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2014

Red Group Solutions secures coveted Government accreditation for emissions monitoring software company

RGS implemented rigorous software development processes and procedures to help a UK software house pass the Environmental Agency’s strict policies on measuring industrial emissions.

The software house whose customers include multi-billion pound business such as BMW, BASF and Astra Zenica was also supported by RGS during an in-depth on-site audit over a number of days.

As a result, the software house has become only the 9th company in the world to be granted the Mcerts certification by the Environment Agency for emissions monitoring software.

Red Group Solutions consultants support the mission critical database upgrade and tuning for a UK PLC with revenues of over £500m.

RGS consultants were engaged to help a major UK PLC optimise and upgrade their business critical database which supports their entire operation across the USA and Canada.

The database is used by over 300 users 365 days a year and has a database size of 1/3 terabyte.

Services undertaken include:-

  • Database performance diagnostics
  • Database tuning and optimisation
  • Creating multi-threaded upgrade scripts
  • Hardware recommendations
  • Creating go-live documentation
  • Go-live support

2013

Red Group Solutions engaged on long-term worldwide application standardisation programme

RGS has been chosen to support a worldwide application standardisation for one of the world’s leading asset management businesses with over 10million media assets worldwide.

This work includes:-

  • Migrating 8 applications onto 1 in the UK
  • Implementing enhanced system wide security
  • Implementing print facilities across all locations
  • Rolling out the application in London, Paris, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Toronto and Hong Kong

Services used include:-

  • Project Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Testing
  • Software Development

Red Group Solutions designed and developed ecommerce shopping site launches in the UK

RGS's customer has launched the new RGS designed and developed ecommerce shopping website and receives excellent feedback:-

 

“I just wanted to say how fantastic I think the new functionality is! I have very easily built the site branding, .... it is so simple and creates a great effect”

 

“I just wanted to let you know that we have spoken to all the customers who have placed orders today and they all said how easy it was to use”

 

“Just one webinar and I can setup as many sites as I want in hardly any time at all. This has been brilliant for demonstrations and winning new business”.

 

2012

Red Group Solutions provides development resource, process improvement and project management to one of the UK's leading supply chain software companies

During 2012, RGS was engaged to assist a major UK supply chain software provider with the development of their new browser based distribution system.

RGS was also engaged at a strategic level to make improvements to the IT setup and processes. This included:-

  • Risk mitigation by shadowing business critical resource and capturing all undocumented processes.
  • Creating over 200 pages of training and induction documentation which allows new starters to become productive in 8 days.
  • Over 140 pages of detailed instructions covering server and application release processes.
  • Implementing Jira as an issue and development tracking system.
  • Implementing a new central knowledge base and the creation of 100+ pages of content.
  • Recruitment for new developers, QA and the implementation of a graduate recruitment scheme.


Red Group Solutions 20 years experience of operating in entrepreneurial companies helps secure the contract of a rapidly expanding property business with started in 2004 and is now has turnover exceeding £220m

Started in 2004 with over 14 acquisitions to date and a turnover exceeding £220m, the growing PLC business is now a household name and supplies residential property services including residential sales, surveying, letting, mortgage advice, asset and property management across the UK.

RGS now provides long term development and support services including :-

  • full support and development of their call centre system
  • in their new £2m call centre operation.
  • setting up multiple real-time feeds to a number of 3rd party marketing companies.

  • development of their lettings and property management systems
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Red Group Solutions supports UK Charity

Collaborating with the US team (Harvard University) and the UK team, RGS supports a social enterprise charity by developing a backend admin tool to populate multimedia content in the Cookie Bar’s iPhone app.

See Cookie Bar Social Enterprise Charity for more details on the charity.

Red Group Solutions designs, develops, and implements a new online shopping ecommerce web site

RGS conducted a strategic review on a company's online shopping product with a focus on :-

  • Improving sales
  • Updating the technology
  • Training and mentoring existing staff
  • Minimising on-going support and maintenance

As a result, RGS proposed and implemented a new web development framework which facilitated the development and project management of a new e-commerce shopping web site utilising the latest web technologies such as:-

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Responsive Web Design
  • JQuery
  • AJAX
  • JavaScript

2011

Red Group Solutions delivers business critical development projects for an international commercial equipment supply PLC business with revenue exceeding £225m

Throughout 2011, RGS have been providing development resources to a leading international commercial equipment supply PLC business with revenue exceeding £225m.

A key part of this success was the utilisation of our highly skilled and experienced resources and with just one weeks on-site training, the team was fully operational and delivered all projects either on time or ahead of schedule.

This engagement also meant that RGS was required to work with a mixture of both existing staff and other additional external staff maintaining clear communication of progress with the client throughout.

The success of the main project also led to the contract being extended to use proven RGS resources on further projects.

 

RGS logo Red Group Solutions designs new touch screen point of sale application

RGS is engaged to design a new iPad based point of sale system which connected seamlessly into the shops' back office systems. Key requirements includes:-

  • Touchscreen focussed rich UI
  • Multi Lingual
  • License Tracking
  • Optimised for Speed
  • Support for temporary loss of connectivity
  • Built in API's for
    • Credit Card Authorisation
    • 3rd Party Insurance
    • Web Cam
    • Chip and Pin

Red Group Solutions completes the due diligence for a top 5 utility company

A top 5 utility company in the water industry engaged RGS to complete the IT due diligence on a Financial Services company that they were looking to acquire. This consisted of on-site visits and the production of a report covering:-

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Communications
  • Documentation
  • People and Roles
  • Software Development Function
  • Deployment
  • Software Release
  • Performance and Stability
  • Backup Strategy
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Growth and Scalability
  • Licensing, Copyright and Trade Marks
  • Security and Compliance
  • Database Administration

As a result of the due diligence, the water company did successfully acquire the financial services business.

RGS logo Red Group Solutions acquires new Farnborough office

August 2011, RGS acquire new offices in Farnborough. Situated in a quiet part of the town is the historic Ferneberga House, which used to be Farnborough's town hall. The newly re-furbished office has become a comfortable place in a very short time making the employees of RGS very happy indeed. You can click here for directions.

Photograph of new RGS office Directions map

2010

Red Group Solutions further expands contract with financial software company

In early 2010, RGS's exceptional performance has given this Client the confidence to hand over full control of hardware infrastructure and Client facing roles.
Included in the services:

  • Well-tuned installations
  • Advice and assistance for customers with less IT experience
  • Visibility on the progress of projects
  • Trouble shooting for IT issues
  • Solutions to emergency situations

RGS's relationship with the Client continues to build due to the proven track record, and contracted flexibility .

By RGS supplying only high quality experienced staff, more tasks are completed with fewer resources. The Client has thus been able to increase the performance and service levels being provided to its customers, yet still ensure projects remain on time and on budget.

Progress Software a leading US NASDAQ listed software corporation subcontracts Red Group Solutions to suppliment their Professional Services Team

Technical Analysis and Proposals

RGS consultants represented Progress Software to propose a replacement messaging system for the logistics subsidiary of a £2.5bn FTSE100 company . The recommendation for the messaging system which was used for all communication between head office, delivery depots and drivers was signed-off by the client.

Performance Tuning and Optimisation

RGS database performance consultants were contracted to provide expert assistance for a large Progress partner which is part of a global £6bn FTSE100 business supplying information solutions.

One of the partner's major customers was experiencing performance issues following an upgrade of their server, operating system, application and software. The consultants successfully identified the issues and made recommendations which resolved the underlying performance issues

Other examples available on request

2009


RGS Logo Red Group Solutions create innovative website for car hire

Late 2009, a new fresh-look, uncluttered car hire website SimplyHireACar.co.uk is launched.

RGS were contracted to, and have delivered an innovative car hire website.

The clean uncluttered look and feel with accurate functionality provides a breath of fresh air to the car hire website world.

RGS provide on-going development, maintenance and support for the database and associated products.

Simply Hire A Car Logo



RGS Icon Red Group Solutions deliver interior furnishing website to the 21st century

2009, RGS contracted to completely redesign the website of a long established interior furnishing company.

RGS in partnership with PAW Design have created this website to the project budget, time frame, and with the exceptionally high standard expected by Cordery Build.

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Red Group Solutions provides consultancy to UK's leading online travel & leisure retailer

Late 2009, RGS delivers documentation for an upgrade path and time-line which would enable lastminute.com to upgrade the entire software platform for their Car Hire product. This covers a sizeable infrastructure used for selling car rental on lastminute.com (worldwide), Holiday Autos (worldwide) and Travelocity (Europe).

Mid 2009, RGS assists lastminute.com to improve the performance of one of their key products. The 48 point action plan, successfully facilitated an increase in traffic from their ‘business to business’ partners and improved the speed of the internal MIS reporting platform.

 



Red Group Solutions wins development contract for leading financial software company

Mid-2009, RGS is contracted by a market leading international software company in the financial sector to provide IT consultancy and management services.
Within the first few weeks of this contract RGS helps increase customer satisfaction dramatically for the Client company by:

  • Delivering more IT solutions and developments in 1 month when compared with any single month for the previous 2 years.
  • Reviewing and implementing improvements resulting in a 22 fold increase in performance.
  • Overhauling IT & Development processes resulting in the increased performance of existing development and support staff within the Client and its customers.


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