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Intact Celebrate 25 Years
Fiona McGuinness22-Sep-2017 12:28:262 min read

Intact Celebrates 25 Amazing Years

This month marks Intact Software’s 25th year in business. Intact Software was born in 1992 with a mission to create straightforward, easy to use accounting & business management software.  It now employs 130 people across Ireland and the UK offering medium and growing small businesses complete business management & ERP software solutions. In those early days Paul & Aidan’s office was a room located above the Fane bar in Dundalk. They soon moved to their Mourne View offices as their employee and customer numbers started to increase.

The Intact iQ Journey

In the early 2000’s Intact grew its customer base significantly both in Ireland and the UK adding 5 channel partners to the group, and expanding the Intact Family to 19. Then in the middle of a deep recession Intact Software took the brave decision to invest deeply in R&D for a 5-year period to develop the next generation of their product using the most extendible, customisable and scalable architecture they could imagine. This led to the creation of their 3rd generation ERP software; Intact iQ; a unique product in the ERP market, which enables businesses to adapt the software to fit their unique ways of working, not the other way around.

The Launch of Intact iQ

The launch of Intact iQ in 2010 saw customer numbers rise to 1,582 and in 2015 Intact moved their HQ to a state of the art facility in Blackthorn Business Park. In 2016, Intact acquired a UK partner and established their UK head-office in Hemel Hempstead, just outside London. Today, Intact Software has grown its customer base to over 28,000 users across over 2,500 customer sites located in Ireland, UK, Australia, New Zealand and the Mediterranean.

25 Years +

Speaking of the future of the company, co-founder Paul Marry noted,

In 25 years I’d love to see Intact Software in every country in the world and I can’t see any reason why that couldn’t happen. I believe that after seeing the product and hearing our story & understanding our ethos, no matter what country you are in, the Intact Software model will appeal.’

Aidan Lawless, co-founder and CTO, believes that ‘the success of the company is attributed to the great team of employees, customers and partner’s that we work with.’

Speaking at an event held to mark the occasion Justin Lawless, CEO noted

Our growth still remains attributable to that simple but unique premise that drove our business from day one; technology designed for your business, drives and elevates your business. It is also inextricably linked to those core values that remain at the heart of everything we do at Intact Software. It is upon these pillars we look forward to where the next 25 years will take us.’

To mark the 25 year anniversary we have a compiled a short video charting the Intact story over the last 25 years.

To view it please click here


Fiona McGuinness

I've been part of the Intact family for 16 rewarding years. After completing my Business Studies degree, I knew Marketing was a field I wanted to pursue. Prior to joining Intact, I primarily worked in the financial sector, focusing on marketing for credit unions. When I started at Intact, I handled all the marketing tasks by myself. Over time, as our team expanded, so did my role. Now, I specialise in crafting compelling content across various platforms, from blogs to video scripts. No two days are the same, and I thrive on the dynamic nature of my role. Whether it's diving into customer case studies or lead campaigns, I'm driven by the positive impact our solutions bring to businesses. In an age where AI plays a significant role, I remain a firm believer in the power of authentic content. When I'm not working, you'll find me enjoying quality time with my family, sewing, or watercolor paintings.