Pacifica Research is a wholly owned subsidiary company of CShare Business Computers, which has manufactured the highest quality, most innovative business management and accounting software in the world since 1978. CShare has always been at the cutting edge of the computer industry, pioneering and developing powerful memory management and programming techniques which are now in common use. CShare was also the first company to sell a fully real-time accounting system on small business computers.

The programmers at CShare originated CServant™, Dynamic Network Accounting™, AboutTime™, Pacifica™, Pilot™,  Pilot Laguna™ and Pilot CS Cascade™. They are their sole copyright owners. The principals of CShare and Pacifica Research are Dennis Cady and Donald Cady.

Our focus from the beginning has been business management software, first developed for the Alpha Micro® minicomputer. We didn’t start from an existing accounting program, as other vendors did, which gives Pilot a distinct character and unique feature set.

We have achieved many technical milestones along the way:

  • The invention of the DLL (dynamic link library)
  • The first packaged programmable input function (dialog box)
  • The invention of the moving memory model, allowing running programs to move in memory
  • The first screen-driven message loop process
  • The first one-file relational database design
  • The first real-time and integrated accounting software for mini or micro computers

Pacifica Research is experiencing healthy growth and support from a loyal customer base.

Pilot software addresses the special needs of several specific industries, and business management and accounting are the foundation of every system we design.