Celebrating 35 years of Tech Innovation

A message from our Managing Director, John de Giorgio

Happy anniversary to us all.

Shireburn celebrates 35 yearsI am very proud that the Shireburn team has brought the company to where it is today through a lot of hard work, innovation and loyalty, a loyalty which we share with our clients, many of whom have been with us on this journey for decades.

35 years is a feat for any business but for one in the Information Technology sector, it is particularly significant, especially since even the term Information Technology did not exist at the time the company was set up! Many of the team had not even been born at the time either.  Nor of course did the Internet, mobile phones, Windows or Macs, fax machines, let alone VOIP.

The last five years have seen the greatest period of acceleration in Shireburn’s history, in terms of staff, projects, products, innovation, roles and ideas. We are far from slowing down.

The last five years has seen many milestones:

  • the building of our airport solution Concessionaire Analyzer+ and the acquisition by global IT giant Gentrack/Veovo.
  • the transition of technologies with the development of the new Indigo platform and the launch of the Shireburn Indigo Payroll which as of today just hit its 45,000th employee from 2,365 companies
  • the work on the Shireburn Indigo Time and Attendance and its imminent go-live in January 2019
  • the commencement of work on the new accounting and inventory systems on our Indigo cloud platform
  • maintaining our client base on SBS, through our highly regarded support
  • the office move to SkyParks Business Centre
  • the doubling of the size of the team to 60+ employees today
  • the strengthening of the team with new dedicated roles
  • the consolidating of the senior management team and the implementation of the team leaders roles

Anniversaries are times to look back, but they are also a good time to look forward. We look to the past to learn from it so as to allow us to better drive the future.

When we get to our 40th anniversary in 5 years time we will look back and see the milestones that we will be achieving in these next  five years. These are indeed exciting times.

When I consider the key ingredients that have driven success at Shireburn I think of:

  • the ability to reinvent as each new technology wave comes about, redeveloping software products on new platforms through the innovation of our teams. We have been able to do this 4 times while many software companies struggle to do this once.
  • the ability to provide an environment for our team that allows them to develop and learn in a collaborative atmosphere that encourages high staff retention
  • the service we offer our clients.

Each and every one of our team members has contributed to these successes and achievements, perhaps each in different ways as have our clients and suppliers.

I would like to thank them all for their hard work, vision, flexibility, loyalty, collaboration and friendship.

From tomorrow, we aim for the 40th as today will have passed 🙂


Message from the CEO on our 30th Anniversary

John de Giorgio
John de Giorgio – CEO Shireburn Software

Today is the 30th anniversary since I started Shireburn Software. So much has happened in the last 30 years, and not just in terms of technology. The most amazing thing is that after 30 years, hireburn Software is more innovative than we have ever been, forging ahead into new technologies and new markets. So while it is fun to look back, it is so exciting looking forward and this is what matters most.

Shireburn has been an incredible collection of dedicated people working well and hard as a team. Our reputation for providing excellent support is hard earned and well deserved, as is our reputation for practical software products. There are many people who should stand up and take a bow but no one more than my co-director, Franco Galea. We have an incredible and loyal team. My
sincere thanks goes out to them all. I hope that working at Shireburn has been stimulating, challenging, exciting, a continuous learning and developmental experience and rewarding.

We also have a loyal client base without which our hard work would be meaningless. Our first client 30 years ago is still our client today and our client retention levels would be the envy of any IT company where we are operating in such a fast moving industry. My thanks go out to all our clients, old and new.

As I said, looking ahead I see great experiences, more growth and excitement. Our entry into new technologies, products and markets is very exciting. We have been successful at riding each technology wave that has been thrown at us over the last 30 years and I am confident of having the team capable of continuing to do so. No doubt we will be challenged again but equally I have no doubt that we have a great crew with which to meet the challenge.

I am so looking forward to the years to come.

30th anniversary