Computer Science Software (Pty) Ltd. originated in Germany, where the first development of an in-house financial software suite took place. The software was originally developed making use of Microsoft Visual Basic, and written on top of an MS-Access Database.
Confronted with the technical limitations of Visual Basic and MS Access, the decision was made to develop an international version in South Africa, using the state of the art programming language Java and professional databases such as those provided by Sybase Firebird, etc.
In May 1998 Computer Science Software was founded as a subsidiary of Computer Science Corporation (Pty) Ltd, who offered through its subsidiary, Computer Science Institute, highly-sophisticated diploma courses in IT accredited by the University of Cambridge (UK). Using the graduated highly skilled programmers for the development of software created a powerful synergy.
Through the purchase of the intellectual property of Computer Science Institute by Software Future (Pty) Ltd, Computer Science Software separated from Computer Science Corporation in July 1999.
Since August 1999 the development of software has taken place in charming offices, situated in the picturesque Cape Dutch building 'Berghshoop' surrounded by a lovely environment in Durbanville. Beautiful oak trees as well as a century old pepper and fig tree encircle the office, which indicate the great history and tradition of the place.
This gives a positive flair and atmosphere to the climate in the company, which is conducive to easy interaction between staff members and clients. At the same time, exceptionally high performance is obtained.