Initial Spark™ is a software consultancy based in Leeds that is passionate about delivering technology solutions that effectively solve business problems. The company was formed by two software engineers with a common vision of 'getting the basics right' by delivering robust software on-time and on-budget.
We believe that all systems in existence began with an 'initial spark' where an idea was born with a distinct intention to solve a business problem, achieve improved ROI as well as implementing a more profitable way of working. This concept underpins our culture of harnessing ideas and proactively seeking efficient ways of working in order to consistently deliver high levels of service and to ensure client satisfaction.
What Makes Us Different
We are honest and customer focused as we always prioritise client needs. We place great importance on listening to our clients and advising rather than dictating.
We take great satisfaction in keeping up-to-date with the latest technologies so we can pass on the benefits of any improved ways of working to our clients.
Our substantial project experience enables us to deliver flexible, robust and scalable solutions that maximise potential ROI.
Simple & Transparent
Software projects can often be seen as complex and challenging to understand.
We believe client communication is critical to project success. Therefore, we explain solutions using layman's terms so that our clients are able to clearly understand and visualise a proposed way of working.
Open communication and clear documentation is used so that clients are aware of the different project stages.
Your Technology Partners
At Initial Spark™ we are keen to build long term partnerships with our clients with a view to becoming a software development/consultancy resource that can be relied upon and utilised for future projects.
We take the time to understand our client’s business models in order to be able to suggest the most appropriate solution.
We believe in a consultative approach and are happy to collaborate with our clients, sharing our expertise and providing guidance where necessary.
Here at Initial Spark™ we have established our own 'tried and tested' software development process based on our diverse project experience. The process has been refined on a continual basis so that projects are always delivered on time and within budget.
We place great importance on understanding your requirements in order to formulate a 'best-fit' solution for your project.
During the planning stage questions are asked in order to understand your vision, target audience and project objectives. In addition, any potential issues with the project can be identified and addressed accordingly.
Initially, wireframes and prototyping are used to visualise the user experience and match your vision with the end product.
The development stage involves the coding and testing of your project. An agile approach is used to divide the build into iterations so that you are able to see the system evolve as it is developed, enabling you to provide feedback at regular intervals.
The system is then deployed to a testing environment where we test functionality, tweak performance and allow you to carry out your own end-user testing.
Once the implementation is complete, we can provide any necessary hosting or support you with the deployment if you are self-hosting the project.
When your project is 'live' we provide on-going support and maintenance. If your requirements change in the future we are happy to discuss evolving your solution.