We are a group of IT specialists who have spent many years working for major companies producing and supporting applications for a wide variety of needs. We founded Davanter in January 2002 and spent the first 6 months studying the limitations of traditional approaches to software development. We built a product framework that would allow our users maximum flexibility and usability, while avoiding such limitations. Using this framework we started building our first product, an online payroll, in July 2002. The first version was released and piloted by an accountancy practice with 90 companies. The application continues to be refined and enhanced on an ongoing basis. We also undertake maintenance and consultancy work. This has included a major enhancement to a budget airlines web site and a study of the payroll software used by a very large pension payroll processor.