SSI: Your First Choice for Propane and Fuel Software
SSI Fuel Systems, Inc. is a programming company located in Vancouver, WA, creating software for the Propane and Fuel Delivery industries.
SSI built its first software program in 1978-- the era of the Mainframe computer. In those days, a night operator did a reel-to-reel backup of the previous day's transactions and recompiled the program. The reels were reviewed by development staff the following morning.
Our first module, SSI Accounts Receivable 1.0 was written in Cobol. It was cumbersome and difficult to work with; it was even more difficult for the end-user to learn.
We had four full-time programmers who worked on the application for more than a year. In 1980 we took it to market and created a Service Bureau, which did monthly billing. This $365,000 investment had almost reached break-even point, when a couple of young men built something in their garage called a PC.
We learned a lot from that costly beginning, and in 1983 we began designing the Fuel Industry's first Accounts Receivable program built for a micro computer.
Currently, our company sells software throughout the United States, US Territories, Canada and Mexico. Our next planned expansion will include service in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
SSI Fuel Systems , Inc.