As a dynamic and fast-moving company, DCSL Software is meeting the exciting challenges of developing first-class bespoke software in a diverse marketplace head on. As a leading bespoke software development company with a growing number of clients our achievements now include Microsoft Gold Application Development status, Quality Assurance Certifications and Software Testing Partnerships as well as winning prestigious business awards.

 

Our Partnerships

Microsoft Gold Partner for Application Development

Microsoft Gold Partner for Application Development

For our customers, becoming a Microsoft Gold Application Development Partner means we build software of the highest possible standard according to Microsoft’s widely-recognised partnership programme.

As a bespoke software development company this is not an insignificant achievement and it supports our commitment to excellence and to all our customers. Achieved through a combination of things, including our software development team attaining several MCSD qualifications, DCSL providing a high level of customer satisfaction through regular customer surveys and from satisfied customers writing testimonials.

We currently have the “Application Development” competency which means we are focused on, and are experts in, developing software using Microsoft’s technologies, and we have met exacting criteria assessed independently by Microsoft.

We agreed to collaborate with Microsoft to establish a close working relationship with them and we won the genuine stamp of quality and expertise in Microsoft technologies.

ISTQB® Silver Partner

ISTQB has created the world’s most successful scheme for certifying software testers and DCSL Software has been recognised by the UK Testing Board (UKTB) as the first UK Silver ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualification Board) Partner.

“Partnering with ISTQB and UK Testing will give DCSL Software a unique opportunity to show to our clients we are committed to building and training an industry-recognised QA team”, said Peter Boakes, QA Manager from DCSL Software.

ISTQB Silver Partner

 

Quality Assurance Certification: World first

The world’s best recognised quality standard – ISO 9001 – was revised in September 2015 to ensure it remains recognised as global best practice for organisations looking to implement a Quality Management System and we were one of the first companies in the world to achieve the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

ISO 9001:2015 quality certification

ISO 9001:2015 quality certification

As a leading provider of bespoke software solutions, backed by Microsoft approval, DCSL prides itself on delivering the best possible service. To demonstrate this commitment, we sought the independent certification to this standard.

To demonstrate our commitment even further, DCSL Software volunteered to take part in the ‘Early Adopter’ accreditation process with our certifier – the British Assessment Bureau – in order to become one of the first companies to make the transition to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.

The British Assessment Bureau was one of only eight Certification bodies in the UK to be part of the Early Adopter process, with DCSL Software being one of the audits witnessed by the UK’s National Accreditation Body – UKAS.

ISO 27001: 2013 information security standards

DCSL Software has also achieved ISO27001:2013 certification, which for the customer means our key focus is on continuous management of the security of company information, as per the Information Security Management System (ISMS).

DCSL join the likes of Xerox in providing assurance to their clients that data is safe in their hands, thanks to help from ISO 27001. Nick summed up the experience:

“We won a major tender for an educational system back in 2014, and I know that one of the questions asked during the tender process was about our ISO certification and we were able to proudly say, yes, we have certification. Without that, I think there would have been less of a chance.”

Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

We are protecting your business against cyber threats

Cyber Essentials helps prevent the vast majority of cyber attacks. Even a simple virus or piece of malware could result in loss of company and client data, disrupt your cashflow and take up staff time. DCSL Software protects the customers against common cyber threats with Cyber Essentials Plus.

Cyber Essentials Plus tests of the systems are carried out by an external certifying body, using a range of tools and techniques.

Our Awards

#1 Software Development company in the United Kingdom

We are voted the #1 Software Development company in the United Kingdom, 2018 by Clutch.

Clutch is an independent Washington, DC research company busy with identifying leading software and professional services firms that deliver the best results for their clients.

 

Top 3 software developers in the United Kingdom

Clutch was created to help buyers of professional services find the best companies to meet their very specific needs whilst identifying leading software firms that deliver results for their clients for you.

We have been voted by them as being in the top 3 Software Companies in the UK, which is a great honour and testament to our successful work.

Top 25 Software Development Companies in the UK, assuring guaranteed solutions

We’ve been recognised as a company with a strong reputation in the marketplace, achieved through positive reviews, ratings and client testimonials.

National Business Awards 2017: The Vonage Nexmo Business Enabler of the Year – Finalist

We are delighted that DCSL Software is a finalist at the prestigious National Business Awards. This award celebrates organisations that help businesses to increase profitability by improving efficiency, developing talent and implementing innovation, recognising the impact of ‘enablers’ that offer value beyond support products and services.

Inspire 2016 Awards: Entrepreneur of the Year Award – Winner

We are proud that Nick Thompson has won the INSPIRE 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The Inspire Business Awards celebrate the success of local businesses in North Hampshire and ensure leading local businesses gain the recognition they deserve in the marketplace.

96.4 Eagle Biz Awards 2016: Business of the Year Winner

DCSL won the Business of the Year award category, which took place in our local community. This award recognises a company leading the way in business excellence.

96.4 Eagle Biz Awards 2016:Entrepreneur of the Year Winner

Nick won the Entrepreneur of the Year award category at the same ceremony. This award recognises a person who has demonstrated great ability in starting, growing and sustaining a successful business.

Top 5 software developers in the United Kingdom

Clutch was created to help buyers of professional services find the best companies to meet their very specific needs whilst identifying leading software firms that deliver results for their clients for you.

We have been voted by them as being in the top 5 Software Companies in the UK, which is a great honour and testament to our successful work.

96.4 Eagle Biz Awards 2015: Leadership Award finalist

DCSL’s very own Nick Thompson was recognised as an employer/leader who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and was included as a finalist in the Leadership award.

Inspire 2015 Awards Finalist

We were delighted that Nick Thompson was one of three finalists for the Entrepreneur of the Year category. The Inspire Business Awards celebrate the success of local businesses in north Hampshire and ensure leading local businesses gain the recognition they deserve in the marketplace.