Our founders have contributed to the laser industry for over 100 years (combined), from operating job shops to designing and installing machines across the globe. Utilizing that experience we have designed software specific solutions for any businesses dealing with complex drawings.
Our deep industry knowledge and expertise gives us a true understanding of both the challenges faced and the opportunities available for our customers and has allowed us to develop the essential tools that every estimator should have access to.
We’re passionate about designing innovative solutions to see laser businesses running as effectively and efficiently through the realization of technology. Our team of highly skilled professionals have a shared desire to deliver positive results for our clients and their customers.
Our customers range from small to medium sized enterprises to larger, more sophisticated multi machine operators. We understand that each job shop operates in their own way and has different challenges to address. We know that one size does not fit all which is why we offer an array of tools which you can pick and choose from to suit your specific needs.
A brief history
Tempus Tools started was founded by Ivan Cooper and Peter Olle, with both having been involved in profile cutting job shops for over thirty years. Ivan has previously owned and operated several contract cutting job shops throughout Australia. Peter has worked alongside Ivan for several years as the Technical Director.
Our founding product, ipLaser, commenced in 2007 following the sale of the business of the Applied Laser Technology Group, a business owned by Ivan which commenced in 1988 and developed from one job shop in Victoria and grew to the largest national network of laser job shops in Australia.
The Applied Laser Technology Group demanded a business management solution to ensure effective control, efficiency and accuracy of the quoting, order processing and reporting aspects of the business. To that end, Ivan and Peter developed an intranet software solution called “Poly” – a name to reflect the principal developer, Peter Olle.
The Applied Laser Group was sold, however the ownership of the intellectual property rights to the Poly software remained with Ivan and it continues licensed and operative in that business today. The Poly software is the foundation of the ipLaser cloud-based platform which is designed to meet the requirements of busy, modern laser job shops. It enables accurate, consistent and timely quotations for complex parts requiring multiple processes.
ToolBox was created more recently, leaning on the years of experience enhancing ipLaser and listening to our customers, and utilising modern design and technology stacks for an easy-to-use experience backed by powerful features.
Vision and mission
Our vision is to be the leader in software solutions for fabrication businesses.
Our mission is to maximise the success of fabrication businesses by leveraging our extensive job shop expertise to provide software solutions that make it simple for their whole team to efficiently price complex jobs and close more sales.
- We are fearless leaders who love to be challenged
- We bring ideas to life
- We think BIG
- We are not afraid to get our hands dirty
Behave with integrity, compassion & honesty
- We are trustworthy, reliable and responsible for our actions
- We form relationships with our customers based on honesty
- We display empathy and compassion in everything that we do
- We engage in loyal relationships with ethical, trusted commercial businesses
Continue to innovate & evolve
- We are constantly evolving & developing our offerings
- We stay ahead of the game by understanding industry trends, challenges, & opportunities
- We onboard the right talent to add real value to our business & our customers
- We listen, learn & act on the feedback we receive from our customers
Deliver with excellence
- We deliver quality products that add real business value
- We provide world class customer service
- We believe in close communications with our customers
- We are more than just a business, we are a solution partner to our customers
Executive Director - Technical
Executive Director - Americas
Allison Van Loon
Sales & Support -
APAC, Asia & North EU
Sales & Support -
Americas, Africa & South EU
Senior Software Engineer
We know the importance of building relationships with industry experts, technology specialists and thought leaders.
We partner with organisations and solution providers who can support our customers with specialised products and services.
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