You wouldn’t wear a pair of boots that were the wrong size, so why do so many of us settle for technology that doesn’t fit the needs of our organisation? You deserve better, you deserve, a solution that fits!
Just because things are going smoothly in your organisation, it doesn’t mean your processes are facilitating that. If you, or your staff, or worse, your customers, are spending time on tasks that could be automated or eradicated that means your processes aren’t working efficiently. It’s time to stop working around your process.
This is where bespoke software developed by Linden Solutions can help. Our solutions are designed to put your users, be they staff, customers, suppliers, at the centre of every design decision. Our solutions free up your time, and your staffs time, enabling them to focus on what really matters rather then mundane repetitive tasks, improving customer outcomes and staff moral. On top of this you’ll gain new insights into your operations, customer needs, strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to plot a clearer vision for your future growth and success.
We do this by always remaining agile and open to our customers changing needs.
We take a religiously agile approach to our work, that allows us to deliver valuable features quickly, so that you can start using your new software and reaping the rewards of a bespoke solution quicker then with traditional development methods.
We work with you from day one to create an effective feedback loop with our development team so you can then guide future feature development and of course gain trust and confidence in the team, you’re working with ensuring a time-efficient, low-risk approach to your project.
Through active involvement, cooperation and collaboration we make the process enjoyable for all involved. You get the absolute best from our team and we get the pleasure of working with customers, sharing in their delight, and future success, by delivering features as they’re needed and ensuring that your software solutions are an engine driving future growth and success rather then a tiresome weight to carry with you.
There are plenty of common myths regarding bespoke software, and while it can carry risks if not correctly managed, we have years of experience in designing, building and delivering bespoke software solutions, that have transformed organisations and processes, not to mention saving thousands of pounds!
IT’S PROHIBITIVELY EXPENSIVE
Linden Solutions are committed to delivering affordable software development services, we’re committed to being upfront with the cost of a project before we set out, and our daily rate is half that of major software houses!
IT TAKES TOO LONG
Crafting great software can’t be rushed, however, our Agile approach to software development and use of industry-leading software frameworks allows for rapid development of software and prototypes. We aim to build your software to minimum viable specification so you can start using it and getting a return on investment while the bells and whistles are added.
IT ONLY BENEFITS LARGE ENTERPRISES
Businesses of all size can benefit from bespoke software solutions. If you’re carrying out manual processes, or rely solely on Excel or paper-based records there are already huge savings and improvements that can be made to your business processes.
THERE’S NO RETURN ON INVESTMENT
Bespoke software quickly returns on your initial investment, at Linden Solutions we’ll help you with cost/benefit analysis before a new development project. We’ve frequently seen new software save hundreds of pounds a month for an SME by improving staff productivity, increasing revenue, and reducing costs.
Our web applications are built on a mature technology stack.
We utilise the Ruby on Rails framework, a web application framework built on the Ruby programming language. Ruby on Rails, or RoR, provides a framework that provides structure for every line of code, by abstracting and simple and common tasks. This results in a clean, terse code base that can easily be understood by other developers, eliminating the need for costly and time consuming technical documentation. RoR enables rapid application development, and easily accommodates future changes to meet changing requirements, as well as excellent built in testing tools to ensure high quality solutions. To cap it all RoR is open source software, so unlike other frameworks there are no licencing fees to be paid, and runs on most open source linux operating systems allowing a large degree of flexibility in selecting a VPS provider to host your application.
For data storage we utilise MySQL or PostgreSQL depending upon exact requirements and customer preference. If you have an existing application with a MySQL or PostgreSQL database we can build your new software to be backwards compatible with your existing database. Allowing side by side implementation.