Software Engineering Professionals Acquires Visual Story Mapping Software CardBoard

Software Engineering Professionals (SEP), a Carmel, IN-based software product design and development company, has acquired CardBoard, a collaborative design and story mapping tool, from DevJam, a Minneapolis-based product development company.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

Launched in August of 2012 by David Hussman, founder of DevJam, CardBoard provides a visual outlining tool that helps distributed development teams make cohesive journey maps, allowing users to visualize designs, whether together or apart. It now has more than 13,000 users in 47 states and 90 countries. It connects to various tracking tools like JIRA, VersionOne and Pivotal Tracker, and allows users to visualize product progress by toggling status on or off as a way to plan.

The acquisition will enable SEP to expand its global presence into a number of new countries. Moving forward, SEP will be actively involved with the CardBoard community, sourcing customer needs and ideas, and listening for any improvement suggestions.

Started in 1988 by Jeff Gilbert, CEO, SEP develops software products and information systems serving Fortune and Global 1000 clients as well as mid-sized and startup companies. The company has more than 100 employees.



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