I think software, or any tool really, goes wrong when it tries to be everything to everyone. We don't want to be generic, and so we built an opinionated app to manage manufacturing work.
I got my start working for a company that built a lot of custom parts for the food packaging industry. Because I saw how challenging tracking hundreds of custom orders every year was, I set out to solve that problem.
So, Tumult works best for companies that make a lot of custom things. That's not to say it won't work for a shop with large production runs, it just might not have every feature you'd envision.
I also believe in simplicity, and the 80/20 rule. I'd rather solve 80% of the problem for just 20% of the cost, because I'm not sure solving that last 20% with software is always worth it. That's where costs balloon, and the tool gets so difficult to use that it becomes counterproductive.
So, we build simple software. We don't have every feature in the book, but the ones we have are essential, they work well, and they're intuitive.
That's not for everyone. But if it resonates with you, we'd love to have you try Tumult.
I also believe that the power of software lies in its ability to quickly collect and share information. The sharing part is key, because otherwise you're spending time, money, and effort to gather data that will collect dust.
So, we built software that's pretty open. You can limit users' abilities to some extent, but for the most part, we don't have crazy security roles that limit what your employees can view. That way, the company gets the benefit of visibility. Again, it's not for everyone, but we believe in it.
We know what we built isn't for everyone, which is why being upfront about what we believe is so important.
But if the problems we’re trying to solve resonate with you… we hope Tumult can help.