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Celebrating 25 Years of Business in Technology Retail

Mt. Arlington, NJ – January 2014

25 Years of Business
2014 marks the 25th Anniversary of STORIS serving the home furnishing industry. Founded in 1989 by Donald J. Surdoval, current CEO and president, and Ira Bakst, (1944-2004), STORIS is the leading technology retail software provider for furniture, bedding, appliance, electronics and other specialty big ticket retailers of all sizes.

“It’s been a privilege to serve an elite group of retailers, both large and small, and fulfill their many changing requirements of the industry,” states CEO Don Surdoval. Leading the company since its inception, Don attributes the success of STORIS entirely to the outstanding clients and employees who have provided their expertise over so many years. Maintaining stable growth and focus on substantial product development are major components of our culture and values. STORIS enjoys an average tenured employment of 9 years for all personnel which reflects the importance placed on maintaining a highly professional and skilled team to deliver the best in product and services.

Reflecting on their business partnership, Jake Jabs from American Furniture Warehouse recalls, “Working together over the past 24 years has proven STORIS listens to our unique challenges and to the needs of our industry.” STORIS has partnered with outstanding businesses over the past quarter century including over 20% of the Furniture Today Top 100.

Click on the image to watch the video of Jake Jabs congratulating STORIS.

25 Years STORIS


Technology Retail
The depth of the software product offerings and professional services have coincided with the maturity of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and the progression of home furnishing retailers requirements over time. The continued innovation of products and services highlights STORIS’ ability to adapt to both the technology and industry changes over the past 25 years.

Evolving since 1989, STORIS’ advancements through the years have included On-line Real Time system processing, integrated Supply Chain, Enhanced Warehouse Management systems, integrated B2C eCommerce processing, Business Intelligence Data Mining Analytics, Mobile POS apps, and a Cloud subscription platform.

As evident in the statistics, STORIS is a stable and reliable technology retail contributor to the industry which values investing into long-term business partnerships.

  • Over 70,000 annual R&D hours invested
  • Over 1,000 cloud subscription users
  • Over 20,000 of active client licenses

About STORIS features
STORIS provides home furnishings retailers with a single business solution, featuring a product suite including point of sale, supply chain, customer care, accounting, business intelligence and more. Enabling better order fulfillment and providing the best customer experiences, STORIS enhances a retail store’s performance and maximizes new growth opportunities for big-ticket retailers of ALL sizes.

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