History & Experience

One of our greatest strengths lies in our experience. We’ve been trading loads longer than most technology companies – since 1981 in fact! Take a look at some of or key achievements and the significant moments in our 35+ year history

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2019 – 2018

Launch of Realitex200 .NetDelivering the very latest in software design and user interface benefits.

2019 – 2018

Launch of Realitex200 .NetDelivering the very latest in software design and user interface benefits.

2016

Our first Cloud solutions implemented on Microsoft Azure.

2016

Wharncliffe is awarded Sage Regional Business Partner of the Year!

2015

Wharncliffe is awarded Panintelligence Reseller of the year. Delivering vital insight reporting for customers.

2015

2014

Launch of Realitex200 for Carpet, Textile, Flooring & Artificial Grass. Integrated with Sage 200cloud.

2014

Apple launches the apple watch and its mobile payment and digital wallet service, Apple Pay.

2011

2011

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Siri is introduced, “understanding” requests learning user tendencies and preferences.

2009 – 2008

Wharncliffe qualifies and becomes a Sage 200cloud Development Partner.

2009 – 2008

We’re appointed a Sage 200 Strategic Regional Business Partner.

2006 – 2005

2006, We’re appointed a Sage 200 Business Partner.

2006 – 2005

We consolidated our three business sites into one, new, purpose built office in Tankersley, South Yorkshire.

2001

Wharncliffe is appointed a Microsoft Business Partner.

2001

Microsoft launches its
classic operating system, Windows XP.

2000

Wharncliffe installs its first Realitex handheld (RF) warehousing solution.

2000

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The USB Flash Drive is invented following the original M-Systems DiskOnKey drive.

1999

Awarded the IBM Beacon Award for delivering remarkable solutions to drive business value for clients.

1999

First Wharncliffe mobile application released delivering realtime stock and order information for Realitex200.

1998

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Latest Realitex (now Realitex200) Carpet Manufacturing Shop Floor Data Capture rolls out to customers.

1998

1994

Our first office building,
Joseph Exley House is 
built in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

1994

1989

The launch of TOPSiX, the Unix version of what’s now our Realitex200 carpet and flooring solution.

1989

Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990.

1988 – 1987

Wharncliffe becomes an IBM Accredited Business Centre, one of the first in the country.

1988 – 1987

Wharncliffe install their first networked computed system, this allowed the exchanging data between computers.

1985 – 1984

Wharncliffe Business Systems is appointed a Business Partner of global technology firm IBM.

1985 – 1984

Stylist, our carpet design system wins major export orders in Italy, Africa, North America and Australia.

1983

TOPS DOS launched, today our Realitex200 solution for Carpet, Flooring, Textiles & Artificial Grass companies.

1983

1981

Wharncliffe Business Systems Ltd is founded byJoseph Exley, the father of current Directors Alan, Adrian & Malcolm Exley.

1981

IBM introduces its first personal computer (PC) to the market, revolutionising business computing.

Getting in touch…

Why not try us out for yourself and call us on 01226361100 for a no-obligation chat about our Sage business solutions and services – or if you’re local to Sheffield, call in for a cuppa with one of our Sage consultants. We’d love to meet you and discuss any of your business requirements!

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