Established in 1994
As GraVoc continued to grow through the late 90’s, we eventually needed more space. We moved the company back to Peabody and established an office at 49 Lowell Street. At the same time, the world was preparing for Y2K. Our accounting firm partner asked us to participate in a series IT audits to help their customers prepare for the potential of a Y2K disaster. As a result, we began drafting disaster recovery and business continuity plans for financial institutions throughout New England. The heightening demand for contingency planning combined with sweeping data security regulations like the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act led to the formation of our Information Security practice.
As our company matured in years, so too did our skills. Our Information Technology practice began designing more expansive and intricate local and wide area networks, many of which required ongoing support and led to managed service relationships. Our Information Security practice kept pace with a new wave of risk management regulations and guidelines, and the rapidly evolving trends of IT and data security.The scope of assignments expanded for our Business Solutions practice in particular, as applications and customer requirements became more sophisticated and complex. We saw a continuous request for integrating solutions and exchanging data between systems. Our customers wanted to automate workflow, process, and data capture. They wanted more advanced reporting and business intelligence. Now, instead of simple accounting systems, our customers were seeking enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems with fully integrated accounting, manufacturing, sales, and customer relationship management (CRM) modules. In response to their petitions, we added members to our team who specialized in customization and software development. We began building custom applications and solutions and integrating them into existing systems to improve overall functionality and meet customer requirements.
Finally, as more and more businesses began looking to the Internet for content and service delivery, our Media Production practice was born. GraVoc acquired DivergingSoul Media Production in 2010 to offer customers yet another avenue for improving their operation. Shortly thereafter, our customers began to leverage our Media Production team to carry out their web development, digital design, and digital marketing initiatives.