Develop enterprise-grade, bespoke solutions with a deeply experienced leading Microsoft Gold partner
What is Bespoke Software?
cloudThing offers software solutions made and tailored entirely to your exact specifications.
From concept to a tailor-made solution
In a series of workshops, we (cloudThing and YOU) will map out a strategy on how best to deliver your bespoke software.
We take a team of Business Architects (BAs) who will work closely with your people and watch how your organisation’s current processes operate and see what could be streamlined.
This is a collaborative effort of observance; meaning that the people who will be using the new processes day in and day out will also be involved in the development of them for increased stakeholder uptake.
The way that people want to be engaged has changed and it is leading the way for organisations to re-think how they do business.
Want to Develop Your Own Bespoke Software?
cloudThing can help craft the perfect solution.
We’re deeply experienced in combining the best things about the bespoke and the shrink-wrapped to reveal the awesomeness of your business and make you a customisable, targeted and versatile piece of software that you know you can trust from a Microsoft Gold Partner.
We have a proven, repeatable model for building a picture of your business, mapping its processes and improving them with cutting-edge automation.
Through a fundamental change of operations, we empower you to grow, experiment and learn through trying new things. This can lead to new revenue streams, more proactive services and the attraction and retention of new business.
We don’t operate like your average tech company. Our planning and strategy development is a collaboration between the two of us; it’s a partnership.
Adaptable, Flexible, Agile
Adaptability: An application that suits the needs of the end-user – whether targeting or maintaining your customers, will go a long way in ensuring your organisation’s resilience.
Flexibility: Nothing is set in stone. A component led design means things can be added, turned off, moved about etc as needed for your organisation. It’s like building with Lego bricks, only it hurts less to stand on them barefoot.
Agile: Another benefit of a component led design – designers can work freely with the application to fix errors, and resume work from where they left off without negatively affecting the project in its infancy. We can ensure you are completely happy with the project because it can be manipulated when it’s needed.
- Flexibly delivered, customer-focused, solution development on any platform/technology
- Design new applications, modernise or integrate existing legacy solutions
- Get exactly what’s needed through an agile, open design, approach
- Collaborative workshop-based discovery process ensures requirements are well-defined
- Desktop, mobile, hybrid, responsive, native, or web-based applications
- Mature development principles & approach, agile & waterfall methodologies
- ISO Accredited partner 9001(Quality Management), 27001 (Information Security)
- Microsoft Gold Partner-Application Development, Cloud Platform, Data Platform, DevOps
- Flexible procurement choices (fixed/T&M/team). Hybrid or fully outsourced models.
- Access our in-house solution frameworks, accelerate and de-risk implementation
Some of the AWESOME Benefits!
How We Plan the Service
We provide a flexible and collaborative approach to planning and strategy development, from ideation (including business case writing), all the way through to live service and subsequent continuous improvement.
We have a dedicated project management office that specialises in technology delivery and has experience at all stages of the programme lifecycle, including supporting service development from pre-alpha onwards.
We do this through a proven, GDS aligned, Agile Scrum and PRINCE2 wrapped methodology, combined with ITIL-based operational service delivery (using our award-winning DevSecOps capability).
Our preference is to work openly through sprints with customers and partners, using a one-team, one-goal approach, and use a continuous delivery principle to provide demonstrable benefit as early as possible in all of our work.
Whilst implementation phases are run as a series of agile sprints, the inputs, outputs and processes governing them are closely monitored and tightly controlled.
Project plans are aligned with deliverables and a burn-up of points is used to provide clear activity status, leading to a high degree of confidence in milestones.
We’re a Microsoft Gold, ISO Certified digital service provider with demonstrable experience in the government sector.
All of our cloudThing policies and tools are aligned to government digital services best practise. Central government use it, so we figure that’s a decent standard to go off of. If nothing else, picking a partner for you who can apply those standards can only be a good thing.