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Deacom, Inc.
Industry Enterprise Resource Planning
Founded 1995
Headquarters Wayne, Pennsylvania; Centennial, CO
Key people
Jay Deakins (Founder, President)
Number of employees
75 (2015)
Footnotes / references
  • Employees; Key People[1]
  • Type[2]

Deacom, Inc. produces an ERP software (DEACOM) for mid-to-large sized batch process manufacturing companies.


In 1995, Jay T. Deakins, founder and President,[1] formed Deacom in his mother-in-law's basement.[3] In 1999, Deacom relocated to the West Valley Business Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania.[citation needed] In 2007 Deacom tripled its office space to accommodate new and anticipated sales and technical staff, which numbered 14 in 2007, up from 7 in 2005.[3] As of 2015, the staff had grown to 75 and opened a new headquarters in Chesterbrook, Pa.[4]

Business model[edit]

Deacom was founded in order to fill a gap in the ERP marketplace. ERP systems have traditionally been built using a base accounting package and numerous other bolt-on software systems in order to fulfill a manufacturer's typical functionality needs, with system customizations to accommodate unique functionality requirements. This traditional model tends to be inherently more complex, and more difficult to upgrade due to all of the different pieces of software and numerous system customizations. Because of this, these traditional systems are less likely to evolve over time, which can be a hindrance to growing manufacturing businesses. Deacom founder Jay Deakins designed DEACOM ERP to eliminate the unnecessary complexity of the traditional model. DEACOM was built as a true single system, with all the business logic written in one code set. All of the functionality required by their batch and process based manufacturing customers is built into one system, with customer-requested system enhancements made available to all Deacom customers at no additional cost, rather than costly individual system customizations. Because of this flexible model, DEACOM is more easily adaptable to changing customers needs, and simpler for customers to use and maintain. Additionally, Deacom offers a guaranteed fixed price implementation that ensures a predictable total cost of ownership. Customers know exactly what the cost of the system will be up front. There is no fine print, or hidden costs. Deacom's customer base consists primarily of process manufacturers.[3] Deacom's competitor's include SAP AG, Oracle Corporation and Microsoft.[3]


  • "2016 Top Tech Employer" - Philadelphia Business Journal[5]
  • "2016 North American ERP for Chemicals Customer Value Leadership Award" - Frost & Sullivan[6]
  • "2016 Top Workplaces" -[7]
  • "2016 Future50" - SmartCEO[8]
  • "2016 Digital Power Player" - Website Magazine[9]
  • "2015 Most Promising Manufacturing Technology Solution Providers" - CIOReview[10]
  • "2015 Top Workplaces" -[11]
  • "2014 Top Tech Employer" - Philadelphia Business Journal[12]
  • "2014 Top IT Pros" - Philadelphia Business Journal[13]
  • "2014 Great Supply Chain Partner" - Supply Chain Brain[14]
  • "2014 Voltage Award" - SmartCEO[15]
  • "2012 Enterprise Product of the Year" - Best in Biz[16]
  • "2012 Support Team of the Year" - American Business Awards[17]
  • "2012 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100" - Supply & Demand Chain Executive[18]
  • "2012 Support Team of the Year" - American business Awards[19]


  1. ^ a b "Top IT Pros 2014". Philadelphia Business Journal. p. 4. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Deacom, Inc.: Overview". LinkedIn. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d Key, Peter (June 21, 2007). "Deacom glad it's dealing with demand". Philadelphia Business Journal. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ [1], Philadelphia Business Journal.
  6. ^ [2], Frost & Sullivan
  7. ^ [3],
  8. ^ [4], SmartCEO
  9. ^ [5], Website Magazine
  10. ^ [6], CIOReview
  11. ^ [7],
  12. ^ [8], Philadelphia Business Journal.
  13. ^ [9], Philadelphia Business Journal.
  14. ^ [10], Supply Chain Brain.
  15. ^ [11], SmartCEO.
  16. ^ [12], Best in Biz.
  17. ^ [13], American Business Awards.
  18. ^ [14], Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
  19. ^ [15], American Business Awards.

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