History of Defacto

Defacto Solutions Limited was founded in August 1991 by three ex-Tetra employees Alec Willis, Tom O’Brien and Gary Cassinelli. The aim of the business was to work closely with Tetra to provide consulting and bespoke programming services and resources to aid the Tetra Resellers.  

As well as providing a valuable customization service, the company developed a number of add-on modules including the original Configure-to-Order module in association with Apex Systems.

The module was successful and was subsequently acquired by Tetra.


The business grew and when Sage bought Tetra in 1997, Defacto became a Sage Complementary Developer and ISV and continued to produce solutions for the Sage product line, harnessing the potential of emerging technologies while designing and creating robust and useable solutions.

In 2004 the close ties with Sage were further cemented when Sage, seeing the potential in the Defacto products, moved to acquire the Product Management, Production Backflush and Manufacturing extensions modules.

Today Defacto operates from its own offices in Sheffield with staff demonstrating combined Sage experience of 150 years. The company remains privately owned by one of the founding members, is self-financing and has no loans or debts to service.

With over 25 modular add-ons, 2,000 customizations and more than 500 customers Defacto looks forward to celebrate its 25 Year Anniversary in 2016.

Company Updates

Cost Effective Bar coded data capture straight into Sage. Scan bar-coded transactions on wireless hand-held devices on-line in real time or off-line. DefCapture offers solutions for all bar coding needs such as scanning a single goods receipts right up to a full Warehouse Management system with location control, guided and min-max zone picking and full batch and lot tracking > http://bit.ly/2M8mXOn

Take Sage on the road for Proof of Delivery, Van Sales, Field Service Activity Recording including load planning, vehicle check, load check, delivery POD, sales and invoicing, in the field testing and results gathering and expenses and travel monitoring > http://bit.ly/2KbuhLw

Defacto offers support cover for every module and every bespoke project it ships > http://bit.ly/2OzURwW

The Defacto Quality Management module provides the means by which an organisation can analyse and manage its performance across its range of activities > https://goo.gl/SGFpVU

Dashboards from Defacto provides a means of visualising Business Intelligence from the comprehensive knowledge of all of the factors that affect business contained within the Sage database > http://bit.ly/2I7f5ht


Latest News

21 May 2018 / Alec Willis
21 May 2018 / Alec Willis
21 May 2018 / Alec Willis

Contact Us

Defacto House
Orix Corner
631 Chesterfield Road
S8 0RX
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 114 255 8599
+44 (0) 114 229 0917