A History of Design Manager

Timeline

2017
March 17

1980

1984 - Rich Williams and Bill Smith found Design Manager

1985 - DM works with several design firms to learn the needs of local interior designers

1986 - software is released for MS-DOS
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1990

1992 - Design Manager 4.0 for Windows released with full inventory system

1995 - Professional 5.0 released with point-of-sale
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2000

2000 - DM2000 created as an update to Design Manager 4.0

2000 - Remote Data Collection module added to Professional 5.0

2002 - Professional 6.0 released

2005 - Joe Kissel and Brad Martin take over the ownership of Design Manager
March 17

2006 – 2008

2006 - DM Standard Edition 6 (SE6) is released to the public

2007 - DM Cloud software allows designers to work from anywhere

2007 - SE6 Cloud and Pro 7.0 released

2008 - Pro 7 Cloud released to allow Professional users to employ cloud commuting
March 17

2009 – 2011

2009 - Design Manager partners with Merchant Warehouse and PayChex Payroll

2009 - Pro 7 R2 released

2010 - iPhone and iPad become compatible with DM Cloud

2010 - DM2011 released

2010 - Partnership with Dream Draper is forged

2011 - Pro 7 R3 released

2011 - Quick Quote released

2011 - Design Manager partners with Skybox Innovations
March 17

2012 – 2015

2012 - As a result of partnering with Skybox Innovations, CloudSpace is released

2013 - ClientConnect, a product which allows designers to have their clients view and pay proposals and invoices online, is released

2013 - Rolling cloud updates launched

2014 - New Help Center is released

2014 - New look for DM and DM Pro Cloud

2015 - Design Manager partners with The Chaise Lounge Podcast, the #1 interior design podcast

2015 - Design Manager offers a total office in the cloud solution with Email Services, Voice Services, Cloud Servers, and more
March 23

2016 – Today

2016 - Design Manager's team continues to grow with four new hires

2016 - Venus Williams, international tennis champion, best-selling author, entrepreneur, and interior designer endorses Design Manager

2016 - Pro 7 RI and SE6 reach end of product lifecycle
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