About Us

Software Focus International ( SFI ) 

Our positioning in the Technology services industry is original and unique. It is what makes our brand different in combining the diverse talents of our teams, SFis the only company to integrate a complete offer of innovative products & services.

SFI not only offer many quality in house products and solutions but also provide a complete Technology brokerage service and can easily provide most IT Products & Services through its many global partners around the world.

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Employing SFI gives your company an unprecedented advantage by removing many of the complexities & burdens you would expect when starting any new IT project. 

 

  • SFI can remove many of these burdens by completely managing the project from start to finish and thus removing many of the time consuming tasks that previously would have been tackled within your own organisation allowing you to concentrate on other important areas of your business.
  • SFI endeavour to completely streamline the project management process above, through many years of first-hand experience of delivering IT innovation and outsourcing services globally (multi-cultural & multi lingual teams) 
  • SFI have the necessary skill set as well as the many years of experience to professionally manage all the challenges that companies have to regularly face.

The vast majority of modern day businesses heavily rely on Information Technology in one form or another and this brings many challenges in itself. Companies of all sizes not only need to be competitive and efficient in their day to day operations but also need to incorporate and manage new and ever changing technologies to help maximize efficiency and profits.

There is also a gradual rise in specialised IT service providers with an ever increasing number of offerings and price bands; these all have their own unique terms, conditions and SLAs; which can make the process of choosing the right supplier/partner extremely difficult and this sometimes can prove very costly. Even once a provider has been found, there can still be many unforeseen challenges that may arise such as quality issues, broken promises and extended timelines.

Many of these challenges can significantly impact not only your reputation but both your and your customers businesses and this sometimes can outweigh the potential benefits of outsourcing.


Some of the key areas SFI can manage:

  • Quickly evaluate if we can complete the required work with internal teams or external partner (have appropriate technology skillset)
  •  Accurately selecting suitable IT service provider/s if required (*Many partner suppliers already pre checked and approved for improved delivery timelines)
  • Checking supplier suitability through SFI PQQ pre qualification
  •  Supplier have the sufficient skilled resource availability
  •  Supplier can demonstrate they follow recognised strict standardised practices / processes
  • Supplier can provide many instances of previous work that show successful project delivery
  •  Ensuring the required high quality standards are adhered to
  •  Project delivery timelines are regularly monitored and deadlines are met
  • Regular project delivery status reports for complete peace of mind
  •  Suitable supplier SLA’s put in place
  • Service levels suitably maintained

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Brokerage Buying Process 


Finding a suitable development partner is an extremely important process and can take some time to complete; using Software Focus International as a broker relieves you of this mundane but essential work, where you benefit immensely from us having previously completing this work allowing you quick and easy access to many high quality development companies around the world and achieving at the best price and within your specific timelines. 

There are some key steps to assist us searching for the correct development partner:


Realising the opportunity

Realising the opportunity

Realising your ideas and turning these into concepts is our business, understanding the business case and the customers expected realisation. Software focus through its extensive software knowledge can support the customer in a consultancy capacity for defining & building the business case allowing the customer to make an informed decision as to the viability of commencing any potential project.


Establish financial expectations

Establish financial expectations

Do you have a budget or a specific financial plan that the project/s needs to adhere to, Software Focus International will make sure that your expectations are clearly defined so we can target the correct Technology partner/s to not only work inside your available budget but also to match your exact software engineering development expectations and timelines.


Outline your requirement criteria

Outline your requirement criteria

Once we have a true understanding of your development requirements, we then build this into short customer specific strategy outlining the technical direction and requirements. This will then be used as the search parameters required for us to locate your new development partner through our expanding and wide-ranging supplier partners, enabling us to closely match your requirement criteria to a suitable supplier based on but not limited to specific technologies, supplier development capabilities, proven track record, budget & timeline criteria, regional location, product warranty and on-going support /after care etc.

Quotation stage

Quotation stage

Upon gathering all of the requirements SFI will identify the most suitable supplier/s that most appropriately fit the specific project needs. For the quotation / tender process we will then meticulously work on your behalf to perform the required due diligence, checking references for product/service and quality , and any requirements for follow-up services including Quality Assurance, implementation, maintenance, and warranty are scrutinized, samples of their code may be examined, or trials undertaken. On completion this will be a formal stage where we document the relationship between all the parties involved, creating and agreeing the contract, defining the payment schedule. We aim to provide a minimum of 2 quotations for review. Once you have made your decision as to which quotation / supplier best suits the requirement we will then instruct the awarded partner they have been successful in their bid.

Development

Development

Once we are in receipt of your deposit and signed approval we will then inform the awarding supplier to commence work on the date that you have agreed. On initiation of this work we will act as mediator ensuring the development work conforms to the customers’ requirements set out in the agreement as well as matching or exceeding the necessary quality and security standards within the specified time lines and to help resolve any potential issues before they materialise, thus providing you with the development quality you would expect delivered on time. Softwarefocus ensures all of our partners utilise an agile methodology that provides consistency with our project management services.

Project Management

Project Management

Software Focus International can if requested manage the end to end delivery for your technology Projects, we can provide you with an accredited IT/Business Project Manager to take control of the project helping your already fully utilised and potentially inexperienced management team to stay focused on the daily activities. Our project management service proactively resolves issues before they become reality, highlights potential blocking points before they cause a negative impact to the project delivery. Softwarefocus truly follows the agile methodology approach allowing the engineering development teams to deliver project elements piece-by-piece for customer review making rapid adjustments as required. This process is especially useful in complex projects allowing for the customer to have an early insight into the realisation of the project deliverables at defined stages, Softwarefocus embraces an agile methodology which has resulted in more customer needs met at less cost.

Implementation

Implementation

Implementation is often overlooked and in some cases simply looked upon as turning on a switch. Not understanding the implementation is often a cause of delay in the realisation of the project deliverables that causes low morale with the workforce and a feeling of project failure. Softwarefocus and our partners are professionals in change management we recognise the importance of implementation and the completion of components required for a successful delivery such as:
- Test Management
- Training
- User acceptance script writing
- Performing user acceptance testing
- Regression testing
- Issue management & resolution
Software Focus International can provide assistance with the project Implementation; this is recommended to ensure that the project in its entirety is successfully delivered.



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  • 88 Maidenhead Road,
  • Windsor
  • SL4 5EL,
  • United Kingdom
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