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History of Indigo

  • 2023

    • Dedicated hardware division established
  • 2022

    • Next generation Indigo WMS in development
  • 2019

    • First SaaS customer
  • 2018

    • First Indigo WMS customer in EU
  • 2017

    • First Indigo WMS customer in Americas
  • 2016

    • Indigo management team buy out
    • First Realtime customer in Americas
    • First Indigo WMS customer in APAC
  • 2014

    • First Indigo WMS project
  • 2012

    • Indigo WMS new flagship product in development
  • 2007

    • First Realtime customer in APAC
  • 2006

    • First Realtime customer in EU
    • Indigo continue to be the global System 21 WMS partner
  • 2002

    • JBA NE became wholly independent, adopts the name Indigo Software and moves to Indigo House
  • 1996

    • Interactive warehouse management module released
  • 1995

    • Oldest existing customer signs
  • 1992

    • Became the preferred System 21 solution for barcoding and warehousing solutions
  • 1990

    • Data Design became JBA North East
  • 1988

    • Reseller for Business/400 (now System 21)
  • 1983

    • First IBM agent
    • Platform for growth
  • 1980

    • Data Design founded
    • ERP packaged software
Honeywell warehouse hardware products
Dedicated hardware division established

Indigo begin offering expanded hardware solutions to not only its existing customer-base, but any company looking to improve their warehouse technology estates. This marks a natural evolution for Indigo as the company continues its global expansion.

Next generation Indigo WMS in development

First SaaS customer

First Indigo WMS customer in EU

First Indigo WMS customer in Americas

Photo of Darren Baxter
Indigo management team buy out

The senior management team at Indigo Software announces the successful completion of a management buy out (MBO) of the company from founder, Peter McLane. The move enables Indigo to continue its global expansion plans and technical development strategy for Indigo WMS, the company’s flagship warehouse management software and allows Mr McLane, who founded Indigo in 1980, to retire from the day to day management of the business. The MBO secures Indigo’s future as one of the UK’s leading independent WMS specialists.

First Realtime customer in Americas

First Indigo WMS customer in APAC

First Indigo WMS project

Indigo WMS new flagship product in development

First Realtime customer in APAC

First Realtime customer in EU

Indigo continue to be the global System 21 WMS partner

Indigo Software Indigo House Durham
JBA NE became wholly independent, adopts the name Indigo Software and moves to Indigo House

By 2002, JBA had been acquired by Geac and we became wholly independent, adopting the name ‘Indigo Software’ and relocating to our new premises; Indigo House. At this time, Indigo Software had already built a broad Warehouse Management System (WMS) base of Warehousing clients, primarily in the UK & Ireland, but also spanning the globe from New Zealand to Newcastle and from China to Croatia.

Interactive warehouse management module released

Oldest existing customer signs

Became the preferred System 21 solution for barcoding and warehousing solutions

Data Design became JBA North East

Reseller for Business/400 (now System 21)

First IBM agent

Platform for growth

Data Design 1980
Data Design founded

With its roots at the beginning of packaged software, the company was formed in 1980 as Data Design with a focus on developing packaged software for IBM mid-range computers.

ERP packaged software

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