After using VisualWorks
for over a month I am impressed by the great improvement VisualWorks has made and all previous bugs now have gone. It s the best IDE I ve ever seen for native language programming. Thanks a lot.

Jim G.


What differentiates us from our own competition? What’s the advantage in using Cincom Smalltalk? For each type of software development, Smalltalk cuts the complexity that complicates software development while accelerating your company’s potential for profitable growth. This simple development tool helps you create value at the lowest possible risk and assures you of the fastest return on investment.

Producing systems for internal clients can be a challenging task. Built atop decades of applications and a variety of technologies, new systems must bridge practices and data structures from other eras. Plus, they must be accessible on the web.

Cincom Smalltalk simplifies development, assuring that new or integrated applications for internal clients deliver the value and return on investment at low cost and low risk to you. Cincom Smalltalk requires no compromises. You focus not on the code you’re writing but on the business processes you want to automate. Your application reflects your professional expertise, not merely your coding and debugging skills, and you produce a higher quality, higher value application.

The total cost of ownership is more than the license charges. When you can create applications with little or no support, when they can be applied straightforwardly across diverse platforms, when you can write them quickly, you save money. Your costs are lower than with other application tools. If you can save time and money developing applications because the tool is easier to use, your return on investment–the ROI–increases. How much more will your ROI increase if at the same time you can integrate systems and data more quickly?

Cincom Smalltalk has solutions for any category of software development and integration activities, including the following:

  1. In-house applications serving internal clients
  2. New technologies for your markets
  3. Partnerships with other companies
  4. Contracting with external clients

The Pearls of Smalltalk


In studies and comparisons, Cincom Smalltalk is consistently more productive than any other mainstream language.


The language design is simple, consistent and efficient, allowing you to get more done with less (fewer problems, less maintenance). In addition, it allows you to get your arms around more complex problems.


From Smalltalk’s heritage at the legendary PARC labs, to modern development techniques, our technology has and is setting standards. From the graphical user interface, to XP/Agile development, people using our technology are continually making or influencing software development.


Minimize risk, protect your development investment and get the platform flexibility you need. Cincom Smalltalk is a leader in platform portability.

Broad Application Flexibility

Are you building Client, Client/Server, Web Browser, Web Server, Distributed applications or all of the above? We have proven successes in all.

Full Source Code

Want to extend the IDE to custom fit your needs? Choose solutions from community libraries or customize yourself since we provide you with the source code to our IDE. You will never be stuck with Cincom Smalltalk.


Developers using our technology get more done and enjoy doing it. Better morale leads to better employee retention.

Learn more.

Consider these examples of project contractors who bring results to their customers:

  1. Georg Heeg eK
  2. Learn what Cherniak Software did to give its clients uncommon flexibility
  3. Read how JPMorgan derives clear benefits from Cincom Smalltalk