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 NameTechnisoft
Street Address66 Barry Street
StateWestern Cape
CountrySouth Africa
Phone0(23) 6266622
Email[email protected]
Date Founded1982
Organization Type (Public/Private)Private
Number of Employees3
Geographic CoverageNational, International
Sales Method (Direct/VAR)Direct
Deployment Options (Traditional/SaaS)Traditional
Product Name(s)ALCHEMIST
FocusManufacturing, Distribution
Manufacturing EnvironmentDiscrete
Manufacturing ModesMake-to-Stock, Make-to-Order
Industry ExpertiseChemical, paint, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, toiletries and food manufacturing
Available Functional ModulesGeneral 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 ClientsGeochem, Caprichem, Dynachem, BriteChem, Laser Chemicals, Le Cap Foods, Afoodable
Number of Users (Organizations)20
Recommended Number of Users1-20, 21-100
Revenue TargetSMB/SME
Number of Software Updates Per Year4+
Pricing ModelModular
List Price/User for Average Modules Purchased$1700
Average Price/User for DatabaseOpen 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