Our Mission: We believe the best Manufacturing Execution & Lab Management software is designed and developed by people who've lived in real-world manufacturing and R&D for decades, and not just read about it. We believe that implementing MES or LIMS isn't overly expensive or cumbersome when starting with a flexible baseline supporting rapid customization out of the box. When it comes to MES and LIMS, small and mid-size companies are usually either ignored or presented with ridiculous pricing that forces them to adopt paper travelers and spreadsheets for track & trace. We're changing that.
I-Track Software, Inc. was founded in 2013 by high-tech R&D / manufacturing industry veterans with decades of experience in the semiconductor, solar, hard-disk and clean-tech industries. Before I-Track, Ian and Matt (the founders) had worked on the implementation of many commercial manufacturing systems, but always found them lacking in terms of flexibility, ease of use and cost. We often felt compelled to build our own applications in-house to meet the needs of our internal organizations. In doing that, we learned how to support all levels of the manufacturing organization and build Manufacturing Execution Systems that are easy to use, flexible to customize and inexpensive to deploy. At I-Track Software, we bring our manufacturing operations expertise and software know-how to you with our innovative ToolTrack platform.

ToolTrack can be deployed either in our private cloud as a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution, or on-premise which gives the customer ultimate flexibility. With regards to our SaaS solution, the "cloud" has become a buzzword and it's often not clearly defined in terms of what the customer will actually get. At I-Track Software, we make it simple: cloud deployment means lower risk because you don't have to invest in IT infrastructure or personnel, and the timeline is typically shorter. Regardless of which deployment option you choose for ToolTrack (cloud or on-premise), we make the implementation stress free and provide your users with the manufacturing software they've always wanted. 

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We view our customers as partners; we succeed when they succeed. Therefore we don't lock you into a long term contract, and we provide unlimited named user accounts for a reasonable monthly subscription. We think it's ridiculous to charge for every user account because it doesn't foster efficiency or data visibility, and those mean something to us. We also include ongoing report & dashboard enhancements for every deployment at no extra cost because reporting needs often change, and we get that. All of this is enabled by the innovative ground-up design of ToolTrack, and we're very proud of it.

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) can be extremely valuable tools when it comes to reducing cost, increasing yield and improving productivity. Many software vendors make a one-size-fits-all product that forces you to change your business processes. Often times these systems have a clunky user interface (UI), require cumbersome thin-clients (like Java), require significant IT hardware, and take 6-12 months to deploy. The main reason for this is because most of the people who sell those systems have never worked in a manufacturing environment, and they're trying to make something as generic as possible so they can market it to everyone. We've taken a different approach to manufacturing software because we have lived it our entire careers. When you engage with us, you'll immediately realize that "We're Manufacturing People First... We Get It." From your first introductory call with I-Track Software you'll be working with an experienced US-based system architect that will be responsible for your ToolTrack implementation from start to finish, including customizations, training and post go-live. We believe it's extremely important for our system architects to lead each deployment because they know the software inside and out, and can leverage decades of experience in manufacturing operations. Whether you're just starting up from a lab environment, trying to graduate from paper travelers, or need to transition from an unsupported legacy system, we've seen it all. The end result is a complete MES solution that does exactly what you need, within budget, according to your business processes implemented in 3-6 weeks. 
Some people ask us how we can offer such a compelling product for such a low cost, and the answer is simple: our team focuses on the software, not on marketing. The success of our customers is the best marketing we could ask for, and we love getting word-of-mouth references. Check out the Testimonials page to see why our customers are so happy.

Ian is the principal for the architecture, solution design and implementation of ToolTrack. He received his B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Washington (Go Huskies!) in 2002 and has been working in high-tech manufacturing with a focus on MES and decision-support systems implementation for over 15 years. 

Ian Chizmar
Co-Founder / CEO / Chief Architect

Matt is responsible for the day-to-day business operations and also works on new ToolTrack deployments. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998, and brings a wealth of experience from his diverse career working everywhere from Silicon Valley to the South Pole. 

Matt Pfenninger, PhD
Co-Founder / CFO / System Architect

Fred is a key business and marketing adviser for I-Track Software. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994. 

Fred Haubensak, PhD
Co-Owner / Business Development

We're Manufacturing People First...We Get It.


I-Track Software Inc.
2950 Buskirk Ave Ste 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597


Email: info@itrackware.com
Phone: +1 (925) 407-2070