Jonar Systems Inc. was founded in Montreal, Quebec.
We started selling our first ERP software, AIMS (Apparel Information Management Software) in DOS.
We launched our JSI accounting software (the DOS version).
We began treating our staff to a weekly breakfast of champions – warm, fresh, Montreal bagels with cream cheese.
We moved our office space to a bigger location to accommodate our growing team.
We hosted our first annual team picnic party (of many more to come).
We joined the Y2K craze and spent time addressing the potential problems in our software to ensure we safely transitioned into the 2000’s.
We tried our hand at point of sales with the launch of our POS system, JSI Storz. The product launch admittedly fails.
We released JAS for Windows and further established ourselves as authorities on manufacturing and import/export.
We introduced our new Product Development Management (PDM) module for JAS to help product design teams focus on making great products.
Succession of management when Jon Ruby took over the daily operations of Jonar from the founder, Stephen Ruby.
We turned weekly staff meetings on their head by getting each member of our team to take a turn leading one.
We awarded our first Jonar Team Values Ambassador – a team member who best embodies our company values.
The realization that people are people and should be treated that way initiated major changes in our HR policies.
Beta customers started using Paragon.
The Jonar team is blessed with a New Year’s gift to feed our caffeine addiction– a super automatic espresso machine!