ServicesWhat we can do for you

 

Database Development

We are experts in bringing order to data. If your important company information is spread across numerous spreadsheets and files then we can help.

Types of apps we write:

Almost every system we write starts with a database of some description.

User Interface:

Pair the database with any combination of desktop, web and/or mobile client

Technologies:

All flavours of Microsoft SQL Server from Express to Enterprise

Database design
image

Desktop App Development

Custom written software that installs directly on your users' PCs.

Types of apps we write:

We have written line of business apps for a myriad of purposes, from traditional customer relationship management (CRM), sales, purchasing and invoicing systems to out-patient management software, flight booking systems, insurance calculation tools, distribution systems and many ,many more.

Technologies:

We write our desktop software using the Microsoft .Net framework and WinForms or WPF.

Mobile App Development

We write responsive web apps that work beautifully in both a desktop and mobile browser. We can also write native apps that install directly on mobile devices.

Types of apps we write:

The best mobile apps tend to be focussed on supporting a specific business process, for example providing users with flight information, capturing details of tasks completed and other discrete activities.

Technologies:

For mobile websites we use the same technologies as we do for web and cloud development. For native apps we use the Xamarin and React Native frameworks

image
image

Web and Cloud App Development

Software written specifically for your business that's accessed via the internet so you can use it anywhere. No need for servers in your office or to install software on your users' PCs.

Types of apps we write:

Just as for desktop apps, we can write web and cloud software that can support any kind of business. We've written web based systems for e-learning, asset management and workforce management amongst other things.

Technologies:

We build our desktop systems using HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, React, Microsoft ASP.NET and Meteor

Website Development

We traditionally steered away from writing websites as the market is highly commoditised. However, many of our customers have asked us if we could take on their websites after finding their web developers reluctant to make ongoing changes to the website, so this is now a service we offer.

Types of apps we write:

Our websites are typically strongly linked to the business's main back office system, providing facilities such as sales, customer profile management, financial portfolio management and the like.

Technologies:

We write websites using HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, React and Microsoft ASP.NET.

Website construction
Legacy software application

Legacy Software Maintenance and Upgrading

If you have an older software system that needs maintaining, new features added or upgrading to a modern platform then we can help.

Types of apps we write:

We've maintained and migrated all sorts of systems over the years.

Technologies:

We can maintain systems written in Visual Basic, Microsoft Access and Classic ASP and can migrate systems written in almost any language/technology.

GDPR Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into force from 25 May 2018, you can read lots more about the GDPR here. Most line of business software will need upgrading to minimise the risks of data breaches and expensive fines.

Types of apps we write:

Over the last few months we've started the process of updating most of our clients' systems (covering a huge array of market sectors) to conform to GDPR best practices.

Technologies:

We can help with GDPR compliance for websites using HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, React, Microsoft ASP.NET, most JS frameworks and desktop and mobile software written in any .NET language or in Visual Basic or VBA.

The word Privat overlaid on an EU flag
Business Intelligence Dashboard

Business Intelligence (BI)

Business Intelligence takes traditional reporting to a whole new level, adding in historic and future trend analysis, dashboards and interactive reports shared throughout the business. BI used to be hugely expensive, but Microsoft's entry into the market has made it affordable, and essential, for all.

Types of apps we write:

We can set you up a full set of BI reports and dashboards and a data warehouse (simply a second database) to hold historic data. We can also embed the BI reports back into your line of business system.

Technologies:

We're now using Microsoft Power BI for almost all our Business Intelligence work.

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Machine learning and AI are the next leap for the forward thinking business. Once again, what was once the preserve of big companies with huge budgets is now available for free or for trivial expenditure thanks to Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.

Types of apps we write:

So far we've used AI and machine learning for building recommendations engines (if you liked that, you'll like this), analysing sales data to find new trends and sentiment analysis on communications (are you projecting a positive message).

Technologies:

We use Microsoft's Cognitive Services and Azure based Machine Learning tools for AI and Machine Learning..

half computer and half human brain