Business Connect roadmap

This roadmap takes us through to the middle of 2023 and will be updated as we find new opportunities.

You’ll find the work is grouped under the Business Connect goal it supports.

Goal: Reduce the time it takes for a business to complete what they came to do

Recently shipped

  • Created a new tab to make it easier for business users to find their applications

Working on now

  • Automate data reuse to make it easy for business users to save time
  • Merging duplicate accounts and stopping any new ones being created are prerequisites for adding priority features to the platform
  • Director verification is a feature that allows directors to confirm their role using their online banking details against their record on the Companies Register

Exploring

  • Business Space to give business users an overview of all transactions for their business
  • A simple delegation model that allows a director to invite staff or trusted third parties to transact on behalf of the company
  • Better notification preferences for business users

Goal: More businesses using Business Connect

Recently shipped

  • Released the Secure Exports Scheme service in collaboration with Customs
  • Prototyped new service for central government agency
  • Selwyn District Council alcohol licensing
  • Manawatū District Council alcohol licensing
  • Tararua food business registration and alcohol licensing

Working on now

  • Registration of a trade mark with the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
  • Tasman District Council food business registration and alcohol licensing
  • Scoping a follow up phase for Secure Exports Scheme
  • Marketing to raise awareness among key government audiences of Business Connect
  • Enhancing the admin portal based on feedback from council staff

Exploring

  • Further environmental health services for local government
  • Prototyping some forms with Consumer Protection
  • Additional services for Customs co-created using Express Form Builder

Goal: The fastest way to deliver great government services

Recently shipped

  • Updated Product Overview for government audience
  • Template business case for local councils
  • Updated contracts for participating agencies

Working on now

  • Express Form Builder capability to drastically speed up publishing new services to the platform
  • Increase our integration points to allow agencies to log in with their 365 accounts and manage their users
  • We'll increase our integration points to allow all interactions with the end user to pass through Business Connect

Exploring

  • A way to allow business users to complete Business Connect forms within a service provider's website without needing to register/log in

Goal: Supporting the Government's priorities of the day

Recently shipped

  • Fog Cannon Subsidy Scheme expression of interest form
  • Fog Cannon Subsidy Scheme application form