Randy Flamm began his career in 1973 as a maintenance engineer at a northern
His employer at the time embraced and implemented his quoting module software package. That led him, over time, to expand the software to encompass scheduling, inventory control and production reporting.
In 1986, while at GE Plastics, Flamm helped develop that resin maker's so-called PETS (for Plastic Education Troubleshooting) software. He leveraged his knowledge of the molding industry to develop the concept of the DOS-based software called IQ/Genesis. In 1989 he founded his own firm, IQMS Inc., and started building out the enterprise resource planning product with new features and functionality to make it suitable for a greater number of manufacturing industries. In 1993 the company introduced the fully embedded RealTime – a machine monitoring system that feeds information to the software directly from the shop floor work centers.
Four years later IQMS (www.iqms.com) introduced a Windows-based suite that it now calls its EnterpriseIQ program, and Flamm has been developing enterprise software for manufacturers in the automotive, medical device, consumer products and plastics industries ever since.
Today more than 25,000 people worldwide use the EnterpriseIQ software package, and Flamm continues to work directly with programmers and managers to develop the product.