Three men who produced and promoted software products in the past have formed a new company in Provo, Infoware Inc.

Leonard Tolman, J. Allen and Mark Beazer founded Creative Index Inc. in 1986 where they produced the TextWare full-text retrieval software package. Creative Index was acquired by Unibase Systems Inc. of Park City in 1987.Tolman was vice president of research and development for Unibase, Allen was marketing manager for TextWare and Beazer was senior programmer for TextWare development and all three resigned to form the new company.

Tolman said the company will focus on developing new, more focused software for full-text retrieval applications. He was the principal founder of Creative Index and has been involved in other high-tech companies in Utah County.

Allen was a co-founder of Creative Index and has experience in advertising, public relations and marketing. Beazer was a primary developer of the TextWare technology and also has directed development efforts for a variety of computer systems.