How Text-to-Software® Works

Text-to-Software® is a software development tool. It is a “low code” platform that takes the complexity and mystery out of building software.  If you can write down what you need, our tool can create software with very little work by you.  You don’t need a degree in Computer Science, and you can create software faster and with considerably less cost.  On average, custom software projects built using Text-to-Software® are at least 50% less expensive and are done in 50% less time.

Text-to-Software® manages databases automatically, eliminating up to 30% of the costs for database administration on any software project built using this tool.

Summary of how Text-to-Software® works…

The way Text-to-Software® works is that you start off with a description of what you need.  This is called your requirements and is written in normal text.  You enter this text into the Text-to-Software® tool and it makes it into SAGETEA.  After this, you click “upload” and the resulting application is uploaded to the SageTea Cloud.  You will get a web based login and can also access the application from your desktop using the free SageTea Browser.  Working with Text-to-Software® is codeless, so you don’t need to worry about needing to know how to program to build web or desktop applications.

For details on what technology we use to build our tools, click here.

Text-to-Software® comes with:

  • A built-in cloud for running web applications anywhere you want
  • free pre-built applications including SageTea EMR, Warehouse Management, Inspection and many others
  • Integrated security and access control
  • National language support including English, French and many others
  • SageTea Browser – free desktop software designed to work exclusively with applications built using Text to Software®. Great for building private clouds for your customers
  • Automatic assistance for developers using built-in expert features

Giving your customers what they truly want rather than generic templates is the key to growth and customer loyalty.

Text-to-Software® comes in 2 packages: SMB and Enterprise.

SMB: What’s Included

  • 1 Text-to-Software® Developer License
  • 2 End User Licenses
    • Optional Additional End User Licenses
  • SageTea Shared Support
  • SageTea Security
  • Cloud OR Self-Managed Hosting Options

Enterprise: What’s Included

  • 1 Text-to-Software® Developer License
  • 40 End User Licenses
    • Optional Additional End User Licenses
  • SageTea Dedicated Support
  • SageTea Security
  • Cloud OR Self-Managed Hosting Options


Developer License

This is the license that comes with each Text-to-Software® purchase.  It is the master license for the software.

End User License

These are the people who use Text-to-Software®.  An End User License is sometimes called a “seat” and denotes the number of people licensed to use the software.

Dedicated Support

This is the premium support package for Text-to-Software® Enterprise.  Dedicated Support is Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm EST and On Call after hours.  Incident Response Time – 1 hour.  Incident Resolution Time – Best Effort.

SageTea Security

SageTea Software applications have gated access user logins to ensure that only authorized personnel have access to that application’s data.  SageTea Software’s cloud hosting is provided by Microsoft Azure’s  and/or BriteStar’s secure data centers in Canada for regulatory compliance.

Cloud or Self-Managed Hosting

SageTea Software offers Text-to-Software® and its stack applications through cloud hosting.  The pre-built applications are optionally available in self-managed hosting version.


Pricing for Text-to-Software® is available on a month, annual or perpetual (one-time) basis.

There is a 10% discount for annual payments. Both options are SaaS and paid at the beginning of the billing cycle.

Perpetual Text-to-Software® licenses come with Perpetual Assurance maintenance, paid annually.

Perpetual billing is also available for both the Developer and End User Licenses.  This one-time fee is a convenient, cost saving way to buy the licenses.