Software Development

Web, mobile and enterprise applications – agile custom software developers.

Tier 2 Consulting is a highly respected team of custom software developers creating standards-based web, mobile and enterprise applications. We use a variety of tools, languages and leading development frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate, and responsive UI techniques based on HTML5 / CSS3. The standards-based nature of our application development helps ensure compatibility – whether running on Red Hat® JBoss® Middleware technologies – or any other Java EE compliant platform.

Tier 2 Consulting uses Scrum Agile Methodologies Working closely with business and IT stakeholders we employ an iterative approach to software delivery, which greatly increases productivity and improves overall software quality.

By combining excellent technical expertise with agile working, Tier 2 assists clients from a wide range of business sectors to deliver high-quality, robust custom web applications – including mobile apps, dealership management systems, patient record portals, secure broker platforms and document management solutions.

In October 2016 we had an idea that we should build a system that would revolutionise the way we work, and hopefully drive significant change within our industry. Looking back, to define that, build that and deliver a significant part of that, in seven months, is an extraordinary achievement by anyone’s standards. The creation of the TradEd platform is the culmination of clear vision, strategic direction being actioned and great team work with Tier 2 Consulting.

Jonathan Prinn
, Group Head of Broking, Ed Broking LLP

Tier 2 Consulting have created mobile applications that deliver operational efficiencies, build trust and leverage our data intelligence to the benefit of all parties. These apps are a perfect example of how we continually strive to do “property, properly”™.

Ben Greco, Managing Director, Move With Us

Success Stories:

iOS Mobile Applications for the Property Market

Move With Us wanted to ‘externalise’ their data to create iOS tablet-based sales support applications for their primary sales channels – firstly their network of independent estate agents and secondly their house building partners running on-site marketing offices. Two apps are now in commercial use – MarketApp and iPX – developed using standards-based web / mobile development technologies and best practices.

Technologies used

  • HTML5 & AngularJS framework
  • Apache Cordova platform
  • Azure Cloud services Azure SQL and App services for Tomcat & IIS
  • Azure Blobstore.
  • Spring Framework
  • Rest web-services

Web-based Dealer Database – Automotive Manufacturer

Tier 2 designed and developed a Dealer Database to consolidate information on dealerships, their franchises, locations, staff and contacts, into a central system, replacing the current Excel spreadsheets. A key component of the system was the ability to record and display Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), as well as controlling the workflow of dealer creation and termination.

Technologies used

  • Red Hat® JBoss® EAP v6, MS SQL Server 2012, Spring, SOAP and REST web-services, Hibernate, jQuery
  • MS SQL Server 2012
  • Spring
  • SOAP and REST web-services
  • Hibernate
  • jQuery

Patient Records System – Dutch Healthcare Provider

Tier 2 developed the user interface and the sophisticated security permissioning needed to handle personal patient data. The application automates the creation and management of a patient’s records and includes a number of useful features such as the intake interview, care plans, activity reports, progress reports, test results, videos and other information that is critical for effective patient care.

Technologies used

  • Java EE / Spring / Hibernate
  • Tomcat
  • Exari Document Assembly Engine
  • Alfresco

Interactive ‘Game’ – Higher Education (Dental)

The project required the development of an interactive “game” for students to assess their knowledge of Dental Public Health. The game requires students to submit an “action plan” by selecting the most appropriate interventions (e.g. “oral health promotion in schools”, “sweets off the till campaign”) from an interactive map of Dahlgren and Whitehead’s “Social Determinants of Health”.Students have a limited number of attempts to submit a perfect plan, which is marked according to a configurable scoring matrix.The application also provides a pre- and post-game questionnaire, links to instructional videos and evidentiary material that can be reviewed while the game is in progress. 2 versions of the game have been produced: an English-language version used at King’s College London, and a Thai-languauge version used at Mahidol University in Thailand.

Technologies used

  • Spring / Hibernate
  • Tomcat
  • MySQL
  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • Javascript
  • JSON

Virtual Learning Environment – Kings College London

Design and development of a suite of applications for IVIDENT (international virtual dental school) providing a range of academic maintenance, planning and data processing functions, such as: Timetabling, Double-Blind Marking and Electives management.

Technologies used

  • Red Hat® JBoss® EAP
  • Web Services (JAX-B; JAX-WS)
  • JSF/Seam / RichFaces / Ajax4JSF
  • jBPM
  • Quartz
  • Hibernate
  • MySQL

Legal Guidance & Online Document Drafting

Tier 2 developed the SimplifytheLaw web solution by combining an Enterprise Content Management system (Alfresco) with the Exari Document Assembly solution, using advanced java and web development skills. The result is an easy to use, integrated web-based software system which allows detailed legal documents to be completed online, easily and effectively for the first time.

Technologies used

  • Java EE / Spring / Hibernate
  • Tomcat
  • Exari Document Assembly Engine
  • Alfresco

Coverholder Compliance eLearning – Lloyd’s of London

Tier 2, working closely with Exari, developed web-based eLearning modules to step Coverholders through a 30 minute educational program to set out and test their knowledge and obligations in respect of the prevention of money laundering, sanctions and bribery and the reporting of suspicious transactions when conducting business on behalf of Lloyd’s syndicates. Once the tests are successfully completed the user receives a Certificate that proves they have completed the course.The modules have been translated into French, German, Italian and Spanish and have each been run by over 22,000 individuals at Coverholders, Brokers and Lloyd’s themselves.

Technologies used

  • Java EE / Spring / Hibernate
  • Tomcat
  • Exari Document Assembly Engine
  • MySQL

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BESPOKE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE INSURANCE MARKET

Tier 2 Consulting have proven expertise in bespoke application development, using scalable & secure technology platforms. Lloyd’s of London chose us to create the SmartForms ‘proof of concept’ – a platform to capture data and create an MRC (Market Reform Contract).

WHO WE WORK WITH

Crown Commercial Service Supplier

Established in 2002, the quality of our work is evidenced by the stature of our long-standing clients, which include The Scouts Association, King’s College London, Suzuki GB, Simplify Group, Motability Operations Ltd, EDMI, Wolseley UK and Alphabet GB (BMW).

Tier 2 provides custom application development for web, mobile and enterprise integrations to clients across a range of industry sectors. We have particular expertise in the compliant driven worlds of finance and pharmaceuticals, where our regulatory knowledge adds significant value to the project teams we work with in these environments.

Tier 2 now offers Cloud Software Support and technical services around the Red Hat OpenShift Container Management Platform (PaaS) on the G-Cloud 9 procurement portal.

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Last month we issued a couple of day passes to colleagues from the technical team, to attend a Red Hat training course on Red Hat 3Scale API Management, Red Hat’s API management offering. This post is penned by Tier 2 Middleware Consultant David Norris, who rounds up his findings with a balanced scorecard approach. Fresh […]

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1st June 2016 - Developing Custom Software in a Regulated Environment

21 CFR Part 11 / Computer System Validation Tier 2 has significant experience of implementing systems to comply with the FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11, of which Computer System Validation (CSV) is one key part.  ‘Computer System Validation’, in summary is the documented process of ensuring that a system does what it is designed to […]

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25th January 2016 - Tier 2 showcased in latest IDC Partner Spotlight

  Today sees the publication of a specially commissioned Partner Spotlight (sponsored by Red Hat) looking at Innovative Approaches to Partner Transformation. The new Red Hat sponsored spotlight highlights the innovative approach taken by Tier 2 Consulting in a revolutionary Partner-to-Partner (P2P) initiative, where complementing skills from three separate Red Hat partners are blended across […]

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7th December 2015 - Helping Lloyd’s of London with its compliance procedures.

Managing financial crime risk is an important compliance consideration for an insurer, particularly when delegating its underwriting authority.  Within the Lloyd’s Market those entities delegated authority by managing agents are known as Coverholders and are required to understand the anti-financial crime obligations that apply to them and those on behalf of whom they underwrite; and […]

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