What is Spider Strategies?
We're a community of performance management enthusiasts, software developers, and support staff. We believe in hiring only the best people and then treating them incredibly well. Happy employees translates into better ideas, better productivity, and ultimately better products. It may not be the most common way to run a software company, but we think it's the best.
Founded in 2003, Spider Strategies began as a software consulting company. We helped companies build their websites and shape their online marketing. We also worked on a few smaller government projects, helping them process sensitive back-end data.
2004 Launched Scoreboard
In April 2004, Spider Strategies entered the Corporate Performance Management (CPM) market with its first off-the-shelf software product, Scoreboard. As one of the first software packages to combine scorecard theory with modern web technology, Scoreboard was tremendously successful across business, government, and education.
2009 Released QuickScore
For the first 6 years, Scoreboard was our only software product. Customers used it for a variety of performance management methodologies, including KPI tracking and Balanced Scorecards.
That all changed in 2009. We partnered with the Balanced Scorecard Institute to market a re-branded version of Scoreboard aimed solely at the Balanced Scorecard market. We called the new product QuickScore.
2013 Launched Dash
Dash marked our first push into the broader consumer software market. It allows you to build a dashboard from scratch in minutes. There aren't any complicated analytics or back-end number crunching. You just tell Dash what to display and it shows it.
Dash's ease of use and its introductory free accounts have proven incredibly popular. To date, users have created over 35,000 real-time dashboards that have been viewed more than 8,000,000 times.
2017 Scoreboard/QuickScore 3
In early 2017, Spider Strategies released Scoreboard/QuickScore 3. It was the result of a complete software redesign and years of development.
Version 3 allowed us to take a step back and completely rethink how performance management software should work. It features a modern design, is incredibly fast, and works on all modern devices.
Our Core Values
Simple is Better than More
We carefully choose features to include in our software. We agonize over every screen to make sure it's as simple as possible. We obsess over small details so you won't notice them.
Simply put, we believe in powerfully simple software with fewer settings. We think you'll agree with the results.
Learning with our Customers
We don't have a 5-year product plan, and we don't start with all of the answers. Our customers sure have questions, though, and we work with them to find the best solutions to their problems. Every enhancement we code is a direct response to their needs. Every new feature is driven by their feedback.
From time to time, we release major new software versions or even new products. More often, however, our software development engine is focused on constant, iterative improvements. We believe in starting with a good idea and then relentlessly refining it over years.
"To be the recognized market leader in performance management software"
We want to be the recognized market leader in performance management software. We're not there yet, but we're getting closer every day.
We won't do it with the largest marketing budget or the biggest sales staff. Instead, we'll keep doing what got us here in the first place. We're going to focus on our customers, be creative, and work hard. We hope you'll join us for the ride.