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 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 development team specializes in cross-platform development with Xamarin. While our integration specialists are BizTalk and Azure Logic Apps experts.
We’d like you to consider us as an extension of your own in-house IT department and you can use us to increase your capacity to deliver, when required, without overstretching your own team.
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, managers versed in UK business, 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 take longer through offshore outsourcing so any potential cost-benefit in the initial lower headline rates can be lost.
Why Ballard Chalmers
Ballard Chalmers’ Microsoft consultancy 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.
Project Delivery Case Studies
Ballard Chalmers undertook further development to an existing application. They were very quick to understand our requirements, were able to create a complete test environment within azure in record fast time, fully understood the the existing connectivity solution into our back end systems and provided further enhancements and ongoing support.
IT Manager – Jacksons Fencing
Ballard Chalmers consultancy and development expertise has been key in helping us capitalise on our existing investment in Microsoft SharePoint 2007 and helping us deliver an effective solution to the business. We look forward to working in partnership with them as we continue to enhance and develop our SharePoint system.
CEO – Appleyards
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
They are always available to have a conversation, and are quick to respond to any questions we have. The openness within the channels is great, and they let us know when a team member will be away so we can manage our timeline expectations. They deploy changes quickly, and show good flexibility to address any issues we have.
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
In partnering with Ballard Chalmers, we were able deliver within project timescales what would traditionally have been on-premises Microsoft Biztalk applications as scalable Azure PaaS solutions.”
Group Head of IT – EVO Group
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 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
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
In both supporting and developing our product, we have already made huge advancements in a relatively short time. The care and attention that is applied to the work they have done, the ability to resolve issues quickly, first rate communication and outstanding approach to project management all contribute to the success.”
Managing Director – AppCan