Influence was founded in 2002 by Martin Parkinson and Darren Broadley. Both had previously worked with high end enterprise resource planning systems – Martin as an experienced Project Manager, running a large consultancy team with Darren as the Senior Product Developer.
Seeing a gap in the recruitment software market for a product that could offer the same degree of configuration and personal service of the high end systems but at an affordable price for even the smallest recruitment businesses, Influence was born.
Today Influence supports many hundreds of businesses around the world, and remains at the top of the market with a great combination of high end features, ease of use, configuration and personal service.
Influence has long recognised the value of customer support and has always stressed the importance of a high calibre of support staff and developers to ensure that customers receive the answers they need and quickly. To that end we maintain a traditional support line whereby customers can speak directly to an experienced technician or programmer, confident that their questions will be answered quickly and effectively.
Influence appreciates that its solution can play an important part in its customers’ business, so we like, wherever possible, to demonstrate the product in person and to provide training on site for all new customers (unless, of course, they request otherwise).
It is our business to support your business in the best way we can.
- D ave joined Influence in 2008 and runs the sales team developing all our new Business. Dave has an extensive background in high end enterprise applications. With Dave’s commitment and drive, his team have grown the Influence client base year on year, ensuring that Influence is one of the fastest growing recruitment software solutions out there.
- M artin founded Influence with Darren in 2002 with a mission to make Influence the best recruitment software in the industry. Martin is actively involved in the strategy and operations side of the business, along with looking at emerging technologies to enhance the way recruiters use their software.
- D es has a wealth of experience in training, teaching and software development. Des started as a software programmer / analyst with SG Warburg & Co. Des had a flair for face to face training and After 10 years as a developer Des moved into client software training and sales support. Des has also trained as a teacher. Des joined the Influence team in June 2015 as a software trainer.