Explorer Software is a Canadian based independent software vendor that was founded in 1984 by Jim McFarlane. The companys head office is located in West Vancouver, British Columbia. Explorer Softwares flagship product is Contract Manager, a construction accounting software suite. The software is written in ProvideX, a language that is a later development of Business Basic. The database optionally runs on Microsoft SQL Server - or by default on the ProvideX Keyed File database. As of December 2013, Explorer Software had over 3,000 users of their Field Service Management Software.