Stonefield Software Inc., the makers of the award-winning Stonefield Query, has been developing Business Intelligence database reporting solutions since 1991.Stonefield has partnered with over 800 OEM and ISV partners to deliver BI reporting solutions to more than 225,000 users in over 65 countries globally to date. Our customers span all sectors and industries from public to private, military to non-profits, Fortune 500 to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). Stonefield Query has been designed and developed with the end-user in mind.
History of Stonefield Software Inc.
Stonefield Systems Group Inc. was incorporated in 1991. Calling on his expertise as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and integrator of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, founder Mickey Kupchyk set up an ERP implementation and consulting division. The other founder, Doug Hennig B.Sc., relied on his expertise as a software developer to set up a custom software development division. By 1998 Kupchyk grew the ERP division to be one of the 10 largest Sage ACCPAC ERP resellers in the world.
Meanwhile in 1996 Hennig collected his first of 15 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) awards for his commitment, excellence, and dedication to the software development community. Over the years Hennig has written a number of books and has been a guest speaker at many developer conferences around the world.
Kupchyk and Hennig noticed a disturbing trend as software applications were converted from DOS to Windows applications. Instead of getting easier, it was in fact getting harder to get the information back out of these new Windows applications. Customers were complaining that it was costing too much and taking too long to get even a simple report. The only reporting software tools available were cumbersome and time-consuming, requiring extensive knowledge of database design, structures, and relationships.
The founders had a vision: rather than build another database reporting tool geared towards IT professionals, they would design a user-friendly package targeted at the 99% of the population who weren’t technically inclined.
They would take care of all the hard programming so that the end user could simply pick the information they wanted and it would automatically format the output. The reporting software had to work across multiple database applications. In 1996 Stonefield Query was born.“We make a great team,” President Mickey Kupchyk says. “As CTO, Doug was in charge of product development and made sure we produced the best reporting engine with the most user friendly technology. I was the business driver developing a worldwide dealer channel and getting the message out about Stonefield Query.”In 2000 Stonefield Query won The Developers Choice Award for Best Reporting tool at the DevConnections conference in New Orleans, sponsored by Microsoft. In that same year ACCPAC International entered into an exclusive OEM Distribution Agreement with Stonefield to sell Stonefield Query for ACCPAC to their customers through their dealer channel. In 2003 Stonefield Query won the FrontRange Best Integration Award for their GoldMine CRM software and HEAT Helpdesk package. In 2008 Stonefield Query won the AccountMate ERP Vertical Solution Partner Award for Innovative Integration.
With our Software Development Kit (SDK), developers can build custom user-friendly reporting solutions for in-house or commercially deployed applications.“It always amazes me when I see some of our customers such as US Military, NASA, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, SunTrust, Crime Star, 3M, Turner and how they are using Stonefield Query,” Kupchyk says. Stonefield continues to build custom versions of Stonefield Query for ERP and CRM applications. “Our customers are the driving force behind the design and development of Stonefield Query,” Hennig says. “They give us great feedback on how the product can be more powerful yet easier to use. As fast as we knock off one wish list of features, they provide us with a number of great new ideas.” Stonefield prides itself on its award-winning technology and will strive to make it even easier for the average person to access the information they want when they need it.