What began in 1978 as a discussion between two brothers, followed by many hours of development of applications around STARS at the time, is today (35 years later) known as Syspro – one of the world’s leading independent software developers with a client base of over 15 000 companies, across more than 60 countries.
Syspro’s solutions and services are designed primarily for the manufacturing and distribution mid-market, so that these companies are able to leverage the value of business critical information.
“Our focus has always been on simplifying business software and building lifetime relationships as the basis for business success. I believe that our focus on offering a single product line as well as the fact that we are 100% owned by our people is what sets us apart within this highly competitive market.
“In addition to a team of incredibly talented developer resources, our significant global network, which allows continuous input from our broader community means that collaboration in pursuit of excellence is at the heart of what we do,” says Phil Duff, co-founder and CEO of Syspro.
“Our extensive track record supports the fact that the Syspro system will be delivered exactly to budget and to time. Our customers benefit from us leveraging our experience as one of the longest standing international vendors of enterprise business solutions.
At the core of the multiple successful deployments is our focus on developing long-term relationships with our customers, and we are so proud of our 98% customer retention rate, one of the highest in the industry,” says Meryl Malcomess, marketing director of Syspro Africa.
Over the 35 years Syspro has been recognised by a variety of organisations.
Ranging from being on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies in 2009 and 2010; to being a Microsoft Gold Partner, honoured as ISV of the Year in 2004 and being invited to participate in a number of Microsoft Technology Adoption Programs (TAP); to annually receiving awards from top global IT bodies, such as MSI Magazine, VAR Business Magazine, Logistics Management Magazine and Software Magazine, START Magazine, People’s Choice Stevie Awards and Golden Bridge.
“Our latest product offering is Syspro 7. The successful evolution of the single product and continued growth of the company from very humble beginnings to an internationally recognised ERP player can be attributed to the passion of the staff, partners and customers past and present who have helped build on this success,” concludes Duff.