Custom Software and Digital

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

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

The complexity and cost of architecting and designing software, assembling the team, selecting suppliers, and launching the product is so great it can be overwhelming.

But our people (we call them “Principals”) are experts in custom software projects.


Build business value with custom software

For some clients, we oversee software that allows them to radically alter how they work internally. This can massively reduce costs, improve cycle times, or transform customer service.

For example, new technology allows you to create software bots to reduce the burden on customer service teams. Machine learning can improve business performance from procurement to customer recommendation engines. Data analytics allows you to understand and visualize information to improve decision-making and empower managers.

For some clients, we help create software to build entirely new revenue streams and differentiate them in crowded marketplaces.

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.

The software is just part of the recipe

For internal systems they will also, of course, oversee user engagement, and changes to process and organization where necessary.

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

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

All written in plain-English and suitable for CEOs and Board members.

Our Team

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Client stories

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Business Insights

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Does My Business Need Custom Software?

Does My Business Need Custom Software?

If the software can be uniquely valuable to your business, then custom software offers a great opportunity. But it requires...

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The Millboard Company Ltd

"Freeman Clarke’s Principal has become a trusted member of our senior team and has enabled a transformative change" Read more

Client story

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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How to Avoid a CRM Car Crash

How to Avoid a CRM Car Crash

Every CEO knows that customer information is a crucial asset. And how you manage customer relationships is vital. So of...

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J Tomlinson

"Our IT leader's knowledge and experience of business change with IT as a key enabler has added value to our project" Read more

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BRC

"Freeman Clarke provided a first-class, committed IT leader on a long-term but flexible basis" Read more

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DEKRA

"As our bespoke software became more complex, we needed an IT Director to oversee suppliers and software development roadmaps" Read more

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The CEO’s 15-Step Guide to Custom Software Development

The CEO’s 15-Step Guide to Custom Software Development

Around a quarter of our clients approach us because they don’t know how to effectively kick off a custom software...

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Business Insight
Bitcoin and Blockchain: The Next Big Thing(s)?

Bitcoin and Blockchain: The Next Big Thing(s)?

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and the underlying technology promise to change the business world. It’s easy to be cynical about this,...

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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 Center
What is Digital Transformation and Where Do You Start?

What is Digital Transformation and Where Do You Start?

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

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Using Systems and Digital to Grow Your Business

Using Systems and Digital to Grow Your Business

Companies looking for growth need to have a plan for how their technology can support and drive this growth. Without...

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CIOs, CTOs & CISOs

When do I need a CIO, CTO, or CISO? And how do I find the right one?

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Knowledge Center
How Systems and Digital Drive Business Value for Private Equity (PE)

How Systems and Digital Drive Business Value for Private Equity (PE)

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

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Bitcoin – What Is It and What Does It Mean to Business?

Bitcoin – What Is It and What Does It Mean to Business?

What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a digital-only currency, or “cryptocurrency,” created in 2009. It has many (or perhaps all) of...

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Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

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

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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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Who is Freeman Clarke?

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: A Message from Our Co-Founder Graeme Freeman

COVID-19: A Message from Our Co-Founder Graeme Freeman

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

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COVID-19: Navigating Urgent Operational Challenges

COVID-19: Navigating Urgent Operational Challenges

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
IT during COVID-19: Changing Suppliers, Renegotiating Contracts, and Managing Cash

IT during COVID-19: Changing Suppliers, Renegotiating Contracts, and Managing Cash

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

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COVID-19 Delivering Effective Homeworking

COVID-19 Delivering Effective Homeworking

  Visit our Hybrid Working & Post-Pandemic Knowledge Center which includes all content related to this topic. Freeman Clarke is the...

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COVID-19: Moving Operations and Supply Chains

COVID-19: Moving Operations and Supply Chains

  Visit our Hybrid Working & Post-Pandemic Knowledge Center which includes all content related to this topic. Freeman Clarke is the...

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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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