Dacris Software

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Mission Statement

To employ divergent thinking to produce high-quality software that is uniquely valuable and independently researched, produced and tested.

"Mainstream ideas are often overrated. There will always be some company willing to do it better, faster, cheaper than I could ever do it. Having unique ideas can be the biggest asset of your business. Capitalize the niche markets. Second-level thinking - think of things that are not thought about by the majority of people."
- Dan Tohatan

About Us

Founded in 1998, Dacris Software is a small-scale ISV, now located in Richmond Hill, ON, Canada. We supply high-quality software and consulting services. Our specialization is Windows .NET apps, but we also develop software for the web, including JavaScript.

Our flagship application is Dacris Benchmarks, a Windows benchmarking tool for testing hardware performance. We also developed Galawar and Space-Pong in 1998, prior to incorporation in 2003.

Since 2003, our focus has been on newer technologies and consulting. Dacris Benchmarks became XMark in 2004, and continued as a .NET application, before being renamed back to Dacris Benchmarks in 2009. In 2004-2005, we developed ActiSetup, a Windows Installer development tool, as well as NetXP, a .NET Windows Forms control suite. Both are now discontinued but can still be downloaded from our museum. Our consulting business has seen many high-profile clients over the years. One example is the redesign of the Food Network (Canada) website, a project on which we contributed in 2009. From 2011 onward, we developed OLISP and our weather simulator (Dan's Sun Calculator) over the course of 4 years. Then, in 2015, our development efforts focused back on Dacris Benchmarks 9.

Today, our primary focus is on quality. We rigorously test all our products so that they are as close to bug-free as possible. Testing is done both in-house on a variety of hardware as well as through third parties and beta testers. Technologies we employ include .NET & .NET Core, C++, and JavaScript. Our software has been awarded and reviewed numerous times by too many websites to mention, including a famous PC World review of Dacris Benchmarks.

Our company's original founders are: Dan Tohatan, Marcel Tohatan, Florentina Tohatan, and Cristian Tohatan. The name is the fusion of Dan and Cris.