Myriad Software Marks 30-Year Anniversary

  •    Author: Mike Jasfer

Leading inventory and operations management tech company Myriad Software celebrated its 30th anniversary this July. Founded in 1990 by Russell Higgins and Carolyn Crowley, Myriad is the first company to offer a PC-based, network-driven software and hardware solution for mid-size furniture retailers.
“The past three decades working with our clients and business partners have been extremely rewarding,” said Crowley, Myriad President. “We so deeply appreciate and value the connections we’ve made over the years, and we look forward to moving forward together as we continue to develop results-driven software solutions.” 
Myriad has compiled a long list of achievements and milestones over the years, including:
One of the first woman-owned tech companies in the home furnishings industry
The first complete DOS-based retail management system (RMS) for mid-size home furnishings retailers
The first fully integrated Windows-based RMS for furniture retailers
The only complete web-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) RMS app (with its PointCentric solution)
One of the first web application offerings that can be accessed on both workstations, tablets, and other touch-centric devices, along with regular workstations
One of the first developers to introduce an easy-to-use customization feature, for both upholstery and case goods customization on a mobile app
One of the first RMS solutions that feature integrated accounting, EDI, eCommerce, POS, and CRM systems
Over the years, Myriad has also partnered with multiple companies, including Norwalk Furniture, La-Z-Boy, Bassett Furniture, Thomasville, Lane and Broyhill, eventually becoming a system of choice for their dealer/licensee programs.
Myriad currently is working with these integration partners on its web app platform, along with others.
“We are very excited about this year and the future of our web app, PointCentric, which we launched last year,” Crowley added. “Our goal is to continually provide home furnishings retailers with modern, cutting-edge technology for many years to come!”
About Myriad Software: Myriad Software was founded in 1990 by Carolyn Crowley and Russell Higgins with the goal of supporting retail stores with their inventory and store operations management. The company’s original product, Big Ticket Retail Manager, was the first fully integrated business package designed specifically for home furnishings retailers. Today, the company’s robust line of Windows-based and cloud-based products are found in more than 200+ home furnishings, carpet, appliance, and consumer electronics retailers across North America. Learn more at

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