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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.”