Andrew Hill and Andre Renaud began the Treshna IT business in 1997 while students at Canterbury University. Andrew continues to head the business as Managing Director. In the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake the company`s office premises in Madras St were destroyed and business was continued from various temporary premises. A new building called the EPIC Centre (Enterprise Precinct and Innovation Campus) has been built in Manchester St and we will be foundation tenants. EPIC has government support as a leading high-growth tech centre with an important role in the rebuild of Christchurch.
Treshna has developed an IT support relationship with our clients and we have steadily grown our business. Our aim is to provide excellent value and service and this flows from our knowledge of their operational needs, their software and hardware together with the technical skills and experience of our staff team. This enables us to quickly analyse and solve problems, and to be proactive in recommending hardware and software solutions before they become problems.
Early in our development we became active in Open Source software including involvement in international development teams for programmes. We have seen the benefit of capable people working together to improve software systems, sharing the outcome and enabling cheaper access.
There was need for customised software designed to meet the specific needs of clients. Some early examples of our work were a payroll system (Paymaster), an accommodation package for the hospitality industry (Reserve-it) and a software programme for bakeries (BakeryMaster). All were successful but over time fell outside our priority products.
GymMaster was software written for a large membership based organisation and it became evident that there was considerable potential for marketing the software to other gyms and organisations. The decision was made to concentrate on the further development, marketing and support of GymMaster. The software has been very well received in the market for its functionality and value, applicable for small clubs to large multi facility companies. A solid share of the NZ market was established and GymMaster has now been sold to many companies internationally. Recently the emphasis has been on becoming a leader in the Australian market.