The starting point


You have realised an opportunity to grow, or you face a pressing business challenge that none of the existing software packages can address.

You are sure that your idea will have a meaningful impact on your business, and you are looking for a bespoke development partner, who can help you bring this idea to life.

The first step in turning your idea into reality is defining your vision and confirming its commercial viability by developing the business case.

1. The business case


The main objective of this stage is to justify your investment by defining the key business benefits of the project.

At this stage nothing is set in stone, but diligently recording the objectives, priorities, possible risks and contingencies at this early step can prevent issues at later stages of the development process.

A sensible, concise, yet thorough business case will ensure correct alignment between your business goals and the technological approach to reach those. It will also serve as the first step in creating a partnership between you and your chosen developer partner.

The outcome

By exploring the benefits your business can gain, the array of potential solutions, and how to measure their impact, you will have a technological concept of how to make your vision a reality. This is key to getting all the stakeholders to buy into your vision.

How long does it take?

Normally a single meeting. We'll provide you with sufficient information (e.g. indicative timescales and costs) to build your business case during our first meeting. We can make assumptions based on our past projects that are similar to yours.

The next step

The business case has defined what your vision is, and it will serve as a blueprint in the Specification phase to confirm how your vision will be brought to life.

2. The Specification


There are two key objectives of this phase. First, for us to propose a specific development solution, timescale and approach, that is all built upon and confirms your vision.

We demonstrate the way forward by delivering a specification document, spreadsheet models, proof-of-concept, and a working prototype. So, even at this early stage you will be able to visualise the end results of the project, without making a full commitment.

The second objective of the Specification is for you to evaluate the solution we have put forward and assess whether you are ready to authorise the next step, the Development phase. Transforming your idea into a functional prototype will demonstrate our full understanding of your vision, and prove our ability to turn it into reality.

The outcome

The specification document, spreadsheet models and the prototype of your software will confirm that your vision and the proposed solution outlined in the business case are correctly aligned, and demonstrate that we can bring your idea to life.

How long does it take?

Developing your Specification usually takes between 2-4 weeks.

The next step

Once you have the confidence in the solution and the trust in us to build it for you, you are ready to sign off on the Development of your bespoke application.

3. Development and testing


The milestones and timescales of the Development stage are defined by your vision, the business case, and the Specification. While the time necessary to go live with a bespoke application greatly varies by project, our development methodology ensures quick, risk-free, and flexible progress in all cases.

Our staged approach entails delivering your bespoke application gradually, adding new functionality and features through a predictable, controlled, yet highly flexible time-boxed process. This continuous delivery method benefits your project in many tangible ways.

Habitual testing and frequent feedback from your users and stakeholders ensure that your software functions in line with your vision and brings real-life value. Time-boxed iterations and milestones give your business greater control over your investment schedule.

The outcome

Your vision has been turned into technical reality. Through continuous delivery your team and stakeholders have experienced its functionality and look-and-feel. It is ready to go live and bring real-life value to your business.

How long does it take?

Developing your bespoke application usually takes between 3-6 months. The Specification document will establish timescales.

The next step

At this point you are confident in and familiar with your bespoke application. Once you authorise its deployment we will make sure it goes live without disruptions.

4. Go-live and onboarding


One of the key benefits of our staged approach is that it leads to a shallow learning curve and quick onboarding for even those who were less involved in its development. Smoother onboarding generates immediate, real-life business value, so you can see return on investment sooner.

Another advantage of time-boxed delivery is that your bespoke solution will be integrated into your day-to-day workflow seamlessly. Our goal is to ensure perfect alignment between your business goals and your software system without disruption.

So, it is only natural that we will be especially vigilant in this crucial phase. Our framework, our agility, and reactive approach ensure that we can promptly identify and resolve any issues that may occur during the go-live.

The outcome

Your vision is now your day-to-day reality. Whether your goal was a better customer experience, streamlined workflows, or better access to data, you now start to notice the benefits of having your idea realised.

How long does it take?

By the time your bespoke software goes live, most of your team will have experienced how it works, so onboarding is usually exceptionally fast.

The next step

By this time the specifics of supporting your bespoke application are clear. From this point on, our common goal is to keep your mission-critical system running, to identify potential areas to improve, and to prepare your software for potential challenges of the future.

5. Support and enhancement


Our team is fully committed to keep the mission-critical systems perfectly operational. Our history and client list prove that we possess both the appropriate infrastructure and the right mind-set to support such crucial applications.

Working with our lean, close-knit team you will have an efficient and steady relationship with the developers who look after your bespoke application.

Change is in our name and in our culture: we design your system to be organically future-proof, and we react swiftly to new requirements. We are ready to quickly build additional features based on practical use and feedback from your team and stakeholders.

The outcome

We are devoted to preserve and extend the relevancy and lifetime value of your system, and maximise your return on investment. We have the drive, ability, and agility to make changes to your bespoke software to reflect your evolving needs. This dedication ensures that your application provides sustainable value in the long term.

How long does it take?

Future-proofing and enhancing your bespoke application to meet your ever-evolving needs and vision is a continuous effort.

The next step

Keep working closely with us to keep your bespoke system reliable, resilient, and relevant. Our partnership will ensure that you can rely on your mission-critical application today and in the future.

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