CRS Software

Farmer-founded, we've been making farm financial software for over 30 years. Discover more about the company, our approach and our people.

Our journey

CRS Software is proudly kiwi-owned and provincially based we build farm financial software to help farmers reach their goals.

Founded in 1981 by three Wairarapa farmers, CRS Software today helps farmers manage an estimated $10 billion dollars of agri-business revenue.  Over many decades we’ve learned a lot. It’s with confidence we can say we understand the business of farming.

Our approach

We involve farmers to ensure we’re providing the best product that meets their financial needs, today and tomorrow.

Because we focus on farming, the program is tailored to rural businesses. It has all the financial reporting you need to measure and manage your farm performance, production and forecasting in a format both you and your bank value.

Cashmanager RURAL is simple, easy to use and made for the business of farming. We believe any farmer can use it.

Making timely, informed on-farm decisions is your job, ours is to provide the means to help you do that. Having accurate information at your fingertips when you need it takes the hard work out of managing the farm’s finances.

Our people

Based in Masterton NZ, we’re a medium sized company, with over 40 staff. Our teams are: Product Innovation, Client Advisory, Business, Sales and Marketing.


Our  Directors

photo of Brian Eccles, MD and owner of CRS Software Ltd

Managing Director and Owner

Brian Eccles

A former award winning sheep and beef farmer in the Wairarapa, Brian Eccles champions the farmer’s perspective. He’s passionate about Cashmanager RURAL’s ability to help farmers reach their financial goals and improve farm performance.

Brian drives the purpose and design of Cashmanager RURAL and is the sole owner of  CRS Software Ltd.

photo of John Sexton, Board Chair of CRS Software Ltd

Director and Board Chairman

John Sexton

John runs a business consultancy in Masterton and is a Fellow of the Society of Accountants.  He has worked with many farmers over the years and gained valuable insights into the business of farming. John has been a director of CRS Software Ltd since 1995.

Photo of Phillip Meyer, Director CRS Sofware


Phillip Meyer

Phillip joined the CRS Software board in July 2014, bringing a wealth of financial, business and management experience to the company. Before becoming a professional director, Phillip was head of international capital markets for Westpac Bank, London. He was the financial adviser for the Sydney Olympics 2000 Bid and advised Australian State Governments on economic development growth arising from the Olympics.

Our Management Team

General Manager Product Innovation

Bret Richdale

Marketing Manager

Lisa McDonald

Industry partners

Over several decades we’ve developed a solid reputation; trusted by farmers and industry.

We helped set the standard for dairy farm financial data. We collaborate with accounting software to streamline efficiencies, and share data with farm management software providers.

Our sponsorships include supporting women in the dairy industry through Dairy Women’s Network and the Agri-Women’s Development Trust.

Join our Team

Learn more from our careers page.