ATSER's software is utilized to automate and standardize complex engineering and construction programs. These programs are comprised of projects requiring oversight of administrative budgets, construction quality and schedules. ATSER markets a full range of Program Management Automation software including Manage-IT™, Assure-IT™ and Track-IT™. ATSER’s patented Assure-IT™ product has been addressing the quality management leg of the project management triangle since 1994.
ATSER is a privately owned partnership fostering innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit in its employees. ATSER has grown from an engineering and materials technology testing firm to a nationally recognized, multi-million dollar software technolgoy management firm. This tremendous growth is testimony to both the professional reputation of ATSER’s engineering and technical staff and leadership in information management technology for the engineering and construction industry. The organization’s intellectual property and system has merited 10 US Patents (with 10 US Patents pending) and 2 US Copyrights (with 3 US Copyrights Pending).
In the fall of 1993, D. Fred Martinez, a 32 year old engineer, was dreaming of a new company. Prior to that time he had gained over 9 years of experience at a Fortune 100 engineering and testing firm. As a result Dr. Martinez recognized that the engineering market had limited use of computer tools in accounting and finance and the use of electronic tools for layout design was just being introduced. Due to increased regulation and compliance requirements Dr. Martinez saw that the engineering and testing industry was becoming increasingly inundated with paper.
Dr. Martinez knew it was time to find a new frontier, but he was unsure as to where he should focus his energy. To help clarify his focus he asked himself a simple question, “Who am I?”. In response to this question the following four words appeared in his mind; technology, science, engineering, and research. Having previously earned one U.S. Patent, Dr. Martinez was fascinated with technology. Laying the words out (technology, science, engineering, and research) was the answer to his question. While scribbling those four words in his office the thought came to him was that he wanted to be first in the phone book. After a few more moments of meditation with different combinations of words that begin with the letter “A” the word ADVANCED surfaced. Now the dream had a name (ATSER) which stands for Advanced Technology for Science, Engineering & Research. Over time, the company grew and developed into the Program Management Automation Software firm it is today. Below are some of the principles that have helped guide the realization of Dr. Martinez’s 1993 dreams.