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Software Solutions offers two primary services:


1. Developing and supporting software applications

2. Teaching people how to use software


We don't support the saying, if you can't do it, you teach it. In fact, we support the totally opposite view. One of our mantras is - in order to be able to teach people how to get the most from their software, we must first be able to develop practical commercial business software solutions ourselves to a high level.   So we don't just teach software we develop Software Solutions.


Need something fixed, need support, want me to do a:

  • Microsoft Word document, template, report, manual, or standard operating procedure

  • Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, macros, code, forms, and/or formulas?
  • Microsoft Project plan or template
  • Microsoft Access database
  • Microsoft PowerPoint presentation
  • Microsoft Visio diagram
  • Microsoft Power BI data analysis
  • Microsoft SharePoint site or document management solution
  • Microsoft OneNote notebook
  • OneDrive Cloud storage
  • Website
  • Office Apps collaboration solution
  • Google Forms

If you need help fixing a file, getting it going, auditing, tidying it up, or putting something together, I can help you or do it for you. No job is too small or too big, give me a ring or send me a message. 


If it's training you need Software Solutions has been training, and supporting clients since 1994, we are the preferred trainer to over 10,000 clients and over 1,000 companies. We originated in Rotorua 30 years ago, but our clients are all across New Zealand. We are an independent, owner-operated, New Zealand-owned business based in Tauranga.

About Us

What has made our training so successful for 30 years? We ...

  • Have a fully equipped training facility, attendees only need their slippers
  • Keep class sizes down; no more than 5 attendees
  • Ensure social distancing between learners
  • Class times ensure maximum concentration; 8.30 am to 1 pm
  • Don't cancel a timetabled course, even if there is only one attendee
  • Our cancellation policy allows a reasonable number of days to cancel
  • Our prices are very competitive
  • We train in all Microsoft applications, not just one or two and all versions
  • We train from beginners level to advanced
  • We write all our material, and it is thorough, clear, comprehensive and well-illustrated
  • We offer unlimited email support direct to your tutor
  • We are happy to customise training completely .....

Software Solutions welcomes the opportunity to help solve, teach or develop a software solution for you, simply contact Cathi Barker

"You are a genius – it was so obvious but when you spend too long on an issue you sometimes lose sight of the big picture. Over the years I have done numerous courses and attended seminars on everything from time management to team building but yours was the only training course I attended that had any practical merit, when I left TDC I filled a skip bin with paper from these courses/seminars but your Excel (level 3) manual was the only thing that didn’t get chucked! Once again thanks" Seth Taupo District Council

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