Invest in SA Website
The Invest in SA website is a comprehensive showcase of investment opportunities across South Australia. It's designed for investors to easily navigate and explore different sectors of interest. Each sector is represented on its page, detailing unique opportunities and services, and facilitating direct contact with industry experts.
Local businesses are encouraged to engage with potential investors through the ConnectPlus portal. This begins with registering their project in the DTI investment catalogue, initiating a multi-stage approval workflow. Throughout this process, DTI collaborates with businesses to fine-tune their proposals, ensuring they meet investor expectations in detail and data. Businesses have the option to set their project visibility to either public, where anyone can view full details, or private, requiring specific approval for access. Project owners also have the flexibility to edit and resubmit their projects for further review.
Export from SA Website
This website is tailored to promote South Australia's trade opportunities, targeting both local exporters, interstate buyers, and international buyers. It offers programs to stimulate trade, such as 'Getting Export Ready' to assist local businesses in preparing for export, and 'Export Expansion' to help established exporters find grants and services. Buyers can browse export opportunities that provide relevant contacts, such as export advisors who help initiate trade discussions and regional office contacts based on geolocation.
Personalised portal - ConnectPlus
DTI wanted to provide aggregated content personalised to the needs of each user which led to the development of ConnectPlus - a unique portal within the DTI ecosystem, offering personalised content curation based on individual user preferences in trade and investment. Users can customise their experience by selecting areas of interest, leading to a tailored feed of programs, resources, grants, sector-specific news, and key contacts from DTI’s global network.
ConnectPlus integrates business workflows, enabling local businesses to submit investment projects. These projects are then featured on the Invest in SA website, gaining valuable exposure to a broad investor audience. This feature not only enhances the visibility of local projects but also facilitates meaningful connections between businesses and potential investors.
The project features several key integrations to enhance user experience and functionality. Maps integration visually displays geographically relevant content such as investment opportunities. The site integrates with marketing analytics for in-depth campaign analysis and optimisation. User access is integrated with OAuth (Open Authentication) simplifies user access while maintaining high security standards, enabling secure and convenient logins to the ConnectPlus portal using familiar credentials like Google or LinkedIn.
Accessibility, privacy, and security
Accessibility is a high priority for government websites, recognising the importance of making government services available to people of all abilities. Katalyst worked closely with DTI to ensure that the new website met accessibility standards. The system was developed in compliance with government security framework, web standards, and privacy requirements. This compliance extends to the ICT security protocols and the South Australian Cyber Security Framework (SACSF), reinforcing the site's robustness in protecting user data and privacy.
A partnership built on trust
Throughout the project, Katalyst faced and overcame challenges associated with multiple changes in key project staff, a common situation in large-scale projects. These transitions, which could have significantly disrupted the project's progress, were managed effectively through Katalyst’s partnership ethos of building trust with client organisations at all levels. Acting as a steadfast guide, Katalyst ensured the project's continuity and success while staff at DTI transitioned on the project, without compromising the project's direction or momentum.