Making a good start with consultancy

Our consultancy helps business owners to confidently make decisions about their operations and processes. Our skill lies in identifying the technology barriers that stand between you and the management of a more efficient, effective and profitable organisation. Technology can be complex and daunting and errors can be costly and resource-heavy so business owners can feel…

Stop costs from getting out of control

I’ve previously talked about how the wrong path to software can cause escalating budgets, a financial loss or paying for something that is no longer suitable; and that applies to both bespoke and pre-designed systems. However, there’s also a point within a seemingly great project where you could encounter unexpected budget hikes. Fortunately, it’s avoidable,…

3 Tech process challenges facing manufacturers

Manufacturers are not unfamiliar with challenges in their sector: They have dealt with poor economic conditions throughout the late twentieth century to now, struggled to attract young talent, invest in better machinery and develop new products for a vastly changed marketplace. But for many, this has been just another issue to resolve which hasn’t eroded…

What is technical debt and how best to manage it

What is technical debt and how best to manage it If you are leader in business, you will no doubt have some responsibility for ensuring your company has software capability and that any associated products are delivered in a timely manner. However, with speed comes cost – either, higher fees or fewer functions. I’ve previously…

Is your business still using a legacy system?

A legacy system is one that was created for specific use and often has one or more of the following issues: 1. Older software was created before RESTful APIs (how we get data from and to other systems). It becomes very difficult to make upgrades and to integrate with essential programmes such as accounting packages.…

R&D Tax Credits

We're always alarmed at how few businesses are uninformed about claims they can make regarding this tax and it's been around since 2000. It's not surprising though. Traditional accounting practices are sometimes slow to make recommendations or point clients towards new incentives introduced by the government and it does bring its own complexities. Business people…

Software does not exist in isolation

There’s been a culture of seeing technology as a standalone subject; murky water that businesses need to dip their toes into. However, it’s often treated as something so separate from the life of the whole organisation that it can cause technical debt. This debt is created when software has been built to solve one issue…