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Managing a Successful Software Systems Project
Managing a Successful Software Systems Project 150 150 Matt Webb

Embedding good project management practices is the key to successful software development.

We have our own tried and tested process for ensuring timely and budgeted delivery which sits at the core of everything we do. But underpinning that are some sound principles that any successful project manager should follow for optimum success.

The session will be held on Wednesday 4th September at 2pm.

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If you wish to discuss any aspect of your software systems projects or anything to do with this webinar, give us a call on 01392 453344

Register now to find out how to effectively:

  • Manage expectations
  • Plan and monitor a project
  • Get it right first time
  • Manage scope
  • Learn from your mistakes
Systems Health Check webinar – Listen again
Systems Health Check webinar – Listen again 150 150 Simon Hollingworth

A unique chance to get behind the scenes of a Software Solved Systems Health Check. Our systems experts have been performing this valuable service for our clients for over 20 years.

This gives you an overview of our stringent analysis and scoring system and how we perform a complete audit of your software  and pinpoint the areas for improvement or upgrade.

Call us on 01392 453344 to discuss any aspect of your software that is causing you distress.

Outsourcing
Outsourcing 150 150 Simon Hollingworth

An extension of your team when you need it

Software Solved are experts in getting under the skin of your system to provide the perfect outsourced technical resource. We’ll identify problem areas, address any issues you face, enhance your existing systems and put you on track towards greater profits without the need for a permanent overhead.

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Legacy system support

If your business is suffering due to a legacy system that is unsupported, difficult to use or constantly failing and causing downtime, Software Solved experts can help.

We have supported small and large insurance organisations for over 20 years and provide a cost-effective, expert resource to reduce downtime. Our tried and tested process involves:

  • Comprehensive System Health Check and Audit
  • Scoring
  • Proposal and Technology Vision
  • Ongoing support and management.

Development Outsourcing

Software Solved can supply you with a dedicated resource for when you lack the necessary resources in-house to work on your system project. We’ll act as your expert partner on hand to understand your business needs and requirements and work with you seamlessly as if we were part of your in-house team.

  • Business Analytics expertise
  • Project Management skills
  • Highly skilled outsourced developers

Systems Integration

Do you need a single data view across underwriting, distribution, risk consulting, claims and data?

We can provide that outsourced expertise by helping you to develop:

  • an interface with different suppliers and systems
  • an Integration Hub to Third Party Data Providers

Data visualisation

Our Data Visualisation Solutions enable you to:

  • Develop Business Intelligence reports, dashboards and visualisations
  • Migrate from legacy BI technologies to Microsoft’s modern BI tooling, including modern data warehousing techniques and tools.

Data Analytics and Reporting

Our Data Analytics solutions help provide you with insight into your organisations data.

We design and implement data warehouses that accurately combine data from multiple systems so that there is a single, accurate source of the truth. These data warehouses can be on premise or hosted in the cloud

Data warehousing

We can provide on site and cloud hosted Data Warehousing solutions, with our preference being Microsoft Azure which provides:

  • Lightning fast performance for even the most complex insurance data workloads.
  • Highly elastic compute as a result of separate compute and storage which optimises workloads and reduces costs
  • Industry-leading Security featuring Azure Active Directory virtual networks, auditing, threat detection and data encryption
  • Seamlessly integrate data silos and unify structured, unstructured and streaming data

Sound interesting?

Book a call with one of our team today

01392 453344

 insurance@softwaresolved.com

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Call us on 01392 453344 or email us on insurance@softwaresolved.com to book a free no obligation consultation with us for your next insurance software or data project. Or even just to benchmark us against your current suppliers. Or fill in the contact form on this page, hit send and one of our helpful people will be in touch very shortly.

Data Software Analysis tool
Unlock the Power In Your Data
Unlock the Power In Your Data 882 606 Jon Stace

Every business is sitting on a pile of valuable data; but few know how to get it.

In this blog we share insight into two of the free tools available to businesses, to help you make better use of your data. The good news is, you don’t need a degree in computer science and it doesn’t need to cost! If you want to know even more, sign up for our latest free webinar taking place on Wednesday 7th August at 4pm.

Let’s start with the obvious one – why should businesses be accessing data?

Data is the lifeblood of any organisation. When gathered, analysed and presented effectively, data can be used to inform and empower business leaders to make decisions based on insights. Data-based decision making avoids business leaders having to rely on ‘hunches’ and can be used to improve your business for both employees and customers.

So, what next?

Think about all of the data your business gathers across all departments. Are the sources integrated and working together? Finally, reflect on what percentage of your data is being used to provide meaningful insight to inform what you do? How do you visualise it in an easy to read format?

There are a number of tools available which offer different capabilities including Excel, Power BI, SQL Server Reporting Services and Python.

Excel: Comes as part of Office 365 and the one you’ve probably already used. The basic capabilities are easy, making it simple to create reports which indicate patterns in data. To make the most of the full range of capabilities some will need some training but the basics are there and just waiting to be utilised with the right guidance.

Power BI: is a free data visualisation application also from Microsoft. Power BI allows you to build interactive dashboards and reports quickly. It enables business users to visualise their own figures and data in an easily-readable format to help you make key decisions. Once you know how to make the data available, you can avoid having to bother accounts, for example, to provide that added level of insight.

SQL Server Reporting Services, Python and other tools can be used for more advanced analytics to help with data integration and for mining larger volumes of data. Probably best left to the experts.

What’s the next step?

It’s obvious but important to state: most businesses have access to large quantities of data. Improving your data analysis and integration can be relatively easy and does not need to be expensive. Data analysis provides business advantage by making it easy to spot correlations and trends which inform decision-making at many levels and across many departments.

And that’s it! Want to know more? Join me for our ‘Data Analysis for All’ our free webinar on Wednesday 7th August at 4pm. If you can’t make that time or date don’t worry. The session is available to all registrants to watch at a time to suit. Sign up here:

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Software Solved has delivered over 1000 successful projects, spanning over 20 years, providing cost-effective custom solutions, built on time and to budget, for the likes of RSA, the National Trust, Save the Children, BBC and many more.  

Contact us for a free consultation on any issue connected with your data or software systems on 01392 453344  

Data Analytics For All Webinar
Data Analytics For All Webinar 150 150 Simon Hollingworth

There could be hidden gold in your data

Data is the life blood of an organisation. But so many companies do not make the most of this wealth of information at their disposal.

And, you don’t need a degree in data analysis to uncover some decision-changing  value in your data. 

Which is why Software Solved has put together this free webinar session – Data Analysis For All.  Whether you are of a technical disposition or simply a business function looking to bring your data into one place in a clear and usable format, this session is for you.

Listen now to find out:

  • Know where to start to unlock the valuable data in your organisation
  • Overview of analysis tools that you can use in the Microsoft suite like Excel and Power BI
  • Live demo of a Power BI portal
  • Review of other tools such as Python, Tableau and Qlik
  • Data integration to help spread useful knowledge throughout your business
  • A look at the future potential for Machine Learning in data analysis

You’ll come away with a clear view as to how to start using your data more effectively and the tools that are available to you as a business right now.

Data
Data 150 150 Simon Hollingworth

Software Solved specialise in providing data solutions to the Insurance Industry and have been doing so for over 20 years.

Our team of experts help with most data projects, large or small, from significant data warehousing projects to data visualisation solutions to one off reports.

We are also working on a number of Machine Learning, AI and Predictive Analytics solutions to help insurers predict risk using data from a range of internal and external data sources.

Need some help, why not contact us today for an initial discussion?

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Software Solved Data Solutions

Data Visualisation

Our Data Visualisation Solutions enable you to:

  • Develop Business Intelligence reports, dashboards and visualisations
  • Migrate from legacy BI technologies to Microsoft’s modern BI tooling, including modern data warehousing techniques and tools.

Data Analytics and Reporting

Our Data Analytics solutions help provide you with insight into your organisations data.

We design and implement data warehouses that accurately combine data from multiple systems so that there is a single, accurate source of the truth. These data warehouses can be on premise or hosted in the cloud

Systems Integration

Do you need a single data view across underwriting, distribution, claims, actuarial and data generally?

We can help by developing:

  • an interface with different suppliers and systems
  • an Integration Hub to Third Party Data Providers

Data Warehousing

We can provide Data Warehousing solutions, with our preference being Microsoft Azure which provides:

  • Lightning fast performance for even the most complex insurance data workloads.
  • Highly elastic compute as a result of separate compute and storage which optimises workloads and reduces costs
  • Industry-leading Security featuring Azure Active Directory virtual networks, auditing, threat detection and data encryption
  • Seamlessly integrate data silos and unify structured, unstructured and streaming data
power BI

Power BI Consultancy and Implementation

As a Microsoft Partner our preferred business Analytics Service is Power BI.  It provides insights to enable fast, informed decisions:

  • Transform data into stunning visuals and share on any device
  • Visually explore and analyse your data from multiple sources in one view
  • Collaborate and share customisable dashboards
  • Develop sophisticated, interactive reports
  • Implement across your organisation securely
machine-learning

Machine Learning and AI

Software Solved are working on a Machine Learning, AI and Predictive Analytics initiative in partnership with Plymouth University and Innovate UK.

This technology is likely to become mainstream in the Insurance Industry in the next 4-5 years.

If this is an area you are yet to investigate please get in touch, we may be able to help.

Sound interesting?

Book a call with one of our team today

01392 453344

 insurance@softwaresolved.com

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Our skills

sql

SQL

power bi

Power BI

Azure

Azure

python

Python

html

HTML5

r

R

.Net

.Net

c#

C#

xamarin

Xamarin

Talk to us about getting the best from your data

Call us on 01392 453344 or email us on insurance@softwaresolved.com to book a free no obligation consultation with us for your next insurance software or data project. Or even just to benchmark us against your current suppliers. Or fill in the contact form on this page, hit send and one of our helpful people will be in touch very shortly.