IS Tools was founded in 2003 based on an idea that stemmed from a spin-off of a consulting firm. The consulting firm discovered an unsolved problem: the customers had a change-rate that accelerated rapidly. At the same time the customers’ demands for IT support for the business processes increased. The customers were experiencing an increasing amount of demands on their IT systems that were pending development and eventually ended up blocking the company’s ability to innovate and change quickly enough. In addition, the IT-development was costing a lot of money. This insight led to the idea of developing a new type of IT-platform where customers themselves could produce ready-to-run applications without having to rely on IT-specialists. In the recent past this type of platform has become more commonly known and Gartner has defined the product area as 'Application-Platform-as-a-Service'.