Custom Software and Digital

Custom software is an opportunity to build competitive advantage. It can be precisely what you need, can make your business unique, and add real value.

Online and digital are at the heart of most new opportunities, and custom software is often key to these initiatives.

But we meet many businesses who have become embroiled in costly and complex software projects that have become a millstone for them.

The complexity and cost of architecting and designing software, assembling the team, selecting suppliers, and launching the product is so great it can be overwhelming.

But our people (we call them “Principals”) are experts in custom software projects.

Build business value with custom software

For some clients, we oversee software that allows them to radically alter how they work internally. This can massively reduce costs, improve cycle times, or transform customer service.

For example, new technology allows you to create ‘software bots’ to reduce the burden on customer service teams. Machine learning can improve business performance from procurement to customer recommendation engines.

Data analytics can allow you to understand and visualise information to improve decision-making and empower managers.

For some clients, we help create software to create entirely new revenue streams and differentiate them in crowded marketplaces.

We are experienced business people who understand software

Many of our Principals are experts in software development for internal systems or for commercial product development.

We ensure the system strategy is clear and oversee the architecture and design decisions.

We recruit a team or find a development partner, ensure they follow engineering best practices, and oversee rigorous project management and testing.

The software is just part of the recipe

For internal systems they will also, of course, oversee user engagement, and changes to process and organisation where necessary.

For commercial products we take part in discussions about pricing, partnerships and other ‘go-to-market’ questions.

Business insights: Custom Software and Digital

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Companies also approach us about these areas

Technology Strategy and Vision

Connecting your systems and digital strategy to your business objectives.

Team Development and Leadership

Enable your IT team and suppliers to help drive efficiency, service, and innovation.

Focus on Private Equity

PE houses are driven by valuations, and IT and tech are now at the heart of business value.

Risk Management, Security and Infrastructure

Get on top of cyberthreats, security risks, regulatory issues, and compliance problems.

Business Systems, Integration and Reporting

Efficient and scalable systems and processes allow business to grow and flourish.

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