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Bespoke Software Development

An experienced team of software engineers who help our customers build great software

We are a UK and Croatian based software development company who specialise in providing Core systems to a range of industries, including Insurance, Financial Services, Manufacturing and Retail. We provide a range of services covering the full development life-cycle, from planning and wireframing, designing, platform architecture, database modelling, UX design, testing and hosting solutions.

Providing bespoke software development services from conception to release management

Ideas & Concepts

Wireframing

Design and Layout Creation

Development

Testing

Release Management

Our software development philosophy

Building to SOLID principles

As a key element of an Agile and Adaptive software development strategy, SOLID principles ensure that code is created which is easy to maintain and extend over time. This is important for a Core system, which must adapt to evolving business requirements without causing conflict.

Utilising Open Source where possible

We research and utilise the best frameworks and libraries which are actively maintained and built to a high quality. This ensures effort is not spent developing unnecessarily, utilising the project budget in the most efficient way, implementing business logic and adding maximum value.

Test and Behavioural Driven Development

Applying KISS principles (keep it simple, stupid), we deliver code which is clean, concise and delivered with full test coverage. Coupled with continuous integration, tests are run automatically every time code is pushed. Bugs are covered with their own tests to avoid regressions.

Continuous Integration and Automation

Utilising GitLab for code life-cycle management, from issue tracking through to release management, automated testing and deployments. Our clients have access to a code repository and project management system for instant access to builds and team collaboration.

Simple, yet scalable architecture

Rather than building one monolithic application, we create individual components which utilise common libraries and communicate with each other using APIs. This ensures each component can be independently scaled, reduces code complexity and promotes a considered development path.

Prioritising tangible benefits & providing real value

We provide real value as soon as possible by breaking up large projects into multiple stages. Each stage is brings tangible benefits so that value can be realised by the users & stakeholders. This avoids the more risky "all or nothing" approach and allows for adjustments and flexibility in the overall software project strategy.

Our approach and methodology

Using the appropriate methodology

We approach each component as a unique piece of work, applying the most appropriate methodology to achieve the best outcome, given the requirements. We believe each approach, whether Agile or Waterfall, has both positives and negatives which need considering at the outset. To highlight this as an example, when building a transaction or accounting component, we would typically apply Waterfall, whereas a marketing module may require short sprints with continuous feedback and updates, therefore in this case, a more agile methodology would be appropriate.

Planning for the future

From the outset we plan for change and factor adaptability into the Core platforms we construct. We typically prefer to create tools and interfaces which let user(s) internally manage business logic, configuration, workflows and content. APIs are defined and exposed internally and externally (with appropriate permissions) so that third parties can interface and integrate as required.

Benefit from Experience

We have a wealth of experience successfully developing Core systems in a range of industries, often with very demanding challenges. We have also built and actively develop three of our own products which operate in sectors with very strict compliance and data security requirements.

Investment in research and training

We operate a continuous improvement strategy, dedicating resources to proof of concepts, research projects and employee training. This ensures we're always trying the latest and greatest technology and seeing how this can filter down into benefits for our clients and their Core platforms. Our employees are proactively engaged in professional training and encouraged to invest time in exploring better and more efficient ways of achieving their project goals.

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Established for over 12 years, we are a company you can trust to deliver quality and results when it matters

A selection of the most popular applications, programming languages and operating systems we support
Programming Languages PHP, Python, Node.JS, Haskell, Java, Javascript and more
Web Servers NGINX, Apache2, TomCat
Software Frameworks CodeIgnighter, Laravel, Lumen, Symfony, Silex, Zend
DevOps Tools GIT, SVN, GitLab, GitHub, Scrum/Agile Tooling, JIRA, Confluence, Jenkins
Log Management Fluentd, Loggly, ElasticSearch, MongoDB
Cloud Management AWS Auto Scale, Anisible, Chef, Puppet
Clustered File System CephFS, Gluster, GFS2
Search ElasticSearch, SOLR, Sphinx
Caching NGINX, Memcached, Redis, MongoDB In Memory Storage
Operating Systems Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Amazon Linux

We are happy to consult with you to establish current issues, future requirements and to ensure the right approach for your business

"Buckhill Ltd is very knowledgeable and works quickly. We got bogged down and stuck trying to implement SAML on our own but Buckhill Ltd stepped in and immediately executed a working setup and made insightful recommendations for enhanced security."

Ken Snyder - Chief Technology Officer
Sharpr, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

"I was impressed by the enthusiasm and professionalism of the Buckhill team and their 'can do' attitude."

Matthew Oliver - Director
M3 Corporate Finance LLP, Bristol, United Kingdom

"Working with Buckhill was a pleasure. Right from the consultation process, through to their depths of knowledge & obvious enterprise experience - I would have no hesitation recommending their services."

Reece Griffin, Technical Director
TBA Digital, Canada

"We were working with one of our vendors to configure SSO via ADFS to access their web application. We needed additional expertise and guidance to move the project forward so we contacted Buckhill Ltd. In a matter of days they had their developers working on it. They quickly determined the configuration issues we were having and provided explanation on how to get them resolved. We were very impressed with their knowledge, professionalism and diligence in assisting us on this project."

David O'Boyle CCNA, MCSE - Technology Services
The Richards Group, Dallas, Texas, USA

"I contacted Buckhill as I needed expert advice regarding a complex SAML integration requirement. The project involved integration with the US Health Care API (Obamacare eligibility). The developers assigned to the project were highly capable and professional, with real passion and determination to see the project through to completion even when issues presented themselves. Looking forward to working with you guys in the future, you're awesome! All the best, Carlos."

Carlos Arias - Owner
Carlos Ja Design, Florida, USA

"Buckhill provided us with consultancy to implement SimpleSamlPHP and configure it for use with a major client's SSO.
They were incredibly helpful, easy to work with and delivered in very short timescales within our agreed budget.
I am extremely happy with the service they provided."

Eddie Robins - Technical Director
Groovy Gecko, London, UK

"We asked Buckhill to provide us with a robust, reliable and faster server infrastructure so that we could deliver a better and more consistent service to our customers. Buckhill delivered results quickly, in a friendly and professional manner. We have been impressed by the knowledge they bring to the table and with the honest and helpful communication throughout the process. We are happy to receive continued support and maintenance for a core part of the business."

Brian Kavanagh
Field Gibson Media Ltd, UK

"We have been using Buckhill for several years for all our industry software requirements.

Their systems are reliable and affordable and the team are always friendly and knowledgeable.

If you're looking for an innovative software solutions provider, I would highly recommend them."

Mandy Brown, Director
Litigation Protection, UK

"Working with Buckhill was a pleasure. Right from the consultation process, through to their depths of knowledge & obvious enterprise experience - I would have no hesitation recommending their services."

Reece Griffin, Technical Director
TBA Digital, Canada

"Buckhill provided us with excellent service throughout our project. From the detailed initial meeting, to explaining the process, to final delivery, prompt response and assistance with follow up questions. We have been thoroughly impressed.

Kevin Hoggard, Director
CRM Innovations, Canada

"I must say that working with Buckhill has been a pleasure. The C2MS system has really helped us get our wholesale division up and running and the features within the system are very comprehensive. It allows us to trade with our brokers the way our brokers want to trade with various trading options available. I especially like the way Buckhill respond to you new idea’s and do look to implement them in days rather than months."

Hassan Soyer, Director
Nova Insurance, UK

"Buckhill were very helpful scoping up a vastly improved and flexible server environment - from the very first phone call we were able to define the problem and agree on a route towards solution. The project was completed with the minimum of fuss, on time and on budget. Real time technical support was available throughout the process and we now have a vastly improved operational environment that is future proofed for our strategic objectives. We are very happy with the results and have quickly realised the ROI."

Iain Wilcox, Marketing Director
Digitonic, UK

"We are delighted with our choice of service provider, and have nothing but good things to say about Buckhill. Stuart and his team have acted with a high level of professionalism and competence in all respects. We cannot recommend them highly enough ..."

Matthew Dickinson, Director
Linex Systems, UK

"Buckhill was able to bring a solution in a complex interoperability problem (ADFS/SAML with SOAP between Linux/Windows platform). I was often impressed by the level of their expertise and deep knowledge. When problems arose they were able to find creative solutions with an emphasis on reliability and security. I can say that during the whole project Buckhill was never the bottleneck, our success with this project is definitely due to Buckhill's talented team."

David Wulliamoz, Head of IT Services
Compassion Suisse, Switzerland

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Our offices are open 8.30am - 7pm GMT, Monday to Friday - but you can always contact us via email. When we receive your email during opening hours, we aim to respond within 30 minutes or less. Should your email reach us out of hours, we will contact you when the office re-opens.

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