★★★★★ Read customer reviews of SAM Software


A 100% New Zealand Company

SAM Computer Systems Ltd is a privately owned, New Zealand company which is part of the TSI Group of Companies. TSI Group has been the market leader in providing specialist software solutions to the automotive and related industries for 35 years.


Our Software

We develop and support two software products, SAM and Orion.

SAM is a workshop management system boasting about 2000 installations in (mainly independent) workshops nationwide.

Orion is a dealer management system (DMS) that is installed in over 400 business locations.

Each year approximately 100 SAMs and 40 Orions are commissioned, sold and installed annually in New Zealand, Australia and over 20 other countries as well.



Having used the Orion software system as a Motorbike Dealer for the last 4 years. With a staff of 9 people, we have found that it works effectively and efficiently to meet our business operational needs.

The separate modules for the Parts, Service, Sales, On Farm Servicing and Accounting departments are all integrated and this gives us clarity across all aspects of the business. This also enables us to draw down on the department reports on a daily basis, which gives us a clear idea of what is currently happening across the business.

The Orion System also enables us to prepare the financial documentation for our accountant through an easy, quick and efficient process. Saving time and money.

Orion has developed a reliable support system, where questions can be answered through a phone call and for the more difficult issues the customer support team will dial into your computer and work with you, through the issue. We have always found the staff to be friendly and helpful and usually always available to answer your questions. This is included in the monthly subscription and it gives you the security that for any mistakes you may make, there is always someone out there to help you put it right.

We would recommend Orion as a Software System.

Ted Marris
Managing Director



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Having been an ORION user since Jan ’17, it is fair to say I am an extremely strong advocate !

As a major South Island marine dealership located here in Blenheim, we had previously attempted to work with another well-known range of software (MYOB) and we tried to constantly adapt this to our Workshop, Retail & Yard operations. This was both cumbersome and limiting.

Prior to instigating ORION we explored it extensively and remain nothing short of impressed with the product. We remain VERY comfortable with its ability to do exactly as we want and whilst a little unforgiving at times, if users follow processes correctly, I have found very few flaws in the system, its processes & its reporting.

At M & O, we see a major strength coming also from the software partners chosen by ORION and remain extremely confident in the whole package offered.

Put simply, ORION has my 100% support & advocacy!!

Pete Walters
Managing Director



We have been using Orion software for about 6 years now and have found it to be a very valuable tool for our business.

As a Motorcycle Dealership it is key to be able to link transactions between departments and Orion does this with ease, therefore allowing us to get true costs in each department.

The reporting tools are invaluable too and give you a great insight into margins and profitability.

It is also handy to have Beva located in Christchurch to take care of all our IT Needs.

Kind Regards

Carl Burger



The Orion Accounting Software package is ideally suited to a Workshop and Sales environment.

The system helps refine the internal processes within the Dealership and makes accessing information easier. Like any software it has its advantages and disadvantages but has helped drive profitability within the Sales and Service side of our Business.

Griff Simpson
Dealer Principle

Automotive Software Management System Specialists

Orion Dealer and Fleet Management software is developed, distributed and supported by SAM Computer Systems, a market leader in providing specialist business software systems to the automotive and related industries 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 had its genesis in the early 1980s developing specialised business software for the automotive industry.


A Range of Industries Supported

Orion is at its core a specialist automotive Dealer Management System (DMS) software system.

While the original targets for DMS were almost exclusively automotive (car) and motorcycle dealerships, over time the same models of efficiency and performance enhancement that have been so successfully applied to these have been rolled out to a wide range of other industries including Marine, Motorcycle, Agricultural, Fleet Management, Heavy Transport, Materials Handling, Mining & Drilling, Quarrying, Heavy Equipment, Outdoor Power Equipment, Engineering/Manufacturing.