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Sybiz Software
IndustryComputer software
HeadquartersAdelaide, South Australia
Key people
Grant Argy (Director, Research and Development) Ben O'Brien (Director, Finance and Services)
Human Resource Management

Sybiz Software is a developer of ERP, payroll and HCM software based in Adelaide, Australia.


Sybiz Software was founded in 1975[1][2] by Malcolm and Pegy Boyd,[3][4] initially producing applications for Hewlett Packard calculators.[3] Soon after, Sybiz branched out into producing ‘microcomputer business software’ and released its first integrated accounting system called Sybiz.[2]

In 1991 Sybiz received acclaim for the release of the world's first accounting program for Microsoft Windows 3.0.[5] at Comdex Las Vegas.[2]

Sybiz was acquired by Softline in 1998 which was in turn acquired by The Sage Group plc in 2003.[1] Sybiz began court proceedings against competitor Advanced Business Manager Pty Ltd in 2004, claiming copyright infringement of their flagship accounting program.[6] The case was settled out of court.

In 2005, Sybiz returned to Australian ownership after a management buy-out, now led by Directors Grant Argy (Research and Development) and Ben O'Brien (Finance and Services).

Sybiz expanded its international presence by acquiring New Zealand distributor Revolution Systems in 2008,[7] then acquiring their Ireland-based distributor in 2015, re-branding as Sybiz Europe.[8]


Sybiz maintains 2 core products, Sybiz Vision and Sybiz Visipay, both serving medium-large style businesses across a range of industries.


Sybiz products are sold through a channel partner network, operating in Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Fiji, Ireland and the UK.[9] Sybiz Head Office is located in Adelaide with offices in Auckland and Dublin, Ireland.

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  1. ^ a b "Software houses to change hands", The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 September 2003.
  2. ^ a b c Whitford, Brett (1991). Computer Excellence, p. 50. Beaumont Publishing House, Western Australia. ISBN 0 646 01506 0.
  3. ^ a b "Boyd on the wing". Computer Daily News. 26 April 2000.
  4. ^ Nicholas, Katrina. "Take me to your founder", The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 April 2000.
  5. ^ Mulcaster, Glenn. "Another plus for software firm", The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 November 1998.
  6. ^ "Long fight ahead on Sybiz copyright stoush". iTnews. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Sybiz buys into NZ's Revolution Systems". Computerworld New Zealand. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  8. ^ "iTWire - Sybiz opens office in Europe". Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Sybiz opens office in WA to serve booming business", The West Australian, 18 April 2000.