JBS develops custom software solutions for a wide range of clients ranging from small technology start-ups to large Fortune 500 retailers.
JBS was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in the greater Philadelphia area. The company’s first client was a local start-up, Music123.com, which was working to launch an e-commerce business in the midst of the dot com boom. JBS partnered with Music123.com and developed the company’s e-commerce site, fulfillment systems, call center, and warehouse systems to help power the firm to 45M in annual revenue in less than 3 years. Soon after, Music123 was acquired by Guitar Center and Guitar Center remains a key JBS partner to this day.
Through the years we have added several other partners but the story remains the same. We view our client relationships as long term partnerships. We know that if we do good work, understand the underlying business model, and provide a successful implementation, then more work will follow. We believe technology drives growth, and growth drives more development. Thus, our main goal is to help our partners grow via technology.
We apply the following principles in all of our engagements
- The client is a partner. Their success is our success. Treat the project, and the underlying cost decisions regarding the project, as if they were our own. Pragmatism, particularly in the realm of software development, is not a dirty word.
- Small, experienced teams outperform larger, less experienced teams. Inexperienced developers have a place on projects, just not our projects. Nurturing/mentoring new talent is better left to our larger competitors.
- The most important aspect of a system is that it works. An over-architected system is just as error prone and problematic as an under-architected system. The balance is extremely important, and is why an experienced development staff is of paramount importance.