IBIS Technology is a Queenstown based software developer producing booking systems for tourism operators, ticketing agent and inbound operators. Started by Erik Bradshaw in the mid-nineties it now employs six or seven people and has high profile clients in the New Zealand tourism industry.

It’s not SaaS, which loses it a few points (n the eyes of this on-demand evangelist anyway), but given that their products are used by such clients as Hanmer Springs thermal reserve, NZONE and Positively Wellington Tourism, they’re obviously doing something right.

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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  • Thanks for the mention. IBIS now employs 9 staff another big growth spurt last year, and we’re opening a development office in Christchurch.

    While SaaS is a great concept, software like ours that requires a rich user interface and integration with point of sale hardware is more challenging to deliver via a web interface. We are moving further towards this model by utilising .Net Click Once to simplify the installation process for customers. We also offer server hosting, a service that about half of our customers make use of – simpler for them and in today’s world of readily accessible broadband in most areas, it’s becoming realistic for even our smallest customers.

    We’re also starting to get searched out by international companies (the latest from Canada and France) so there is obviously a shortage of applications like ours out there – a good sign for our offshore expansion plans!

    Christine Ryan
    General Manager

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