About us


SQR provides a range of comprehensive agricultural management tools for the sugarcane industry, for both independent farmers and corporates alike. CanePro provides insights into potential problems, supports decision making and offers expert guidance for effective problem solving.

IrrigWeb provides web-based irrigation advice and is at the forefront of research into automated irrigation application systems. The latest addition to the SQR software suite is Cane Logistics, a tool for managing cane supply through effective trip scheduling and vehicle calling to the factory weighbridge.

Our History


SQR Software took root in 1996, to service the growing need for an agricultural management tool for sugarcane farmers.

CanePro was first released in 1997. This farmer version was designed for a single user on a Paradox database. Since its initial release it has experienced rapid growth and is being utilised by over 150 sugarcane farmers in South Africa.

CanePro Estate was developed to service the needs of large multi-user commercial operations. CanePro Estate boasts more advanced features such as multiple-user access, database security, auditing and enhanced agricultural decision support, all built on a Microsoft SQL Server database. To date, 30 large-scale commercial operations rely on CanePro Estate to produce approximately 25 million tons of cane from over 300 000 ha of sugarcane land.

Our commitment and dedication to the future of CanePro and advances in sugarcane agriculture are evident through SQR’s growth. In 2009 SQR Software Pty Ltd (Australia) was established in Brisbane placing us in an ideal location to service the Australian and South East Asian sugar industries. SQR Software strives for continuous improvement and adaptation of CanePro to meet the requirements of all users.


CanePro Farmer was first released


First CanePro Estate pilot sites


CanePro Estate commercial release


SQR Software Pty Ltd (Australia) was established


IrrigWeb released to the Australian Sugar Industry


Cane Logistics Pilot site at Maidstone


Cane Logistics installed at Ubombo Sugar, Eswatini

Our clients


Our stable of clients, some of the biggest sugar cane suppliers in the world, include, Tongaat Hulett, Illovo Sugar Africa and RCL Foods.