development, responsive and mobile-optimized design, end-to-end project management, marketing automation, and analytics and digital strategy. We bring a strong philosophy of customer collaboration to all our projects. We see projects as partnerships and our goals for a project are to attain short-term success (on-time and on-budget) while positioning our customers for sustained success. To do this, we include training in all our projects and empower our customers to be successful owners after handoff. This hard-earned credibility has made Engage a trusted partner for advertising and marketing agencies, as they look to us to provide technical expertise to complement their in-house design talent. While we work with medium to large organizations in a range of industries, Engage has recently found success in the association/nonprofit and franchise markets.
2006: Engage Sports
In 2006, we built Engage Sports to streamline the administrative processes involved in managing a sports league.
Engage Sports Details
2010: DNN Training
As DNN experts since 2003, we developed a full suite of DNN training tools. In 2010, DNN Corp. bought the training program from us. However, we do still offer support and training for our clients.
DNN Support & Training Details
2016: Engage Evolution
In 2016, we launched our Engage Evolution service model, which employs Agile methodology, to provide our clients with proactive services to keep their website fresh years after the site’s initial launch.
2017: Engage AMS
In 2017, Engage launched our SaaS Association Management System, Engage AMS.
Engage AMS Details
2020: Acquisition of SMB Creative Group
In Janauary of 2020, SMB Creative Group with its Connecting Members SaaS product became a part of the Engage Software family.
Connecting Members Details
Dec 2020: Launch of Engage Digital Services
Just shy of one year after acquiring SMB Creative Group, Engage Digital Services was born of the combined skillsets for digital marketing and analytics as well as Search Engine Optimization.
Engage Digital Services Details
2021: New SaaS Products & Partnerships
In 2021, we launched Faith Enroll, a religious education enrollment and management web suite built leveraging the Engage Sports registration tools. We also formed a new partnership with Catholic Faith Technologies.
Faith Enroll Details
2022-2023: Contractor Time
In beta testing is a new SaaS product called Contractor Time. Contractor Time is a web-based tool for managing an offsite workforce, such as construction workers, cleaning services, pet sitters, and more. This tool allows admins the ability to schedule and manage their workers, communicate through the app, and set geo-fencing for clock-in/clock-out capabilities.
Contractor Time Details