Regulatory pressure, digital transformation and the pressures of an “always-on”, real-time” world are placing almost impossible demands on IT teams.
At the heart of the problem is outdated legacy software, essential to day-to-day operations, but difficult and costly to replace or update. Businesses of every size face a catch-22 dilemma; as soon as a new application goes live, the source code is on a path to legacy.
How can IT teams escape this seemingly never-ending cycle?
Our approach to software development was developed over two decades ago, but it remains radically new. It allows us to develop custom software faster than almost any other method - by as much as 75%. That means weeks or months, rather than years.
It’s a big claim, but one that is supported by our 100% track record.
We have reinvented custom software development, with a methodology based on our own metadata-based SCAD framework of pre-configured building blocks. We are not hampered by source code, which makes our approach incredibly agile.
We can either re-engineer your legacy systems from the inside out, or create a brand new application. Whichever route you choose, we will ensure your software is future-proof.
Time and time again, people tell us our claims sound too good to be true, until they see the proof! We really can deliver on premises. Find out how we do it.
Price for BRD and Tech Specification with deliverables and estimated price range
This is always caveated that it will be confirmed once we have completed the Business Requirements which enables us to accurately confirm the specification and hence work required by our team
Once we have been appointed by a new Client we will provide and jointly agree a contract and Statement of Work
Sometimes these are defined as separate discrete pieces of work. In other situations it forms the 1st part of the main contract
Business Requirements Process:
2 Interactive workshops with the Client where we document the current and in some cases “to be” processes.
There is a workshop to look at the User Experience fundamentals
Deliverables: Mapped Process Flows, User Experience Options for consideration
We will create the actual database design for the project
Recommended technical stack
Finalise the UX/UI design and flow
Semi Static screens
We allocate a small team to the project, Led by a Director of the business.
We do not charge day rates per person. Our Commerical model is based on a blended day rate that provide the required level of resources from across the team : Solution Architect through to Tester whenever required
We are incentivized to put the optimal resources on the project – as our payments are aligned to deliverables.
We tend to work on a weekly / bi-weekly process
Follow a semi agile methodology - As we build parts of the system we present back at the regular weekly/bi-weekly meetings to get feedback
Where appropriate send a copy across for you to test
The solution undergoes testing as we progress through the project with a final set of testing at the end before the UAT
We give the client access to the UAT environment to perform the User acceptance test and ensure that the solution delivers against the agreed Business requirements.
We typically allow for a maximum of 20 days for this process to be completed.
Once UAT is completed the system will be moved to the Live environment.
Depending upon the Client’s preferred environment we will have set up the Development, UAT and Live environments earlier in the process.
This could be at a Cloud provider of your choice, your data centre or a hybrid of both.
Our typical model is to provide “Train the trainer” training on the system.
Once we are “in-life”, the SCAD Software Team remains on hand to support and maintain the solution.
The nature of this will vary from Client to client, but in essence:
We charge an annual maintenance and license fee – to cover any bug fixes, upgrades to the metadata Framework to safe guard from technical debt and security threats
Technical Support – We can offer a range of technical support from Level 1 to Level 3 and from standard business hours to 24*7*365
Shaun is an accomplished commercial leader with extensive experience in the IT and Telecoms industry. Much of his early career was spent with Microsoft, where he progressed from launching Excel into the UK market to the UK Executive Board, responsible for Marketing. He then went onto Orange where he ended up running the business unit responsible for selling to Small, Medium businesses.
Since then he has worked with a number of smaller technology businesses in both Commercial and Advisory roles. His strong commercial focus has led him to consistently contribute to the growth of every organisation that has engaged him. Shaun is heading up the Commercial side of SCAD Software.
He is spearheading the company’s expansion in the UK, Europe and the USA as well as the launch of SCAD Solutions, a business focused on launching innovative solutions to the international market. Shaun’s strong sense of ethics is perfectly aligned with Andy’s vision for SCAD Software.
After working as a software consultant to the global banking industry for six years, Andy has devoted the last two decades to realising his vision to transform the software development industry.
Since 1998, when he founded SCAD Software, Andy was aware that the business world was accumulating a vast and unsustainable level of technical debt, with legacy source code becoming a risk factor for organisations of all size. As markets change and digital transformation becomes integral to every business, Andy realised that out-of-date software would put the future of many organisations in jeopardy.
To address this risk, Andy developed a radical new approach to custom software development, which time and time again has delivered large-scale software projects 75% faster than other methods.
Andy is now overseeing the expansion of SCAD Software into new markets in Asia, Middle East, UK, Europe and North America as well as extending the portfolio to include a number of packaged solutions.