ABOUT SOFTBYTE COMPUTERS
Our WinTax software for Windows is chosen for use, under license agreement for decades now, by Old Mutual, SA’s largest Life Assurance Company, and by some of SA’s biggest banks including ABSA and Standard. Our corporate customers also include some of the biggest accounting firms in the country. In addition, thousands of accountants, bookkeepers, tax practitioners and financial consultants rely on our WinTax software as WinTax is acknowledged as being the best tax-calculator software available in South Africa.
We also offer the ultimate in salary structuring software. Called BackTax, this totally unique package allows you to structure salaries working forwards or backwards to make sure you get the most out of any salary package.
Our very popular SOFTFIN program for Windows gives brokers and financial consultants exactly what they want and not what the life assurance companies think they should have. SOFTFIN allows you to do simple, yet compliant, FNA’s for death, disability or retirement planning in 15 minutes with a single-page report which anyone can understand. SOFTFIN also gives you a powerful quotation package for investment products where you can setup commissions, admin and portfolio management etc. SOFTFIN also provides the user with a host of financial and investment calculators you will use every day of the week – all this at a ridiculously low cost which covers updates and extra features added regularly.
RUSSELL SCHOLTZ CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS - HOWICK
Congratulations on Softbyte’s 33rd birthday and thanks for a stunning tax program with all the updates and extra features added regularly.
TONY ARCHER - FINANCIAL ADVISOR - KLERKSDORP
You just got me a commission of R50,000 with the R/Fund Advantage calculator – the first time I used it!
LOUIS AND CAROL VAN VUUREN
Our congratulations and gratitude to you and your committed staff for all your hard work and patience we have enjoyed and shared during the past 10 years that we have used your tax software. Your Tax programs and the professionally prepared tax-lecture videos, are very impressive, and thoroughly researched. Indeed, “Service Par Excellence”
DURING THE PAST 34 YEARS THAT WE HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS...
In the 34 years that we have been in business we have been the supplier of SA’s premier tax and financial software to thousands of accountants, tax and financial consultants. In addition, we have supplied bulk sales, or license agreements to use customised versions of our software, to institutions such as OLD MUTUAL, LIBERTY LIFE, NEDCOR, NBS, THE PERM, FNB BROKING DIVISION, ABSA BROKING DIVISION, UNISA, UNIVERSITY OF KZN, STANDARD TRUST and ABSA TRUST etc
OLD MUTUAL HEAD OFFICE - PINELANDS, CAPE TOWN
The testimonial we are most proud of is that Old Mutual Head Office have chosen WinTax and have acquired a license agreement to distribute WinTax to their tax lawyers and their top investment advisors every year for the past 20 years.
TERESA CARTER BCOMPT (UNISA) CPA (SA) - TEGRE ACCOUNTING AND BOOKKEEPING CC
I have been using WinTax in my practice since 1998 and we also used it at the company where I did my articles. It is a great program to work on and makes running your practice so much easier. WinTax is one of the computer programs that has become a necessity in my practice.
Many Happy Returns on Softbyte’s birthday – Softbyte is & always has been my choice of financial software provider and given the fact that you always seem to be one step ahead of the rest of the pack, I guess you will remain my first choice. Tony & Nick – well done – others have come & gone, but NOBODY ELSE has ever taken my call for help on a Saturday and actually provided me with a solution. Rose & I wish you many more years of successful operating and we give you these wishes with sincere thanks for everything you’ve done for us and for our industry.
PAUL WOOD - CAPE TOWN
After 30 odd years in the Financial Services Industry, I think SoftFin is a remarkable program with no equal and I don’t really understand why it is not used by every financial consultant.
PAULINE RUDDEN - CAPE TOWN
I just realised, while I was ordering WinTax, that I have been using your tax software for 25 years!
A VAN ZYL, HSFM
I will inform every person I meet, that is in the line of taxation and accounting, about WinTax and that is a promise.
BackTax is a dream come true for us. Manually trying to calculate a gross salary from a net amounts which my clients paid to their staff has always taken forever using a hit & miss method but BackTax does it in an instant and 100% accurately. You have a customer for life.
YVONNE WESTWOOD - JHB
I simply love your BackTax program! So many useful features for so little money.
KAMY NAIDOO - MARWICH GOULD & Co - PMB
We have found Softbyte’s WinTax program invaluable and their back-up support and update service first class.
ERIC VAN HOOGSTRATEN- HELDERBERG, CAPE
As one of your original clients who over many years has been using your software on a daily basis, I can unreservedly recommend your product to any potential user. It is user friendly and always up-to-date with the latest legislation.
MICHELLE SCHOURIE - VISION ACCOUNTING
Hats off to you guys once again!! Brilliant!!! We have all been worried about the upcoming tax filing season and now it’s going to be a snap with your new medical and RF calculators. Thanks so much. If only everyone delivered like you guys do!
LOEDIE GEYER - JHB
Every time I open my computer and find a new message from Softbyte I am again surprised and probably overwhelmed at the outstanding quality and promptness of your service to us, your customers. It was truly the best business decision I ever made to sign up with Softbyte. Your promptness also highlights the absolute mess in which SARS sometimes finds itself. Once again a million thanks for being so efficient and helping us in the accounting profession to provide a similar high quality service to our customers. If I can be so highly regarded by my customers as per your example, I will consider myself to be a very fortunate person. Cheers and every success to you and your team.
MICHAEL FREESTONE B.Comm, ABP. FCIBM, FCIS, MBA.
The inclusion of the CGT calculations in WinTax was immensely helpful. It was quite clear that the information generated was of a higher understanding of this topic than the assessors at SARS. Thank you for making it so easy to use.
I bought SOFTFIN a few days ago and it has already paid for itself many times over.
Jonathan Russon - Russon & Associates CA(SA)
An after-sales service such as the kind that you and your team at Softbyte provide cannot be matched. I have been a customer of yours for more than 10 years and the after sales support continues to amaze me. I look forward to 10 more years …and beyond…
Warren de Swardt
Thank you so much for all the work you have put into making Wintax the world class program that it is…must be an absolute nightmare for you to keep up with all the changes that have come about. I cannot do my job without Wintax.
WILLIE VAN ROOYEN
Thanks for all your hard work. We always have confidence in Wintax as it is clear you stay absolutely updated with changes and it happens immediately.
JOHN BARNARD - JUBILEE ACCOUNTING
Thank you for the good work. It is a pleasure working with WinTax as it enhances our system and makes like easier for us. To all the people I have referred WinTax to, not one has been disappointed. We appreciate the efforts in making it easier for the accountants.
Thank you Tony. I really appreciate the support that you offer to us WinTax users. You have a super product backed up by excellent service. I’ve been using WinTax since 1999 and have found the program very user friendly, accurate and a pleasure to use. It makes tax calculations a breeze.
Michelle Schourie CFA(SA) - Vision Accounting
The caliber of person and quality of service at Softbyte is unmatched. Without Tony and Nick my business would not be nearly as efficient. Thank you guys for always being there. Your blindingly fast responses to ANY queries is the proof that we as an industry can trust you.
Tienie Ferreira - MJ Ferreira & Co
Uitstekende diens en opgraderings, wat by bly met die moderne tyd waarin ons leef. Vir my absoluut onmisbaar.
KARIN DONALD - BREDASDORP
THANKS FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT. I hope you appreciate how important you are in our careers and businesses as much as we appreciate your development and support.
Tony Archer - Archer Financial Services
I have been with Softbyte Computers since inception in the early 80’s. My business would never have reached the heights it has without their excellent software and general support.
Dave Bridges - Accounting4Associates
I have known Tony De Wijn since the days when he first produced WinTax. The services rendered by his organisation are exceptional. I challenge anyone to produce a better range of tax products and continue to maintain the price levels and service delivery offered by Tony and Nick.
HR Practitioner - Benefits. Bell Equipment Co SA (Pty) Ltd. Richards Bay
We, at Bell Equipment, have been using your product for more than 20 years. As an HR Practitioner who has looked after remuneration and benefits in our organization, I have used your WinTax and BackTax programs to assist employees with Total Cost to Company salary structuring, travel allowances structuring, assisting with tax returns (ITR12s & provisional tax), also advising employees of investments etc., all of which I would not have been able to do without your products. Over the past 20 years, I have NEVER had a problem, and if there was anything I was unsure of, you and Nick have always been more that happy to assist. For those of you who have not used WINTAX products yet, don’t delay, get it, and add value to whatever you are doing. Kind Regards and keep up the good work.
WILLIE VAN ROOYEN - ELMAR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PTA
We find your tax programs user friendly and easy to use. The financial analysis SOFTFIN provides a quick and simple way to do a needs analysis. Your update service and after sales support is excellent!
TPACC - Software, Solutions and Training
We have used many South African tax computing software as well as Softbyte’s WinTax since the 1980’s. Previously, we even used a competitor’s program that made an error in the tax payable calculation and were not at all impressed with their service response. In our opinion Softbyte’s software is the most user friendly and stable tax software program we know. Over and above an excellent software program, Tony and Nick’s service commitment and ongoing support is excellent, going out of their way to assist customers.
Thomas Labuschagne - Pretoria
I have been using your software for +- 15 years and, despite all the competition and products on the market, I have stayed with Softbyte because you deliver the appropriate goods at a reasonable price, on time, and back it up with service second to none. It is rare indeed to find a service orientated business as yourselves these days.
Malcolm Dix - Financial advisor
I have always had great service and am very impressed with the product. Always accurate and easy to work with.
I have been using Softbyte’s tax programs since 1996 and would not try anything else. Most accurate calculations make life easier for a Beanie! …….and Tony is always just a call away with support! Thanks.
Lize du Plooy
Software is fantastic – user friendly and the support is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!
I have been purchasing your product for almost 16 years now, and I am still thoroughly impressed with the professionalism that has been shown by Tony. His helpfulness knows no bounds, – not to mention being available at all times of the day, seven days a week, when I have needed help. I would not think of using another tax program!! Kind regards,
WILMA VENTER - PRETORIA
I have been using Wintax for the past twelve years. Simple and easy to use, yet efficient down to the smallest detail. Comparative scenario’s can be calculated in seconds, reports printed in the finest details, easily comparable to SARS assessments. It is surely a winner, having used it to set up my tax practise, we use it now to handle hundred of tax clients annually.
JUDY LE SAR - CAPE TOWN
I can honestly say that I don’t know how I would have managed without Softbyte Computers these past 18 months. The update service and after-sales support has far outclassed everything else I have had to contend with. Even training was given which these days is a lost commodity. No query was ignored and there was no long turnaround time in spite of many sudden changes to tax legislation. Thank you Softbyte.
I find the Wintax program excellent to assist me and my clients with doing their Income tax as well as using it for “what if” situations.
THE SOFTBYTE TEAM
TONY DE WIJN
FOUNDER AND CO-PARTNER
FOUNDER AND CO-PARTNER