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Software Development

Software development is our core service offering, making up 75% of our revenues. We create bespoke applications and build business systems based on existing applications, all using open source technology. 

Catalyst's software development services have enabled some of New Zealand's largest organisations Our Developersto confidently deploy secure, high-performance, scalable and cost-effective business systems.

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Catalyst delivers:

Web Content Management Systems - based on popular open source frameworks like Drupal. We configure and customise web CMS systems for large and small websites, including ecommerce and mobile sites

Learning Management Systems - Catalyst has a world class team of learning management specialists capable of building large scale systems based on Moodle for education, government and private sector organisations. 

Library Management Systems - Catalyst has in depth experience with the leading open source library management system, Koha

Mobile - we operate a robust high-throughput SMS gateway in New Zealand, build mobile-optimised sites, web and platform-specific applications for mobile devices

Ecommerce - we build secure ecommerce sites, including integration with fulfillment systems 


Catalyst designs and delivers some serious business systems running critical operations. Our solid engineering skills and in-depth understanding of open source technologies mean Catalyst designed systems are dependable, adaptable and above all secure. 

Catalyst directors, and many of our staff, have been in the software development industry for over 20 years. The Catalyst team has the breadth of experience necessary to successfully deliver projects of considerable size and complexity, from initial systems architecture through to managed hosting and support. 

Our open architectures allow us to freely adapt the systems we deliver to meet changing business needs. We also help manage your investment in open source by working with development communities to feed improvements back into the projects we use to build your business systems. 

Our software development services include:

  • systems analysis and design
  • systems integration
  • bespoke software development
  • front end design 
  • functional, regression and performance testing.