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.
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
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
Ballard Chalmers delivered a quality solution that was built on time and within budget. The best practice solution was clearly documented and the internal development team fully trained for ongoing support and maintenance. Ballard Chalmers were a great partner and we would actively seek their participation in future projects.
Development Manager, RHS
A good project manager and highly skilled consultants worked with us to ensure the project was delivered on time and on budget. Great job. The support from Ballard Chalmers is proving to be very good. Many thanks to all involved!
ICT Service Development Manager – CHP
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
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
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
I can’t believe how much we’ve managed to get done over the last couple of years and I just want to say thanks to you for all your work. The performance increases out of the team are pretty astonishing. I’m sure we’ll see similar results with phase 2… which is a very exciting prospect!”
Business Analyst – Energy Services Company
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
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.