Our History

A.K.A. – How We Got To Be So Cool

Company History

Our company was founded in 2003 in San Diego, California, as Vivantech, Inc.  Though we began as a web development firm, we quickly transitioned into a company that developed large enterprise systems for clients in a variety of industries. As our technology consulting business grew, we gained expertise in business process reengineering, custom software development, integrations, and quality assurance.  In 2007, we entered the higher education market with our first Kuali implementation for the University of Southern California.  As a result of this work, we further expanded our practice by becoming an official Kuali Commercial Affiliate, and provided planning, implementation, hosting, training, and support services for software projects at institutions within that community.  In 2010, we became a certified Workday integration partner in order to serve the growing number of institutions seeking to integrate Workday to their legacy systems.

 

In 2013, we introduced the first of our line of cloud-based enterprise SaaS products: our research administration solution.  (This product’s history follows on in the section below.) Our finance and reporting solutions quickly followed.  In 2014, the non-profit Kuali Foundation changed direction by becoming KualiCo, a for-profit entity, and we severed our ties with the foundation the next year. In 2016, we changed the name of our line of software to Streamlyne.  Because the response to the Streamlyne brand has been so positive, we followed suit with our corporate branding by changing the name of the company to Streamlyne in 2017.  Currently, Streamlyne provides cloud-based SaaS solutions and professional services to clients in the higher education, non-profit research, for-profit research, and government sectors.  Our aim is to be the conduit through which organizations become the most efficient and effective versions of themselves.

History of Streamlyne Research

The Streamlyne Research software actually has a very long history. Over 20 years ago, Coeus was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as an electronic research administration (eRA) system and one of the first cradle-to-grave research administration tools in the nation. The software was enhanced over time, and when the Kuali Foundation was formed, MIT handed the open source license over to the foundation so that it could continue to be developed by them. At this time, we were a professional services company and commercial partner for the foundation, and would install and support this software for a variety of institutions. We even provided the foundation with hundreds of thousands of dollars in capital and company resources to help further their mission and enhance the Kuali Coeus software.

 

In 2013, we used the open source Kuali Coeus code to create Ekualiti KC, a cloud-hosted version of the software with an enhanced UI. Then in 2014, the Kuali Foundation made an unfortunate change of direction when they decided to create KualiCo, a for-profit entity. Many institutions were disappointed by this change, and membership in the foundation fell drastically as a result. Meanwhile, we continued to develop enhancements for Ekualiti KC. We wanted to head in a different direction than Kuali, so in 2015, we severed our ties with the Kuali Foundation forked the code to develop on our own. Within this period of time, we made the software much more stable and developed many enhancements such as the customization framework, the UI tuner, the mobile app companion, an outstanding reporting module, and more. We rebranded the product in 2016 from Ekualiti to the new name, Streamlyne Research. While each step in this history was instrumental in getting the Streamlyne Research software to where it is today, the ultimate result is an eRA solution that has been enhanced to the point that it eclipses what it once was and provides users with a streamlined way to manage their research administration. As of now, we have generated excellent momentum with Streamlyne Research, implementing it at institutions and research organizations of all sizes, and we plan to continue to expand as we move into the future.