[Xtern Software] Happy 19th birthday to us!

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Xtern Software is 19 years old! We are past the adolescent angst of our early teens and excited for our 20s 🙂

Our founder, Keir, started Xtern out of his townhouse in Northwest Greensboro in 2002. He soon found a demand for custom software within the Piedmont Triad and well beyond. We continued to grow consistently each year. And needed additional staff to support the growth of the business. Our team of 12 is currently composed of 8 software developers. 

We take pride in the fact that our company, at nearly two decades old, still retains its original president, employs developers local to the region, and puts customer service front and center. It’s important to us to run our business with a strong sense of integrity.

In addition to custom software, Xtern also creates products. In 2016, we launched HaystackCRM. It is a nimble, intuitive, and transparently priced alternative to other CRMs. And it was lauded as a Top 10 Startup to Watch by NCTech in 2018. In 2020, Xtern launched HarmonyB2B, a user-friendly database and content manager that seamlessly integrates with products a company may already be using.

A bright future


We are confident that our 19th year will be our best year yet. We’ve continued to partner with longtime customers, and have added some really exciting partnerships to our portfolio. In addition to partnering with affordable housing nonprofit, Community Housing Solutions, we are delighted to be partnering with historic civil rights landmark, Magnolia House. And in the coming months, we’ll share an incredible project that will expand our software development reach beyond what we ever thought possible. Stay tuned for what our 19th year will bring!