OLSPS History

1989 – OLRAC is founded

The OLSPS Group was started with the founding of OLRAC in 1989 by Drs Amos Barkai and Mike Bergh with the aim of building a company specialising in the scientific management of commercial fishing resources.

2001 – SPSS-SA is founded

In 2001 OLSPS founded SPSS-SA (OLSPS Analytics) and became the sole providers of SPSS in South Africa and some Sub Saharan African countries. Aiming to offer this complex statistical software to commercial and various other sectors that could benefit from the SPSS suite of powerful tools.

2001 – 2012 – SPSS-SA expanded from software provider to an analytical in-house solutions provider.

From 2001 – 2012 SPSS-SA expanded its offering and became established as not only a software provider but an analytical in-house solutions provider in predictive analytics, big data, complex optimisations and various other solutions.

2012 – OLRAC & SPSS-SA merge to OLRAC-SPS

In 2012 IBM acquired SPSS Inc OLRAC and SPSS-SA merged to form OLRAC SP. The newly merged company was divided into 3 specialised units:

  • Predictive analytics
  • Fisheries management
  • Fisheries Electronic Logbook Management

2012 – 2012 OLRAC SPS was awarded the IBM Predictive Analytics 2011 – 2012 Middle East & Africa Business Partner Achievement Award

In 2012 OLRAC SPS was awarded the IBM Predictive Analytics 2011 – 2012 Middle East & Africa Business Partner Achievement Award for its predictive claims segmentation solution provided to short-term insurer Santam.

Between 2012 and 2016 three additional country offices were founded:

  • OLSPS Holidings (UK)
  • OLSPS International LDA (Portugal)
  • Enjol (Australia)
  • In 2017 OLRAC SPS was split to form OLSPS Analytics and OLSPS Marine.

    2017 – OLSPS Zimbabwe and OLSPS Mozambique joined OLSPS Group

    2017 became a very exciting year, as we expanded and partnered with 2 predictive analytics companies in Zimbabwe and Mozambique: OLSPS Partners (sister company to Regal Systems Pvt. Ltd.) and OLSPS Mozambique (formerly Prisma Engenharia LDA).