DataCrew was founded in 1992 by a group of recently retired middle and upper level managers from Bellsouth Corporation who had overseen the design and development of very large scale computer software systems since the 1960's.  At a time when most Bell Operating companies were still using large mainframes with dumb terminals to support service representatives in the business offices, they pioneered the use of  mini-computers in a distributed network environment.

Since its inception, DataCrew has focused on the use of distributed networks of personal computers, first using dBase and eventually moving to various versions of SQL.

Some of the latest systems developed by DataCrew make use of distributed databases via wide area virtual private networks as well as web based systems.