Shaping the story of software

We’re wired for what really matters, so we’re drawn to the toughest problems. The ones that others have failed—or don’t dare try—to solve.

From emerging tech to regulated environments, we’re shaping the story of software one industry, one client, one product at a time. Always asking questions. Always exploring where the answers lead us. Always challenging ourselves to build something exceptional and make it even better.

Building a bolder vision

SEP is one of Indiana’s largest software product development firms with 140+ employees and clients that span from Fortune 100 to scale-up companies. We were founded by engineers who wanted to build a better place to work. A place where people wanted to thrive. Where their talents shine through. Where the culture nurtures them from day one. The founding principles are evident today in the way we craft exceptional products, in how we collaborate—and in the way we tackle what matters most.

Company history

1988

We’re founded by four Rose-Hulman graduates who wanted to build a place where people love to work.

1989

We begin working in the aerospace/defense, automotive, and iOT industries.

1990

We begin working in the pharma industry.

1991

We begin working on medical devices.

1997

Our clients include Fortune 500 companies.

1998

Our website and the SEP Academy are launched.

1998

We begin working in the Heavy Machinery and Healthcare/HIT industries.

2003

We achieve ISO 9001 registration for our quality system.

2004

We introduce Agile tools throughout SEP.

2006

We begin working in the Energy industry.

2006

Our first FDA-approved medical device is released to the public.

2007

We introduce Lean and Kanban tools throughout SEP.

2009

We begin working in the Banking industry.

2009

We grow our product design capabilities.

2010

We become an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

2011

We host our first hackathon weekend for employees to tinker with new product ideas.

2011

We begin working in the Precision Ag industry.

2011

We establish our community involvement program.

2012

SEPlabs, a sandbox for our engineers to tinker with new ideas, is launched.

2013

We're recognized with the NCEO Excellence in Ownership Innovation Award for our hackathon weekends.

2014

We begin working in the Construction industry.

2015

SEP Makes, a sandbox for employees to create, build, and experiment, is launched.

2015

We begin working in the Ed Tech industry.

2017

Our Product Design Studio, a place where product ideas come to life, opens in Carmel.

2017

We're voted #3 IndyStar Top Work Places.

2017

We form a subsidiary, Frontega, and acquire Cardboard.

2019

We create SEP Foundation, where we use our time, talents, and financial resources to help veterans and families experiencing hardships achieve self-suffiency.

2020

We launch our podcast, Behind the Product.

2020

We break ground on our new HQ in Westfield, IN.

2020

We grant the first SEP Foundation Maker Scholarship to a STEAM student.

2021

We open our new headquarters.

Discover a different kind of partner.

Employee-owned. Uniquely invested.
We’re owned by our employees. Which means we’re more invested in what we do. It’s an ownership model that frees us to focus on your long-term growth rather than our short-term profits.

Always curious. Never intimidated.
We’re always asking questions, always digging deeper so we can solve the right problem in the right way. That’s how we’ve always worked and we’re never afraid to explore places your toughest challenges will take us.

Open minds. Open hearts. Open doors.
Work with a partner whose values are visible in every interaction. We’re driven by radical transparency – getting the real stuff on the table so we can work on what really matters.

The SEP Foundation

Central Indiana has been a great home to SEP since 1988. We have and will continue to repay that hospitality by contributing to bettering our community. We created The SEP Foundation to give back to and support our neighbors who deserve the same opportunities we’ve been blessed with. Through employee engagement activities and grant and scholarship funds, we hope to live out our vision in an impactful and meaningful way.

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