The founders of Peak Software fielded their first data mart, then known as
an Executive Level Information System or EIS. The delivery platform was a
time-sharing account on a mainframe computer with line by line input and
graphics terminal output.
The Highlander engine was migrated from the mainframe environment to a
dedicated interactive minicomputer. Input remained line by line, but we
supported a variety of color graphics terminals. We built many custom
applications during this period, discovering what user's need.
The Highlander engine was migrated to the PC platform this year. Input
became full screen in a DOS program format. Output exploited the PC's
The user interface was completely rewritten for the Windows operating
system, the first major overhaul in nearly twenty years. The engine has
evolved all along and continues to adhere to the original design.
The original founders incorporated as Peak Software, Inc.
Highlander shipped as an OEM component of a well-known credit risk
measurement and management application. The user's interface and engine
have begun to evolve toward stand-alone products aimed at the data mart