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WE ARE BALLARD CHALMERS

NOT JUST SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS
WE ARE SOFTWARE ENGINEERS

Ballard Chalmers, part of the Transparity Group, is one of the UK’s leading Microsoft consultancy practices specialising in custom software. Specifically development, integration and support for enterprise applications on the Microsoft platform.

Ballard Chalmers is principally dedicated to new custom software development, modernisation of legacy applications and integration for the Azure Cloud, as well as on-premises and hybrid systems.

Our primary focus today is Microsoft Azure cloud-native custom development, Azure Integration Services and Modern Data Warehouse. Our technology expertise encompasses Microsoft .NET, SQL Server and BizTalk Server.

As a Microsoft Partner with multiple solution partner designations and specialisations, we have a well-earned reputation for delivering expert service in these technologies, and for doing so at sensible rates.

SOME OF OUR ENGAGEMENTS

FLEXIBLE AND EXPERT SERVICES

At Ballard Chalmers, as a consultancy company, we deliver our application development services to best suit our clients. Whether it’s short-term consultancy, end-to-end project delivery outsource partnering, extended team augmentation, or long-term application support and DevOps, we will deliver our technical skills and expertise to your requirements. Our core services give us great flexibility to work with you cost-effectively across any point of the development life cycle.

With development outsourcing, our expert technical staff can take on your custom software at any point in the development cycle.
We back up IT teams with consultants and engineers off and on-site for longer-term in-house managed projects.
Our consultants provide you with specialist expertise across the Microsoft enterprise development and integration stack.
We provide ongoing support and DevOps for live custom applications deployed in the Azure cloud and datacentres.

Over the past few years Ballard Chalmers has consistently surprised me with effective and economic solutions to difficult briefs, especially when dealing with the upgrading and integration of legacy systems. Their new builds are also excellent, and I would recommend them without hesitation.

Account Director – Caburn Hope

All three of our major projects have been delivered on time. Any delays came from our side. We have 1,000 users because it’s used by the whole organization. It’s used quite heavily on a daily basis, too. The application has tracked 50,000-60,000 incidents by now.

Head of IT – Young Epilepsy

Ballard Chalmers provide us with specialist development, advice and support, and integrate well with our in-house Information Services Team. We find everyone at Ballard Chalmers very personable, professional and highly skilled.

IT Manager – Young Epilepsy

We’ve used Ballard Chalmers for integration using BizTalk in a number of applications. They are refreshingly straightforward and practical and we are very pleased with the work they have done for us.

Head of IT – Exterion Media

Thanks again for bringing your expertise and professionalism to the table. You have put the name of Ballard Chalmers on the map here at UBM, and we will not hesitate to call you if anything similar crops up.

Head of IT Solutions – United Business Media

We have been using Ballard Chalmers for support of our SharePoint intranet for over three years now and the level of service has been outstanding. They have also developed a number of bespoke applications for us. The solutions they have delivered have been reliable and solid and we have very rarely had to re-visit them. I find it difficult to find any criticism of the service they provide.

Application Support Engineer – Tokyo Electron

Much appreciation to you and your team at Ballard Chalmers for unwavering support and expertise during this strange year.

CIO – United Living

I would like you to convey my appreciation for the professional faultless support we continue to receive from Ballard Chalmers. From installation to the completion of the SharePoint application and subsequent support, they have shown expert knowledge.

IT Manager – Plastic Logic

Ballard Chalmers are approachable and helpful and always go the extra mile to help. The solutions they have delivered have been reliable and solid.

Application Support Engineer – Tokyo Electron

This was our first experience of working with Ballard Chalmers. They did a great job of working to our style of project management (e.g. through issues management) and allowed us to deliver the upgrade and redesign of SharePoint that we wanted, whilst adhering to best practice.

ICT Service Development Manager – CHP

MEET OUR CTO

Geoff Ballard is our co-founder and Chief Technical Officer. He oversees the technical team and is very hands-on in major software development projects.

Geoff is an all-round Microsoft enterprise platform expert and has a depth of expertise that is rarely matched. His 30+ years of consultancy practice experience offers a safe pair of hands and an ability for deep problem solving where needed.

We invite you to take advantage of a no-cost informal review and discussion of your project with him.

THE RIGHT PLACE, THE RIGHT TIME

Whether it is application modernisation, custom software development for cloud or on-premises, migrating systems to the cloud or integrating online and offline systems, Ballard Chalmers has the expertise and experience to support your application development requirements.

Our experts can help you at any point in the software development cycle and have vast experience of doing so for clients across a range of industries.

As a Microsoft partner, our developers are hands-on with Azure cloud application development, .NET Core, Xamarin, SQL Server, Azure Integration Services and BizTalk Server day in and day out. Our expertise and insight become yours.

We work with you to understand your requirements and translate this into reliable code to deliver a system that exceeds expectations and, most importantly, works.

We work closely and consultatively so that the full business requirements are captured and analysed. This ensures that business processes are reflected in the software architecture and that designs are streamlined, efficient and flow logically. Proper design, architecture and user experience are essential to systems that function very well — and save your organisation time and money.

Once development is completed, we are happy to continue working with you as your long-term partner – assisting with consulting, support, resourcing, ongoing system enhancements and further development.

WE ARE SOFTWARE ENGINEERS

Ballard Chalmers designs, builds, integrates and supports bespoke enterprise applications on the Microsoft Platform. Our top-ranked Microsoft Partner status, decades of experience, and our array of long-term clients are all testimony to our commitment to meeting and exceeding our client’s expectations. By capturing your ideas and business goals, we aim to create the best possible software for you, on time and in budget.

DESIGN

Understanding your wishes enables us to capture your business requirements in the software architecture and designs.

BUILD

Our expert developers build the custom software to agreed specifications utilizing the Microsoft technology stack.

INTEGRATE

Our integration development experts integrate your disparate systems into a cohesive framework, be it cloud, on-premises or hybrid.

SUPPORT

Ongoing support is provided by our software engineers to keep your bespoke software running smoothly.

Why Ballard Chalmers

HERITAGE

We were established in 2005, though our heritage is much longer. With the combined experience of our managers in consultancy practices stretching back over 30+ years.

EXPERTISE

We are not just software developers; we are software engineers. As software engineers, we are technical problem solvers. We work with Microsoft technology on a daily basis and we bring that experience to you.

MICROSOFT GOLD PARTNERS

Only the top Microsoft Partners have attained multiple solutions partners designations and specialisations, demonstrating best-in-class. We have met extensive technology requirements, proving our expertise.

A Transparity Company

As part of the Transparity Group, you access not just our expertise but the specialist services of the whole group, ranging from security, managed services, licencing and more.

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