About CompuMove Systems
The History of CompuMove Systems
The idea for CompuMove began in 1982 when Mark Millian, working with a veteran mover, first identified the need for sophisticated information management in the moving and storage industry. The earliest work was done within a moving company in Redlands, California, and in 1984 CompuMove Systems was founded in Carlsbad with a single purpose: to create the best possible computer software systems for the moving & storage industry.
Now, more than three decades later, CompuMove Systems Corporation continues to develop and enhance information management systems exclusively for moving and storage companies. This moving-only focus, combined with many years of hands-on experience serving the industry, has resulted in clearly superior products and services.
CompuMove recognizes that the importance of information management can only increase as the industry’s competitiveness and demand for efficiency increases. As the new century unfolds, CompuMove Systems Corporation will continue this leadership, providing leading edge information management systems exclusively for the moving and storage industry.
About The Founder
Mark Millian wrote his first computer program at age 16 and has been programming ever since. He holds a B.A. in Economics, and has been actively involved in the moving and storage industry since 1982. Mr. Millian is the chief designer of the CompuMove system, and his combination of computer and accounting skills, and his long experience with our complex industry, make him uniquely qualified to fill this role.
1984 Version 1 – TRS-DOS, no customers.
Mark reaches an agreement with Steve, owner of Tri-City Moving, to form a company to develop the very first Move Management Software, operating on then state-of-the-art TRS-DOS system purchased from the nearby Radio Shack.
The first two years are spent developing inside of Tri-City, including the first tariff rating and the first form printing, with occasional time-outs to help on local moves.
1986 Version 2 – First production version, MS-DOS, 5mb hard drives
Golden West Moving – (1st customer: Jesse Chabot, current owner, is John Chabot’s grandson)
Military SIT Rating, Invoicing via SF-1113 Vouchers
Military Non-Temp Storage Management
Dot Matrix printers
1988 Version 3 – First 286 machines, 20mb hard drives, single-user
Local Moves – First implementation of state tariffs, and state-specific paperwork
Interstate Moves – First implementation of 400-based tariffs, including becoming an official tariff publication partner of Household Goods Carriers Bureau
Military Moves – Full implementation of the MTMC 4-C domestic military tariff
Detailed shipment paperwork printing
1990 Version 4 – First Multi-user DOS systems, first GL functions, invoicing, revenue & receivable
Up to 36 users on VM-386 Multiuser DOS
First multi-branch companies w/Modems
First edition of Task Manager
Recurring Storage charge posting
1994 Version 5 – Scheduling and GL Commission functions, full GL reports w/Income and Balance Sheet
Resource Scheduling for Men & Equipment
Tariff-driven Commissions calculations and GL by line-item, multiple contractors
Laser reports and documents
User-definable income statements w/ revenue+expense groups
1998 Version 6 – Multi-division accounting, multiple branches and tax returns
Division Groups for tax IDs
Custom user level controls
2003 Version 7 – Windows Program, SQL database
All told, there were 128 different Version 7 editions — here are a few selected highlights:
Triggered, date-sensitive Task Manager
Claims Damage and Cost Allocation system
Warehouse Locator, multi-location
2008 Version 7.3 First Mobile Tablet product
Convertible tablet Estimating Ver 1
Lead Source importing
2012 Version 7.4 Card Processing and Storage Invoice Emailing
Credit card processing
Storage statement emailing
Tablet Estimating Ver 2 – Untethered estimating
2016 Version 7.5 – Customer Care Functions, Tablet Version 3
CRM Call Center
Tablet Estimating Version 3 – Tablet-orientation -sensitive article list
2018 Version 8 – Cloud CompuMove – Current Version
Now on 8.0.3!