With our development outsourcing service, we take responsibility for your custom software projects, leaving your in-house team to continue with their day-to-day operations. As Microsoft platform experts, we work cost-effectively with Azure, .NET, SQL, BizTalk and more. Our project delivery can cover the development of brand-new software, application modernisation, systems integration or mobile app development.
SOME OF OUR Development Outsourcing ENGAGEMENTS
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
We can partner with you to take on your custom development project; providing you with a team whose core focus is the delivery of that project. We work quickly, professionally and practically to meet your requirements. Our development outsourcing process includes design, development, integration, optimisation, and testing. As well as deployments and post-live application support and managed services, as required.
As a Microsoft Partner, we use the latest in Microsoft enterprise technology to build custom software in the cloud on Azure, on-premises, or as a hybrid system.
You may perhaps be uncertain on which route is best for your organisation – our experts can help guide you through the process to identify the best fit.
Our cloud team are Azure experts and our mobile app development team specializes in cross-platform development with .NET MAUI/Xamarin. While our integration specialists are BizTalk and Azure Integration Services experts.
We’d like you to consider us as an extension of your own in-house IT department. You can use us to increase your capacity to deliver, when required, without overstretching your own team.
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
Stark Software International has dealt with Ballard Chalmers for over 15 years. We have a very solid relationship where high quality consultants have been applied to the development and maintenance of two of our major IT systems. Ballard Chalmers provide excellent continuity and backup. Stark would thoroughly recommend this company.
Head of Operations Division – Stark Software International
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
They are integrated into our work communications. We have weekly phone meetings with the project manager and the developers, and it’s easy to email or message team members directly. They have their own support portal, but we can run through the budget, admin-related tasks, design specifications, guidance, or other criteria. Otherwise, they manage their internal processes.
Project Manager – OVO Energy
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
After searching for the right partner for quite a while, we came across Ballard Chalmers. It quickly became apparent they were the perfect fit for our business. The professionalism, technical ability and quality of the people who work at Ballard Chalmers shone through.
Managing Director – AppCan
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
I just wanted to drop you a note of thanks for your efforts last night and over the course of the project so far… I’m feeling confident about the solution and my level of understanding, which is down to your hard work and commitment.
Business Sytems Analyst – Ultra Electronics
SMT, together with Ballard Chalmers have broken new ground with Mia. It is truly an innovative business intelligence and process management application that transforms data into smart business process by fully automating an optimal balance between achieving best receivables performance against best operational efficiency.
CEO – Square Marble Technology
Ballard Chalmers brought the whole concept to life. They rapidly grasped the complexity of the business processes involved and created an easy to use tool that has since been expanded significantly. Ballard Chalmers are the experts you can rely on to deliver, easy to work with and cost effective – a fantastic extension to the team.
Managing Director – Mason Zimbler
Development Outsourcing Case Studies
Featured development outsourcing case study
Ballard Chalmers was brought in as an Azure outsourcing company, for the implementation of a web-based Business Portal for Good Energy. This portal would allow Business Customers to gain access to their accounts and to self-manage those accounts.
The portal exposes a collection of business applications, each of which will apply to a subset of business customers. The main goal of the platform is to show businesses how the energy generated by local generators is supplied to them throughout the day.
Based on a 20-year heritage of collaboration with clients in various industry sectors, we have earned a deep understanding of the nature and quirks of both the Waterfall and Agile methodologies.
As such, we have evolved our own Flexible Development system of delivery, which is a practical blend of Waterfall and Agile. With it we are guaranteeing our expertise, honesty and partnership. And with that we work with our clients to deliver successful project outcomes, on time and in budget.
The Benefits of Development Outsourcing
With bespoke software development, organisations benefit from a scalable and flexible software solution tailor-made for specific needs and providing an edge over the competition that uses off-the-shelf solutions.
Outsourcing your development projects to Ballard Chalmers is a great option when you want to keep your team focused on their daily tasks. Or you already have several development projects underway in-house. It enables them to continue focusing on these whilst ensuring that programme delivery schedules are still met.
Whether it is because you are restricted by the hiring process, headcount limits or already have multiple projects on the go, we can take on the task of developing your custom enterprise software project.
- Gain a flexible IT business partner
- Let your in-house team continue with the day-to-day
- Access top industry technical experts
- Develop software outside of the technical skills of your in-house team
- Reduce project risks
- Increase products security and viability
- Start right away
- Gain insight from a Microsoft Partner
Our UK Development Team
We have a highly-skilled, dedicated and collaborative team. From creating your architectural designs, finding better ways of implementing software, to writing the code or designing user interfaces, we can be your development partner. We can be an outsourced extension of your own team.
Your project will be lead technically by CTO – Geoff Ballard and administratively by our Delivery Manager, while our General Manager, Andrew Chalmers will maintain an oversight role. With this, the leadership of Ballard Chalmers will remain fully engaged throughout the software project to ensure a successful outcome.
The development outsourcing team will be selected from our expert software engineers based on suitability and availability when the software project is assigned.
We provide you with a comprehensive team of experts, both technical and administrative, to ensure your development project is completed on-time, in-budget and to all of your expectations.
- CTO: Responsible for the overall technical delivery of the project.
- Delivery Manager: Responsible administratively for the delivery as a whole.
- Project Manager: Will track all time spent against budget and will produce a comprehensive weekly report on the status of your project.
- Technical Lead: Will lead the team technically, will liaise with the users, testers and will be responsible for producing the detailed technical designs and the system as a whole.
- Senior Engineers: Suitably qualified and experienced software engineers will be assigned to develop, test and deploy the software application.
- Test Engineers: Will devise tests, supervise developer testing and report on test results.
UK DEVELOPMENT OUTSOURCING VS NEARSHORE OR OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENT OUTSOURCING
Excellent custom software development outsourcing relies on your IT partner fully understanding what you, the customer requires.
After all, the reason for selecting the custom software option is usually in order that it is tailor-made to your brief. Directly addressing the pain points and resolving them in the best way possible.
With a UK-based partner such as Ballard Chalmers, you get expert developers and managers who are versed in UK business. Plus local offices and smooth and easy communication – including face-to-face meetings whenever required.
The biggest reason for offshore or nearshore development outsourcing tends to be the need to lower costs.
Though this is certainly an important factor and can be achieved offshore with massive enterprise projects where a high volume of repetitive coding is needed. Complex software development can end up taking longer through offshore outsourcing and so any potential cost-benefit in the initial lower headline rates can be lost.
Why Ballard Chalmers
Our development specialists will work with you and your team to design, deploy, debug or adopt Microsoft technologies both efficiently and cost-effectively. A vital requirement for minimizing risk in complex initiatives.