The History of CSS

More than 33 years developing integrated software solutions

Prior to 1978, companies used either Mainframe computers or Unit Record Equipment that was leased from IBM or another major vendor. In January 1978, IBM introduced the IBM 5110 computing system, which was the first desktop style computer for use in business. Computer Software & Systems was born.

We soon became a Value Added Retailer (VAR) for IBM. In 1981, we started developing software for the IBM System23 (DataMaster) and later that year, the Personal Computer which is now commonly known as a PC. Although this has been our focus, we have designed solutions for a host of midsize computer systems with a variety of operating systems and databases.

It was evident from the beginning; software would be in great demand to satisfy a new population of first time users. We therefore developed custom applications for a variety of industries including Medical Clinics, fruit packing companies, real estate companies, manufacturing, supply chains, cemeteries and others. During this time, we developed many different applications for the Coal Mining Industry. This suite of software solutions was marketed as Coal Software & Systems.

In 2010, we expanded our business and renamed our corporation to Custom Software Solutions (CSS), which better reflects our versatility in the market place. CSS is incorporated under the laws of West Virginia. Besides, the traditional Administration and Marketing functions, our internal organization consists of two main departments: software development and software support. In addition to our internal sales force, we have collaborated with other firms to market our software in conjunction to their individual offerings.

CSS has the same management in place since its inception and some of our staff has been with us in excess of thirty years. We have continued to enhance and upgrade our products as new hardware, operating systems, user interfaces and databases have become available. We are a solid, well-defined leader in the Coal Business with the stability and longevity to confirm it.

Thank you for considering us as one of premier software providers,

The Staff and Management of CSS