With headquarters in Austin, Texas, KIDASA Software offers project
scheduling software for business and government organizations.
The idea for
KIDASA's Milestones software came while founder Susan Butler worked at
Lockheed's Austin Division. Spending more than one late evening helping
engineers put together their presentation-ready milestone charts
for next-day briefings, Sue had the idea that there just had to be an
easier, less expensive and less time-consuming way to produce these charts.
project management software didn't offer the presentation qualities
required, engineers and manager resorted to using CAD software, graphic
designers and PC-based drawing packages. The process was tedious and
1.0, introduced in 1989 for the Windows 2.1 platform (yes, really!) offered
a way for engineers and other professionals to quickly and easily put
together these presentation ready milestone and Gantt charts. Instead of
spending hours, schedules fit for any executive presentation could be
knocked out in the 15 minutes before the meeting.
In the years
since the introduction of our Milestones software, our customers have helped
to refine our original concept into two distinct products: Milestones
Professional and Milestones Simplicity.
These applications are the product of over 20 years of continual improvements that customers have said has created
the most flexible and easy to use software in the industry. KIDASA clients
include Boeing, which uses Milestones worldwide, Raytheon, the U.S.
military, NASA, United Space Alliance, Isuzu Motors, Cesar Pelli, Lockheed
Martin, countless government agencies, utility companies, educational
institutions, and more.