Software Developments

25 September 2013

The most popular brand of workshop management system in New Zealand – used by many companies servicing the truck and transport industries – has unveiled two major developments. Firstly, the SAM workshop management system – and its sister Orion dealer management system – is now integrated with Xero's cloud-based accounting system.

Initially the Xero integration is being introduced in Australia only, with New Zealand availability being rolled out over the next few months.

"The delay in implementing for New Zealand clients is simply a matter of fitting in with our normal update release schedule", says SAM operations manager, Raju Bhana.

With over 2000 customers, SAM is installed in almost 50% of the independent service and repair workshop market.

Orion is New Zealand's most-installed dealer management system with over 400 locations implemented.

TSI Group – the owner of SAM and Orion – has also unveiled fully-hosted 'software-as-a-service' versions of its SAM and Orion.