ReliaSoft 20th Anniversary
ReliaSoft began as a company with one employee and a single software solution – the flagship Weibull++ developed by Founder and CEO Pantelis Vassiliou while a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Arizona back in 1992. Today, ReliaSoft is the industry leader with a full ranging reliability solution that spans 12 fully integrated software tools, an extensive training program in reliability theory and practice, expert consulting services and a worldwide presence. From the company's humble beginnings to its current form 20 years later, ReliaSoft has always worked tirelessly towards advancing the reliability engineering discipline and has strived to shape the industry for the better. As part of this philosophy, ReliaSoft has created and delivered a significant volume of unrestricted theoretical, practical and technical content for the reliability engineering community via the www.weibull.com website. ReliaSoft is also the publisher of the Reliability HotWire eMagazine and Reliability Edge newsletter. Through its university partnership program ReliaSoft supports and encourages students who are new to the discipline by providing software, mentoring and intern research opportunities.
"The greatest influence ReliaSoft has had in this discipline is that we have provided a centralized location of practical and useful tools and education, a one-stop shop for reliability engineers to help them solve problems and improve their products and processes. Prior to our company, there were a few universities and textbooks to educate engineers on reliability, but there were not any really functional tools. We fulfilled that need in the market early on, and in turn have accelerated the industry’s growth, as well as our own." said Pantelis Vassiliou, President and CEO of ReliaSoft.
ReliaSoft’s unwavering commitment to continuous investment in R&D and focus on innovation have produced a history of industry firsts: first commercial Windows-based reliability software (Weibull++), first commercial Accelerated Life Testing Analysis software (ALTA), first commercial Reliability Growth Analysis software (RGA), first commercial FRACAS software and first web-based reliability software (XFRACAS), first commercial RCM software with quantitative optimization engines (RCM++) and first commercial fully enterprise-capable integrated solution for reliability (the Synthesis Platform) are only a few such examples.
Over the past 20 years, ReliaSoft has grown to a company of more than 125 professionals on four continents with a customer base exceeding 6,000 companies. Attendance to Applied Reliability Symposia (which are sponsored and organized by ReliaSoft in five locations worldwide every year) has grown to exceed 1,000 industry participants per year for all events, while ReliaSoft’s Educational Services unit has provided training for close to 20,000 engineering professionals from more than 4,000 companies and government agencies worldwide. This growth has been pursued in a planned and sustainable fashion.
"As we expanded our product offerings into new areas/methodologies of reliability and as we expanded internationally, we took a more measured approach to growth, taking the time to ensure that our teams (R&D, Support, Consultants, Instructors, Documentation and Sales) were well versed in the underlying methodologies and were able to deliver the same uncompromising level of products and services that our customers have come to expect from us," said Kyriacos Kyriacou, Chief Operating Officer of ReliaSoft.
"Our customers are our number one priority and they are the underlying motivation for advancing ReliaSoft’s products and services. As per our mission statement, we work to empower our customers to apply reliability engineering methodologies in order to maximize their profitability while assuring the safety, reliability and quality of their products, processes and services," said Doug Ogden, ReliaSoft’s Vice President of Customer Services.
"What we’re doing at ReliaSoft is ahead of the industry, and it always takes time for people to get used to doing things in new ways, as will be the case with our newest developments of the Synthesis Platform. What sets ReliaSoft apart from others is that we are multifaceted. We not only have the knowledge, experience and expertise in reliability, but we’re creating the reliability software ourselves and educating the users at the same time," said Pantelis Vassiliou. "At the same time, I want to take this opportunity to thank our thousands of customers for their preference and support over the years and to also thank our loyal employees across the globe who have worked hard to take care of our customers in all aspects of our business," Pantelis concluded.
From early developments 20 years ago to today’s full ranging reliability solutions, ReliaSoft has pursued innovative ways to advance the discipline of reliability engineering. This commitment to R&D and innovation continues today and will continue well into the future. To learn more about ReliaSoft, visit http://www.ReliaSoft.com and www.ReliaSoft.tv.
ReliaSoft is the industry leader in reliability engineering software, training and services that combine the latest theoretical advances with essential tools for the practitioner in the field. Founded in 1992, ReliaSoft has evolved into a total reliability solutions company, offering software and expertise focused primarily on the reliability engineering and quality needs of product manufacturers and maintenance organizations. Acclaimed for their ease of use, analytical power and unparalleled technical support, ReliaSoft's software products facilitate a comprehensive set of reliability analysis techniques, including life data (Weibull) analysis, quantitative accelerated life testing, system reliability and maintainability, reliability growth, standards based reliability prediction, FMEA, RCM, RBI, FRACAS, and other related analyses. The company also offers an extensive curriculum of reliability training courses that provide thorough coverage of both the underlying principles/theory and applicable software. ReliaSoft maintains an active R&D program and is firmly committed to enhancing the effectiveness and reputation of the reliability discipline through initiatives such as the International Applied Reliability Symposium, the Certified Reliability Professional (CRP) program, the weibull.com reliability engineering resource website, and others. To provide the highest possible level of customer service worldwide, ReliaSoft has established a network of regional centers in selected geographical locations, complemented by independent Sales and Support Partners/Distributors in specific countries within these regions. For more information, please contact the Corporate Headquarters or consult the Worldwide Directory.