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PathGuide Technologies Turns 20 Years Old

Leading provider of WMS hits major milestone with record sales


SEATTLE - April 28, 2009 - PathGuide Technologies, a leading provider of warehouse management systems (WMS) for wholesale and industrial distributors, today celebrated the company's 20-year anniversary. David Allais, a pioneer in data collection and barcode technology, founded Applied Tactical Systems (later named PathGuide) on April 28, 1989 in Lynnwood, Washington. Allais started the company to help clients become more productive through the creative application of barcode technology. Today, PathGuide has grown into a leading provider of warehouse management systems for wholesale and industrial distributors.

"By providing the best possible products and services to our customers for 20 years, PathGuide has entered its next stage of growth," said Eric Allais, PathGuide President and CEO. "PathGuide's recent record sales enable us to improve and expand our software and service offerings, which are largely guided by our customers.  Our focus on helping companies improve supply chain efficiency has had a large, positive impact for our customers - especially in this economy."

"The client base that we have built up over the last 20 years is our strongest asset - with our loyal customers continuing to expand their utilization of Latitude and strongly recommending PathGuide to other companies in their industry," said Allais. "PathGuide's policy and philosophy has always been to go the extra mile for its 'family' of customers, and looking ahead, we will continue to provide unrivaled service and support. PathGuide's future is very promising."

In 2009, PathGuide is embarking on one of its most ambitious projects by implementing Latitude in a 500-thousand square foot facility with 120 warehouse employees. With PathGuide's strong management team and state-of-the-art  technology, the company now finds itself installing Latitude in appreciably larger distribution centers.

Some key milestones over the past 20 years includes:


  • Developing a pilot warehouse management system for a customer that was the precursor to PathGuide's cornerstone product, Latitude WMS.
  • Developing a time and attendance system setting the stage for PathGuide's OASYS product.
  • Becoming profitable for the first time in 1993.


  • Corporate name change to PathGuide and headquarters moved from Lynnwood, Washington to Mukilteo, Washington.
  • Re-writing PathGuide WMS software to run in Windows on a Microsoft SQL database and renaming it Latitude.
  • Partnership with Prophet 21 (P21) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems, now one of Latitude's most bundled ERP-WMS offerings. This partnership with a major ERP helped grow PathGuide's sales dramatically.


  • Revenue increases almost four-fold.
  • Doubling company employees.
  • Customers expand internationally into Ireland and Canada.
  • PathGuide User Conferences begin.


  • All time record revenue and cash flow reached in 2008.
  • Eric Allais elected as PathGuide's second President and CEO.
  • PathGuide's first board of directors formed.

About PathGuide Technologies

PathGuide Technologies, Inc., a privately held company founded in 1989, is a leading provider of WMS solutions for wholesale and industrial distributors across North America. PathGuide's software and services help suppliers increase productivity and order accuracy, improve customer service and lower labor costs, ultimately driving greater profitability.  To learn how distributors of all sizes can benefit from improved warehouse management, visit



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