Pronto Software

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Pronto Software Limited
Industry Accounting & Business Software & Services
Founded Australia (1976)
Headquarters Burwood East, Victoria, Australia
Key people
Chad Gates, Managing Director [1]
Products Pronto Xi
Number of employees
380 (12 July 2016) [2]

Pronto Software is an Australian Enterprise Resource Planning software vendor. Originally trading under the name “Prometheus Software”, the company was sold to Sausage Software in 1999. The name was then changed to 'Pronto Software' following a management buyout in 2002.

Pronto Xi is Pronto Software's main product. It has modules for financials, retail, CRM, supply chain management, warehouse management, manufacturing and facilities management.[3] The current release is Pronto Xi 730.[4]

Pronto Software's 1500 customers include RSEA, Anvil Mining, Hobart Canada, Parksite,[5] Retail Prodigy Group (Nike)[6] and Herschend Family Entertainment.[7]

Pronto Xi 730 is the current product release.[8]


  • 1976 Pronto founded as Prometheus Software Development in Sydney, Australia [9][10]
  • 1984 Launches suite of PRONTO Enterprise Management tools. Expands operations in Melbourne and Brisbane
  • 1987 Installed first site
  • 1999 Acquisition by Sausage Software [9]
  • 2002 Establishes Pronto Software after a management buyout [9]
  • 2005 Launches PRONTO-Xi Phase 4
  • 2006 Pronto Software named The Age/D&B Victorian Business of the Year. Launches PRONTO-Xi Phase 5[10]
  • 2007 Awarded IBM’s Reseller of the Year[11]
  • 2008 Won the D&B/The Age Business Awards (IT)[12] and AIIA iAwards for Alert Intelligence[13]
  • 2009 Won the Australian Business Awards for Enterprise.[14] Surpassed $50 million in turn over.[15] Launches PRONTO-Xi Phase 6.[16]
  • 2011 Won the 2011 IBM Choice Award for Midmarket Leadership.[17] Launches Pronto Xi Dimensions.
  • 2015 Awarded 2015 ABA100 Winner in The Australian Business Awards for Best Software Product.[18]
  • 2016 ABA100 Winner for Cloud Innovation in The Australian Business Awards.[19]
  • 2016 Pronto launches digital consultancy[20]


Pronto Xi runs on Linux (RedHat), UNIX (AIX or Solaris), or Microsoft Windows Server 2008. In Unix/Linux deployments, users access the application through a proprietary thin client application which connects to the server using SSH, Telnet, or SSL encrypted Telnet.

Supported databases are Informix Dynamic Server, Oracle, or SQL Server.

Technology partners[edit]

Pronto Software is partnered with IBM,[21] Microsoft[22] and Motorola.[23]