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 businesspeople 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 Exec members.

Digital Transformation: Wow Your Customers!

Digital Transformation: Wow Your Customers! This is the third in our four-part series on Digital Transformation. For a more in-depth...

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Business Insight

DEKRA

DEKRA Automotive provides consultancy, training and outsource services to franchise dealer networks… Read more

Client story

Developing Custom Software? Don’t Hire an Interim CTO

As more companies invest in bespoke software, there is an increasing demand for an interim Chief Technology Officer (CTO). But...

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Business Insight

Digital Transformations – Internal Redesigns and Risk Management

This is the final post in our four-part series on Digital Transformation. For a more in-depth definition of Digital Transformation...

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Business Insight

Digital Transformation Knowledge Center

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

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

Chief Technology Officer (CTOs) Knowledge Center

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

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Knowledge Center

All you need to know about Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Read more
Knowledge Center

COVID-19 Knowledge Center

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

BRC

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) leads the UK's retail industry. It works with its members to shape debates and influence… Read more

Client story

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

Technology Roadmap for Growth Knowledge Center

Companies planning growth need to have a plan for how their Tech can support and drive this growth. Read more
Knowledge Center

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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Business Insight

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

Visit our COVID-19 knowledge center, which have more useful content related to this topic. Freeman Clarke is the largest and most...

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Business Insight

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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Business Insight

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

How Systems & 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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Business Insight

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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Business Insight

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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Business Insight

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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Business Insight

J Tomlinson

J Tomlinson is an integrated multi-disciplinary business providing construction, repairs and maintenance... Read more

Client story

COVID-19 Changing suppliers, contracts and managing cash

Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of part-time (we call it “fractional”) IT leaders. We work exclusively...

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Business Insight

COVID-19 Delivering effective homeworking

Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of part-time (we call it “fractional”) IT leaders. We work exclusively...

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Business Insight

COVID-19 Moving operations and supply chains

Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of part-time (we call it “fractional”) IT leaders. We work exclusively...

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Business Insight

Companies also approach us about these areas

Tech Strategy and Vision

Connecting your systems and digital strategy to your business objectives.

Team Development and Leadership

Enable your IT team and suppliers to help drive efficiency, service, and innovation.

For Private Equity

PE houses are driven by valuations, and IT and tech are now at the heart of business value.

Risks Management, Security and Infrastructure

Get on top of cyberthreats, security risks, regulatory issues, and compliance problems.

Business Systems, Integration and Reporting

Efficient and scalable systems and processes allow business to grow and flourish.

Knowledge Centers

 

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