With our software development outsourcing service, we take responsibility for your custom software development projects, leaving your in-house team to continue with their day-to-day operations. As Microsoft platform experts, we work with Azure, .NET, SQL, BizTalk, SharePoint and more.
SOME OF OUR Project Delivery ENGAGEMENTS
HOW BALLARD CHALMERS CAN HELP YOU
We can partner with you to take on your custom software development; 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 custom software development 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 Gold Partner, we use the latest in Microsoft enterprise technology to build custom software in the cloud on Azure, on-premises, or as a hybrid cloud/on-premises 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 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.
I have used Ballard Chalmers for website development, training and support in SharePoint. There’s no hard sell and within the terms of our contract, they’ve always got back to me with the information and support I’ve needed when I needed it which makes them very easy to deal with.
IS Manager – World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO)
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
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
The integration with HMCTS is critical to our business. In the short time available, the easy option would’ve been to develop a specific point solution, adding yet more complexity to our systems landscape. Instead, the use of BizTalk provides us with flexibility to enhance the solution as the integration with HMCTS evolves, whilst being able to extend its use, if required.
Business Systems Manager – Shoosmiths
Ballard Chalmers has consistently provided a service that has matched or exceeded expectations within the agreed budget and timescale. They were receptive to our on-going suggestions and changing requirements and able to act promptly throughout. We look forward to working with them more in the future and would recommend them highly.
Director – Fenix Insight
They were great, often going above and beyond the required elements to provide excellent service. They communicated every step of the process, providing up-to-date information so that I didn’t have to chase them down.
IT Manager – Children’s non-profit
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
To pass on some feedback from the testers, it is unanimous that everyone thinks this new system is an improvement with many comments about the improved functionality and speed of the system. Really fantastic feedback from users considering it’s the first time they have ever seen it.
Principal Consultant – Management Consultancy
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
I’ve said several times that Ballard Chalmers are some of the best in the business. Hands down the best ‘supplier’ I’ve worked with in seven years of doing projects here. I’ve really enjoyed working with you all.
Principal Consultant – Nine Feet Tall
Project Delivery Case Studies
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 Software Development Outsourcing
With custom software development, enterprises benefit from a scalable and flexible software solution tailor-made to your specific needs. It also gives you an edge over your competition using off-the-shelf solutions.
Outsourcing your software 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 Gold partner
Our UK Development Team
Here at Ballard Chalmers 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 software 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 Managing Director, Andrew Chalmers will maintain an oversight role. With this, the leadership of Ballard Chalmers will remain fully engaged throughout the project to ensure a successful outcome.
The development squad will be selected from our team of expert software engineers based on suitability and availability when the project is assigned.
We provide you with a comprehensive team of experts, both technical and administrative, to ensure your 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 regular face to face meetings.
The biggest reason for offshore or nearshore software development outsourcing tends to be the need to lower cost.
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
Ballard Chalmers’ Microsoft 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.