We develop noteworthy digital solutions

Our bespoke software offers reliability and functionality, with our constant attention to detail and impressively intuitive solutions. We happily offer a range of services, from a simple chat for advice where it counts, to next-level software development. We’ve established a consistent theme of great communication with our clients, allowing you to stay in the loop throughout.

What we do

Under the branch of software development, we offer a variety of services. From proof of concept to bespoke full-stack development; at Imaginative Software we have experience you can depend on.  

What we do extends beyond code. We are problem solvers, and can offer additional services to explore challenges in greater depth.

Bespoke software development

With our bespoke and trusted service, we can develop something that is tailored to your organisation. Off-the-shelf software can often lack key features that you may need, meaning other programs and labour-intensive processes, are needed to fill those gaps. It can get pretty expensive, pretty quickly.  

Investment in bespoke software that is true to your needs, your unique challenges and your team is a springboard to success. Not only will it save you time; it will encourage internal team alignment and give you the space to grow your organisation in the areas that matter. 

We collaborate with you to understand your business processes and then get to work developing solutions that fit. Our internal design team craft easy-to-understand user experiences and visually pleasing interfaces, creating something you can be proud of. Meanwhile, our development team builds strong, reliable architecture that is highly scalable, engineering something you can trust. 

Full-stack development

Full-stack development entails handling all the front-end and back-end development. Back-end development refers to all the geeky stuff that goes on behind the scenes, building databases and schemas, handling servers and engineering systems. Front-end refers to all the connections that make the software usable and understandable to you – essentially, this is the part you’ll see.

We provide a consistently high-quality service from start to finish: our skilled and experienced team covers every part of the software development process, and our agile methodology means we can flex resources for maximum efficiency. 

[illustration] representation of software. [background] a list with colour coded errors. [foreground] a dashboard interface with statistics.
[left] an app home screen with floating cards. [middle] a mobile application home screen with bigger image cards. [right] a mobile application that harnesses map services.

Mobile application development

Mobile applications harness all the powers of the device in your hands – such as camera or location. Equipping your customers, clients or team with a bespoke mobile application gives them direct and secure access to your network, product or service, anywhere and anytime.

Handheld devices are constantly evolving, with more, intuitive, ways to interact with apps. From motion gestures to haptics, there’s a whole world of possibilities within mobile app development. How could your organisation benefit?

We take pride in developing accessible, responsive applications that work across a multitude of devices, so you’re not left behind by the rapid pace of change.

POC & MVP development

Prototyping, either for Proof of Concept (POC) or Minimum Viable Product (MVP), is a service that allows your business to test what’s possible and explore the feasibility and potential of new ideas.

Instead of focusing on an outcome that is polished and ready for your clients, prototyping can be a great way to test hypotheses and ideas. Depending on your goals, budget and timeline, we can provide a prototype design file, a functioning app, or even a unique combination of both, giving you the ability to move at your own pace. It can be an ideal first step you are looking to conduct research and development of software, prior to developing the final concept.

MVP development involves distilling key features of larger software needs into the most valuable and useful to the business at the time. An example of where this could be useful is when developing a system that will handle many complex internal processes. MVP development allows us to collaborate, working with you to identify the most useful features that will fill the most urgent needs of your business, allowing you the space and scope to develop the product after seeing the success.    

[illustration] a graphic representation of a prototyped software application, with flow charts decorating the outside.
[illustration] [background] an application log in screen. [midground] a web application dashboard with icons for statistics, people, location and trends. [foreground] a web application profile screen with a person, a colour coded list and statistics.

Web application development

Simplify your operations, give your team round-the-clock access and create portals for your clients to interact with through a custom-fit web application. Web applications are hosted on a secure network and accessed through your browser, removing the need for tedious and time-consuming downloads and updates.

We will plan, build and manage your web application, keeping your data secure and your access continuous. We take care to develop high-quality responsive applications: no matter the device or screen size, the quality of user experience will be consistent.

For every project, we strive to develop a product that can grow and evolve, built in a way that provides a solid foundation for future ideas and new requirements. As your business grows, reduce the cost and complexity of having your software grow with you.

Data visualisation

The lifeblood of any business application is data. Long before a single line of code is written, we set about understanding what the shape of this data will be, how things are connected and where relationships exist. This is your world modelled in software, and we take great care to ensure that we get this right.

The results that a system can provide are what makes it useful, and this depends on the quality of the data that goes in and the processes that are applied to that data. A reliable, accurate and consistent body of data is the fuel for all the analytics, charts, and predictions you can think of.

At Imaginative, our expertise has delivered data visualisation for financial and business analysis, combined reporting and analytics, service audits, and assured implementation of standards.

Our ‘Matrix’ family of applications is used to record and measure the effectiveness of service delivery for networks and commissioning groups within the NHS. Each implementation has a specific purpose, its own set of metrics and rules, and we work closely with stakeholders at every level to ensure the tool is relevant, and the output meaningful and valuable.   

[illustration] representation of data visualisation software. the main image is a layered graph, around the image there are other types of graph and a trend/comparison graphic.
[illustration] representation of cloud software, it shows how email, file management and document editing are all connected through the cloud.

Cloud-enablement & -native development

As many of us move to remote or hybrid working as a way of life, our businesses need to move with us. Cloud-enablement puts collaboration at the forefront of business processes. Software that resides in the cloud can be accessed by anyone in your team at any time. On the technical side, updates, migrations and changes to the software can be automated, meaning you keep the latest version constantly accessible. Think Microsoft 365, but with processes specific to your needs.

Cloud-native development creates an environment for software to become highly scalable and dynamic – whilst keeping the power to make decisions in your hands. Our team is well versed in Microsoft Azure, and as a Microsoft Partner, we are dedicated to delivering high quality cloud services. We have extensive experience and expertise in Amazon Web Services (AWS), and we take a non-partisan approach to figuring out what will work best for you.  

E-Learning solutions

Whether it’s a short video or a full course, many of us have interacted with e-learning at some point throughout our careers. On face value, e-learning solutions may seem like a simple interface for videos to be watched, however, the development of e-learning platforms reaches a much deeper level. We can develop full portals that are tailored to your business, with each user receiving direct access to track their progress, engage in learning and ask questions in forums. On the flip side, we also develop admin portals so that managers can track the progress of all learners, create and assign new courses and identify areas for development across the business. 

Our experience in the design, delivery and management of e-learning platforms and programs reaches back to the late 1990s. Since the early days of computer- and web-based training, we have been key to the successful implementation of several award-winning e-learning solutions.  

Organisations that have invested heavily in development of custom, highly tailored e-learning content, have relied upon Imaginative Software to make that content work with standards-based systems. Our knowledge and experience of e-learning standards and processes, coupled with our love of (and, dare we say, flair for) seeking out solutions to unusual problems, have resulted in a very considerable cut in costs. 

[illustration] representation of e-learning software, with a dashboard of user management and a screen with the e-learning videos. the edge is decorated with badges and certificates of completion.
[illustration] a representation of integrated software, in the background there is a spreadsheet with lots of filled cells, in the foreground there is a dashboard that shows data, and comparison statistics.

Integration Solutions

Integration solutions offer unique answers to complex problems. Many businesses grow over the course of years, and this can result in multiple processes, databases and software being used – which can be difficult for new employees to adapt to. These systems also often need labour-intensive management, such as data entry, which can cost your business money and precious time as a result of inefficiency. Not to mention the training costs and risk of misalignment.  

Developing your own unique software can automate communication between systems, save you time and money as well as reducing the risk of human error. Using multiple off-the-shelf systems can quickly become expensive, and while developing a custom software may seem like a high investment at first – it pays off in the long run as it’s completely tailored to your processes, giving you the room to expand your business.  

[illustration] representation of software. [background] a list with colour coded errors. [foreground] a dashboard interface with statistics.

Full stack development

Full stack development entails handling all the front and back-end development. Basically, we build your idea from scratch, intricately piecing the blocks together to create exceptional solutions. Back-end development refers to all the geeky stuff that goes on behind the scenes, building databases and schemas, handling servers and engineering systems. Front-end refers to all the connections that make the software usable and understandable to you – essentially, this is the part you’ll see.  

If this service suits your needs, we would develop a digital product from end-to-end – erasing the need to juggle multiple contractors at one time and also providing the same high-quality consistency from start to finish. Our team is built of highly skilled and agile developers that can switch between the client and server sides of development with ease – giving us the ability to work efficiently when building out your idea. 

[left] an app home screen with floating cards. [middle] a mobile application home screen with bigger image cards. [right] a mobile application that harnesses map services.

Mobile application development

Mobile applications harness all the powers of the device in your hands – such as camera or location. Equipping your customers, clients or team with bespoke mobile applications gives them direct and secure access to your network, product or service anywhere at anytime. Beyond this, mobile phones are ever evolving with more, intuitive, ways to interact with apps – from motion gestures to haptics, there’s a whole world of possibilities within mobile app development. How could your business benefit? 

Our team is well versed in app development for Android and iOS alike, giving your business ample opportunities to expand into new markets with our mobile application development service. We take pride in developing accessible, responsive applications that work across a multitude of devices to prevent leaving you left behind as the mobile phone industry continues to advance at rapid paces. 

[illustration] a graphic representation of a prototyped software application, with flow charts decorating the outside.

POC & MVP development

Proof of concept (POC) or Minimum Viable Product (MVP) development are services that allow your business to test what’s possible and explore if your idea is feasible. Often this type of development will prioritise function over form, so it may not always create something client ready – but instead is a great way to test hypotheses without investing lots of time, money and resources into development. Depending on your goals, budget and timeline, we can develop a prototype design file or a functioning app or even a unique combination – which would provide you with the ability to move at your own pace. It can be an ideal first step you are looking to conduct research and development of software, prior to developing the final concept. 

MVP development involves distilling key features of larger software needs into the most valuable and useful to the business at the time. An example of where this could be useful is when developing a system that will handle a large number of complex internal processes. MVP development would work best here as we could collaborate to identify the most useful features that will fill the most urgent needs of your business, allowing you the space and scope to develop the product after seeing the success.  

[illustration] [background] an application log in screen. [midground] a web application dashboard with icons for statistics, people, location and trends. [foreground] a web application profile screen with a person, a colour coded list and statistics.

Web application development

Simplify your operations, give your team round the clock access and create portals for your clients to interact with through a custom-fit web application. Web applications are hosted on a secure network and accessed through your browser, removing the need for tedious and time-consuming downloads and updates. 

We will plan, build and manage your web application, keeping your data secure and your access continuous. We take care to develop high-quality responsive applications; no matter the screen the experience of the software will be consistent. With each project, we strive to develop a product that is buildable, saving in costly reworks later down the line and also giving your business the tools to grow. 

[illustration] representation of data visualisation software. the main image is a layered graph, around the image there are other types of graph and a trend/comparison graphic.

Data visualisation

The lifeblood of any business application is data. Long before a single line of code is written, we set about understanding what the shape of this data will be, how things are connected and where relationships exist. This is your world modelled in software. We take great care from the outset to ensure that your software is of the utmost relevance and value by paying close attention to this important process. 

Getting data into a system is only part of the story; it’s what comes out of the system that makes it useful. We have picked a small selection of sample projects to exemplify this. Names and figures have been obscured. 

At Imaginative, our expertise resides within using data visualisation for financial and business analysis, combined reporting and analytics and service audits and implementation of standards. Our ‘Matrix’ family of applications is used to record and measure the effectiveness of service delivery for networks and commissioning groups within the NHS. Each implementation has a specific purpose, its own set of metrics and rules, and we work closely with stakeholders at every level to ensure the tool is relevant, and the output meaningful and valuable.  

[illustration] representation of cloud software, it shows how email, file management and document editing are all connected through the cloud.

Cloud-enablement & -native development

As many of us move to remote or hybrid working as a way of life, our businesses need to move with us. Cloud-enablement and native puts collaboration at the forefront of development – creating architecture that resides within the cloud, meaning it can be accessed by anyone in your team at any time. On the technical side, updates, migrations and changes to the software can be automated, meaning you keep the latest version constantly accessible. Think Microsoft 365, but with processes specific to your needs. 

Cloud-native and –enablement development creates an environment for software to become highly scalable and dynamic – whilst keeping the power to make decisions in your hands. Our team is well versed in Microsoft Azure, and as a Microsoft Partner, we are dedicated to delivering high quality cloud services. Alternatively, we can also support the use of Amazon AWS, and we work with you to decide the best plan of action for what you.  

[illustration] representation of e-learning software, with a dashboard of user management and a screen with the e-learning videos. the edge is decorated with badges and certificates of completion.

E-Learning solutions

Whether it’s a short video or a full course, many of us have interacted with e-learning at some point throughout our careers. On face value, e-learning solutions may seem like a simple interface for videos to be watched, however, the development of e-learning platforms reaches a much deeper level. We can develop full portals that are tailored to your business, with each user receiving direct access to track their progress, engage in learning and ask questions in forums. On the flip side, we also develop admin portals so that managers can track the progress of all learners, create and assign new courses and identify areas for development across the business. 

Our experience in the design, delivery and management of e-learning platforms and programs reaches back to the late 1990s. Since the early days of computer- and web-based training, we have been key to the successful implementation of several award-winning e-learning solutions.  

Organisations that have invested heavily in development of custom, highly tailored e-learning content, have relied upon Imaginative Software to make that content work with standards-based systems. Our knowledge and experience of e-learning standards and processes, coupled with our love of (and, dare we say, flair for) seeking out solutions to unusual problems, have resulted in a very considerable cut in costs. 

[illustration] a representation of integrated software, in the background there is a spreadsheet with lots of filled cells, in the foreground there is a dashboard that shows data, and comparison statistics.

Integration Solutions

Integration solutions offer unique answers to complex problems. Many businesses grow over the course of years, and this can result in multiple processes, databases and software being used – which can be difficult for new employees to adapt to. These systems also often need labour-intensive management, such as data entry, which can cost your business money and precious time as a result of inefficiency. Not to mention the training costs and risk of misalignment.  

Developing your own unique software can automate communication between systems, save you time and money as well as reducing the risk of human error. Using multiple off-the-shelf systems can quickly become expensive, and while developing a custom software may seem like a high investment at first – it pays off in the long run as it’s completely tailored to your processes, giving you the room to expand your business.  

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Additional Services

With our bespoke and trusted service, we can develop something that is tailored to your business. Off-the-shelf software can often lack key features that your business may need, meaning other programs, or labour-intensive processes, are needed to fill those gaps. It can get pretty expensive, pretty quickly.  

Investing in developing software that is true to your needs, your unique challenges and your team is a springboard to success. Not only will it save you time; it will encourage internal alignment with your team and give you the space to grow your business in the areas that matter. 

We collaborate with you to understand your business processes and then get to work developing solutions that fit within your business. Our internal design team craft easy-to-understand user experiences and visually pleasing interfaces – creating something you can be proud of. Meanwhile, our development team builds strong, reliable architecture that is highly-scalable – engineering something you can trust. 

Consultancy

Planning is the key to our success, before we get down to writing the code and designing the software you’ll see – we take an in depth look at your processes, identifying the best course of action. Working with us on a consultancy basis doesn’t tie you in to continuing to work with us to develop your software, however, we’ll provide a report/proposal of our findings. 

We offer a range of services, and it can be hard to distinguish what it is exactly that you need. At Imaginative Software, we are proud to take a no-jargon approach, explaining solutions in plain English. Opting for a consultancy service before software development can be a game-changer that saves you money in the long run – as we can ensure that we are tackling the correct problems. Deep diving into your current processes beforehand empowers us and you with the expertise to tackle challenges from two angles – us from the outside, building something new, and you from the inside challenging those existing operations. 

Technical Advice

As standard, we continue to support your system after the handover as we care about delivering true value. If we have developed software for your business, we will remain at hand to help adjust to the change of systems and assist in any training that may need to occur. We can ensure that your system continues to run efficiently, securely and is available on a long-term basis after project handover.  

We also have the capability to offer this service to new customers, with systems built be other developers. As a team, we are committed to maintaining jargon free advice and transparency throughout.  

Website Development

Alongside software development, our team are well-equipped to develop websites. In addition to fully custom developed websites, we can also produce powerful WordPress websites. Harnessing the power of WordPress’s CMS means we can equip you with the power to manage your website long term without the need for extensive external support and, depending on your needs, create templates for expanding the website in-house.  

As a team we are proud to offer accessible and responsive websites that work across all devices. Our knowledge extends past development, and we can ensure that your website is secure as well as handling the hosting and maintenance of the site. 

Consultancy

Planning is the key to our success, before we get down to writing the code and designing the software you’ll see – we take an in depth look at your processes, identifying the best course of action. Working with us on a consultancy basis doesn’t tie you in to continuing to work with us to develop your software, however, we’ll provide a report/proposal of our findings. 

We offer a range of services, and it can be hard to distinguish what it is exactly that you need. At Imaginative Software, we are proud to take a no-jargon approach, explaining solutions in plain English. Opting for a consultancy service before software development can be a game-changer that saves you money in the long run – as we can ensure that we are tackling the correct problems. Deep diving into your current processes beforehand empowers us and you with the expertise to tackle challenges from two angles – us from the outside, building something new, and you from the inside challenging those existing operations. 

Technical Advice

As standard, we continue to support your system after the handover as we care about delivering true value. If we have developed software for your business, we will remain at hand to help adjust to the change of systems and assist in any training that may need to occur. We can ensure that your system continues to run efficiently, securely and is available on a long-term basis after project handover.  

We also have the capability to offer this service to new customers, with systems built be other developers. As a team, we are committed to maintaining jargon free advice and transparency throughout.  

Website Development

Alongside software development, our team are well-equipped to develop websites. In addition to fully custom developed websites, we can also produce powerful WordPress websites. Harnessing the power of WordPress’s CMS means we can equip you with the power to manage your website long term without the need for extensive external support and, depending on your needs, create templates for expanding the website in-house.  

As a team we are proud to offer accessible and responsive websites that work across all devices. Our knowledge extends past development, and we can ensure that your website is secure as well as handling the hosting and maintenance of the site. 

Microsoft Partner

Imaginative Software is proud to be a Microsoft Partner. As an MP we have extensive knowledge of Microsoft systems and programs, which gives us the power to equip you with technical advice and support in the world of MS. Partnership with Microsoft is coveted and is only given to trusted and reputable businesses, like ours. Working with us to develop MS native applications means you’re putting your eggs in the right basket – as we have the skills and expertise to craft something of true value that doesn’t extend far past your team’s existing workflows. 

A product team reviewing designs on a computer, everyone is contributing
Each project is unique and while we have an established core framework, we approach each project with an open mind and develop an action plan based on your needs.

Our workflow

01
Investigate
We get to know you, your project and your goals. From here we research and develop the best project plan going forward.
02
Imagine

Our UX and design team get cracking who will work to visualise your concept and refine the idea.

03
Develop

Meanwhile, developers will be creating the foundations. Once the designs are approved by you, they work their magic.

04
Deliver

The big reveal! We don’t just dump and run – after delivering your product, we continue to offer support and training.

Each project is unique and, while we use established core frameworks, we approach each project with an open mind and develop an action plan based on your needs.

Our workflow

01
Investigate
We get to know you, your project and your goals. From here we research and develop the best project plan going forward.
02
Imagine

Our UX and design team get cracking who will work to visualise your concept and refine the idea.

03
Develop

Meanwhile, developers will be creating the foundations. Once the designs are approved by you, they work their magic.

04
Deliver

The big reveal! We don’t just dump and run – after delivering your product, we continue to offer support and training.