About

Orion is built and supported by SAM Computer Systems - a division of the Technology Solutions for Industry (TSI) Group.

Specialist Automotive Software Management Systems

The Orion Dealer Management and Fleet Management software system is created, distributed and supported by SAM Computer Systems.

SAM is a market leader in providing specialist business software systems to the automotive and related industries, with clients throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific.

SAM Computer Systems is one of several companies that form the Technology Solutions for Industry (TSI) Group. TSI is in its forth decade with its genesis in the early 1980s distributing and developing some of the first specialised automotive industry business software.

Supports a Wide Range of Industries
At heart, Orion is a specialist automotive Dealer Management System (DMS) software system.

While original targeted at automotive (car) and motorcycle dealerships, over time the same models of efficiency and performance enhancement that have been successfully applied to these have been rolled out to a wide range of other industries with a dealership sales model (or similar) - including Marine, Motorcycle, Agricultural, Fleet Management, Heavy Transport, Materials Handling, Mining & Drilling, Quarrying, Heavy Equipment, Outdoor Power Equipment and Engineering/Manufacturing.

Includes Fleet Management and Rental/Hire Options
Along the way, integrated modules built specifically for the Rental/Hire/Lease and Fleet Management sectors have been developed. These work seamlessly with Orion's core system to deliver the same administrative efficiencies, cost savings and improved business performance available in the other areas of Orion.

Orion software support helpdesk centres are based in Auckland, Christchurch and Sydney. World class training and consultancy is provided either at TSI/SAM’s training centre(s), on-site at client premises or - increasingly - via remote web-based technology.

Modern Software Development Platform
Orion is developed using leading edge software technology – allowing the rapid delivery of enhancements and improvements – and genuine Windows functionality is standard, as is web and hosted integration.

Technological advances that provide benefits to clients (e.g. integrating email, SMS text messaging, remote access via a range of devices) are incorporated into the software products as a part of our ongoing support commitment, and new functionality is delivered to clients in annual version updates.

We Understand Our Clients
Our business model relies on developing a close, strong relationship with clients and understanding their business intimately.

Our consultants have a comprehensive understanding of the various industries the software is operative in, as well as the business processes and transactions our clients use every day.

Where-ever possible, Orion consultants are employed directly from within our supported industries. The significant direct market experience and knowledge this brings to our team is enhanced with specialists in the areas of accounting (including chartered accountants), training, hardware/networking and business consultancy - all of these combining to provide a total business support structure for clients.