Dedicated to developing merchant solutions
This year marks EDP's 50th anniversary supplying
computer services and solutions to merchants and distributors.
Established in 1965 to supply on-line computer services, EDP has
serviced the merchant distribution industry ever since. Through
development of the specialised MERCHANT software application during
the 1980's and acquisition of leading software developers, BML,
BCT and Disys Associates through the 1990's, EDP has built an unrivalled
expertise. This experience has created a unique understanding, both
of the needs of the industry and also, of how technology can be
applied to improve business processes and increase profitability
in the 2010's.
In 1985, EDP floated on the London Stock Exchange becoming a Public
Limited Company. A year later the acquisition of Business Computer
(Systems) Ltd saw EDP's first move towards software, and with it
brought a wealth of experience of the distribution market.
Development of UniVision in the 1990's, a database management
system (DBMS) designed to port applications from the highly acclaimed
but proprietary PICK environment, to industry standard UNIX platforms,
was a highly successful project and another significant milestone.
An extremely stable & powerful DBMS environment, UniVision supports
businesses across 5 continents, enabling them to significantly reduce
Quantum VS - Next Generation Software
At the turn of the millennium, EDP embarked on its most ambitious
project, development of Quantum VS. The objective, to develop a
web service based application, incorporating the best available
technology, to integrate with other software applications and leverage
the Internet. The result of a £10m investment, Quantum VS is leading
a new generation of software and will help our customers achieve
further success, through the challenging years ahead. Quantum VS
may be licenced on-site or operated as a service from our hosting
centre in Milton Keynes, again proving the benefit of EDP's experience
and commitment to the merchant community.
Group Offices and Locations
The EDP Group has offices in the following locations, servicing
merchants and distributors throughout the UK:
- Headquarters - Fountain Precinct, Sheffield.
- North West - Runcorn.
- Midlands - Milton Keynes.
- South - East Grinstead.