1980 1980
2011 2011
2015 2015
2019 2019


The business was originally formed in 1980 in Napier, New Zealand by brothers Jim, John and Pat Benson, as a software and services vendor of finance and line of business systems.  Over the next 30 odd years the business continued to grow, establishing itself as the market leading provider of finance and administration systems to the New Zealand Local Government market.


In 2011, the business observed a major technology change was underway and an exciting new era was approaching – the era of digital transformation.  The business decided to catch the digital wave and embarked on a significant product transformation journey to deliver the MAGIQ Cloud Platform.


In 2015, the business made two exciting business acquisitions in line with its product strategy to deliver an enterprise-wide public administration software platform.  The business acquired Chameleon Technology a market-leading supplier of budgeting, reporting and planning software.  Shortly after, the business acquired infoXpert a market-leading supplier of document and records management software.


In 2019, the business successfully crosses the chasm between the on-premise, analog world to the new exciting world of Cloud.  The MAGIQ Cloud Platform is released delivering a native Cloud, public administration software platform.

MAGIQ Software is a business focused on delivering great software to help our customers achieve business success and by doing so, make their work life easier and more enjoyable.

We are passionate about what we do and our many long-term business partnerships are testament to the excellent customer service experience we deliver. We enjoy working collaboratively and honestly with our customers to ensure we meet their business needs, on time and on budget.

We believe in delivering the most appropriate software for each customer’s business size, capabilities and available resources. We believe MAGIQ enables our customers to achieve great things, simply.