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including Commonwealth Bank, Macquarie Bank, Westpac, ANZ, Bank of New Zealand, MLC, Lumley Insurance and Aon. We are right at the cutting edge of assisting large and complex financial.

risk management

customer relationship management

improving operational efficiencies

financial performance management


IBM Cloud now offers 170+ services ranging from bare metal, containers, and server-less computing to hyper-scale infrastructure, blockchain, AI and Machine Learning; all with built-in security at their core.

The IBM Cloud can help insurers protect cars from storms, help shield financial transactions from hacks, and help track a diamond on a blockchain to secure it from theft and fraud. The IBM Cloud is built for business, designed for your data and secure to the core.

Designed for your data: IBM Cloud offers the widest array of database options, from relational to NoSQL, while ensuring strong consistency, high integrity and no delay. The data platform enables your team to connect silos, discover new insights and build smarter applications. Manage and analyse your data, or build and deploy analytics apps in minutes with IBM Data Catalog, IBM Data Refinery, and IBM Analytics Engine.

AI ready: IBM Cloud powers AI-intensive workloads that demand data integrity, low-latency and parallel processing. It also offers a broad range of Watson AI and machine learning APIs to build your own applications. With Watson, you can enrich your applications, anticipate and pre-empt disruptions, detect liabilities and mitigate risk and accelerate research and discovery.

Secure to the core: Security is at the core of IBM Cloud, it is not an after thought. IBM Cloud secures the movement of data on a network of networks. Public, private, and management traffic travel across separate network interfaces, segregating and securing traffic while streamlining management. IBM Cloud meets data sovereignty and compliance regulations with nearly 60 locally owned and operated data centers in 19 countries— more than any other cloud provider.


Traditional approaches to application design can be an expensive and time consuming process, and still offer an uncertain outcome.  Touchstone enables Certus’ clients to validate that applications under development successfully address both business and user needs and deliver return on investment. To achieve this, Touchstone employs a process that rapidly builds a fully functional prototype that unlike simple wire-framing or click-through UX design approaches includes transformation, manipulation and display of data.


By combining an agile Bi-Modal application design, Touchstone enables your organisation to take advantage of rapid software prototyping to conceive, collaborate and construct new applications without disrupting existing IT systems.


Touchstone takes the risk out of application development, allowing customers to concentrate on developing immersive digital experiences that will delight their customers.


Increase staff productivity, move business transactions online and drive customer loyalty. Highly functional web and eCommerce solutions are now a key component of all enterprise systems. 

Organisations rely on web-based technologies to execute core business processes and bring them closer to customers, employees and suppliers. Online presence means better business results - multiple channels of engagement enable real-time reactions to customer needs.

Our consulting team is expert at creating high performing websites and web-based applications that meet user needs and expectations. An engaging, functionally rich, secure web platform that’s always available will improve business competitiveness, employee satisfaction and customer engagement.

From User Experience (UX) consulting at the beginning of an engagement, through development, back-end integration, testing, deployment and ongoing monitoring and management, we offer a complete end-to-end service for enterprise web projects.

A highly usable, responsive, scalable and secure web presence requires broad skills and capabilities to bring all technology components together in a unified, complete solution.


Certus Solutions helps organisations develop quality software applications and manage development projects throughout their lifecycle using IBM Rational software together with the expertise of an IBM certified consulting team.

With Certus as a software development partner organisations can:

  • Focus on building a team of experts with the skills essential to the business, using Certus' IBM certified specialists as required throughout the software development lifecycle;
  • Develop skills with the IBM Rational toolset to meet business needs with Certus' training services - the only IBM authorised training provider for Rational in Australasia;
  • Leverage the wealth of expertise available through Certus' IBM Pureplay business model, with leading capabilities across the IBM software portfolio.

 In addition to IBM Rational product sales and infrastructure support services, Certus provides access to professional consulting in the following areas:

Requirements management
Requirements management, requirements definition and requirements engineering practices are the cornerstones of project success. When requirements are defined and managed properly, project overruns can be reduced by as much as 20% by reducing the number of inaccurate, incomplete, and omitted requirements. Certus consultants have a disciplined approach to eliciting stakeholder requests and transforming them into a detailed set of technical and functional requirements for the system to be built.

Process consulting
The overall software development process is critical in determining whether the software will operate successfully and yet it is very hard to be objective when reviewing it. It can be even harder to crystallise into a method or template for new team members to adopt. Certus consultants have considerable expertise in creating and managing the software development process, in particular the iterative development framework defined in the Rational Unified Process (RUP).

Configuration, change and build management consulting
Attention to detail and systematic use of change and release management tools can have a huge impact on the productivity and unity of software development teams while also improving the quality of the software they produce. Certus helps apply industry-leading IBM Rational tools to the tasks of managing project artifacts, version control and implementing a strict and timely change request workflow.

Testing is a broad discipline that covers everything from unit testing to deployment testing. Certus is expert in all facets of testing and can assist with training and mentoring for IBM Rational testing tools, as well as the theory and best practices required.


Meet Chris

Chris Ride has an extensive entrepreneurial and consulting background in technology and IT. Chris is uncompromising about using technology to serve people and radically improve process and productivity.