We can now fly the circle-r with out name. A big day for the 5x5 team as we received our USPTO certificate for the trademark for "5x5". This is huge for us little guys and an awesome achievement for our legal team at Brooks Kushman. Thanks to Laura Ernst Schwartz and Kristin Murphy for pulling the off for us! If you need patent or trademark guidance, check them out!
First String™ LLC, the developer of the 5x5™ sales tool app, has been selected by the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) to be part of its Affinity Partner program, which recognizes companies offering unique services that can enhance business operations for PMA members.
“We’re extremely excited for the opportunity to partner with PMA,” said First String co-founder Michael Bleau. “Having been involved in the metal forming industry and the PMA organization for several decades, I’ve had the privilege to serve with some of the best sales professionals around. We’ve designed our application to help these people and their teams perform at their highest level.”
Developed specifically for industrial sales professionals, First String’s 5x5 app helps to unify sales tools and marketing resources in one location, both enhancing and bringing efficiency to the sales process. Featuring an extremely user-friendly interface, 5x5 provides users with the following “at your fingertips” capability:
The app allows users the ability to privately brand the application by submitting logo art and an application name to the First String development team. This private version then includes a custom launch icon and name in addition to a custom splash screen for login. For an additional fee, users can request the creation of custom calculators specific to their business needs, such as a coil stock feed rate calculator, or custom-driven presentations.
A native Apple® iOS® 10 and 11 application, 5x 5 has been built exclusively for Apple’s iPad®.
About First String, LLC.
First String was formed in 2015 to bring the 5x5 application to market. The company’s sole focus is to deliver a feature-rich sales support tool to industrial sales professionals. First String is located in Grand Blanc, Michigan.
First String has just introduces global geo-coding in to the Customer feature of 5x5. Prior to this, geo-coding of address information was limited to the contiguous United States. Now users can input a variety of local and international addresses for mapping. The cluster feature groups high densities of locations to all ow the user to see a snapshot of their customer locations spread across large areas.