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  • About Piquant

    Piquant Software Solutions is a software consulting and product development company started in 2006 by two software industry veterans, Manny Friss and Jim Welch. We are located in St. Louis, MO.

    We most recently worked for Microsoft Corporation providing solution architecture, software development and software team mentoring consulting services in a variety of industries. Jim worked for Microsoft for over 8 years while Manny compiled over 4 years of service. Most recently we worked for Microsoft Consulting Services’ Healthcare and Life Sciences US practice.

    Prior to joining Microsoft Jim and Manny worked together creating innovative software products for the healthcare industry. We created systems for admission, discharge and transfer (ADT), Order Entry, Radiology, and much more.

    After working together for almost 20 years we decided it was time to take the next step and form our own company. The name, pronounced “pee-kent”, means "refreshingly interesting, stimulating, or provocative". The name is intended to convey our candid, straightforward approach to delivering high quality products and services.

    Our technology focus areas include, but are not limited to, .NET custom development (Web, Web services, Smart client), Solution Architecture and Identity Management. We are familiar with many vertical industries, especially Healthcare, Life Sciences and Financial Services.