• 1988

    Data Age Business Systems Inc. is formed by Tom Streng and Randy Peffly. The first version of PawnMaster is released.

  • 1991

    Data Age creates CheckMaster and enters the check cashing industry.

  • 1992

    The PawnMaster name is trademarked. Integrated Police Reporting is added to Data Age products.

  • 1996

    Data Age creates AdvanceMaster and enters the payday loan market.

  • 1998

    Data Age expands services internationally for the first time.

  • 1999

    Data Age begins design of its Windows version of PawnMaster. The AdvanceMaster name is trademarked.

  • 2000

    The CheckMaster name is trademarked.

  • 2001

    Data Age introduces PawnMaster for Windows.

  • 2002

    Data Age products become OFAC compliant.

  • 2003

    Data Age integrates QuickBooks Pro and introduces Multi-Store capabilities to its products. Data Age upgrades its Reporting Engine, making it one of the most robust reporting engines in the financial transaction industry.

  • 2004

    Data Age introduces biometric capabilities and OCR driver’s license scanning. Customer Loyalty Points program is launched.

  • 2005

    Data Age introduces the first ever Windows-based integrated pawn, check cashing, payday loan, and title loan management products. DigiShield, Data Age’s offsite data protection and restoration service, is launched.

  • 2008

    Data Age celebrates 20 years of business and expands its sales force. KeyDX, web-based management dashboard reporting, is introduced.

  • 2009

    Data Age introduces Buy/Sell Plus for Gold and Guns, LiquorTraks, and RetailTraks.

  • 2011

    Data Age unveils an integrated text messaging platform known as TXT Pawn. Data Age launches Internal Price Guide in all products.

  • 2013

    Data Age moves all areas of sales, technical support, and development to a new 10,000-square-foot office facility headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. DataAge Business Supplies, the hardware and business supply arm of Data Age Business systems, is launched.

  • 2014

    Development begins on PawnMaster Ignite, posing Data Age to enter into the web-based software solutions arena. Data Age launches PawnLink.org, a web portal focusing on pawn-related news for shop owners and managers.

  • 2015

    Data Age introduces their integrated e-commerce platform known as e-foro. Data Age products become Department of Justice compliant in California.

  • 2016

    Data Age unveils PawnMaster Ignite, the only true cloud product on the market, utilizing the power of Amazon Web Services. Data Age hosts its first PawnMaster User Group. Tom Streng becomes Chairman of the Board. Data Age products are updated to become compliant with the Military Lending Act. Data Age announces their partnership with AcuSport Corporation, the leading firearms distributor.

  • 2017

    Data Age acquires the eCommerce inventory syndication and online marketing platform Seller Vantage, re-branding and re-introducing it to the marketplace as CrossPostIt.

  • 2017

    Data Age introduces Storefront, a customized eCommerce store for your own website.

Data Age was founded by Tom Streng and Randy Peffly in 1988, as they identified the need for small businesses to have a solid, easy-to-use point-of-sale system to support their businesses and grow with them. Several of the retail markets Data Age services have special regulations to keep up with, and they need their software to help them stay in compliance while not breaking the bank. The company has since become recognized as a global leader in small business automation in a variety of markets. Data Age specializes in data management and operational efficiencies, and has built a widespread reputation for technical excellence and customer satisfaction.

A privately owned corporation, Data Age has operated debt free and grown in a consistent and controlled manner since its foundation. Data Age has embraced a philosophy of fiscal responsibility, research, consistent product development, and has constantly invested resources in bringing quality products to market at fair prices.

Today, Data Age serves over 3,500 customers within the pawn shop, buy/sell, cell phone repair, liquor store, check cashing, payroll advance, and title loan industries. Both individual unit and multi-store businesses rely on the company for its expertise in point-of-sale (POS) technology, loan management, inventory management, scanning and bar coding products, biometrics, risk mitigation, regulatory compliance, and customer relationship management (CRM) systems.


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