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Effective software architecture can be integral to the success of your business. It should support business agility, enabling software that meets users needs and works seamlessly with existing IT systems and processes. 

Even a small amount of advice from our consultants can lead to significant benefits. We can assist you in identifying and integrating new technologies, and help your staff close their own skills gaps.

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Capitalise on new technologies

It is often hard for companies to understand the true benefits of new and emerging technologies – to cut through the hype and identify tech that will deliver competitive advantage. Some may opt for technologies that do not fit their need or do not scale to match their goals. Based on our practical experience of similar clients, facing similar challenges, we can help you identify and assess the range of options available, and select those that meet your requirements.

Design and implement effective architecture

We have more than a decade of experience in building large-scale enterprise systems that work, and can help you deliver architectures that are designed for the present and the future. We work closely with you, your architects and your engineers to provide practical guidance and direction. Together, we design and implement architectures that provide scalability, maintainability, security and extensibility, and which create new opportunities to extend your business reach and customer engagement.

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Leverage existing platforms

Age doesn’t matter. Software becomes legacy the moment it constrains business agility and – unless correctly architected – this can be before it goes live. In addition to helping you avoid this issue, we can work with you to address the challenges within your existing system, designing API layers that reintroduce flexibility, and – through Open APIs – potentially provide new ways to monetise your content and services.

Increase staff knowledge

Employees can often become entrenched in the same thinking and processes when working in one area for a long time. As consultants, we bring our understanding from a wealth of experience of similar clients and different industries. Working closely with your people, we help them to explore new approaches and support them to become more versatile and open to different ways of working.

Our work is based on some firm and established principles:

Architecture is evolutionary

We believe that architecture should start small, be based on an initial set of goals, and evolve as these goals change and grow. This avoids unnecessary upfront analysis and investment while providing maximum flexibility and agility.

Experience matters

Architectural design should not be done in an ivory tower and delegated to an unsuspecting and unprepared engineering team. Our architects are practitioners with deep experience of designing and building large-scale enterprise systems. We recommend tools, technologies and approaches that are tried and tested, and work to engineer architectures that work.

Open source, then buy, then build

We build bespoke architectures, but only where this approach adds value. We always look for open source or commercial technologies that 'fit' to provide the best return on investment. Our commitment to open source is clear. Scott Logic is a member of FINOS, an industry organisation promoting open source collaboration within financial services. We have contributed to a number of leading projects in the financial services industry and beyond.

Designing for the future

Good software architecture integrates seamlessly with existing IT systems and processes and is easy to maintain. We always design our architectures with future maintenance and extensibility in mind. We work closely in collaboration with your wider organisation to ensure a good fit, and we’re cautious and pragmatic in the use of bleeding-edge technologies.

Colin Eberhardt

If you'd like to know more, please contact our CTO, Colin Eberhardt.

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