Leading up to the founding of Spilter, Steven Wagemaker worked as a project manager and consultant. During his work, he, like many of us, attended many meetings and gatherings each week. Steve was convinced that software support could greatly improve the analogue meeting and decision-making processes. With this philosophy in mind, Steven began developing a Group Decision Support System (GDSS) in 2005.
A year later marked the beginning of a first version of a simple GDSS. This simple version of the product was received with much enthusiasm. Steven saw the potential but the GDSS needed more options. He listened carefully to (potential) clients, continuously mirrored market practises, regularly used the software himself and fell flat on his face many times before completing the development of a fully-fledged product that was given the name Spilter. Allard Dericks joined Steven at that point and together they began marketing the product.
The enthusiasm grew, first just in the Netherlands, but before long, meetings were being held using the Spilter software throughout Europe. The term Group Decision Room, which is what a session with GDSS software is called, is now a household name. Steven and Allard developed their skills and became experienced facilitators who combine the power of meeting software with the right process support.
Now, 12 years later, Spilter is not only a leader in GDSS software in the Netherlands, but we have further advanced to meeting software specialists. What began as GDSS has grown into a whole platform that forms a solid basis for a wide variety of products and templates. Meanwhile, hundreds of users have trained with us to become meeting software specialists.
Our philosophy is to do things we are very good at: Developing meeting software and supporting different sessions using this meeting software. The ease-of-use, the operating method and the types of questions and analyses are continuously undergoing further development in collaboration with our users and partners. We firmly believe in working with partners for specialised questions and other specialty areas. This is at the heart of how we are growing as a company.
Our ambitions are high. We believe that every organisation in the world must experience the benefits and power of meeting software. We ambitiously work on that objective with our entire team of meeting specialists every day.
Meeting software specialist
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Spilter is a healthy organisation that is growing. We are an enthusiastic team and together we create a pleasant, professional and open working environment in which everyone has the opportunity to demonstrate their talents. View the job postings below for current opportunities!