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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 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.

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

The team’s work will lower business risk and increase cost efficiency. Their ability to train internal resources has added value. Diligent and deadline driven, they are reliable employees. They don’t require detailed instructions to get the job done.

CIO – United Living

We appreciate all the project input from Ballard Chalmers, who not only developed the system rapidly and without disruption, but suggested enhancements to our original concept. The system is creating opportunities for even better patient care than envisaged at the start of the project.

IT Manager – Queen Victoria Hospital

Moving our Global ERP System from an on-premises solution to a cloud hybrid solution presented some technical challenges during design and implementation phases. Ballard Chalmers consultants provided the skills and expertise needed to successfully complete the project. We are extremely happy with the end result and the service provided by Ballard Chalmers.

Head of IT EMEA and Global Networks – Imagination

Future clients should trust Ballard Chalmers to perform well. It isn’t necessary to overspecify the project, they will totally understand the solutions you’re trying to achieve.

CIO – United Living

Their team is proactive and goes beyond the role of a supplier. They’re more of a partner and fill in that role perfectly. Their team’s not afraid to tell us when they think that we should pursue a different option.

IT Manager, Y.CO

They’re approachable people, and they clearly care about the quality of their work. Geoff and Andrew were always happy to speak with stakeholders via a phone call.

Founding Partner – Digital Transformation Company

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

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

At every point Ballard Chalmers brought expert technical knowledge combined with ability to make the complex and often confusing simple and organised. I wholeheartedly recommend Ballard Chalmers

CEO – Ratio Creative

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. We are technical problem solvers. We work with Microsoft technology on a daily basis and we bring that experience to you.

MICROSOFT PARTNER

Only the top Microsoft Partners have attained multiple solutions partners designations and specialisations, demonstrating best-in-class.

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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