About

Planet Software are the company behind Sonia - the world’s most widely used student placement management software.

We can claim a history dating back over 30 years, but the company has been in its current form since 1999, with the head office located in Adelaide, South Australia.

First created in 1999, Sonia has a history of managing placements that dates back nearly two decades and has become the prime focus for the company:

  • Sonia is in use in multiple countries over three continents
  • More Australasian education providers use Sonia than any other placement system
  • Is used by the majority of the top ranked Australian universities within the Group of Eight
  • Used by every universities in Western Australia
  • Consistently maintained a growth rate of over 300% per annum in the USA

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we have a strong focus on using Microsoft Technologies but also embrace open standard technologies.

Planet Software is made up of a great team of staff that is passionate about technology and how it can be used to meet a business's needs. All our technical staff has relevant university degrees, and are encouraged to pursue Microsoft qualifications and maintain a strong focus on professional development and continual learning to ensure they remain leaders in their field.

Planet Software is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner!

Microsoft Gold Certified Partners are the elite Microsoft Business Partners who earn the highest customer endorsement. They have the knowledge, skills, and commitment to help implement technology solutions that match your exact business needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners have passed the highest level of requirements from Microsoft and have demonstrated the most robust, efficient and scalable implementations of Microsoft technologies in demonstrated enterprise customer deployments or an on-site Microsoft assessment. Read more about the Microsoft Gold Partner program >