Kopis aims to cut through South Carolina software problems

Written by Kopis 04/28/15


For two decades, ProActive Solutions has been cutting its way through the problematic knots of the custom software world.
Now, it will be cutting a new kind of knot.

This premier software consulting firm has changed its name to Kopis, which is a name that dates back to the Greek myth of the Gordian Knot. Alexander the Great was able to solve the puzzle of the famed Gordian Knot by slicing it in half with a kopis, which is a heavy knife with a forward-curving blade.

Andrew Kurtz, Chief Executive Officer with Kopis, said that is what the 25-employee firm aims to do – cut through complex problems to create client solutions.

“The best way to solve a complex problem is through simplicity and innovation,” he said. “At Kopis, we help get our clients the solutions they need.”

As part of the branding change, Kopis staff will be moving into a 4,000-square foot space at the NEXT Innovation Center as well as strengthening its presence in the Columbia and Charleston markets, Kurtz said.

“This is not just a name,” Kurtz said. “It’s a stake in the ground.”

John Moore, CEO of the NEXT, which attracts and grows high-impact, knowledge-based companies by developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem and connecting entrepreneurs to it , said companies such as Kopis are helping strengthen the Greenville area and all of South Carolina’s custom software market.

“Businesses here don’t have to go to Atlanta and Charlotte to find the best software developers,” Moore said. “Kopis shows what can be done locally can be done best.”

Kopis provides services for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to successful start-ups. For every project, this Microsoft Gold Certified Partner assembles a team of the most talented business analysts, project managers, and senior software engineers available anywhere to help create custom software solutions such as managed SharePoint development, e-forms and workflow improvement, document management and complete branded solutions.