GSS Group Inc. ("GSS") was founded in 1993 by two ex-IBMers with the vision of becoming a leading boutique solutions provider to clients in North America from its base in Toronto.
Upon its establishment, GSS initially served as a sales and marketing channel for software companies who had superior products but lacked adequate coverage in the North American milieu.
High Availability (HA) offerings from Vision Solutions were among the first products GSS represented. Today, GSS represents the Vision™, iTera™ and Lakeview™ HA product lines. GSS remains Vision Solutions longest-serving Business Partner and frequently ranks among Vision's leading North American resellers.
IBM Business Partner
The company became an IBM Business Partner in the mid-1990s and has had the distinction of being awarded "Premier" status eight years straight. Premier status is granted by IBM to only the most advanced and customer-focused of IBM's partners.
Data Warehouse Solutions Focus & Expertise
After delivering several custom data warehouse solutions that were hailed as successes by clients, GSS elected to leverage these successes by "codifying" the professional services-heavy component of data warehousing delivery.
Initially, GSS developed pre-packaged data marts for the JD Edwards ERP system.
GSS then combined the lessons learned in building "productized" data mart and data warehouse solutions and developed VIGILANCE Xpress™ — a purpose-built, innovative technology for rapidly building data marts from multiple data sources and providing the ability to easily and quickly
- Define a Business Intelligence requirement
- Design a subject-matter data model and data design
- Develop and populate a relational data mart
- Deploy the data mart into production in as little as 5 days
The end result is a robust BI infrastructure that can scale both vertically and horizontally while delivering superior performance.
GSS has grown steadily and has financed the development of VIGILANCE Xpress™ organically.