Dale Learn describes the founding of InSci (Information Science, Inc.) in 1965 as a software company specializing in personnel systems. He describes the positive relationship between IBM and the founders of InSci who were former IBM employees and how IBM assisted and supported their efforts as a start-up. He talks about how they began to sell their personnel system as a package product in addition to developing large customized personnel systems and how they subsequently added payroll to their product line and shifted the company's focus. He describes the difficulties in obtaining the initial financing to start the company and the problems caused by the changing ownership over the years until the company was sold to Computer Associates in the mid-1980s.
Learn, Dale; InSci; Information Science, Inc. (InSci); human resource system software; Berry, Bill; Morgan, Phil; Iverson, Dick; Yu, Anne; ADAPSO; Western Union; McFall, Russ; McKee, Jim; Mitchell, Ed; Hight, Jack