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Looking to Build an Application to Sell?

Looking to maximise software productivity?
We deliver results faster

A Faster, Flexible, Low-Risk Way
to Build Software

You have an idea that you now want to build and take to market. Hiring a full-time team is expensive, hard to find and probably not required at this stage. Traditional outsourcing leaves you paying a monthly bill, irrespective of delivery. Time for a new approach with a long-term partner that is invested in the success of the project

We love working with Entrepreneurs and Tech founders to bring these ideas to life. Whether you need a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) or want to scale an MVP into a full platform, we will work closely with your team. We provide the full service as your Software Partner from working closely to finalise the business requirements, and building the application though to helping you take it to market.

Finalising the terms of our partnership together means ensuring we are as invested in its success as you and your team. We pride ourselves in that our average client tenure is over 7 years.  The first step in the journey is to build a set of business requirements. In the words of one of our clients:

The relationship was great. We spent a considerable amount of time upfront with the team.

If you truly engage with the team, it allowed the team to understand our requirements and more importantly allowed us to ask questions that enabled the (SCAD Software) team to demonstrate specific functionality to us that otherwise, we may not have considered”.

Nathan Pillay
Director of Envision Advisory Services

The benefits of appointing
SCAD Software as your Software Partner:

With our extensive business and technology experience, we pride ourselves in adding a lot of value at this stage of the journey.

75% Faster
Our approach to building software is typically 75% faster than traditional software development.
40% Less Code
The code base will be at least 40% less than using conventional software coding, which is much faster and lower cost to maintain and update.
20+ Years Experience
Over 20 years experience of successfully building software for clients large and small.
30+ Years in Market
Over 30 years experience of bringing software products to market across multiple product and market sectors
We Share Risk
We will share some of the risks of building the software – our remuneration is based on delivery.
Remain by Your Side
As well as building the software we will remain by your side, maintaining, supporting and updating the software.
Future Proof
We future-proof your application from going end of life, reducing the frequency of software rewrites.

Specific services we provide to clients that are looking to build some software to take to market:

The start point for any application, working closely with your team to create a clear set of functional business requirements

  • We will allocate a small focused team that will interact directly with your team. We tend to work on weekly/bi-weekly cycles where we create some functionality and then share it with your team to get real-time feedback.

  • We will set and optionally can manage the technical environment whether that be in the Cloud, your data centre or a hybrid.

  • Ongoing software maintenance

  • Technical Support, we offer a full range of support services for you and your clients based on a range of service level agreements.

How the end user of application interfaces with an application is critical. We have a team of experts on hand who can cover everything from building the Brand to defining the finer details of how the user will interact with a piece of software.

  • Once you have built the product, it pays to have a resource dedicated to managing the ongoing lifecycle of the product/service in your business.

  • Everything from competitor analysis, pricing, supporting the sales team, and building a maintaining a future roadmap. These are all important tasks to consider when taking a new product/service to market.

  • The reality is that a skilled Product Manager is an expensive resource. Certainly, in the early stages, it doesn’t require a full-time person. We have a team of experts who provide a fractional Product Management Service that could be as little as a day a month.

  • Go-to-market services – we can provide support in the range of go-to-market services. How to articulate the proposition, create marketing and sales collateral, and even manage the creation of sales leads.

Ready to work with us?

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Dawie Martins

Head of Client Success and Product Management

With an illustrious career spanning three decades, Dawie Martins has cultivated expertise in diverse technology-related businesses across various sectors, including Retail, Hospitality, and Consultancy. His journey, which has taken him from a developer's role to Product Management, uniquely positions Dawie to lead the charge in Customer Success and Product Management services for our clients. 

In his role as Head of Customer Success, Dawie operates at the intersection of commerce and technology. His mission is to ensure the seamless translation of commercial imperatives into highly effective software applications that not only meet but exceed the outcomes specified by our clients. 

For clients engaging SCAD Software to build applications destined for the market, Dawie and his team offer Fractional Product Management Services. They become invaluable partners in crafting and maintaining a product roadmap, assuming the mantle of the product champion within the client organization. This collaborative approach ensures that our clients' visions are realized efficiently and effectively. 

Dawie's wealth of experience and his dedication to driving success for our clients make him an indispensable part of SCAD Software's commitment to delivering excellence in every project we undertake. 

Shawn De Wet

Chief Technology Officer

Shawn De Wet brings to SCAD Software over two decades of unparalleled expertise in software systems delivery. His career exemplifies a relentless pursuit of problem-solving excellence and a commitment to end-user satisfaction, achieved through meticulous system architecture and design. Proficient in core enterprise ERP systems, Shaun's recent achievements stand as a testament to his prowess, including the conception and successful launch of two cutting-edge SaaS products on the robust Azure platform. 

While Shawn's professional accolades are impressive, his vitality extends beyond the confines of the office. An ardent lover of the outdoors, as evidenced by his passion for mountain biking, Shawn's dynamic and adventurous spirit infuses our technological endeavors with a fresh perspective and boundless energy. 

At SCAD Software, Shawn leads the charge in Operational Delivery of Client solutions. He heads the development team and works closely with our valued clients to ensure they realize their desired outcomes from our technology solutions. His commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction is a driving force behind our success. 

Andy Fensham

Founder, Chief Architect

Andy Fensham's journey is a testament to his unwavering commitment to reshape the software development landscape. With a background in global banking software consultancy, he founded SCAD Software in 1998 with a visionary goal – to address the mounting technical debt that was becoming a liability for businesses worldwide. 

Andy's unique blend of technical expertise and business acumen empowers our clients with pragmatic, robust software solutions that yield tangible results. Recognizing the risks posed by outdated software, he pioneered an innovative approach to custom software development, consistently delivering large-scale projects at an astonishing pace – 75% faster than traditional methods. 

Andy's dedication not only safeguards our clients' future but also cements SCAD Software's position as an industry trailblazer. He continues to lead our innovation roadmap, constantly seeking new ways to enhance our offerings with more examples of how we can turn “minutes to seconds”. 

Shaun Orpen

Group CEO

With an impressive career spanning over three decades in the Technology and Telecoms sectors, Shaun Orpen brings a wealth of experience to his role as Group CEO. His journey began with the groundbreaking entry of Microsoft Excel into the UK market, a stepping stone that eventually led him to play pivotal roles on the UK Executive Board during Microsoft's meteoric rise from £10 million to £1 billion in revenue. 

During his tenure at Orange, Shaun spearheaded the division responsible for catering to Small and Medium Businesses in the UK. Since then, he has continued to shape the success of a number of small and global technology enterprises, leveraging his strategic acumen and commercial leadership. 

Shaun's unwavering commitment to the convergence of technology and business is evident in his track record of elevating every organization he's been a part of. As the driving force behind SCAD Software's commercial endeavors, Shaun is leading our expansion across the UK, Europe, and the USA. 

His steadfast ethical stance, mirrored by his partner Andy Fensham, forms the bedrock of SCAD Software's principles, defining our approach to client interactions and business dealings. 

Stephen Moore


Stephen Moore's illustrious career speaks volumes about his leadership capabilities. With a rich background spanning diverse industries such as Retail, Events, Technology, Telecoms, and Media, he has consistently demonstrated his ability to craft and execute growth, differentiation, and exit strategies in highly competitive markets. 

As the visionary Founder/CEO of multiple successful ventures, Stephen has guided five companies from their inception to remarkable exits and IPOs, including the noteworthy £117 million listing of Expocentric Plc on Techmark 2000. His track record extends beyond entrepreneurship; he has played a pivotal role in over 40 companies as a Non-Executive Director, Chairman, Consultant, and Advisor, raising more than £85 million in private and public markets. 

What sets Stephen apart is his global perspective, cultivated through extensive work in the UAE, US, Singapore, Hong Kong, and EMEA. This international experience enriches SCAD Software's strategic direction, making him an invaluable asset in our mission to navigate the complex landscape of digital transformation and empower our clients to achieve enduring success.