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Development Outsourcing

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 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 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Their own online application for project management works really well. It creates a client site and tasks within each project. Tasks are assigned and then we have oversight as to when those items are updated and we’re able to comment on them and upload samples, etc. They communicate very regularly. They’re good about keeping us up to date and moving things forward.

Head of IT – Young Epilepsy

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

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

FLEXIBLE DEVELOPMENT

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, enterprises benefit from a scalable and flexible software solution tailor-made to your specific needs. It also gives you an edge over your competition that use 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 Gold 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 Managing Director, 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 regular face to face meetings.

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.

HERITAGE

We were established in 2005, though our heritage is much longer. We have over decades of experience in building successful custom software for organizations such as TFL, NHS, RHS, Virgin, TalkTalk and more.

EXPERTISE

As software engineers, we are technical problem solvers. This is what we do. We only hire the best and we create a team that works with Microsoft technology on a daily basis and can turn your ideas into a reality.

MICROSOFT GOLD PARTNERS

Only the top 1% of Microsoft Partners have attained Gold Microsoft competencies, demonstrating best-in-class. To ensure only the best, each of our engineers also gain Microsoft certifications.

EXPERIENCE

We have a long track record of successfully delivering development outsourcing projects, including for many major local and international clients, from startups to international charities and large energy companies.

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