What makes us Odd Mammals

Our business is about understanding your business and helping you to run more efficiently through software.

A few definitions before we get into the Plaidypus tale:

  • The plural for Plaidypus, is Plaidypus or Plaidypuses, but if we slip and refer to ourselves as Plaidypi, it’s because it sounds better
  • A group of Plaidypi are colloquially known as a puddle

Now that you know this, you may also want know that the platypus (the one in nature) is one of the most unique mammals in on the planet. We don’t tell you this to show how awesome we are, we tell you this because we chose the Plaidypus as our name and mascot to remind us how unique and different each of our customers are. We want to know what makes your organization tick, how it makes you unique, and how we can build amazing software to suit your world.

Why We Do This

We are excited about watching you evolve your business

Getting software to rise to a challenge has always been our wheelhouse. We thoroughly enjoy getting to know our customers’ businesses, seeing what makes them stand out and enabling them to capitalize on those traits. Good software is not only about the technology – more than anything, it’s about the people using it.

“Plaidypus exists to help organizations meet their highest and best use of software – this can only be done by understanding our users.”

a wise old plaidypus

Our Process


From understanding your needs, all of the way to developing the right software for you, here is how we guide you and your team through the process:


This is our opportunity to learn everything that we can about your business and what is going to solve your challenges.


It is important that you have a solid idea of what we are going to build before we build it – via a working model.

constant Feedback

Software is developed with our clients – we use regular meetings to garner feedback and guide the project.

Finalize & Maintain

When your solution is tested by Beta Users and completed, we deliver training and documentation.

Our History

How we became Odd Mammals

Plaidypus was founded in 2004 and created its first piece of software to help coordinate tenants for a short-term, furnished housing operation in Chicago. Since that time, Plaidypus has had the opportunity to work in a wide variety of industries: Aviation, Publishing, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Transportation, Logistics, Tech Start-up, Non-Profit, K-12 Education, Pre-K Education, Retail, eCommerce, Construction, Real Estate, Government, and a wide variety of service industries.