In 1973 the office data system Facit 6501, developed by Facit/Addo (owned by Elektrolux), was transferred to Datasaab.
There were application programmes included in the 6501 system, called OFL (Order-Lagerhållning-Fakturering – Ordering-Storing-Factoring) and MAPS (Material och Produktionsstyrning – Materiel and Production Steering). This system was marketed by Datasaab as the D15 system. The programming language was ”Logic”.
In 1976 a further development of these programs was started. The experiences from the corresponding D20 programs were utilized, and the programs were written in COBOL, a worldwide standard at that time.
The programs got names from from old Nordic Gods (Oden, Tor etc), They were in use for many years, also in new versions, ported to other systems.
In 1977 the God packages were introduced on a system named D16/30. The D16/30 computer was developed in cooperation with CAI (Computer Automation Inc.).
In parallel with D16/30, a computer named D16/20 was developed by Datasaab. The D6/20 was aimed for banking applications.
The D16/20 and the later developed D16/40 made it possible for Datasaab to offer a complete series of computer systems, performing from moderate to high, and in that way satisfy different customer requirements.
Serie 16 logotype became well known, and is probably still remembered by many.
The series of computers with increasing power, made it possible for the customers to growe in their systems.
God-packages provided on Serie 16:
- ODEN aimed for Ordering Faktoring Storage
- TOR aimed for Accounts
- FREJ aimed for Customer Ledger
- LOKE aimed for Delivery Ledger
- MIMER aimed for Materiel and Production steering
Program possibilities with Serie 16:
- DIBAS: Integrated Database Functions
- PPS: Program Production System
- APPS: Application Support System
- OPC: Operations Control