Starting in 1988,
Business Systems of America provided turnkey business software
solutions for our local small to mid-sized distribution and
manufacturing companies. This included Consulting, Network
Configuration, Hardware, Software installation and custom
While being part of
the pc revolution we recognized several key issues that
prevented many companies from purchasing one of the business
management systems we represented.
A minimum, up front investment
The time and additional cost
associated with implementation
The long term, unrecognized cost
to maintain the system
System functionality was too
Unfortunately this meant that most smaller
companies could not benefit from automation due to the total cost of
ownership associated with a powerful and flexible system that would meet
their current and long term objectives. Let alone not meet the needs of key
staff members outside the accounting department.
As the PC and Windows evolved, our executive management team made a
commitment to develop a powerful and flexible software solution that was
affordable, easy to implement and inexpensive to maintain.
Are we still ahead of our time?
After procuring the initial development site in early 1992, ORDERS Plus got
off the ground and went from concept to reality. For the next 20 months
ORDERS Plus was installed in several local sites providing an established
user base required for the next phase; converting the program into a full
fledged commercial application.
In late 1994, the first commercial version of ORDERS Plus was released and
prioritized with the following objectives:
Easy To Use - K.I.S.S.
Implement within 30-90 days
Loaded with unique features
Flexible enough to address vertical-like
Must benefit Sales, Production, Inventory
Control and Accounting staff
Inexpensive to Purchase, Implement and
Fast, multi-user operations on the Windows
The next few years were very exciting as our
company grew exponentially and confirmed this niche was needed in the
marketplace. During this time we partnered with Manzanita software, the
original developers of BusinessWorks, to integrate with their core financial
modules. We also partnered with several other companies to provide
specialized functionality requirements in which their area of expertise and
existing applications provided the best value to our customers. We were also awarded a position as one of the Top 10 Small to Mid Range
As our country’s economic situation declined starting with the Dot.Com
Bust (April 2000), Terrorist Attacks on 9/11/2001, Nimda Virus
(9/18/2001), Stock Market Volatility (2001 – 2007) and current
financial crisis, our products continue to address the dynamic requirements
of our customers. Not to mention, the low cost of powerful hardware
technology that has allowed our customers to have the same technology and
opportunity to compete against their large corporate competitors.
Today, many of our earlier competitors are either out of business or have
acquired by large corporations. The “David and Goliath” analogy
definitely exists. Fortunately we are a lean, mean fighting machine that can
adapt and respond much faster to our customer’s needs. Maybe, there’s a
reason why many of our early adopters are still using ORDERS Plus today.
As our products and services continue to evolve, we believe our original
objectives are still underserved. We are excited about the advances in
business intelligence, mobile and remote connectivity that allow our
customers to expand into new locations around the world without a large
Business Systems of America is still a privately held company and we have no
desire to change that. The ownership of our company wish to remain anonymous
so they can stay focused on developing new enhancements for all
of our customers. For this reason, and this reason alone, we don’t release
their information to the public. They’ve hired quality people who are
responsible to take care of any individual customer needs, as they occur.
Our owners also review feedback on a monthly basis to enhance any areas in
which our company can be improved. For those interested in our financial
health, that too is not released to the public. However, simply ask
yourself; Is there a reason we are still in business?
If you're looking for a system developed by a publically held company that spends millions in marketing
and off-shore call centers, we're not the solution for you. However, if you are looking for a smaller, U.S., based
firm who reacts to the needs of its customer and stays up-to-date with
today’s technology, you should consider Business Systems of America.
Our customers face the same challenges you are facing right now. ORDERS Plus
has made a difference for them and will make a difference for you. Thank you
for your time and consideration.
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