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Two men, some software, and a love for Montana: The story of BMS.

When you think about Black Mountain Software, a few things may come to mind: The actual “Black Mountain” which is located just above Colorado Gulch near Helena, Montana; the small cities and towns that make up the community of BMS customers; or perhaps you think of the customized software solutions that fit the landscape of your job so well.  Each one of these associations plays a part in the BMS story, where location, community, and technology converge to provide “bigger city” solutions for small municipalities.

The story of BMS, as told by BMS President Wayne Carriere, goes something like this:

Wayne knows small towns. Read more >

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Our Small Town: Polson, Montana

Where can you take in the mountain air over a cup of coffee, bird watch for hawks and eagles during lunch, pause for deer crossings on your way home from work, and maybe even encounter the fable of a 7-1/2 foot sturgeon in between? Nowhere other than Polson, Montana; one of two homes of Black Mountain Software.

Most of our customers live in small cities and towns, each with their own charm and personality.  Our home in Polson isn’t much different.  The 5,000 residents of our town boast of Polson’s large-scale natural beauty set in a small town atmosphere.

So small, in fact, that being “on a first name basis” doesn’t even begin to describe it.  Read more >

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Behind the Scenes: Our “Small Town Stories” Video


The “Small Town Stories” video vignette on our website gives visitors a 4-minute glimpse into the work life of an everyday hero, fictional Bloomfield USA City Clerk, Becky Keller. People who have called Black Mountain Software to tell us how much they enjoy the video also ask a lot of questions about it. They want to know how we came up with the idea, who the actors are, where it was filmed, and more. For those inquiring minds, here’s the “Hollywood Insider” scoop on our video.

Several months ago, Black Mountain partnered with Flying Horse Communication of Bozeman, Montana, to develop a new website with enhanced search engine optimization (SEO). Read more >

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