The initial concept of eValues began as the Interact Software system over 32 years ago with the realization there was a lack of computerization for any form of trade or barter. The idea was born out of the void created running a growing Trade Exchange in the Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Interact was evolved out of the programming done for client accounting and trade matches that always seemed to be lost on the desks of Trade Directors at UBEC, Inc. headquartered in Denver, CO. Trade Directors were responsible to match the wants with the availabilities of products and services of the members of the Exchange.
As membership grew to nearly 1000, so did the monumental task of keep track of products and services and wants, especially the unmatched ones. If a trade was not put together within the first 24 hours, even though they said they would place the request on a list, inevitably the request would be lost.
The turn over of Trade Directors within an Exchange also created a major obstacle. There were no existing programs that could fill this tracking need. Gary Lasater developed the concept and Bill Moffett designed and programmed the initial accounting system (Interact) in 1981 on an IBM 34 platform. The system was enhanced adding the trade management system and moved over to the PC environment in 1984. The Master Trade System was developed and enhanced during the next five years that the Lasater family owned and operated the Trade Exchange. Due in part to the father retiring, and Gary’s research that showed Trade Exchange operators had an underlying misgiving about dealing with the “competition” in any form of networking, the Trade Exchange was sold to a national group in 1989. This allowed Gary and Bill an opportunity to further develop Interact into the mid 90’s. In 1997, Ken Krickbaum partnered with Gary to redesign and overhaul the Interact system for the web. This development brought forth the eValues platform launched in 1998. Since then, Ken and Gary have continually enhanced and broadened the platform to become the leader in barter technology worldwide.
eValues has put together the first and only holistic approach to a totally integrated network for the Trade and Barter industry. This approach will make a Broker more efficient, technological tuned to becoming part of the global community.
TeleTrade Int’l, Inc. as the developers of the eValues platforms is the only non-partisan, non-competitive company working to better enhance the barter and trade industry. eValues has over 31 years of design intelligence in developing what you see before you, with over a half-century of combined trade & barter and computer background. We are the only company working full time to continually develop and enhance the products we make specifically for the Trade & Barter Industry. We are dedicated to making trade & barter a local, national and world-wide way of conducting business and personal acquisition.