HawkSoft is quite proud of its humble conception, which first began with the musings of a highly gifted 8 year old boy. As a child, Sean Hawkins, who frequently bored of the studies available in the small town of his youth, resorted to doing his home work upside down in order to find a challenge. To inspire the youngster, his father purchased a Tandy Radio Shack 1000 HX in 1983 with a firm self-commitment to avoid purchasing software of any kind.
Following a move to the Portland, Oregon area, Hawkins Sr. embarked on a successful career in the insurance industry as an independent agent. With the growing popularity of technology in business, and the continued interest and expertise of Hawkins Jr. in programming, the transition to software development was natural. As an agent, Paul witnessed first-hand the struggles and inefficiencies inherent to the lives of professionals in the common agency and sought to design a solution that met those specialized needs. The result became HawkSoft Client Management System (CMS), a product which is the smart choice for insurance agencies to enhance office productivity, profitability and customer service.
Today, Sean and his father, Paul Hawkins, fondly recall the vast amounts of time spent in those formative years teaching each other computer programming skills. From their first 100 word hangman program to the popular agency management system, known today as HawkSoft CMS, this father and son team, along with the clever acquisition of a similarly talented programmer son-in-law, Jason Hansen, has become an exciting and innovative programming partnership which gains ever-increasing influence in their chosen industry.
Formally organized in 1995, HawkSoft has steadily generated excitement in the insurance industry for its intuitive interface, its ability to increase productivity and accuracy, and the company’s commitment to consistently provide enhancements and features that respond to the needs of clients, help them prepare for the future and take advantage of the latest industry trends and technologies.