First Option 20th Anniversary

First Option celebrates it's 20th year in business!

First Option, Inc. was founded in 1995 providing contract and custom programming services.  Today, in addition to the IT services, First Option offers a fully integrated financial software suite, IBM i monitoring tool and IBM i application hosting.


IT Services
First Option has significant resources and expertise in application development. Our customers value the depth of knowledge that First Option can provide to deliver business critical modifications. Our services range from high level consultative engagements through full project ownership.

First Option Financials (formerly Daprex)
First Option provides a fully integrated financial application suite supported by an on-line help desk with over 200 knowledge base items, manuals, and video based training.  The help desk and training is supported by IT professionals with over 20 years’ experience. This is powerful cloud-based medium andsmall business accounting software.

IBM i WatchDog by First Option
First option provides a sophisticated IBM i (iSeries, AS 400) monitoring system that, in addition to keeping track of key system health components, routes alerts to user defined support group.  With a color coded dash board, IBM i WatchDog by First Option provides a visual alert that allows message response from a central GUI management tool.

IBM i application hosting
First Option IBM i Managed Hosting focuses on small to medium sized businesses. Many of these companies have legacy software packages developed in a programming language that they cannot support. First Option hosting solutions provides a secure and reliable environment to install and execute your application. We also provide world class professional services to maintain and enhance your existing software. You can choose the level of service that best suits your business requirements.

Our data center provides a secure redundant physical environment. Our 24/7 help desk is staffed with highly trained individuals who execute your operational system tasks per your service level agreement.

We have gained a deep knowledge of the requirements and challenges facing small to mid–sized businesses in the following industries:

  • Application Service Providers (ASP’s)
  • Software
  • Financial
  • Telecom
  • Non Profit
  • Asset Management
  • Textile Manufacturing
  • Retail and Distribution
  • Law Firms