At Tom's Planner we consider agility and simplicity to be our core values. We have a small team of dedicated professionals who love their work. Where possible we use high quality third party services for all the tasks that are not directly related to the product. This enables us to focus on Tom's Planner and customer support as much as possible while providing you with the best possible service. For instance, we partnered up with Amazon AWS for the servers and infrastructure and FastSpring for payments and billing.
We strongly believe in the power of word of mouth so we are committed to offer you the best quality tool and customer service. We keep on improving the tool, taking your suggestions on board where possible. We believe that by giving you the best possible service you will do the rest for us by spreading the word! The future of Tom's Planner looks very promising: our user base grows with more than 2000 users per month largely by word of mouth so we are really excited about what the next few years have in store.
We're continually striving to improve Tom's Planner and your feedback is a very important part of that process. Please share your thoughts with us and help make Tom's Planner even better.
Tom (short for Thomas) had been working as a project manager for 6 years when he decided to quit his job and become a web developer. One of the things that bothered him most as a project manager was the often-frustrating process of making Gantt Charts in spreadsheets. He decided to try and develop a tool that would do a better job.When it was finished, some former project manager friends and colleagues were so enthusiastic that they wanted to use it too. Because all his friends call him Tom, the tool was soon nicknamed Tom's Planner.
In November 2009 the first public beta version of Tom's Planner emerged and got some serious press coverage. After more than 25 thousand people signed up in less than 9 months, Tom and his team launched the first official version of Tom's Planner in August 2010.