THE ROAD TO SOFTWARE SUCCESS
Innovative, efficient, and affordable solution
for managing your Moving & Storage company.
A History of Software Success
BORN OUT OF FRUSTRATION...
A number of years ago, Howard Worrell, owner of one of Virginia's largest
moving & storage agencies, made a substantial investment in a new
computer system for his company. Purported to be specifically for
the industry, this system subsequently gave two years of total
frustration and mounting expense. Realizing the futility of these
efforts, he finally scrapped it completely and began the arduous
task of designing a system better suited to the needs of a mover.
The primary goal was to have a comprehensive, fully integrated
operations and accounting computer system specifically for use in an agency.
Remembering earlier frustrations with a computer system that was
anything but "user friendly", the new system would require an absolute
minimum in training to operate.
FIND A NEED AND FILL IT...
Soon it became apparent that other associates in the Moving and
Storage business were experiencing the same problems with inadequate
computer software. Thus, Direct Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984.
However, in order to capitalize on the mounting
interest in the software package, Worrell had a major decision to make -
what to do about his own successful but time-consuming Moving and Storage
company. It was finally decided to go with the new found interest.
In February 1985 he sold the last of his Moving and Storage companies and has
since then devoted all efforts to Direct Systems, Inc., the computer
system and software company.
A SOLID FOUNDATION...
With an eye toward future expansion, all of those staff members who
had been involved with the development, utilization and support of the
computer system eventually moved over to Direct Systems, giving the
company a strong nucleus of knowledgeable employees. Their ability
to understand the "language" as well as the peculiarities of the moving
industry has been very reassuring to the users of the Direct Systems when
they call in with questions.
Movers nationwide readily accepted this honest, straightforward
approach. With over 700 installations across North America, Direct
quickly became the leading provider of software to the Moving and
Storage industry. A brief conversation with any of these satisfied
customers would indicate Direct Systems is well suited for this
leadership role. Direct provides the only Web Enabled
Software for Movers of all sizes.
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT...
Having established itself as the leading IT developer in Moving
and Storage software, Direct will not be content to rest on it's
past accomplishments. New advances in software and hardware technology
as well as continuing changes in the moving industry must be addressed.
Direct Systems' staff members regularly meet with van line personnel
and other key individuals, including their own customers, in order to
determine the future course of events. As the recognized expert in
Software for Movers, Direct will certainly play a major role in
shaping these events.