When you need an independent viewpoint, advice, or emergency help with your in-house Microsoft custom software, or software development, call Ballard Chalmers – Microsoft Partner consultants. Our consultants can save you money by getting your project started on the right foot or resolved rapidly. If you are interested in our full range of services as a Microsoft consultancy practice, take a look at our home page.
SOME OF OUR Software Consultants ENGAGEMENTS
HOW OUR SOFTWARE CONSULTANTS CAN HELP YOU
Our expert consultants are highly trained and certified through Microsoft in their respective areas. We are available to advise for a single day, few days or for longer engagements.
Our most common consulting is short on-site engagements, reviewing and analysing, followed up with a written report containing executive-level advice, or more detailed analysis and recommendations.
We can advise on your enterprise application’s architecture, design, configuration and code, or fix bugs. We can also analyse your systems to determine how and what changes can be made to make internal processes more efficient.
If a bug crops up and you need assistance, call on us as Microsoft Partner consultants. We can come for as little as a day to several weeks or even longer, to help you or your internal team get through the difficulty and your custom software development back on track.
If your custom software has been in use for a while, it is time for a health check. With technology evolving and demand increasing, the workload your system needs to cope with can change. Calling in consultants provides another set of eyes to look over your custom software and improve cost efficiency.
With our rescue service, we can help get your development back on track. Sometimes a day of consultancy from the right expert is all it takes to get a troublesome project heading in the right direction. Alternatively, if necessary we can take over the full management or development. Don’t lose money letting a project run aground.
I found them easy to work with, particularly with such a short time frame. They have the ability to turn things around really fast.
Manager – Charity Group
Thanks for your support – John did an awesome job. We are looking at moving more applications to Microsoft technology and we view you as our Microsoft Partner of choice for future work.
IT Project Manager – Energy Saving Trust
They help you bring out the technical elements of your system. We have our own development team that comes up with the initial technical design but it’s become part of our standard process to use Ballard Chalmers as a sounding board for technical designs whether or not we’re asking them to do the work. They still come back and help us make sure we’re making the right technical choices.
Head of IT – Ipes
Ballard Chalmers’ consultancy and Microsoft .NET development expertise has been instrumental in the redevelopment of the Canterbury Student .NET portal.
Information Systems Development Manager – Canterbury Christ Church University
Perhaps best of all you know you are in good hands when the senior directors know just as much as their consultants and are quite prepared to get ‘their hands dirty’ and solve the technical problems as well as the commercial ones.”
CIO – Oxford Computer Group
Ballard Chalmers integrated with the IT team brilliantly and were extremely professional at all times. The reason it worked so well is that everyone had Weetabix’s best interests in focus throughout the project.”
Head of IT – Weetabix
Ballard Chalmers is a key part of our technical team, improving productivity through effective problem solving. Their consultancy gives us an edge with our clients, and access to their skilled developers gives us flexibility.
Managing Director – eInBusiness
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 client was extremely happy with the deliverables. The teams work mitigated the risk surrounding the exit of the client’s key developer. Now, they feel comfortable using the orientation documentation the team provided to hire contractors. On the licensing side, the client is now in a much stronger position to negotiate their deal with Microsoft. It’s likely saved them quite a bit of money.
Founding Partner – Digital Transformation Company
Just wanted to drop a note over to say many thanks for Kevin’s efforts, it was a pleasure working with him. He clearly has considerable skills. It gives me a lot more confidence that there are so many options for us in the future. Many thanks also to yourselves for taking the time to understand the many and complex issues we potentially face.
IT Manager – Jacksons Fencing
Software Consultants Case Studies
Featured software consulting case study
Ballard Chalmers was brought in to undertake an innovative consultancy that stretched the use of Power Automate and Azure Apps into an interesting new direction. The final deployed solution is a blend of SharePoint, Power Automate, and Azure Apps. What a decade ago would have cost tens of thousands of pounds, now was done in a matter of 10 days of consultancy.
About our Microsoft Certified Software Consultants
Our team of highly skilled Microsoft Certified Software Consultants provide you with specialist expertise across the Microsoft Enterprise stack.
We are totally tech focused on Azure, .NET, Azure Integration Services, SQL Server, BizTalk Server and Xamarin/.NET MAUI development and our team are genuine experts in this with many years of experience in the tech that we consult for. We provide advice on the products our consultants are certified for and that we use every day.
Benefits of hiring Ballard Chalmers consultants:
- Save time and stress by getting on board the experts right when you need them.
- Gain flexibility by using your in-house team for day-to-day issues and calling in Ballard Chalmers consultants only when you need us.
- Tap into our Microsoft partnership expertise.
WHAT IS A MICROSOFT PARTNER?
We prepared a detailed article with some important points to help your business understand and choose the right partner. We will explain what a Microsoft Partner is, and how different Partner Statuses or Levels can help your project succeed.
- Hire us for short term engagements with no strings attached or keep us on as long-term knowledgeable partners for further consulting, application support or development projects.
- Gain an expert opinion with access to our team and CTO, Geoff Ballard’s years of experience.
- Gain experts with knowledge across the Microsoft enterprise stack who can advise on the correct technology to use and how best to proceed whether it is cloud, on-premises or hybrid.
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.
Microsoft Azure Consultants
If you are looking at migrating to the Azure Cloud but would like some expert advice, our Azure consultants can look at your existing server/hybrid system and give you expert recommendations on how best to move forward – be it hybrid or cloud.
Microsoft SQL Server Consultants
Ballard Chalmers’ principals have been leading the way in SQL Server for over 30 years. As a Microsoft Partner, you can trust our team for both off-site and on-site consulting. Get SQL DBA advice or performance tuning from the experts.
Microsoft .NET Consultants
We consult so that the true business requirements are captured and analysed, ensuring that business processes, as reflected in the .NET software architecture and design, are streamlined, efficient and flow logically to achieve your goals.
Microsoft Xamarin Consultants
If your mobile application development is in trouble, needs a health check or you potentially want to expand to cross-platform, we will provide a highly skilled and certified Xamarin consultant to help you through the issue or to help you create the cross-platform designs.
Azure Integration Services Consultants
Our consultants can engage with you to understand your integration needs and how best to achieve them cloud-natively with Azure Integration Services. From advice to migrating from BizTalk Server, analysis on hybrid options, or how best to start your integration in Azure.
Microsoft Biztalk Consultants
We are one of a handful of BizTalk Server development experts in the UK. Our consulting provides expert knowledge on enterprise integration solutions for upgrades or migrations. Or architectural advice on any aspect of Microsoft BizTalk Server.