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Our blog now has a slightly different look and feel. That’s because we are writing about more topics! In addition to our product, HaystackCRM, Xtern Software has developed a content management system (CMS) called HarmonyB2B. It is powered by a database called CruxDB.

We are looking forward to writing more about Xtern Software, our products, our team, our culture, and life in Greensboro, North Carolina! Thanks for reading 🙂

[Meet the Team] Taylor Smith

We’re delighted to welcome Taylor to the Xtern team as our new Mobile Developer. 

She is currently a senior at UNC Greensboro (UNCG), so she is working part-time through the end of her degree. She’ll be taking on mobile development work, along with other projects. 

Taylor possesses a great combination of developer skills and a keen eye for visual design. Outside of work and school, she enjoys digital art, fishkeeping, and trying to teach her cat to like walks 🙂

Xtern has grown steadily over the past two decades and now has a team of 11. Of those 11, six are graduates of UNCG, two are spouses of UNCG grads, one an Elon grad, and one attended GTCC. The remaining employee? A grad of nearby University of South Carolina. 

Companies like Xtern Software are proving that the Triad can develop and retain tech talent. With a highly regarded Computer Science program at UNCG, as well as several community-based efforts to incubate tech startups, the Triad is quickly gaining on that other three-pronged region in NC. 

We’re excited to help fuel that growth and look forward to welcoming other local grads to the team soon!

[HaystackCRM] Check out our revamped website!

Happy 2021! We wanted to share HaystackCRM news from the past year:

Website Revamp

First, we updated our website to include:

— An easy-to-navigate feature set with all product enhancements  

— Testimonials from long-time customers who use HaystackCRM every day to run their businesses 

— And, photography of our team so you can see the real-life humans behind the product

New Features

Also, we released 4 new features in 2020 to help you stay productive and crush sales goals:

— Ability to export data by tags

— Viewing recent adds on the dashboard

— Pinning notes to the top

— Labelling statuses

Philanthropic Commitment

Lastly, it’s important for us to be able to give back to our community. We were proud to participate in a project called Extreme Nonprofit Makeover. It gifted one local nonprofit a full digital makeover. We love helping nonprofits! 

We are looking forward to an even brighter 2021. And, we wish you the same!

[Xtern Software] 2020 Highlights

It’s been a busy year at Xtern! We have a lot to be proud of:

— Our product, HarmonyB2B, went live this past spring. HarmonyB2B combines a content management system (CMS) with a robust database. Users can create elegant websites that have solidly architected foundations. Our first customers included: a manufacturer of premium baths, a custom signage company, and a furniture manufacturer. 

— Xtern Software was honored by the Triad Business Journal as a 2020 Family Business Award Winner. The publication recognized locally owned family businesses. We were proud to be part of a group that has positively impacted the region. 

— Our team grew and we utilized technology to work seamlessly from anywhere. We welcomed two new software developers. Also, we are currently hiring a mobile app developer. Lastly, we hosted two interns through the Campus Greensboro Fellows Program. 

— We shared practical strategies for success in digital marketing. Our comms director presented to the SynerG young professionals group and UNCG Bryan School MBA students.

We are looking forward to an even brighter 2021 and we wish you the same!