Technisoft is a small company that was started in the early 1980’s becasue one of the owners was technical director and shareholder of three speciality chemical manufacturing companies. He could not find any software for manufacturing according to recipes or formulations, taking into consideration the differing raw material specific gravities and units of purchase (volume or mass).

The original ALCHEMIST began as an MRP program linked to a pre-existing accounting package called EXACT, but over the years has developed into a full ERP program that covers such diverse things as sales projections, production planning, MRP, batch tracing, dispatch, quotes management, telesales, sales personnel, commissions, multi-warehousing, cylinder rental tracking, dispensing equipment tracking, etc.

Company Name Technisoft
Street Address 66 Barry Street
City Robertson
State Western Cape
Zip 6705
Country South Africa
Phone 0(23) 6266622
Date Founded 1982
Organization Type (Public/Private) Private
Number of Employees 3
Geographic Coverage National, International
Sales Method (Direct/VAR) Direct
Deployment Options (Traditional/SaaS) Traditional
Product Name(s) ALCHEMIST
Focus Manufacturing, Distribution
Manufacturing Environment Discrete
Manufacturing Modes Make-to-Stock, Make-to-Order
Industry Expertise Chemical, paint, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, toiletries and food manufacturing
Available Functional Modules General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Budgeting, Financial Report Writer, Forecasting, Purchasing, Inventory Control, Warehousing, Bar Coding and Data Collection, Lot Control and Recall Management, Production Scheduling, Job Control, Production Recording, Telesales Management, Customer Relationship Management, Quoting and Estimating, Order Management, EDI, Human Resources, Payroll, Business Intelligence, System Administration
Sample Clients Geochem, Caprichem, Dynachem, BriteChem, Laser Chemicals, Le Cap Foods, Afoodable
Number of Users (Organizations) 20
Recommended Number of Users 1-20, 21-100
Revenue Target SMB/SME
Number of Software Updates Per Year 4+
Pricing Model Modular
List Price/User for Average Modules Purchased $1700
Average Price/User for Database Open source
Average Price/User for Add On Packages $1000
Annual Maintenance Fees (% of License Fees):  15%
Active User Community (Y/N) N
Annual Users Conference (Y/N) N