Intersoft turns 20!

Friday, 23 November 2001

Intersoft Systems Ltd, one of NZ's oldest surviving accounting software developers, celebrates it 20th birthday this month.

Intersoft Systems is a major player in the competitive software development industry and has thrived in its 20 years of business.  From a backyard garage operation in 1981 Intersoft now has a client base of several thousand users spread throughout New Zealand, Australia and the rest of the world.

Founded in 1981, Intersoft Systems was formed to take advantage of the emerging technology and the unique business opportunities that it presented.  With a solid backing in the accounting field it was logical to marry this new technology with the existing skills of the companies founders.  Initial versions were written on an Apple IIe with two 143 Kbyte FDD's and a huge 16 Kbytes of RAM!

In the 20 years since then Intersoft has grown constantly and has kept pace with the fast moving technology industry. Its products reflect the latest technological advances and development platforms and are recognised as being market leaders in a number of industries.

Currently Intersoft's product range includes:

  • The highly successful general accounting software package, emPOWER, that is recognised for its functionality and flexibility throughout the industry.
  • finPOWER, which is the most popular windows based finance system in NZ and caters for the specific needs of the Hire Purchase, Personal Loan, Borrowing and Investment Deposit companies.
  • fdPOWER which is the market leading software package for the Funeral Directors industry.

Amongst its current client base Intersoft can claim some very prominent businesses that range from the multi-million dollar corporations to small one and two person businesses and cross a hugely diverse range of industries.

Paul Thompson, the Marketing Manager for Intersoft Systems attributes Intersoft's ongoing success to a number of factors. "We are absolutely committed to our clients and ensuring their business is enhanced by the use of our software. The software we develop is known for its flexibility and the ease of which it can be moulded to our client's business processes. Our software is developed to be a key management tool "not just a data collection facility."

The next 20 years for Intersoft Systems looks as bright as the last 20, with plans to expand into key vertical markets internationally and a commitment to incorporating the latest technological advances into the software.

More Information on Intersoft Systems can be found at or contact Intersoft's Marketing Manager Paul Thompson on +64 (6) 835 5237 or