BASDA was founded in 1993. The organisation was formed from a core group of software developers, who recognised that the software industry needed an independent representative body. As a result, BASDA now represents the interests of international suppliers, resellers and user groups, as well as developers of Human Resources, Accounting, Taxation, Payroll, Logistics, Manufacturing, Document management and other business software applications.
BASDA is recognised by the European Commission, the UK Government, the United Nations and the OECD. BASDA provides its members with a direct opportunity to consult with and influence decisions taken by these organisations as well as offering its Members technical, marketing, and educational support across a wide range of business topics.