Strategic Systems History

Providing cost effective solutions since 1999.

Strategic Systems & Technology Corporation incorporated in Coral Springs, Florida, on November 2, 1999. With decades of data collection experience between them, co-founders Magan McQuiston Bissonnette, CEO, and Richard Bissonnette, president, were committed to providing cost-effective solutions for businesses of all sizes. They developed relationships with industry-leading hardware manufacturers and deployed third-party software solutions, and soon secured their first government contract, the State of Florida. Strategic Systems was - and still is - responsible for providing barcode scanners, mobile devices, and printers to the 67 County Health Departments and several additional state agencies.

Magan and Rick Bissonnette

Strategic Systems Co-Founders Magan and Richard Bissonnette

Recognizing the deficiencies of many of the software packages that were available at the time, however, Rick and Magan quickly determined to invest in their own in-house software development team to better serve their customers’ application-specific needs. In 2000, Strategic Systems released its first packaged product offering, the Strategic Asset Tracking System (SATS). From there, Strategic System’s software offerings increased, with both package and custom development representing increasingly large percentages of the business, even as its hardware sales continued to thrive. In 2006, with a solid customer base expanding well beyond Florida, the company relocated to Atlanta.

As an early adopter of RFID (radio frequency identification) technology, Strategic Systems has distinguished itself among competitors with a deep understanding of the hardware, science, and software components needed for successful RFID deployments. The company’s flagship offering, StrategicRFID™, is a software platform that has been designed to accept input from multiple IoT technologies and transform them into meaningful data.

Today, Strategic Systems continues to build solutions that blend technological innovation with expertise in core business principles. The company has earned industry accolades and awards from its technology partners and customers alike, consistently maintaining the Premier Partner status that reflects its internal commitment to excellence. Its customer list includes some of the most recognizable names in the business, including Office Depot, Reynolds American, Royal Caribbean, Duke Energy, Delta, Aaron’s, Tyco Electronics, and more.

Strategic Systems is proud to be a trusted single point-of-purchase resource for more than 3,000 customers across North America.

Strategic Timeline

1999 Strategic Systems & Technology Corporation Founded

2000 Strategic Asset Tracking System (SATS) Released

2001 Becomes Symbol Technologies Premier Partner

2002 Becomes Zebra Technologies Premier Partner

2003 Named to Zebra Vision Council

2004 RedBeam, Inc. Founded

2006 National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification

2007 Inventory Tracking & Check In Check Out Released

2008 Named to Motorola Partner Advisory Council

2009 Rapid Equipment Exchange (REX) Released

2011 Wins Motorola Empower Circle Award

2012 Wins Motorola Customer Excellence Award

2012 Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Best Places to Work – No. 11

2013 StrategicRFID™ Released

2013 Wins Motorola Empower Circle Award

2013 Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Best Places to Work – No. 16

2013 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America – No. 3197

2014 Wins Motorola Empower Circle Award

2014 Georgia Fast 40 Honoree

2014 Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Best Places to Work – No. 49

2014 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America – No. 1330

2015 Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Best Places to Work – No. 45

2015 Named to Zebra Technologies Partner Advisory Council

2016 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America – No. 2323

2017 SaaS Edition of StrategicRFID™ Released

2020 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America – No. 4648

2020 Strategic Systems Acquires RedBeam Brand

2020 SaaS Edition of RedBeam Asset Tracking Released