We've been running Xtern Software for nearly 20 years with a consistent set of guiding principles. These influence our business decisions at every turn.


Xtern Software builds custom software at affordable prices for companies of all sizes. We conduct our business with honesty and integrity and expect the same from our customers. For us, making money is a side effect of doing things right.

Mission & Values

Our president, Keir, is an active Rotarian, so when faced with challenging decisions, we reference the Rotary Club’s 4-Way Test:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


  • We have deep roots in our community through volunteer & civic organizations.
  • We hire folks that are entrepreneurial, curious, and life-long learners.  
  • We do all of our development in-house.
  • We use our own software products to run our business.
  • We have deep technical expertise and the design acumen to create beautiful products.
  • We practice the 4Ds (discover, design, develop, deploy) to continuously improve.
  • We sell with authenticity and a desire to build long-term relationships.


Xtern Software is a 2021 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards Recipient. The Torch Awards for Ethics is the most prestigious honor BBB can present to a business. Being a recipient indicates the business not only believes in the high standards of honesty, integrity and transparency promoted by BBB, but also consistently acts on these standards and continuously integrates them into its daily practices.