Haystack® is a registered trademark of IHS Group
10 Elm Street
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: (978) 774-7999
Fax: (978) 774-7475
Note: From its inception in the early 1980s through the fall of 2006,
Terabase staff were involved in the development of Haystack®, first as employees of Ziff Communications, and later under contract to IHS. In 2005, IHS launched Haystack Gold a successor to what had been the competing USAInfo product.
Classic Haystack was dropped in the fall of 2006.
For information about the current Terabase
developed Logistics Product click here: LogiQuest®
Terabase Corporation developed Information Handling Services, Inc.’s Classic
Haystack product, under contract to IHS, from 1995 to 2006. Classic Haystack, a
comprehensive and powerful parts and logistics management system, provided fast,
flexible access to information on over 11 million parts in the U.S. Federal
Supply Catalog, with links to hundreds of millions of records in related
databases and the IHS Universal Parts Center™. (Terabase Corporation also
developed the IHS Universal Parts Center™ product, under contract to IHS.)
Logistics and procurement specialists used Classic Haystack® to access more than
40 databases from multiple Armed Forces branches, and from other providers of
IHS Haystack was available in Win32 or Web versions. The program’s
easy-to-use client interface accessed a remote Terabase®/SRF database server.
Terabase created the Web version (using AJAX) for organizations that restrict
client installations. The AJAX version maintained the features, and the look and
feel, of the Windows application, while providing easy distribution and
The simple search interface provided a quick, easy way to search for supplies
and parts, using the specialized indices and speed of the Terabase®/SRF server.
In the screen above is the result of a search for all parts that contain
“clutch” in the item description. The customer could then drill down using
additional search terms.
Information Handling Services
Defense Logistics System