Software Architecture & Design

Are the computer applications you use struggling to keep pace with the growth or evolution of your business?

 

I can provide technical direction and the tools to cope with the change and evolution of your business, allowing you to work smarter.

 

Software is now at the heart of most modern businesses.
Business models are changing as more and more business transactions are completed online and business processes are automated to keep pace.

We have moved on from having office administration products like Microsoft Office and custom, stand alone applications that support specific functions. Now, custom applications are being integrated to automate business processes and increase business value.

At the same time, customer expectations are growing as a result of all this change, and customer service could be a differentiator between you and your competitors.

This means a lot of businesses now have computer applications (software) that are not really fit for purpose.

Has your software grown beyond your control?

Maybe your computer applications are not optimised for your business processes?

Or perhaps you have multiple separate computer applications that now need to be integrated to provide real value to your organisation?

Whatever the problem, if your software isn’t effectively working for you then your competitors are going to leave you behind.

 

Don’t Know Where To Start?

Understanding how software can work for your business is a complex topic. There are so many options and possibilities now, it can be difficult to know where to start. I can help with this. The first thing I will do is get an understanding of your business and what makes it successful. From there I can suggest optimisations to improve your computer applications, enable them to collaborate and run more efficiently, saving you valuable time and in some cases money.

 

Don’t Want To Lose Valuable Data?

If you already have computer applications that hold valuable data (such your customer contacts) you don’t want to lose or compromise this valuable asset. I can ensure with any new applications that your data is migrated safely. Even if you don’t require any new applications, I can still ensure your data is backed up and protected so that it is not lost or compromised.

 

Don’t have the time to dedicate to the project?

If you are a small or medium sized business that doesn’t have masses of time or capital to invest in a large project, then my iterative mode of working will be tailor-made for you.

 

Complex Systems

Some businesses have a complex network of individual applications which are choreographed to work in unison. Having helped large enterprises deal with this challenge, I can help you with a transitional plan that will allow migration and application replacement without affecting all constituent legacy applications.

I can also architect your network of applications to future-proof your systems, allowing you replace or extend your applications when needed as well as increase resiliency and performance.

 

“Many consultants deliver exactly what the client has asked for. Andy demonstrated insight in determining what the client needed, rather than what they had originally requested. This means the client got true, actionable value from our engagement.
Andy has a unique, effective client manner and as such we are delighted in the way he represented Neueda.”

Brendan Duffy

No Risk

My incremental, set-price approach to delivery means that you never pay for more than the next phase of work.
If you aren't happy with a particular deliverable, we can try to incorporate changes in the very next version, minimising wastage and additional costs.
If you aren't happy with the way the overall project is going you can call a halt to the project at the end of any agreed milestone and I will provide you with all documentation and plans to enable you to migrate to another provider without additional cost.

 

I have 20 years of corporate-level software development and architecture experience, but as a boutique agency I balance that with a personal, hands-on approach to solving your problems.

If you would like to hire me to provide technical leadership, direction or consultancy, please fill out the contact form and I will get right back to you.