The J M Smith Corporation developed out of the vision of one family and the hard work and dedication of many others.
In 1925, James M. Smith, Sr. opened a small pharmacy in Asheville, North Carolina. Over the next two decades, Smith established 16 other pharmacies throughout the Carolinas and Georgia.
At the end of 1943, Mr. J.M. Smith, Sr. established the Smith Drug Company in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He then progressively began exiting the retail drugstore business as he further grew and expanded with wholesale drug distribution. He passed away suddenly in late 1951.
His sons, Jim Smith and Henry Dale Smith, continued to operate and grow the business. Jim Smith, an engineer and a pharmacist, had a passionate interest in automation. From mainframe and then into smaller computers, the data processing entity flourished. Jim Smith's visionary leadership laid most of the groundwork for what would become one of the largest and most successful privately-held corporations in South Carolina.
Founded in 1977, QS/1 was developed with one simple focus in mind. Jim Smith believed that pharmacists needed a computer system to help manage their practice. He and several other J M Smith programmers set out to accomplish this task. Years later, QS/1 remains at the forefront of technology developed for the healthcare industry. Over 500 dedicated employees manage development, support and marketing for all products including NRx, SystemOne, Point-of-Sale, PrimeCare, CornerDrugstore.com and IVR.