Founded in 1985 in Lyon
The history of DATAFIRST
Established 1985 starting with a first CRM named SVP 21. The development of a DMS started fast, in the form of eCARS 21, and European expansion began. Manufacturers accreditation came with the release of the interfaces required to ensure dialogue between the Dealer Management Systems and the computer systems of the Brands.
At the end of the 90s, Datafirst innovated with an online UV marketplace, deployed at European level: Datacar. Thus, Datafirst became a European leader in software for automotive dealerships.
In 2015, Datafirst and Eris Informatique signed a partnership and strengthened their market share in France. The Datacar platform was created with its range of software: DATACAR DMS, DATACAR CRM, DATACAR PORTAL, DATACAR WEBSITES.
In 2018, Datafirst and I’Car Systems announced their merger. The aim of the operation was to become the leader in France and a major provider of software for automotive dealerships in Europe, with 50,000 users.
In 2019, the Providence Strategic Growth fund purchased the entire undertaking.