Sybiz

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Sybiz Software
TypePrivate
IndustryComputer software
Founded1975
HeadquartersAdelaide, South Australia
Key people
Grant Argy (Director, Research and Development) Ben O'Brien (Director, Finance and Services)
ProductsAccounting
Payroll
Human Resource Management
Websitewww.sybiz.com

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

History[edit]

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]

Products[edit]

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

Operations[edit]

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.

Primary Competition[edit]

References[edit]

  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". www.itwire.com. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Sybiz opens office in WA to serve booming business", The West Australian, 18 April 2000.