Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Propella and Data Freight join forces

News release

Propella and Data Freight join forces

Auckland, 14 November 2005 – Two of Auckland’s longest established software companies, Propella Software and Data Freight, have joined forces to take on the world.

Propella, which began as Focus Computer Systems but was renamed two years ago after its flagship product, and Data Freight were coincidentally both established in 1981 – making them real survivors in the fast-paced cut-throat software industry.

Propella develops and markets business management software with “the power to blow any other business management software out of the water”. Data Freight develops and markets Ulyssys freight forwarding and customs brokerage software and Colosys warehouse inventory management software.

The companies are headed by good mates Brian Keltie and Robert Wolff. “It’s bringing a lot of things together,” says Propella managing director Keltie. “We have known each other for 30 years, there is a lot of synergy between our products and we will expand our knowledgebase by combining our people.”

Under an agreement Data Freight’s five staff will join Propella’s 10 staff in Propella’s offices in Mairangi Bay. Robert Wolff will become general manager of Propella, which will take on the support contracts and marketing for Ulyssys and Colosys. Data Freight will become a shell company holding the intellectual property for Ulyssys and Colosys.

Mr Keltie said Data Freight’s software was used by leading freight companies in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines including Toll Tranz Rail, TNT, Pacific Forum Line, Owens Coolair and Iglo. Propella’s business management software is used mainly by 60 companies in a wide range of industries including distribution, manufacturing and retail.

“We already work together on a number of clients and merging into one operating company will open up more opportunities for Propella, Ulyssys and Colosys in New Zealand and globally.”

Propella has just established an office in Sydney and employed a salesperson there. The company has also recently sold its software to a Brisbane company.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

TradeMe: Property Prices In Every Region Hit New High For The Very First Time

Property prices experienced their hottest month on record in December, with record highs in every region, according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index.\ Trade Me Property spokesperson Logan Mudge said the property market ended the year with ... More>>

Motor Industry Association: 2020 New Vehicle Registrations Suffer From Covid-19

Chief Executive David Crawford says that like some other sectors of the New Zealand economy, the new vehicle sector suffered from a case of Covid-19. Confirmed figures for December 2020 show registrations of 8,383 were 25% ... More>>

CTU 2021 Work Life Survey: COVID And Bullying Hit Workplaces Hard, Huge Support For Increased Sick Leave

New data from the CTU’s annual work life survey shows a snapshot of working people’s experiences and outlook heading out of 2020 and into the new year. Concerningly 42% of respondents cite workplace bullying as an issue in their workplace - a number ... More>>

Smelter: Tiwai Deal Gives Time For Managed Transition

Today’s deal between Meridian and Rio Tinto for the Tiwai smelter to remain open another four years provides time for a managed transition for Southland. “The deal provides welcome certainty to the Southland community by protecting jobs and incomes as the region plans for the future. The Government is committed to working on a managed transition with the local community,” Grant Robertson said. More>>

ALSO:

OECD: Area Employment Rate Rose By 1.9 Percentage Points In The Third Quarter Of 2020

OECD area employment rate rose by 1.9 percentage points in the third quarter of 2020, but remained 2.5 percentage points below its pre-pandemic level The OECD area [1] employment rate – the share of the working-age population with jobs – rose ... More>>

Economy: Strong Job Ad Performance In Quarter Four

SEEK Quarterly Employment Report data shows a positive q/q performance with a 19% national growth in jobs advertised during Q4 2020, which includes October, November and December. Comparing quarter 4, 2020, with the same quarter in 2019 shows that job ad volumes are 7% lower...More>>

NIWA: 2020 - NZ’s 7th-warmest Year On Record

The nationwide average temperature for 2020, calculated using stations in NIWA’s seven-station temperature series which began in 1909, was 13.24°C (0.63°C above the 1981–2010 annual average). New Zealand’s hottest year on record remains 2016, when... More>>

Quotable Value New Zealand: Property Market Set To Cool From Sizzling To Warm In 2021

Nostradamus himself could not have predicted the strange series of events that befell our world in 2020 – nor the wild trajectory of New Zealand’s property market, which has gone from “doom and gloom” to “boom and Zoom” in record time. Even ... More>>