Founded in 1996, Direct Impact Solutions is renowned as a world leader in the development, deployment and hosting of custom-made FileMaker® and Web solutions for businesses.
Who we are
In September 1996, Philippe Lazzaroni begins the process of starting an IT services company. The company was officially created on December 30, 1996, under the name Informatique Direct Impact Inc.
The company is supported by several financial partners including the Société québécoise pour le développement de la main d’œuvre, the Ministère de l’Industrie et du Commerce, the Business Development Bank of Canada and the National Research Council of Canada, thanks to which the company hired the services of Patrick Daneau, Director of Marketing in the Fall of 1997.
In summer of 1999, Mathieu Lefebvre joins the team. His technological vision allows the company to flourish and broaden its range of services to become a leader for all IT projects.
In 2015, the company opened offices in Toulouse, France, and then, in 2016, a second office in Toronto, Ontario.
In September 2018, after refocusing its services on custom application development, the company adopted the legal name Direct Impact Solutions Inc. to better reflect the new nature of its activities and at the same time simplify communications with its customers outside of Quebec.
The company has distinguished itself in its early years by winning various competitions, including the regional award of Devenez Entrepreneur contest (1997), the Bourses jeunesse Raymond-Blais award (1998 and 1999) and a distinction for the Bourse Desjardins Jeunes entrepreneurs (2000).
The company also received several awards at the prestigious Dunamis Competition of the Laval Chamber of Commerce and Industry, including the ATAC Award (2002) and as a finalist in the Service Company category - under 25 employees (2003).
More recently, in 2018, the company was also named Service Company of the Year (25 employees and more) at the same Dunamis Competition.
Finally, for its contribution to the FileMaker platform awareness, our company received the FileMaker Advocacy Award at the FileMaker Business Alliance Excellence Awards Ceremony in 2012 and 2019.