35 Years Transforming Business
We want to thank the thousands of Matrixforce clients for the opportunity to improve their business. Most information technology firms go under in 5 – 7 years and our longevity is one of the many things that prove our expertise to you. Today, we generally cut your technology support costs in half and implement the hot technologies like cloud computing and virtualization. Throughout the history of the technology industry, Matrixforce has been central to transforming business.
In 1978, the firm began providing data collection solutions, primarily with bar code printing and scanning. As luck would have it, we stumbled across a mid-sized retailer in Arkansas (Wal-Mart) and sold the entire stock of bar code printers from the manufacturer that would become Datamax. From there, Matrixforce went on to help manufacturing and distribution clients nation-wide eliminate data entry and cut the time required for tasks like inventory, shipping, and labor/payroll processing by 90%.
By the late 80’s through the early 90’s, Matrixforce had evolved to adding business consulting and application development. We leveraged the opportunity to work side by side with the global leaders in technology from IBM to HP and Computer Associates. Revolutionary software was developed to allow electric and gas utilities across the nation to upload meter and inventory data to mainframes with no software changes. We helped Goodyear ship an additional 6,000 tires per day, Snap-on Tools to process all North American payroll same day, and Arco Alaska continues to save $23 Million per year in freight forwarding. Accolades also included one of the first externally developed applications for American Airlines and the world’s largest wireless implementation in 1991 for Gates Rubber.
As the era of the mainframe gave way to the PC, a larger opportunity was available to help all businesses leverage technology for competitive advantage. The decision was made to focus on niches that helped the economy grow like bankers and accountants, lawyers and architects, government and non-profits, and manufacturers and distributors. In 1993, Matrixforce joined the fledgling Microsoft Solution Provider program and had one of the first technology websites. By 2003, Matrixforce had become Oklahoma’s first Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and recognized in the top 30 nationally for implementing Windows Server and Exchange.
The 21st century has brought even more value for clients and success for Matrixforce. Matrixforce was a pioneer managed service provider that eliminated the billable hour and sales of planned-obsolescent hardware. Our proprietary Delta methodology, continues to prove business acumen with over 3,500 flat-cost and outcome-based projects. In a highly competitive industry, clients appreciate the consistent quality of knowledge from our technology personnel with an average tenure of over 8 years. For present day, we continue to lower client technology costs by streamlining operations as a national leader in cloud computing. Recently, we’ve also begun to provide digital marketing services to increase sales with inbound marketing for a fraction of the cost of traditional advertising.