Incorporated in 1986 as a co-operative by Australian Central, CPS, PowerState, Fire Service and Satisfac Credit Unions, DA had a vision of becoming the preferred and exclusive technology partner of the customer owned financial services industry. Based in Adelaide and servicing companies Nationwide, they have since managed to take on a growing client base and establish themselves as an industry leader. In 1989 they acquired their own version of software to support and develop for SA and NT Credit Unions, then in 1997 they purchased the Phoenix Core Banking System from the US. In 2011 they rebranded Phoenix to DA CBS subsequent to purchasing the intellectual property rights and selling rights in Australia and New Zealand. In 2013, Karl Grant joined the team as their CEO and proceeded to lead their transformation through his reinvigoration and introduction of their ‘Technology Roadmap’ as well as their client relationship management function. Both initiatives have proved to be successful amongst their clients. Through their clients, they are proud to be dealing with over 1 million banking customers and 25 billion in client assets, operating across 700 servers. They are currently operating from modern City offices in the heart of Adelaide with over 150 staff members, with some design and support staff based in Sydney and Brisbane. They look ahead to a promising future as they continue to provide excellent technology solutions while they work on their growth agenda.