Our History

Since 1986, Delta has provided services to thousands of individuals and over 900 companies.

2019

All Remote Workers

As technology has improved, Delta has been able to retain exceptional talent even as life has moved these great people away from where it all started in Columbia, MO. But as we opened a Chicago office and built out an amazing space in COMO a few years ago, we almost immediately began to watch our staff use the space less and less. Virtual Tuesdays lead to Remote Fridays; Next thing we knew, a majority of our staff was remote so, in 2019, Delta pulled the plug and committed to being a completely remote company. No longer tied to rent and a tech stack that was holding us to a physical space, we’ve refreshed and modernized our communication channels to fit the needs of our clients and our staff.  Buh-bye land lines. Buh-bye crappy phone system. Buh-bye local servers. Hello hot spots. Hello RingCentral. Hello VPNs.

Sites Launched

— Stay tuned. We’ve got a few doozies in the works.

The 2019 True/False Website, apps, and movie pass reservation system worked beautifully again.

Outstanding Businesswoman Award

Delta will once again name a Debin Benish Outstanding Businesswoman Award winner. We’re proud to have been on the local forefront of recognizing exceptional women in business. But we’re even more excited to be joined by the likes of the Athena Award, the Columbia Daily Tribune Women in Business Award, the Women’s Business Center, and a pile of additional resources specifically tasked with acknowledging, promoting, and empowering businesswomen.

 

Want to partner with us or work with us? Sounds good let’s talk!

2018

 

The Pivot to More eCommerce Begins

As more and more of our work is done on eCommerce sites, we’ve decided to concentrate on that work. We’re building custom carts, Woocommerce sites, Shopify stores, and more.

Sites Launched

A fully redesigned Show-Me State Games went live.

A fully rebuilt and redesigned Soccer Pro site went up along with the sister sites at The Instep and The Center Circle. This high-speed, high-traffic WordPress/WooCommerce site is tied to a myriad of other systems too. Let us show you what we did.

Delta Systems was honored to be able to help build, launch, and host WelcomeVeterans.org – Welcome Home is committed to helping homeless veterans.

The 2018 True/False Website, apps, and movie pass reservation system worked beautifully again.

We also helped some big brands like Ben Sherman, Body Glove, and Bruno Magli with facelifts and technical improvements.

The Moolabag app launched. Most of what we did was on the admin side and offer-provider API integrations though.

Local Columbia, MO favorite, D. Rowe’s restaurant got some new paint and all mobile-friendly too.

An entirely new Blood Drive Registration Tracking System goes live to help The American Red Cross and the University of Missouri continue a long tradition of collecting thousands of pints of blood at semi-annual blood drives.

Lots and lots of our hosted sites went to HTTPS. We build out and upgraded even more fully-redundant, disaster-recovery, fault-tolerant, super-fast websites.

Acquisitions

Delta System acquired another hosting company. We’re not allowed to say who it was, but we’re happy to add more clients to our TriPoint Hosting business. We’re extremely good at WordPress Managed Hosting. 😉

Our friends at Agents National Title Insurance were acquired by Blackstone. Yes, that Blackstone Group.

Outstanding Businesswoman Award

Delta names Lindsay Young Lopez, executive director for The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, the 2018 Debin Benish Outstanding Businesswoman Award winner!

 

2017

New Office

Delta opens an office in Chicago, IL.

 

Sites Launched

A fully redesigned http://education.missouri.edu went live

FINALLY! An all new http://deltasys.com was launched!

We launched our first microsite! https://www.DeltaBuildsMidMO.com to focus on clients we’ve helped in Mid-Missouri.

In partnership with a few others, Delta launched ProntoSpot out of stealth mode and continues to add features as we gear up for a big conference/announcement in the fall

 

We launched our second microsite! https://www.DeltaBuildseCommerce.com to highlight and focus on our eCommerce work

 

Also, we launched our third microsite! https://www.DeltaBuildsMU.com to show what we’ve done to help the University of Missouri. There are more than you think….. School of Health Professionals, College of Education, Missouri School of Journalism, College of Business, as well as extensions like FAPRI, IRE, and more.

We released version 3.3 of EasyTRC

 

Master Service Agreement

Delta was awarded a Master Service Agreement from Mizzou for web development. We’re now one of only a few companies on the approved vendor list for this major university.

 

Updated Slogan

We finally, officially changed our slogan to “All Things Web”

 

Outstanding Businesswoman Award

Delta names Erica Pefferman the 2017 Debin Benish Outstanding Businesswoman Award winner 

 

Want to partner with us or work with us? Sounds good let’s talk!

2016

Award Nomination

Newsy’s Check 2016 (powered by TimeKitJS) is nominated for a Digiday award.

 

Outstanding Businesswoman Award

Delta names Nancy Allison the 2016 Debin Benish Outstanding Businesswoman Award winner!

 

30 Years of Delta!

Delta celebrated 30 years in business with a ribbon cutting and big party! We even got matching T-Shirts. It was exciting. ?

2015

New Office Space

In August, Delta moved next door into our brand new space at 204 Corporate Lake Drive.

 

Glowforge Success

In October, Delta built and hosted the system that powered Glowforge to the biggest 30-day crowdfunding campaign in history with $27.9M in sales!

glowforge logo

Outstanding Businesswoman Award

Delta names Nancy Fay the 2015 Debin Benish Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year

 

Awards

The Voltage channel marketing team took home a 2015 Gold KCDMA AMBIT Award in search engine marketing

We won a 2015 WebAward For Outstanding Achievement in Web Development for our work on http://DiscoverTheDistrict.com

Newsy’s Check 2016 (powered by TimeKitJS) is named a 2015 Online Journalism Awards finalist

We were excited to announce that two of our clients received W3 Silver Awards for our website designs! Congratulations to The District and Flat Branch Pub & Brewing!

2014

Awards

Delta is named a 2014 DREAM BIG Blue Ribbon Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce! Learn more about this prestigious award.

Delta won SEVEN American Advertising Awards. Not bad for a group that isn’t a marketing agency.

TimeKitJS was awarded $102,000 as part of a 2014 Donald W. Reynolds Residential Fellowship

 

True/False Group Schedules

Delta is once again a SUPER sponsor to the True/False Film Fest … right alongside American Airlines, HBO, those OSCARS people, and Vimeo.  So, we fed the addiction of the True/False Film Fest fanatics by creating a way to visualize their T/F film schedule as a fun subway map that also lets you see which films your friends are also attending. Behold … http://truefalse.org/group/

Delta Commerce is Born

In March, Delta Systems Group spun out Delta Commerce – a division to handle online retail businesses we’ve built or acquired. We now sell machetes online. Yes, really. We no longer just build great eCommerce systems for clients, we use and own them now too. This helps us understand our customers better and helps us make money while we sleep.

Delta Acquires Voltage Creative

In August, we acquired and joined forces with Voltage Creative in Kansas City, MO.  Delta still isn’t a marketing agency, but we now have a division that is. Voltage manages channel marketing, Adword campaigns, SEO, and SEM for our combined customer base.

EquipmentShare + Dewdrop

In September, a team at Columbia’s Startup Weekend built EquipmentShare.com using Dewdrop: a tool that provides a sensible project layout and development tool inside WordPress. Using Delta’s Dewdrop, the team had a fully working system and was able to record its first sale before the weekend was over. Having won the weekend competition, the team went on to be accepted into Y-Combinator (W15) and was then fully funded.

 

Outstanding Businesswoman Award

Susan Hart Named 2014 Debin Benish Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year

2013

Delta doubles their office space in South Columbia, MO

Awards

Columbia MO Chamber of Commerce names Delta Systems a Small Business of the Year Finalist! Read all about it.

Several Delta developers invented TimeKitJS during Columbia Startup Weekend winning an honorable mention in the process.

Then 2 months later … TimeKit WON the CLIMB (http://www.climbmizzou.org/) Seed Grant Pitch Competition! We had to beat 12 other great presentations and impress 5 judges. Jeff Daniel did a great job presenting.

Delta Systems was nominated for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce

 

Dewdrop

Delta figured out how to marry the power of Zend Framework with the interface of WordPress. This will allow for unprecedented usability and direct integration with WordPress without disrupting core tables or the upgradeability of WordPress. We call it Dewdrop, and we open sourced it. View Dewdrop on GitHub.

 

Outstanding Businesswoman Award

Mary Ropp is named the recipient of the 2013 Debin Benish Outstanding Businesswoman Award

2012

Missouri School of Journalism Site Launch

Launched a new website for the Missouri School of Journalism, the oldest formal journalism school in the world. The site is powered by WordPress and was designed by our friends at VML.  We also host the site in one of our clouds.

 

Milestones

EasyTRC adds 15th Chamber of Commerce customer

We’re commercializing several plugins for Magento, an eCommerce platform

No Mid-MO ADDY Awards this year, so we’ve decided to retain our title as Best of Interactive of the entire Mid-Missouri area. We think our portfolio can support that claim.

Added 4 more subcontractors to help with all the WordPress work we’re doing for our partners.

We built a custom post type generator for WordPress that allows us to harness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station content management system.  We’re now able to even more effectively use WordPress like a content management system instead of a simple blogging tool.

Delta sponsors and Steve Powell judged the 2012 Columbia Startup Weekend.

Staff now in MO, IL, AR, MI, and OR.

 

Outstanding Businesswoman Award

Anne Williams named the recipient of the 2012 Debin Benish Outstanding Businesswoman Award

2011

Awards

Delta Systems wins several local ADDY Awards – including Best of Interactive 2011!

Delta then wins the ONLY ADDY award national finalist for 2011 out of all the entries from Columbia, MO.

 

EasyTRC Growth

A strategic partnership is formed with Fremont Development. Fremont was so blown away by EasyTRC that they stopped development and discontinued their solution. Shortly thereafter, Delta Systems acquires all Fremont Total Resource Campaign clients and upgrades them to use EasyTRC.

Revenue Growth chooses EasyTRC as their exclusive technology of choice in helping their clients achieve Total Resource Campaign sales goals.

 

Milestones

Delta Systems is honored to be asked to be a panelist at the Mid-MO IT Workforce Summit to discuss ways in which middle schools, trade schools, and universities can prepare graduates to meet the changing needs of Central Missouri’s IT employers.

Arm & Hammer becomes a client. We redesigned their shopping cart on GreatCleaners.com and helped them increase eCommerce sales by 34% in only 3 months. Really really.

Staff expands into Chicago and Michigan. We’re now in 4 States.

Delta Systems Group completes acquisition of all clients of Express Academic Services.

 

Outstanding Businesswoman Award

Michelle Spry named the 2011 Debin Benish Outstanding Businesswoman Award winner.

2010

Milestones

Opened a branch office in Little Rock, AR.

Delta expands network support to now include managed services. This allows our support team to be proactive instead of reactive to issues by providing holistic monitoring of networks and workstations.

Delta Systems Group completes acquisition of Educara Software Corporation clients.

 

Launches

Delta Systems releases version 2.5 of EasyTRC – a “Software as a Service” offering. EasyTRC is a Total Resource Campaign total contract manager that allows any not-for-profit or Chamber of Commerce to handle the flood of contracts that go with memberships as well as non-dues revenue event and publication sponsorships.

New website and logo go live. Goodbye Impact font! (oh, we won an award for it as well)

 

Outstanding Businesswoman Award

Karen Miller named the 2010 Debin Benish Outstanding Businesswoman Award winner.

2009

Milestones

Staff consists mainly of website and application developers and grows to 14.

Delta Systems quietly begins it’s first “Software as a Service” offering.Delta now hosts and/or controls hundreds of websites in top-tier data centers across the country.

Delta Systems is honored to be asked to sit on the University of Missouri Computer Science Industry Advisory Council.

Delta Systems Group Acquires MethTrack, LLC.

 

Awards

Delta Systems is selected by the US Commerce Association for the 2009 Best of Columbia Award in the Freelance Computer Software Writers category.

 

Outstanding Businesswoman Award

Rose Ditter named the 2009 Debin Benish Outstanding Businesswoman Award winner.

2008

Milestones

Opened a branch office in Boulder, CO.

Development and creative partnerships now established with 14 companies in 6 states: TX, GA, CO, OH, MI, MO.

Delta Systems Group acquires Perryman Technology, a provider of PC and network support services in Mid-Missouri.

 

Awards

The USLBA selects Delta for the 2008 Best of Columbia Award in the Web Site Design category.

 

Outstanding Businesswoman Award

Kim Trabue is presented with the 2008 Debin Benish Outstanding Businesswoman Award.

2007

Offices expanded to accommodate growing staff.

Business is now 75% development and 25% network support services.

 

Outstanding Businesswoman Award

Melody Parry is presented with the 2007 Debin Benish Outstanding Businesswoman Award.

2006

Service offerings expand to include custom software development, web development, Windows network design, installation, and support; training on several dozen software systems for workstations and servers, and general consulting on how to stay in control of your technology investments.

 

Outstanding Businesswoman Award

Lynda Baumgartner is presented with the 2006 Debin Benish Outstanding Businesswoman Award

2005

Steve Powell buys Delta Systems from Debin Benish.

Columbia MO Chamber of Commerce names Delta a Small Business of the Year Finalist

 

Outstanding Businesswoman Award

Delta begins the Debin Benish Outstanding Businesswoman Award by awarding it to Lili Vianello. Lili is so busy volunteering at the Miss Missouri Pageant that she cannot attend the ceremony.

2004

Delta Developers Receive Missouri IT Recognition Award from the State of Missouri for helping to develop a multi-agency data dictionary for online application development that will carry Missouri into the future and facilitate the sharing of information across state agencies.

2003

Company moves to 200 Corporate Lake Drive, Columbia, MO Training dwindles to 5% of business while Access database and online system development grows to 45%.

Network and workstation support is now 50% of the business.

2002

Our PC and Network Support Department doubles in size.

A new logo is born.

1999

Delta helps The American Red Cross and the University of Missouri-Columbia to capture the Guinness Book world record for the largest number of whole blood units collected in a single day at a single location – 3,155 productive units.

1996

Delta Systems celebrates 10 years in business.

70% of business is training.

Dozens of classes are held every week.

30% is now Access database development and network support.

1992

Columbia MO Chamber of Commerce names Delta Systems the Small Business of the Year.

1991

Offices are moved to southeast Columbia, near Grindstone Park. This allowed us to add a second classroom and provide additional parking.

Staff consists of mainly trainers and grows to about 12 people

Delta Systems Group of Columbia logo from 1990 to 2001

1988

Opened an office in downtown Columbia so that we could have a classroom to respond to the growing needs of mid-Missouri businesses.

Services expand to include PC and network support.

1986

Company founded by Ms. Debin Benish. Debin worked from home providing training and consulting nationwide. Debin provided training for people moving from typewriters to computers. Training specialized in Microsoft Office and Word Perfect.

Delta Systems joins the Columbia MO Chamber of Commerce.