Bespoke Software Development

Bespoke software is an opportunity to build competitive advantage. It can benefit your business by making it differentiating it in a crowded market and adding real value.

Online and digital are at the heart of most new opportunities, and bespoke software is often key to these initiatives.

But we meet many businesses who have become embroiled in costly and complex software projects that have become a millstone for them.

The complexity of designing software, assembling the team, selecting suppliers, and launching the product is so great it can be overwhelming. Due to its complexity, the cost of bespoke software can be quite high.

But our people (we call them ‘Principals’) are experts in bespoke software projects. They know how to streamline the process and control costs.

Examples of bespoke software

For some clients, we oversee software that allows them to radically alter how they work internally. We’ve helped them reduce costs, improve cycle times, and transform customer service.

In other cases, we drive software projects that create entirely new revenue streams and differentiate our clients in crowded marketplaces.

A few, more specific example of bespoke software projects we develop:

We are experienced business people who understand software

Many of our Principals are experts in software development for internal systems or for commercial product development.

We ensure the system strategy is clear and oversee the architecture and design decisions.

We recruit a team or find a development partner, ensure they follow engineering best practices, and oversee rigorous project management and testing.

In this way, we ensure an efficient process with manageable costs, and eliminate the possibility of a ‘stuck’ project.

We ensure that the software benefits your business

Our Principals will also, of course, oversee user engagement. We make changes to process and to the organisation when necessary.

For commercial products, we take part in discussions about pricing, partnerships, and other ‘go-to-market’ questions.

The key is not only to ensure that the software works—we ensure that people use it in the right way, so that your business enjoys its full benefits.

Below are some relevant briefings, posts, videos and stories from our clients.

All written in Plain English and suitable for CEOs and Board members.

Digital transformations – Wow your customers!

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DEKRA

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Client story

CEO’s 15 Step Guide to Bespoke Software Development

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Business Insight

What is Digital Transformation and Where Do You Start?

Everyone is talking about Digital Transformation…what does it actually mean? If you're interested in learning how Digital Transformation can transform...

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Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation may just mean simple IT done well. Or it may mean genuine technology innovation, something that is breaking...

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Knowledge Centre

Digital transformations – Efficiency, effectiveness & risk management

For many companies, the technology strategy begins and ends with technical details in which the Board have little interest. The...

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Business Insight

Board action plan: 10 steps to digital transformation

Ambitious business owners will always look to improve how their organisation functions. Digital transformation is one great way. It enables...

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Ransomware: 5 Practical Steps for CEOs

We’ve all seen the stats… ransomware is growing at an alarming rate. Our experience suggests that it’s even more common...

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When IT ‘Just Works’ incredible things happen!

When IT runs smoothly conversations become about things that matter — things that make a real difference to your business....

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Successful IT in Digital & Creative Agencies

We have a large number of Digital and Creative Agency clients and they have specific IT challenges. For these clients,...

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How systems and digital drive business value for private equity (PE)

Private Equity (PE) ownership of mid-market companies is increasing. Of course, PE houses are driven by valuations and these days...

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Turnaround Publisher Services

Migrated Title Management to a more effective platform and overhauled the purchase order system dragging it into the 21st century Read more

Client story

Using systems & digital to grow your business

Companies planning growth need to have a plan for how their technology can support and drive this growth allowing them...

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Bitcoin – What is it and what does it mean to businesses?

What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a “crypto currency” that was created in 2009. It has many (or perhaps all) of...

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Technology Roadmap for Growth

Companies planning growth need to have a plan for how their technology can support and drive this growth.

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Knowledge Centre

COVID-19

Businesses will be facing some tough challenges over the coming weeks and months and it is vital that we in...

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Knowledge Centre

How to avoid a CRM car crash

Any CEO knows that customer information is a very valuable asset. And how you manage customer relationships is vital. So...

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Business Insight

Transform Your Business and Increase Revenue Using Custom Software

About a quarter of our clients are ambitious mid-market companies who want our help to manage and drive custom software...

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Business Insight

COVID-19: A Message from our Co-founder Graeme Freeman

  Visit our Hybrid Working & Post-Pandemic Knowledge Centre which includes all content related to this topic. Freeman Clarke is the UK’s largest...

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Business Insight

Hybrid Working & Post-Pandemic

Businesses will be facing tough challenges over the months. Here is our best advice on mixing remote with office work...

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Knowledge Centre

Who is Freeman Clarke?

For every business, the COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge to the wellbeing and safety of their people. IT, systems and...

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Business Insight

COVID 19: Urgent operational challenges from some of our clients

For every business, the COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge to the wellbeing and safety of their people. For some businesses...

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Business Insight

J Tomlinson

New information systems strategy, new processes and major re-organisation. Read more

Client story

BRC

Complete digital transformation, new websites, new office fit-out and mergers & acquisitions. Read more

Client story

COVID-19: Changing suppliers, contracts and managing cash

  Visit our Hybrid Working & Post-Pandemic Knowledge Centre which includes all content related to this topic. Freeman Clarke is the UK’s largest...

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Business Insight

COVID-19: Delivering effective homeworking

  Visit our Hybrid Working & Post-Pandemic Knowledge Centre which includes all content related to this topic. Freeman Clarke is the UK’s largest...

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Business Insight

COVID-19: Moving operations and supply chains

  Visit our Hybrid Working & Post-Pandemic Knowledge Centre which includes all content related to this topic. Freeman Clarke is the UK’s largest...

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Business Insight

Why Does Blockchain Matter to My Business?

When the last page is written on the bizarre Bitcoin story, many people believe the conclusion will be that the...

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Chief Technology Officer (CTOs)

When do I need a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and how do I find one?

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Knowledge Centre

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

All you need to know about Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

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Bitcoin? Blockchain? I’m already lost!

When the last page is written on the bizarre Bitcoin story, many people believe the conclusion will be that the...

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Business Insight

Is Your Project Stuck in the Weeds?

IT projects of every type can run into problems, get delayed, or overrun. Budgets and plans get abandoned. Projects get stuck...

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