About Tempo

Tempo is a leader in agile project and portfolio management software solutions for Atlassian’s JIRA platform. What started as a home-grown solution with a few developers back in 2007 has evolved into a full-fledged product line that serves more 6,000 customers in over 100 countries globally, from small startups to large-scale distributed enterprises and Fortune 50 companies, helping them maximize their efficiency and return on investments and gain peace of mind.

 
 
 

Tölvumyndir established in Iceland.

1987

 

TM Software established.

2005

 

TM Software adopts JIRA and Confluence.

2006

 

Tempo Plugin undergoes early development as an internal time tracking solution.

2006

 

Tempo Plugin 1.0 released internally at TM Software; integrates with SAP.

2007

 

Tempo Plugin is launched for the international marketplace.

2009

 

Tempo a Bronze Sponsor of the Atlassian Summit, San Francisco, CA.

2009

 

Tempo is a Silver Sponsor of the Atlassian Summit in San Francisco, CA.

2010

 

Tempo is a Gold Sponsor of the Atlassian Summit in San Francisco, CA.

2011

 

Tempo heads to AtlasCamp Europe.

2012

 

Tempo is a Gold Sponsor of the Atlassian Summit in San Francisco, CA.

2012

 

Tempo Timesheets is the #1 top Atlassian Marketplace add-on.

2012

 

New branding is revealed; Tempo Plugin is now Tempo Timesheets.

2013

 

New Tempo Planner add-on for JIRA announced.

2013

 

New Tempo Books add-on for JIRA is announced.

2013

 

New Tempo Attendance add-on for JIRA is announced.

2013

 

Tempo is a Gold Sponsor of the Atlassian Summit in San Francisco, CA.

2013

 

Tempo sponsors the JIRA and Confluence Nordic Conference, hosted by Ambientia, in Helsinki.

2013

 

Tempo Timesheets is the top-grossing Atlassian Marketplace add-on.

2013

 

Tempo's website is nominated for the Icelandic web awards (best website).

2014

 

New Tempo Planner 1.0 is released.

2014

 

Tempo is a Gold Sponsor of Agile2014 in Orlando, FL.

2014

 

Tempo is the Platinum Sponsor of the Atlassian Summit in San Jose, CA.

2014

 

Tempo Planner is the top-grossing new Atlassian Marketplace add-on.

2014

 

Tempo sponsors the JIRA and Confluence Nordic Conference, hosted by Ambientia, in Helsinki.

2014

 

Tempo is a Silver Sponsor of the Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Barcelona.

2014

 

Tempo acquires Folio project and portfolio financial management add-on for JIRA.

2014

 

Tempo spins off from TM Software.

2015

 

Tempo is the Main Partner of the worldwebforum's Atlassian Satellite event, hosted by beecom, in Zurich.

2015

 

Folio is rebranded as Tempo Folio with Tempo integrations.

2015

 
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Tempo’s existence came to be out of a need to build agile solutions for real problems faced by real users — our own.

Back in 2006, our company implemented Atlassian’s popular JIRA platform, but were using an external platform to plan and track time spent for client billing purposes and internal payroll. As a company that embraces agile methodologies, this created a lot of hassle, headaches, wasted time, and even the possibility for inaccuracies. We needed a time tracking and planning solution that was tightly integrated with JIRA. We also wanted to measure how we use our time and whether we might improve our efficiency or better allocate our resources, and we needed reliable data to help us with those endeavors.

Initially, a lean handful of developers were assigned to build the time tracking JIRA add-on we so badly needed — now known as our Tempo Timesheets add-on —  and launched it for internal purposes. We ended up liking the solution we built so much, we successfully launched it internationally one year later.

Today, Tempo is continually growing with sales conducted primarily through Atlassian’s Marketplace, as well as through our more than 80 global partner resellers.

Solving new problems

As a result of our initial successes, we’ve had the opportunity to shift our efforts forward, focusing on solving additional problems faced by our customers as well as ourselves (enter Tempo Planner and Tempo Books). In late 2014, we acquired the project and portfolio financial management add-on for JIRA, FOLIO (now Tempo Folio).

We use our add-ons daily throughout our company, from our development and marketing teams to our c-level executives, and depend on the quality and usability of our products as much as we know each customer does. From our desktops to yours, we hope our products serve your needs as well as they have served our own.

Stay tuned — there’s more good stuff to come!