Universal Technical Systems, Inc. (UTS) is a software products and custom software development company. It is a privately held Illinois corporation, established in 1984 and headquartered in Loves Park, Illinois. UTS is part of a family of companies, including Universal Technical Systems (Europe), Ltd, and Universal Technical Systems (India) Private Limited. UTS Europe, which is based in the UK, was established in 1996 to offer UTS software products, services, and technical support to customers within the European community. UTS Europe quickly established itself to aid and assist its large and constantly expanding customer base. UTS India markets to customers within India and provides services such as software development and custom graphics to UTS.
The initial products offered by UTS consisted of an expert system software suite for computer-assisted gear design and manufacturing. UTS has been a leading provider of gear software and related services ever since. The company's scope of operation broadened substantially with the purchase of the TK Solver product line from Lotus Development Corporation at the end of 1985. TK Solver was originally developed and marketed by Software Arts, Inc., the legendary inventors of VisiCalc, the first ever electronic spreadsheet. Lotus had acquired TK Solver when it took over selected Software Arts assets in 1985.
UTS quickly became the leading supplier of high-productivity problem-solving software solutions to engineers, scientists, financial analysts and other professionals in quantitative fields. The combination of the unique features of TK Solver and the advancements in PC hardware and system software keeps extending the company's technical and business opportunities at a fast pace. TK users, old hands and novices, find the current TK Solver (Release 6.0) for Windows (currently in beta) to be a mathematical modeling and knowledge management system of unprecedented power and ease of use.
UTS responds to new challenges by strengthening its TK application development and consulting services. This includes special emphasis on integrating TK Solver with other software products and in the computerization of corporate design manuals and product selectors.