Commercial Timesharing initially offered software and computing services in 1978 when the expense of a computer system was driven by high hardware costs. By developing custom software implemented on time-shared minicomputers, the company enabled multiple companies to take advantage of the latest technology in a cost effective way. Commercial Timesharing has moved with the market to provide software solutions and engineering services to a variety of manufacturers from tire, automotive, steel and other specialized industries. The company has also integrated critical scheduling, work-in-progress, inventory and productivity information. Commercial Timesharing has continued to develop hosting applications to manage these systems. Web-based applications allow both local and remote users to monitor and configure the control systems, as well as benefit from a variety of communication and reporting applications. Commercial Timesharing is located in Akron, Ohio.