We are an ISO9001:2015 accredited company and our approach to development reflects this. Our engagement process is to understand the value drivers and business case for a project and then to undertake a thorough analysis of the requirements of the project, the business and the end users in order to identify the best solution to meet these.
Our approach is to sell time, rather than scope, because our experience has shown us that things change to rapidly for fixed scope to be a viable approach. Instead, we look at the full scope of requirements and provide risk based estimates for the time you will need to buy in order to deliver the value you are seeking. Then when we engage in the development we agree the priority with you and deliver in this way. That means that if when you see the development you change your mind then you simply redirect the focus of the project, rather than having to engage in lengthy debates about change requests and additional budget.
The beauty of this approach is that it assumes things will change along the way and gives you the power to make decisions without continually incurring extra cost. And if the project comes in under budget then we will only charge you for what you have used!
For small businesses we usually use WordPress as the CMS of choice, but for larger organisations and larger projects we assess the needs project by project. The reality is that when it comes to specific requirements then something ‘off the shelf’ simply won’t do what you need. Instead, we can build a completely bespoke development, just to suit your business case.
Our team usually develop using PHP, with the Laravel framework providing the robust standards required for all of our projects. This allows us to integrate easily with other systems you might use and to leverage a wide range of packages that allows to quickly produce functionality.
We have also invested over the years in developing our own CMS, which is a flexible framework for building not only websites but also in publishing content to apps and other setups. Delivering content to live via JSON data, we can publish to multiple locations and technologies all at once, meaning you can integrate multiple content points to a single system seamlessly. This system also enables syndicated content ‘out of the box’, ideal for franchises and multi-site setups.