About Us

PastPerfect Software, Inc. is the world’s leader in collection and contact management software. Over 11,000 museums, historical societies, archives, libraries, and other collecting institutions worldwide have purchased PastPerfect Museum Software since its first release in 1998. PastPerfect has always been and will continue to be an affordable, easy‑to‑use software for organizations of all sizes.

Our PastPerfect Version 5.0 desktop software contains tools for cataloging and tracking diverse collections along with tools for managing members, donors, and volunteers including their payments and gifts. The program’s robust research and report functions provide staff and researchers multiple methods for searching and sharing information.

Add-ons for our desktop software help organizations streamline inventory projects, manage digital assets, and share collections online. One of our most popular products, PastPerfect Online, enables PastPerfect 5.0 users to select and share collections information as a fully searchable online database. This product gives organizations a way to grow their audiences, increase visibility for their organizations, and provide access to artifacts and archival materials that are often inaccessible to the public.

We have recently released our cloud‑based collection and contact management software, known as PastPerfect Web Edition. This new software will give organizations the ability to work from anywhere and on any device with an internet connection.

Interested in joining our team? Open job positions are listed at museumsoftware.com/career.html.

PastPerfect History

In 1996, Richard Hilton and Mary Parr founded Pastime Software Company, Inc. as a corporation whose sole purpose has been to develop, market, and distribute software products for museums. In 2007, the company name became PastPerfect Software, Inc.

Richard Hilton has been a computer programmer, business owner, and chief executive for over thirty years. Mary Parr is a museum professional with twenty‑two years of experience in museum collection management, archaeology, and library informatics. The creation of PastPerfect and its related products combines Mary’s knowledge of museum organization and collections with Rick’s unique ability to create easy‑to‑use, affordable software applications. Experts in geology, archaeology, natural history, library science, archival record management, and other specialties have contributed to software development to ensure that our products comply with the latest standards in museum theory and methodology.

Our headquarters is located outside of Philadelphia in Exton, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania office is the center for sales and technical support as well as the marketing and distribution of all PastPerfect products. Members of our professional staff have expertise in computer science as well as museum studies and practice. Our technical specialists help customers get started with PastPerfect and assist with hardware, software, and museum issues. Staff provide additional services such as data conversion and online training.