Responsive Data Systems was founded in 1977 by Robert W. Fish to create solutions for the IBM Midrange marketplace. The company initially used its technical expertise to develop custom solutions. In the early 1980’s the company began building package solutions for the Retail Industry. Competitive Edge point of sale solutions are running in retail and distribution sites throughout the United States and Canada. Competitive Edge runs directly on the IBM Power family of servers and integrates seamlessly into many popular back office solutions.

The development staff at Responsive Data Systems continues to enhance the functionality of Competitive Edge. Responsive Data Systems strives to incorporate the newest technologies into the product: intelligent barcode scanning, product imaging, barcode label printing, integrated check and credit card validation, hand held radio frequency terminals, electronic cataloging, IBM SurePOS cash registers, and electronic signature capture devices. Enhancements and interfaces to new technologies are included with each new release of the product. Competitive Edge is currently on its eleventh release.

Responsive Data Systems is dedicated to providing its customers with superior service and technical support. Competitive Edge user conferences serve as forums to allow users to share ideas and make recommendations to the development staff for future enhancements to the application. With over 35 years of industry experience, a number of business partners (including IBM), and a loyal customer base, Responsive Data Systems is poised to continue as the provider of premiere point-of-sale software solutions for years to come.