Data Systems, Inc is owned by the stockholders of Wood Connection,
Inc., a California manufacturer of store fixtures, architectural
casework, and millwork. Wood Connection markets nationwide and into
Canada. A family doing business first as Keytrix Systems and then
Manufacturing Software Systems (MSS) in Maryland originally developed
Woodwork /2001. Wood Connection purchased the crucial intellectual
property from the prior owners in May of 1996 and formed the company
Keytrix Data Systems. In October 2001 Keytrix Data Systems was incorporated
and became a stand alone company.
Connection uses Woodwork /2001 for estimating, costing, CAD assistance
and production on a daily basis. Woodworkers who use the product
in a production environment on a daily basis provide support and
training. Development efforts are driven by user needs, not marketing
needs. Keytrix has retained the original developer to continue the
development of Woodwork/2001 and there are over 33 man-years of
development in the product that he has managed since 1982.