Creating a scalable IT Team
BearingNet are a bearing distributor network that provides companies access to inventories around the world whilst connecting them to other like-minded Bearing distributors.
Since the company started in 1995, their central system has evolved and gained many layers, so modernising it was a complex and important project.
To address this BearingNet wanted to be able to scale their in-house IT team on a project by project basis, adding additional skills and experience that complimented those they already had. This solution also needed to provide cover when the existing team were out of contact.
Initially Software Solved worked with BearingNet to provide ad-hoc support to help identify reasons for system errors so they could then be fixed internally. In 2019, Software Solved moved to a flexible resourcing model which provides BearingNet with a set number of days per week to use as they need to support key projects.
The move to a flexible resourcing model allowed BearingNet to both increase their team size and add a more diverse set of skills and experience. Having access to this additional experience has supported BearingNet to ensure that system architecture, best practices and knowledge are adopted.
Through providing consultancy and development Software Solved have become an integral part of their IT team and system developments. The current project is focused on modernising the existing code from .NET to MVC which sees the site becoming easier to maintain with clearer code that also opens the door to explore newer technologies to further enhance the system in the future.
By working with Software Solved, BearingNet have…
- Gained access to additional experience and knowledge that helps ensure best practices are adopted and new ideas can be sense checked.
- Strengthened their own business continuity knowing that if in-house IT resource is not available Software Solved are on hand.
- Freed up their Technical Director to focus his time on developing the organisation’s IT strategy instead of all time being spent on coding.