We help complex business tick

Project driven delivery with excellent communication creates better business results.

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YouDo provides custom software development services using an agile approach.  

YouDo was founded in 2007 and focusing initially on the energy sector, one of YouDo’s early successes was to develop the retail systems that underpinned Powershop. Since then, complex businesses in sectors like energy and finance continue to come to YouDo to help them solve tough information challenges. 

We have clever, passionate people who understand complex data models and have the ability to develop clever solutions. Our team relish the challenge of creating bespoke software that empowers our clients to make complex decisions faster, more accurately and armed with better data. 

Industry and application experience helps us get to grips with projects quickly, and we pair that with a mature and professional approach to delivery. 

If your information technology challenge is complex, and you need it done efficiently to a high quality, discover working with YouDo – We Enable.

YouDo boasts a team of smart, passionate and pragmatic people. We love what we do.
Together we bring years of experience in Energy, Finance and Software Delivery.

Greig Robertson

Solution Architect & Founder

Kari Reiterer

Chief Executive

Michael Daymond-King

Business Development

Fintech

YouDo is working with financial institutions to help them innovate, streamlining workflows and enhancing customer interactions. This is a key specialisation of ours, where we apply our knowledge in transaction processing and integration. We support this with a mature and professional approach to delivery, including a commitment to keeping our customers involved in the process.

New Product Development

Throw us your toughest problems and we’ll relish the challenge of tackling them. We have clever, passionate people who understand complex models and develop solutions. We have a structured approach to delivery, and know that budgets and timelines need to be kept and client communication is critical.

We provide solutions on desktop, tablets, mobile iOS and Android.

Energy

YouDo has worked in the energy sector since the company was founded in 2007. We have extensive experience in electricity and gas – from collecting and processing meter data to applying data visualisation and analytics.
With our industry and application experience we get to grips with the challenge quickly, and we deliver to timelines and budgets.

Support Services

As well as ​planning, ​developing​ and​ implementing your systems​, ​YouDo can also take care of​ ​managing your ​systems​ ​backed with a strong SLA.

At ​YouDo we ​also ​understand that you may want to manage your own infrastructure, ​have it in the cloud, ​or managed by a 3rd party. YouDo will work with what best suits your needs.
Once you​r systems are up, ​we ​are as happy to provide you with a hotline just in case.


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Flick Electric is one of New Zealand’s newest electricity retailers and has worked closely with YouDo since the concept was developed.

Flick Electric Company

Challenge
Flick Electric is one of New Zealand’s newest electricity retailers and has worked closely with YouDo since the concept was developed. The challenge was to get to market with a new concept giving New Zealanders access to the wholesale price of electricity direct from the spot market. Flick wanted make the whole process transparent – that’s generation, distribution, transmission and metering – and charge you a transparent fee to be the retailer.

Solution
YouDo built Flick Electric’s customer application, back-end data management application and integrated them together along with a Salesforce CRM platform. This is a set of applications used by the whole of their business, as well as all their online customers.
Flick Electric work​ed​ with YouDo using an iterative and agile approach. Launch functionality was delivered to customers in a series of two-week development sprints. The systems were developed using agile processes, test-driven development, continuous integration, fully automated testing, and automated builds. This provided Flick faster development times with shorter release cycles and reduced risk.

Gain
Flick launched a new business model, disrupted the market, and has continued its rapid growth ever since. In 2015 it tripled its staff, and was named in the Deloitte Fast 50. Wow!

emsTradepoint enables the trading of physical natural gas for producers, wholesalers, industrial users and wider industry participants.

emsTradePoint

Challenge
emsTradepoint wanted to enable the trading of physical gas and go to market in a short time frame with a reliable and scalable system.

 
Solution
YouDo built the emsTradePoint application based on the YouDo trading platform as its base. The YouDo trading platform is an extensible, entirely web based solution that can be hosted on or off-site and supports the trading of niche, configurable products.

Summary of Functions

  • Multiple matching and pricing algorithms that can be configured per market, per market state (opening and open).
  • Market summary screen showing an overview of the entire market
  • Trading restrictions giving the ability for companies to include or exclude other participants on a per product basis
  • Ability for companies to post news and announcements to the web site
  • Market Administration allowing an administrator to control and configure the market
  • Ability to create off market trades allowing administrators to create non auto-matched trades

Gain
emsTradepoint is operating the market and enables the trading of physical natural gas for producers, wholesalers, industrial users and wider industry participants in New Zealand.

YouDo​ ​have a long relationship with Meridian where we develop​ed​ and maintain two data aggregation and visualisation applications for Meridian.

Meridian Energy

YouDo​ ​have a long relationship with Meridian where we develop​ed​ and maintain data aggregation and visualisation applications for Meridian. One example is a tool to assist decision-making for traders and another is a market information dashboard.

A​t Meridian’s head office on Wellington’s waterfront​ you can see the live dashboard YouDo developed for Meridian​. The dashboard visually communicates business metrics in real-time allowing staff to make better and more informed decisions throughout their day. Remote data feeds gathered from web APIs, XML and screen scraping show real time movements in wholesale energy spot prices, power generation levels and other important data, and is​ ​regularly​ ​updated​ ​close to real time​.​

 

YouDo developed the applications together with Meridian in an agile and collaborative approach making sure business value was always a key driver in the development process.

Carbon Match is New Zealand’s dedicated platform for direct trading of carbon credits. The aim is to make available to participants a regular and credible market price for carbon.

Carbon Match

Carbon Match is New Zealand’s dedicated platform for direct trading of carbon credits. The aim is to make available to participants a regular and credible market price for carbon.

YouDo built the Carbon Match system based on the YouDo trading platform. The trading platform is an extensible, entirely web based solution that can be hosted on or off-site and supports the trading of niche, configurable products and forms the foundation of the Carbon Match platform.

Summary of Functions

  • Multiple matching and pricing algorithms that can be configured per market, per market state (opening and open).
  • Market summary screen showing an overview of the entire market
  • Trading restrictions giving the ability for companies to include or exclude other participants on a per product basis
  • Ability for companies to post news and announcements to the web site
  • Market Administration allowing an administrator to control and configure the market
  • Ability to create off market trades allowing administrators to create non auto-matched trades

Peer to peer lending marketplaces have been disrupting the traditional finance market around the world by using technology, Harmoney has brought peer to peer lending to New Zealand.

 
Challenge
Peer to peer lending marketplaces have been disrupting the traditional finance market around the world by using technology. Harmoney brought peer to peer lending to New Zealand. 

Contesting the traditional way of investing and borrowing money is not an easy challenge to overcome. However, Harmoney believed they could bring change with technology to minimise the cost of financial intermediation, and passing the benefits on to customers. Therefore they looked to build a transparent, multi-sided marketplace in a scalable and robust digital platform.

Solution
YouDo helped Harmoney with its key systems, making sure Harmoney could launch in a timely and efficient manner, and bring its services to market in a reliable and safe way. While Harmoney continued to build up its own team of staff YouDo continued to support the business managing new development and support of existing systems.

Gain
Within its first year of operation Harmoney grew from 7 to 70 staff and achieved $100 million in lending, what a milestone! Harmoney has achieved unprecedented growth over the last couple of years, gaining trust and recognition for the work and service they provide.

The Open Data Model (ODM) delivers the benefits of collaboration to the world of database design and development.

The Open Data Model (ODM)

Challenge

“Creating order out of chaos” is how we like to define our mission. In the world of legacy systems chaos is in plentiful supply. Current development methods add to it day by day. Rather than throw our hands up and say “this problem is too big,” the founders of the Open Data Model took comfort in the simple tautology “any improvement is an improvement.” We built the ODM to significantly improve the way we create, maintain, use and replace database applications.

Solution

YouDo worked with an international team based in Germany, Austria, New Zealand and New York and built the functionality that comprises the Open Data Model including:

  • Data modeling
  • Workflow
  • Notifications
  • Authorisation
  • Discussion boards.

Gain
The Open Data Model (ODM) now delivers the benefits of collaboration to the world of database design and development on a global scale.

With offices in the US, New Zealand and Australia Qotient provides a cloud-based sales acceleration platform that delivers a library of sales conversations including insights, sales questions and supporting marketing collateral in real-time to any device.

Business Challenge

The challenge was to launch a new platform within a limited period with no internal IT resources on hand. Therefore, Qotient looked for a software service provider that was able to offer a proven project delivery methodology to develop their acceleration platform to reach the global market.

Solution

Qotient engaged YouDo to develop the 1st phase of their application for the core functionalities which would be introduced as a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) in the market place. YouDo developed a scalable and secure multi-tenant web application, combining a reliable back-end in Ruby on Rails with a rich front-end built in React to enable a rich user interface.

The project was executed in an Agile fashion where requirements evolved through close collaboration and development happened in iterative cycles of 2-3 weeks .

Gain

The new Qotient sales acceleration platform has many functionalities including user management, company management, talk tracks and insights versioning, meetings, CRM entities, multi tenancy, etc with more advanced features on a rich user interface.

With advice from YouDo, Qotient has been able to build their IT team as the project was underway and is now moving the new product forward with their internal IT team and growing their sales acceleration platform in the global market.

YouDo ha​s​ a long relationship with EMS, a business unit of Transpower, and have implemented the numerous applications for them:

Transpower​ ​(EMS)

YouDo ha​s​ a long business relationship with EMS, a business unit of Transpower, where we have implemented and continue to manage and enhance key applications and systems:

  • Network billing and reporting
  • Non-half-hourly data administration and reconciliation
  • Mobile site for showing current load and generation
  • Grid meter data management (i.systemoperator.co.nz)
  • Gas allocation system

Many of these systems take in meter readings from around the national grid, and allows users to create rules for transforming, combining and applying algorithms to data streams to produce new data streams for various data sets published to the energy industry.
Some of these systems also contain rich graphing functionality including zoom-in capability, drag and drop diagrams to create transformations. These systems really demonstrate the power of modern web browsers and what YouDo can do for its customers.

YouDo has worked with Orange Umbrella over a multi-year period to build the Survey Tool that underpins their business and which features strongly on their website.

Orange Umbrella

is concerned with improving the workplace safety culture of its customers. YouDo has worked with Orange Umbrella over a multi-year period to build the Survey Tool that underpins their business and which features strongly on their website.

The Survey Tool functionality includes:

  • An intuitive user interface,
  • Multiple stakeholders with multiple permissions,
  • Workflow,
  • Report building and generation,
  • Dashboards.

YouDo continue to work with Orange Umbrella developing new functionality in a collaborative and iterative approach. Lately YouDo have also helped Orange Umbrella develop and maintain an iOS base  entry point of the application.

YouDo Limited
Level 2, 10 Cambridge Terrace, Te Aro
PO Box 25339
Wellington 6146
New Zealand

Phone: +64 4 498 0019
Email: sales@youdo.co.nz

Project Enquiries
Phone: +64 4 974 9181
Email: info@youdo.co.nz

Business Development
Michael Daymond-King
Direct Phone: +64 27 654 4034
Email: Michael@youdo.co.nz

Community

At YouDo, we want to help our industry to be better. We do this by following and listening to our industry and by supporting community organisations, such as Rails Girls and Dev Academy. Through our social program we also support the SPCA. We do this to change the future for the better.