In 1988, Milt Melamed was one of the five founders of ILX Systems, a wildly successful provider of real-time market data. Milt left in 2000 to focus on what he loved most—programming. By then, Sue Brocaglia, head of HR for ILX and also instrumental in its growth, had over a thousand employees to coordinate. She turned to Milt to find ways to automate some of the functions human resources professionals were performing manually.
Their first collaboration was TimeOut vacation tracking software, and CWS Software was born.
Over time, CWS products expanded into a full suite of HR software solutions that includes leave tracking, compensation administration, and custom software development.