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Our product development and consultancy services help corporate innovators and entrepreneurs, who want to improve customer experience and lower cost to serve through digital and operational excellence bring new products to market quickly. We understand your industry and talk your language, we work in an Agile way, which means we start delivering faster, so that you can focus on delivering your strategy and growing your business.

We collaborate as your development partner, challenging your thinking, to help you innovate. We are outcome focused and have a great track record of helping to solve our client’s complex problems and delivering outstanding outcomes.

We are lean and agile and using our deep industry knowledge we leverage the latest cloud technologies to engineer your software to be scalable. Based on DevOps we deliver tested features to your customers quicker.

We enable you to deliver your new products and services to market quicker!

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OnGen Expert™ is an multi-award winning commercial assessment tool for onsite renewables and storage. It allows a user to identify energy cost and carbon savings and generate new revenue streams by assessing what renewable technologies could be deployed to a site.

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ITPEnergised is a world-leading consultancy offering energy, environmental, engineering, technical advisory and renewables asset management services. Their private and public sector clients include utilities, developers, investors, funders and regulators.

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Switch2 is the UK’s most experienced and capable provider of end-to-end solutions for heat networks. They make a success of heat networks owned by local authorities, housing associations and private developers.

OnGen Expert™ Case Study

Introduction

OnGen Expert™ is an multi-award winning commercial assessment tool for onsite renewables and storage. It allows a user to identify energy cost and carbon savings and generate new revenue streams by assessing what renewable technologies could be deployed to a site.

Challenge

OnGen developed a sophisticated Excel model to perform the calculations necessary to determine which technologies work for a given location based on a customer’s financial or carbon-saving goals. In order to scale the model, and make it available for users to self-serve, OnGen engaged us to build a web application that included the same functionality as the spreadsheet and also to enhanced it with a more complex set of user inputs such as half-hourly consumption and pricing.

OnGen is necessarily complex. In order to give an accurate view of what would happen to a site if renewable technologies were deployed, it must consider thousands of variables and perform potentially many millions of calculations.

Solution

  • D55 worked with OnGen and a University Mathematics department to find efficient algorithms. We were able to use our knowledge of the Energy Industry to help shape the functionality of the project.
  • We assisted OnGen team with how to specify software and brought our extensive knowledge of DevOps and AWS to bear so that OnGen can make changes and release easily.
  • As a start-up, running costs are important. We put in a solution that scales under load but has a low running cost in periods of inactivity.
  • SNS, SQS

Outcome

OnGen Expert™ can concurrently perform many millions of calculations for a growing number of clients who can self-serve their assessments on the internet. The site scales with demand and remains responsive by offloading the calculations to services within AWS.

ITP Energised Case Study

Introduction

ITPEnergised is a world-leading consultancy offering energy, environmental, engineering, technical advisory and renewables asset management services. Their private and public sector clients include utilities, developers, investors, funders and regulators. They have unmatched experience, providing our services to onshore and marine energy, property and urban regeneration, transport and infrastructure and corporate clients.

Challenge

ITP has successfully grown and acquired other businesses, so they wanted an application that would allow them to streamline business processes across the group, provide better visibility of work in progress pipelines, enforce data quality and compliance so that the management team had accurate, up to date information and metrics on which to make decisions.

They decided that their current applications did not meet the requirement, so they commissioned D55 to build a bespoke application.

Solution

D55 worked with ITP to guide them through the software development process and scope out the product roadmap for the MVP feature set.

Working in an Agile way we delivered features quickly for feedback and iteration. Supporting them through the implementation of the software and initial data take on.

Since launching the product we have continued to enhance the product with new features providing even greater control of business process.

Outcome

ITP have implemented the software across the group enabling them to streamline business processes. They have dashboard to view their work in progress pipelines and a suite of MI reports for decision making. In addition, we have setup a Teams channel linked to Jira so that the wider ITP team can provide feedback and suggestions for improvement that feeds into the product backlog.

Switch2 Case Study

Introduction

Switch2 is the UK’s most experienced and capable provider of end-to-end solutions for heat networks. They make a success of heat networks owned by local authorities, housing associations and private developers. They help to optimise energy efficiency, manage renewable energy, and focus on well performing schemes, whilst minimising costs to the resident.

Challenge

Switch2 had a number of on-premise systems that had become difficult to maintain. They wanted to become even more responsive to their customer and clients needs. Their challenge was multifaceted;

  • How to quickly deliver new products and services to market
  • How to improve the customers and clients digital experience
  • How to increase operational efficiency

Solution

  • D55 worked with Switch2 to scope out a strategy for their systems and internal team as part of a wider digital transformation of the business. Identifying what was core Switch2 IPR and what was best served by 3rd party applications
  • We provided system architecture consultancy for rearchitecting some of their current systems
  • We assisted in helping the internal team upskill so they could fully utilise their existing knowledge of the business to build new applications in the AWS cloud.
  • We supported them in vendor selection and the integration of 3rd party applications into their overall solution
  • We provided additional development resources to the project

Outcome

Switch2 are making excellent progress in their digital transformation utilising a mix of existing, internal and 3rd party applications. They have already delivered new services to market opening up new business opportunities. Their digital transformation is not yet complete but they are now well placed to meet their stated outcomes.

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