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Revolutionizing Software Development:

Building Applications 75% Faster with SCAD Software


The world of software development has witnessed tremendous advancements over the past few decades. While customer requirements continue to evolve, traditional coding methods have remained largely unchanged. However, SCAD Software has embarked on a groundbreaking mission to transform software development. By leveraging innovative methodologies and cutting-edge technologies, SCAD Software has successfully reduced application size, simplified the building process and paved the way for maintaining and enhancing applications at a lower cost. In this article, we explore how SCAD Software is building software applications 75% faster than traditional coding, revolutionizing the industry. 

Challenges and Industry Initiatives: 

As the demands of customers grow, the need for accelerated software development becomes paramount. Various initiatives, such as low-code technologies, artificial intelligence, and new development tools, have aimed to expedite the process. While these solutions may yield short-term gains, they often result in a significant amount of backend source code. The ultimate goal is to build software faster while ensuring ease of maintenance and future enhancements, thus reducing the overall cost of ownership. 


The SCAD Software Approach: 

Over the past two decades, SCAD Software has dedicated its efforts to finding a faster and more efficient approach to software development, free from the complexities associated with traditional coding. The outcome is a groundbreaking methodology that streamlines the application-building process and facilitates easier maintenance. This methodology has been successfully tested and implemented in a wide range of organizations, from major blue-chip companies to startups. SCAD Software’s customers have benefited from the accelerated development of ERP systems, loan management software, customer engagement software, and even integration with process control systems like SCADA and PLC. 


Traditional Approaches vs. SCAD Software: 

While conventional approaches have sought to enhance software development speed through agile methodologies, automation, code reuse, continuous integration, cloud infrastructure, and stakeholder collaboration, SCAD Software goes a step further. The company’s unique approach to building functionality offers a revolutionary solution. Here’s a glimpse into SCAD Software’s approach: 

Utilizing Metadata: SCAD Software leverages metadata, which provides information about the structure and content of data, to enhance the application-building process. By defining specific characteristics and permissions for fields/columns, SCAD Software simplifies data management and access control. 

Comprehensive Building Block Library: SCAD Software boasts a comprehensive library of pre-existing building blocks that align with common business processes. These data schemas act as the foundation for accelerated development, eliminating the need to build components from scratch. 

Interoperability via REST API: SCAD Software enables seamless interoperability with both new and legacy systems through its built-in REST API. Each screen automatically generates an endpoint, eliminating the need for additional development work. These endpoints can be accessed from anywhere using any programming language. 


Real Examples: 

Let’s examine a few real-life examples that highlight the remarkable efficiency of SCAD Software’s approach compared to traditional programming: 


ERP Solution: A regional IT Services company commissions SCAD Software to create a customised version of a market leading ERP solution that would be tailored to their requirements.  

Traditional Programming Time: 24 months+ 

SCAD Software Development Time: 8 months 

 A Loan Origination and Management Application: A major bank asked us to migrate an existing loan management application onto newer technology that could be deployed across a merged banking group. The application was delivered in 3 months and deployed across 1000 branches. It has been running for over 13 years as a mission-critical application handling billions of dollars of loans from multiple business units. 

Traditional Programming Time: 3-4 Year + 

SCAD Software Development Time: 3 months 



SCAD Software has emerged as a game-changer in the software development landscape. By prioritizing speed, simplicity, and cost-effectiveness, SCAD Software’s methodology offers an unparalleled solution. With at least 40% less code and an average development time that’s 75% faster than traditional coding, SCAD Software empowers organizations 


If you need to build software quickly and the prospect of a lower ongoing total cost of ownership is attractive, please book a call with us here.


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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.