Our Solution
All about you and your business
Our journey with a new client commences by us arranging to visit you at your premises. We will invest our time to understand what systems you have in operation. Where are all the datapools? What types of data and applications support your business and its processes? Is there duplication, inaccuracies, bottlenecks or missing elements? Our initial meeting with you will typically last about 3 hours and at its conclusion we will expect to have a full picture of how your IT supports your business processes. We will then assess how Datapool can help make you money, save you money and give you greater visibility and control over the data that drives your business. We then arrange a follow up meeting with you for a no obligation discussion on how we might be able to help you move forward.
Fusion - Our technology platform
Fusion is a Java based development toolset built upon interchangeable, open source frameworks.
Fusion is constantly growing as our client base grows and extends the areas of data management which we seek to support.
Fusion comprises over 300,000 lines of code, a single open source SQL database with over 300 tables, over 400 user selectable application pages and over 500 user selectable system processes. Fusion alone will not solve a problem. A Datapool solution comprises Master Data Management (MDM) enabled through our Fusion software and served to our customers in the form of a hosted cloud based suite of applications. Datapool works seamlessly alongside existing software applications a client wishes to retain.
Agile software development principles
OCG Software employs Agile Software Development methodologies.
The manifesto for Agile Software Development is based upon twelve principles.
1 Customer satisfaction by early and continuous delivery of valuable software
2 Welcome changing requirements, even in late development
3 Working software is delivered frequently (weeks rather than months)
4 Close, daily cooperation between business people and developers
5 Projects are built around motivated individuals, who should be trusted
6 Face-to-face conversation is the best form of communication (co-location)
7 Working software is the principal measure of progress
8 Sustainable development, able to maintain a constant pace
9 Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design
10 Simplicity - the art of maximizing the amount of work not done - is essential
11 Best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams
12 Regularly, the team reflects on how to become more effective, and adjusts accordingly
Pricing Structure
Like many cloud applications Datapool is priced as a simple monthly subscription service. You do not need to “buy” the software or any hardware to run it. Your Datapool solution is made available to you and your stakeholders via a PDA such as a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone and any common web browser such as Google Chrome, Safari or Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Our pricing is designed to make your entry point as inexpensive as possible and to give you a fixed monthly cost irrespective of development demand or peaks of activity.
There are 4 elements that make up your single monthly charge, these are:-
SoftwareThe provision of Datapool and any of the 500+ application processes you wish to use plus any you wish us to develop for you.
Hosting24 hour system availability via the cloud that will stretch to accommodate your system requirements as you grow and change.
MaintenanceSoftware updates, bug fixes and new releases which are typically uploaded to the system automatically each week.
SupportAccess to a helpline for advice and system support. Our helpline is constantly manned to support you and your staff.
Our entry level pricing starts at £500+ VAT per month and is usually set at a level commensurate with the value that Datapool will deliver for your business and the level of service that you require.
Service Level Contracts tend to be of a 12 month rolling duration with a three month cancellation clause to protect both party’s interests. We would never seek to lock you into a Datapool Solution and it is as easy to leave the programme as it is to join should you decide on an alternative route forward in the future. All data in Datapool can be exported at any time, in any common format such as Microsoft Excel, XML, pdf or SQL.
Our Datapool Solution
Datapool comprises a series of applications that operate seamlessly together, within a master data architecture. Contact us if you would like to know more about how these are delivered and how they could save your company valuable time and money.
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Data held within your dedicated Datapool is under your exclusive ownership at all times and is highly secure to your organisation only. Data is never shared with or accessible from any other organisation. Upon termination of a service contract, all data is returned safely to a client, in its entirety.
OCG Software operates an ISO 27001 compliant ISMS system for complete data security and GDPR compliance.