Custom Software Development Services

Invest in high performance, cyber resilient software solutions tailored to your business goals.

Catalyst can assist with resourcing your software project. Our team are highly skilled in a variety of programming languages and frameworks.  We have helped numerous clients in Education, Government, Commercial and Not-for-profit sectors with their custom software development needs.

Custom software – tailored to your unique needs

Off the shelf software may be inexpensive and easy to purchase, but ultimately the total cost of ownership (TCO) can be high.  This is particularly true if you are an enterprise organisation that needs to scale, requiring streamlined operational processes for your specific business needs.

Open source innovation

The experienced development team at Catalyst create enterprise custom applications, using open source programming languages.  There’s no need for vendor lock-in or upfront licence fees, you simply pay for the features that you need to achieve the outcomes that you want.

Agile software development

We are committed to managing projects using the Agile methodology, breaking projects into a number of key phases.  As IT professionals, we collaborate closely with our clients, checking small iterations of code releases along the way.  When our clients see a concept come alive, they can then start to adjust their expectation as to the reality of what is possible.

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Do you need open source development skills for your project? Our developers work with:

  • PHP
  • Laravel framework
  • React
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • Java

Why invest in custom software.

Increased ROI

Custom software requires some investment at the start but the long term costs are lower: less hardware, fewer licences, more streamlined operational processes.

Scale (up or down)

By having an operation that is streamlined and systematic you reduce the friction i.e. the touch points and opportunities for errors. Have a business that is seasonal? Being able to scale up and down, as required, can be extremely efficient.


Custom software is adaptable. Should your processes change, you have the flexibility to update your existing software, avoiding the sunken cost of purchasing a new one.

Systems Integration

Custom software can be developed to support existing processes and infrastructure that span your business.

Competitive Advantage

In a mature / enterprise organisation, if you can increase productivity and efficiency, your business becomes more competitive.

User Experience (UX)

If your staff follow processes that are onerous and mundane, engagement levels will deteriorate. Investing in software that does just what you need it to do, will improve UX and increase your people confidence.

Technical Support

When you commission a custom software development company for your project, you start a collaborative support network that understands your operations, your infrastructure and your goals.


Custom application development case study

How custom software development can optimise your operations:


Delivers innovation to improve workflow, user engagement and overall UX


Helps build a strong culture – solutions are more intuitive, tailored to represent the company’s needs


Automated processes allow staff to focus on their core responsibilities


Improved functionality delivers efficiency and reduced costs

Your trusted custom software development company in Australia

Why choose Catalyst for your custom open source solutions

  • 20+ years of experience working with open source software solution partners
  • Award winning recognition for open source development expertise: Moodle, Totara
  • Endorsed by Australian Government: GovCMS Drupal Services Panel Member for software development work
  • Proven enterprise level capability – Monash University, Kmart Australia and NSW Government
  • Business is ISO 27001 Certified – all operations meet the regulation’s information security requirements
  • Global perspective – Catalyst is a multi-region group that operates in APAC, UK, Europe and Canada

Leverage our extensive experience.

Our custom development services can deliver fault-tolerant, resilient solutions that will streamline your organisation’s operational processes.