Ingen Software, Inc. was incorporated in 2000 as Independent Software Training and Design (ISTAD) in Cabot, Arkansas. ISTAD’s initial focus was creating custom software, but soon began developing software for the lighting industry. OASIS was created shortly thereafter. The ISTAD name was changed to the shorter Ingen (for ingenious) Software, Inc. in 2001. OASIS has grown from a simple agent application into multiple versions for agents, distributors, and manufacturers. Ingen is a privately held company that prizes its independence.