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1979 - The Beginning

Revelation for Windows, Revelation SB, Revelation Lite, Revelation Pro for Dos, Revelation Plus, Revelation and Revelation Junior were developed and written by Glen Pearce. He started work on the concept in 1979 - 1980 and soon built up a significant reputation and following.  Glen is still the Head of R&D, were he and his team keep on surprising the market with their wonderful and innovative ideas. He also built up a very successful Dealer base , many of whom still service on the Revelation Network to this day.

A special word of thanks to all the Dealers and Users who have provided the necessary and valuable feedback over the years which has made REVELATION into the success it is.

It would be impossible to mention all the people who have contributed ideas and suggestions for improvements over the years. But a few names do spring to mind of those who have been involved (and remained loyal) since way back in 1981 when Revelation was "born": Vish Maharaj, Robert Wolff, Vincent Booth, Mike Roberts, Vic Lewis, Sue de Jager, Irene Grabe, Brian Duhy, Tracy Warlmart, Henri Rubin, Bruce Crichton, Andrew Jackson, Vernon Shirley, Richard Gunning, Bruce Douglass, Kevin Rehse, Henk Havenga and many others. Thanks for hanging in there guys!!

Since then, Revelation has grown from strength to strength and today serves clients as far as USA, Great Brittan, Africa and the Far East.

1980 - 2010
Revelation began life in 1980 as a product called the "Debtors Controller" running on a Commodore 8032 computer with 32Kb of memory using dual floppy disks. It only catered for Debtors, but was hailed as a breakthrough at the time because it processed all entries in a "real-time" mode   ie: transactions were processed as they were entered unlike the trend at that time of "batch processing" entries which were "merged" into the existing data at a later stage involving complicated procedures on the part of the user.


In 1981 the package emerged as "Comacc", still running on the 8032 computer, but now comprising integrated Debtors, Creditors and Nominal Ledgers still operating in a "real-time" mode.

In 1982, the first fully integrated version of the package called "Triacc" was introduced which now added integrated Stock and Invoicing modules to the Comacc concept. This was made possible by Commodore's introduction of the 8250 Dual Floppy drive with an astounding 1 megabyte capacity per drive. Further, using data compaction routines, it was possible to squeeze 3000 Debtors, 600 Creditors, 1000 Nominal, 8000 Stock and 32000 Transaction records onto just TWO floppy disks!!

Triacc proved to be very successful and saw some 3000 users operating it by the mid 80's.
By then, the IBM PC was making its presence felt and a PC version of Triacc was introduced for use on Commodore's newly released PC compatibles. A sister product called Almanacc was also released shortly thereafter for use on other PC's. These 2 products also proved to be very successful scoring another 2000 users.