Operating principle

ca | ta | pullt: 1. A company, that solves problems strategically: Define target. Aim target. Determine flight path. Land strike.

Step 1: Defining the goal – analysis

When catapullt clients notice inefficiencies in their companies, the cause often lies in their IT departments.
Many companies look for ways to improve their IT systems but find it difficult to develop a solution.

catapullt is familiar with the types of monkey wrenches that have historically caused problems in IT structures – the kind of knowledge only decades-long project experience can provide. All to the benefit of our clients. As soon as you tell us the problem, we'll get right to work.

We listen carefully to our clients to figure out where weaknesses lie. The result is a step-by-step plan that defines which areas must be cleaned up, omitted or optimally arranged to improve the company's performance.

Step 2: Visualizing the target – design

Based on the analysis, we work closely with the client to develop a specifications document – the blueprint for our programming staff – to define performance criteria in detail. This ensures that the results meet our common expectations and prevents unpleasant surprises down the road. During this step, our clients gain early insight into how their future workflows will look.

If we are tasked with developing a custom software solution, it's at this point that we switch from the business side to the technical side. For example, based on the specifications document, we can design static and dynamic models to create a machine-readable image of the data and map the company's business processes.

The best part is: IOP, our software development tool, automatically generates large portions of the product based on these models. This saves time and money and helps minimize errors by avoiding time-consuming manual coding.

Step 3: Defining the trajectory – implementation

Now is when it gets real, as in this phase clients begin to rely fully and completely on our technical expertise.

The IOP tool, which has been continuously developed for over 10 years, handles most of the technical details, allowing our developers to focus their efforts on solving the procedural challenges found during the analysis and specifications phase.

Modern methods such as model-driven architecture and generative programming help us keep the implementation phase as short as possible without compromising quality. Test-driven development and our documentation system help us maintain a consistently high standard.

Step 4: Hitting the target – launching the software

Our experience with a large number of projects has taught us that launching new applications is technically and logistically challenging. After all, we are essentially tapping into the company's "circulatory system."

catapullt supports both IT and operational departments during this phase with administrator and user training

Of course, we are also available anytime to answer our clients' questions.

Arriving at the destination:

Once the software solution is running smoothly, your IT systems will have moved one step closer toward your goal.
Your success will no longer be limited by your IT and software systems.

Sounds exciting, right?