Bespoke software that simply works, and works simply.

If an off the shelf product just doesn't suit your requirements, then we can help. Sometimes only a bespoke application will suffice.
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Bespoke Software Development

It's what we do.

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We are passionate about bespoke software development, with the ability to build pretty much anything you want. From basic database management systems, to volunteer management platforms, to business-critical, end-to-end workflow systems, we’ve made our name in creating bespoke software and web applications that fix real business issues and offer tangible benefit on a day-to-day basis.

We Shape, We Build

Crafted thinking that brings ideas to life.

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When we take on a bespoke software development project, we like to do things thoroughly. We start with understanding your organisation's goals, user needs and key project features. Our bespoke software development team then take into consideration your needs for the future, ensuring the software we develop is sustainable and able to evolve with your needs over time. Together we turn the brief into a bespoke software solution that is unique, scalable and results focused.

Quality Is Key

We’re committed to bespoke software development that works.

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Our quality centred approach to bespoke software development has helped us deliver a huge range of projects for organisations both big and small, locally and internationally. Quality assurance and usability testing is key, with our bespoke software development team ensuring all our solutions are intuitive, user-friendly and effective.

Who We've Done It For

A selection of clients we’ve worked with.

Intelligent Solutions Fit For Purpose

All the features you want, customised to your exact needs and wants.

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    CRMs & Databases

    Bespoke CRM and database solutions that help you understand your customers' behaviour, improve your ability to capture and convert leads, and enhance delivery, operations and customer service.

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    Volunteer Management

    Specifically tailored for an organisation or a specific event, we make it easy to recruit volunteers online, coordinate and manage volunteer opportunities, and communicate effectively with your volunteers.

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    Customised Reporting

    Customised real-time statistics, snapshot summaries, detailed historical trends and in-depth reporting on business metrics, enabling you to make informed and necessary decisions with speed.

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    Dashboards

    Tailored digital dashboards that plug straight into your business operations, giving you all the information you need at your fingertips in a way that’s easy to understand.

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    Fundraising

    Built for charities and not-for-profit organisations, Totally’s white-label, online fundraising software platform, Totally Giving, enables fundraisers to engage with their constituents and prospects without requiring them to leave their branded environment.

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    Intranets & Extranets

    Intranets and extranets that are intuitive in design and structure, providing an effective tool for transforming internal communication, as well as furthering engagement with key organisational audiences.

Who We've Done It For

A selection of clients we’ve worked with.

Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP

Expertise covering the breadth of the web.

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When it comes to technology and development, we’re platform neutral. The majority of our bespoke software development work is created using open source tools, with our developers comfortable using a number of technologies. For the more technically minded people, our bespoke software development team use Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (collectively known as LAMP) for the majority of our work. If you need help with something really obscure, don’t worry. We excel at mastering new technologies and recruit our staff for precisely this ability.

Content Management Framework

Creative freedom, powerful integration, ultimate flexibility.

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While traditional CMSs are good at managing content, many are cumbersome, most are uncompromising, and few actually meet the specific requirements of business problems. So we decided to build Pelorous!

Equal parts content management system and custom web application builder, Pelorous provides a highly flexible and powerful platform that moulds itself to any business need or requirement - allowing you to focus on usability, design, business logic and content, not on the tools that build them.

Systems Integration

Seamless business integration.

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    Payment Platforms

    PayPal

    Shopify

    SagePay

    WorldPay

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    Fundraising

    Blackbaud Raiser's Edge

    ThankQ

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    CRM & Membership Databases

    Salesforce

    Microsoft Dynamics

    Workbooks

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    Other Systems

    Youtube API

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    SAP Business One

    PS Financials

    IRIS

    Mailchimp

Who We've Done It For

A selection of clients we’ve worked with.

24/7 Support

Feel secure your software is in the right hands.

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Understanding that varying budgets define how much can be committed to a support agreement, we offer a flexible approach to software support relationships, allowing you to choose the level of support you require and turn that support up and down as required. The majority of our clients, however, choose our ‘all inclusive’ package that covers all elements of hosting, software support and maintenance at a set annual charge, taking away the risk of supporting your own software whilst also capping on-going costs.

Managed Servers & Backup Disaster Recovery

Dedicated, secure and reliable hosting.

Managed Servers & Backup Disaster Recovery

We utilise the 'cloud computing' services of Amazon EC2 which is the next generation of high-end, high-availability software and application virtual server hosting.

Also included within hosting are hot standby servers to cater for disaster / recovery situation as well as daily backups of all data held within the website and database application.

Who We've Done It For

A selection of clients we’ve worked with.

More About Totally Communications

With over a decade of experience, we create bespoke software, web design and search marketing solutions to help organisations achieve their goals and grow their brands.

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Who We Are

We’re a close-knit team of inspired professionals who love what we do. With over a decade of experience in bespoke software development, we’ve made our name in creating bespoke software that fix real business issues and offer tangible benefit on a day-to-day basis.

From basic member management systems to business-critical, end-to-end workflow applications, we help a diverse range of respected brands, charities and not-for-profits build powerful bespoke software applications that are intuitive, user-friendly, effective and improve business efficiencies.

Our bespoke software development team is exceedingly committed to the excellence of our work and to the quality of the relationships we build. Most of the bespoke software clients we started with are still with us. And that’s because we’re serious about our long-term commitment to them, and we share their goals.

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Talent. Experience. Results.

Client success is our success; and we have a rich track record of creating success for our clients.

We achieve this by listening closely to you. By understanding your bespoke software requirements and collaboratively planning, our bespoke software development team soon have a clear idea of where you should go and how we are going to help you get there.

So whether you're looking to improve business processes and workflows within your organisation or deliver a brand new service offering via bespoke software, our passion for big ideas, little details, and a better approach to bespoke software development can bring you an effective, perfectly-designed and developed bespoke solution that positions you above the competition.

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Agile Project Management

We understand no two software development projects are the same. For this reason, our bespoke software development team create a unique process for each client to ensure business objectives are met, success is achieved and users are happy.

We do this by following an ‘Agile’ development methodology, working in short instinctive sprints, validating our decisions along the way. This allows you to de-risk your software development project, reduce the cost and, critically, rapidly achieve a solution that meets your businesses requirements.

Each pixel refined, every line of code considered, it requires a keen intuition to follow this software development methodology, and is something our bespoke software development team proudly embrace.

We were looking for a sophisticated technology partner that could work with complex data management requirements, deliver excellent design, and have a solid understanding of our clients’ markets. Such partners are a rare breed. So we were delighted to find Totally Communications!

Suzanne Barry
Director, Lepidus

Interested in working with us?

If you have a new business inquiry, an idea to talk through, or simply a project you think we will work well together on, we'd love to hear from you.

Phone us on 020 3199 5260
Email us at hello@totallycommunications.com

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