Company Profile

DBS Business Systems is a Digital Technology Consultancy based in the beautiful city of Auckland.

Since 2000 we have been helping clients in New Zealand and around the world to achieve digital excellence.

We build innovative software solutions which allow you to extend your corporate systems and processes across the internet, to take advantage of the opportunities presented by mobile technology and/or to simply streamline and integrate your systems so people in your organisation have access to the information they need in the place, time and format that works best for them.

We use a diverse mix of technologies to deliver solutions: mobile and browser front-ends, web-based application services, back-end databases and ERP systems. Crossing boundaries is our business.

Success Factors

We have a track record of successful projects and a reputation for delivering results, often in short time-frames and up against significant technology challenges. To be successful we strike an experienced balance between innovation and risk taking on the one hand and prudent use of proven methods and technologies on the other. We often work on a fixed price basis with payments tied to the delivery of genuine value at each milestone.

We only promise what we are certain we can deliver and we deliver on our promises.

Our team is self-sufficient in all technical skills and roles required for a typical project. We are just as comfortable working face to face with clients and users to determine requirements and design a product as we are working hands-on to build it. This is incredibly efficient and avoids communication pitfalls that larger teams can suffer from.

We have a healthy respect for the essential principles that underpin all successful systems. Concepts like data integrity, security, maintainability, deployability, testability, supportability and scalability are never far from our conscious. Even when working with the latest digital technologies, we are constantly thinking about how the software will perform in the real world.

Over the years we have worked with a wide variety of businesses, industries and processes. Through our work with many SAP customers, we have a very strong familiarity with SAP and especially its integration points. We have worked on a number of different financial systems and processes. We also have specific expertise in large-scale project management and asset management systems. We’ve provided software to businesses in the Engineering, Realestate, Property Maintenance, Electronics Manufacture, Retail, Tourism, Aviation and Energy industries, both public and private sector.

Key Partnership

We are the New Zealand Office of Competitive Edge International, providing sales, services and support for CEI's customers in the Australia/Pacific region.

CEI

Competitive Edge International is the only organization, globally, that focuses on implementations of SAP Enterprise Project Connection (EPC) for SAP-Primavera Integration.

We are the development team behind CEI’s EPC Synchronization Manager, a tool which adds essential features and capabilities such as Process Management, Data Alignment, Transfer Preview and Performance Optimization to the out-of-the-box SAP EPC product.

CEI EPC Plus

Click here to read the EPC Synchronization Manager Product Overview.

As members of the CEI team, we use CEI’s proven implementation methodology to deliver fixed price EPC projects within agreed time-frames and without scope creep.

With implementations on every continent and being the people SAP themselves call on to help with EPC implementations for their clients, we believe CEI have earned the right to be considered the world’s leading experts in SAP EPC implementation.

Key Milestones

Our company has been in business for more than 15 years. Here are some of our key milestones:

2000Company founded as an early adaptor of web technology, building web-based data-driven business applications.
2001Introduced new Backsoft SAP-web integration technology to N.Z. and established regional distributor status for company. Built world’s first ever web-front-end to SAP’s Project System for Tourism New Zealand.
2002Developed DBS Business Portal with integrated CRM database.
2003Replaced complex SAP purchasing process with simplified web-based workflow module for Tourism New Zealand. Ended reliance on SAP GUI for the majority of TNZ users worldwide.
2003Built a process for synchronizing Microsoft Project with SAP Project and Plant Maintenance Systems for Air New Zealand Engineering Services.
2004Built “ANZES Online” Customer Services Portal for Air New Zealand Engineering Services.
2004Built Engineering Change Management System for Navman (Marine Electronics). Progressively enhanced and extended into purchasing and inventory management system over the next five years
2005Awarded support contract for Tourism New Zealand’s entire FMIS and HRMS including SAP back-end and portal front-end.
2005Built Housing New Zealand Job Tracking Portal for SPM Builders, with B2B Interface to Housing New Zealand.
2006Built SAP Reporting Data Warehouse for Tourism New Zealand.
2007Built HR Portal for Tourism New Zealand enabling secure management of employee records.
2007Built integrated CRM and Property Content Management System for Realestate.co.nz LTD.
2008First version of CF2SAP, a new product for web integration with SAP, released. Now used by clients in NZ, USA, Europe and Arabian Gulf.
2008Built fully integrated Financial Accounting System for management of advertising revenue for Realestate.co.nz LTD.
2010Formed partnership with Competitive Edge International and established new line of business in SAP Enterprise Project Connection, built up internal capability in the related technologies.
2011First commercial implementation of SAP Enterprise Project Connection by any SAP partner organisation world-wide.
2011- 2017Implemented SAP Enterprise Project Connection in five continents. Examples:
  • Rolls Royce PLC (UK): Integrated project management solution using SAP and Primavera.
  • ESKOM (S. Africa): Integrated planning and scheduling system for nuclear and fossil power station maintenance.
  • Samsung Engineering and Construction LTD (S. Korea): Integrated planning and scheduling system for E & C projects.
  • UGL LTD (Australia): Integrated planning and scheduling system for E & C projects.
  • Queensland Rail (Australia): Integrated planning and scheduling system for asset maintenance.
  • TransCanada (Canada): Integrated planning and scheduling system for Keystone Pipeline project.
  • NRG (USA): Integrated planning and scheduling system for power station maintenance.
2014Built new Housing New Zealand Job Tracking Portal for HNZ Maintenance Contractor Prestige Limited, with B2B Interface to Housing New Zealand.
2015-2017Built DBS-Tradesman, mobile app for job tracking which combines Scoping, Job Execution and Job Quality Assurance functions in a single mobile app, running on Android and Apple devices.
2016-2017Built Web Services allowing integration of DBS Portal with SalesForce CRM system for Realestate.co.nz LTD.

Some of our clients have been with us for more than 10 years. We put that down to our core values, which closely reflect the NZ way of doing things:

  • Designing and building systems which really work.
  • Putting our clients' business requirements and users’ needs first.
  • Being willing to solve problems which others find too hard.
  • Making the most of limited resources by getting on with what matters.
  • Responding quickly and effectively to support requests.
  • Considering the whole business process, not just fixing parts of it.
  • Building modular, scalable software which can be adapted and used in different scenarios.
  • Reducing software maintenance costs by investing in reliability.