History of Power Business

Power Business Systems was established in 1987 by Tom and Sandy Power. At that time they were software contractors in the mainframe environment specialising in COBOL & Adabas/Natural.

By 1993 PBS had morphed into an Accounting and Computer Services with an emphasis on PICK software development.

By 1999 the customer base had grown and after utilising contractors for a few years it was time for a growth spurt. Beverley Torrance joined as a partner bringing her PICK and Business Analysis expertise to the team.

Over the past 29 years Power Business Systems has grown into a vibrant software house with a team of developers and support people who collectively have over 200 years' experience in software development.

What do we do ?

We specialize in custom software development using MV products and open source technologies. Due to the breadth and depth of our experience we have developed software solutions in a number of sectors:

  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Manufacturing
  • Bargaining Councils
  • Trade Unions
  • Point of Sale
  • Logistics
  • Merchandise and Planning



  • Tom Power
  • Sandy Power


Our Vision

To be the preferred technology integrator


Our Mission

  • To establish long term value added relationships with our clients
  • To be responsive to changes in the market and technology trends
  • We strive to make technology integrate seamlessly with your business so your business can grow
  • To be inventive in providing solutions


Focus Areas

  • MultiValue Solutions
  • Retail - POS & Back Office
  • Mobile computing applications using Web Applications
  • Web applications & Procurement systems