At Pelorus Methods, our mission is to have an enjoyable, rewarding experience while making a difference
assisting governmental organizations in achieving superior levels of performance.
Pelorus Methods provides comprehensive accounting software solutions to local governments featuring
core accounting functionality, budgeting and planning tools, performance measurement processes and
managerial and financial reporting capabilities. More than just a software provider, we support
governmental entity officials, management, and staff in their efforts to provide the highest quality
services to their citizens in an efficient and cost effective manner consistent with principles of
sound fiscal management.
We have built our products and services on years of experience. Neil Duncan, after years performing
audits in the public sector, realized the need for an effective tool that could help governmental
organization keep sound accounting records. Through the years he provided different accounting
solutions to numerous organizations and in 2000 Pelorus DGS was born. For the past 10 years,
Pelorus Methods has helped governmental organizations achieve their goals. With unmatched customer
retention, we have one of the best track records in the industry.
Our vision is to be the most valuable resource available to the governmental community in furnishing
accounting related assistance and support through innovative, standards based software solutions,
unparalleled user support, and exceptional guidance and training.
Origin of the name Pelorus
The pelorus, for which Pelorus DGS is named, is a compass-like instrument used to determine the bearing
of landmarks in relation to a ship. Bearings are measured from a reference that has been determined by
the position of the north pole. The origin of the pelorus is uncertain, but is named for and usually
attributed to the Italian pilot that guided Hannibal from Italy to Carthage around hazardous Cape Faro,
Sicily, during the war between Carthage and Rome. Hannibal, the Carthaginian general, is usually
remembered for taking his troops and war elephants over the Alps from Spain into Italy.