Synergy software is designed and built by Total Synergy to help architects, engineers and construction designers — built environment design professionals and businesses — find more time for design.
Total Synergy — helping architects and engineers deliver projects since 1999
Total Synergy’s very first customer was a built environment design consulting firm that couldn’t find a practice management software solution for its specific needs. That was back in 1999. They still use Synergy today.
Synergy Practice Management software was created in a time before software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud computing were mainstream things. Synergy, as you see it today, is the fifth evolution of our practice and project management software for architects and engineers. The preceding four versions were on-premises, Windows Server-based applications that required installation, on-site training, and manual upgrades. Through this legacy, we know what architects, engineers and other built environment design professionals need for project accounting, project management, and project collaboration.
Who we are — #TeamTotalSynergy
Our focus at Total Synergy is on creating an engaging and fun working environment for our team in the belief that engaged people lead to great products and excellent user experiences. We’re a diverse bunch, united by our core values. We all love technology and work with a real focus on helping each other grow, and helping our customers fulfil their role in designing the built environment.
The phrase ‘more time for design’ comes from a print advertising campaign that first ran from 2011 to 2015 in Australia. Here’s a little taster of some of the characters we’ve seen over the years, all of whom appeared as full-page adverts in various publications like Engineers Australia (now called ‘Create‘), Architecture Australia, and Architectural Review Asia Pacific…
This is Bruce. He’s from our first series of “more time” campaigns in 2011. Bruce stirred a bit of controversy when Engineers Australia wouldn’t publish the full page advert (though Architecture Australia and Architectural Review Asia Pacific ran it with no problems). It was reported on in the Australian media publication Mumbrella.
Meet Britney (she’s a sweetheart, really!). While perhaps not the fun part of family, Britney’s a reminder that this is why you need more time in your business, so you can get back to give her a big cuddle and put the smile back on her face.
We named this guy Greg (nothing to do with him looking like someone in our office called Greg. Nope, nothing to do with that…). Greg arrived in our office one day as a torn out page from a magazine. An architect who’d seen the advert tore it out, put it on his assistant’s desk and said: “I want to be this guy. Find out how Total Synergy can help.” Can’t ask for a better reaction that that!
This is Elvis. We can’t help but smile every time we see him (surely you’re grinning at your screen right now). We liked Elvis so much he ran in magazines in 2011, 2013 and 2014. We think everyone has an inner Elvis waiting to come out.
Selfies began long before smartphones, it seems. This is Roweena — aka Duck Face — who looks like she’s missing some spaghetti or noodles to suck… Or maybe she’s just expressing herself.
What do you get for someone who’s buried in the sand? A hat! This is Max, strangely named after the 1980’s cult TV icon Max Headroom. Max has found some time for contemplation.
This character was named Roy after Roy Batty, the Nexus 6 replicant from Blade Runner (what can we say, these things just sometimes happen in leaps of the imagination!). Roy is finding time to enjoy small pleasures.
This was our final full page advert in the “more time” campaign. This is Brad — he just kind of looks a bit Brad-ish to us. He’s found time for vision, taking pictures on the road, looking at life through the lens of the camera, and the giant lenses of his smiley face sunnies!