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Who we are

Our services enable change to improve society's health, wealth and safety

We're a 170 strong team of subject matter experts, focused on delivering improved outcomes across digital infrastructure, digital experience, operations and outsourced services.

Trusted by some of the UK's largest and most complex organisations, we simplify complexity and seek to make a positive difference.

170+

industry experts

£35m+

annual turnover

73.8

NPS score

Our agency

Celebrated, tested and trusted

Awards

Obviously, we can’t help but be proud when the positive differences we’ve made get a big thumbs-up from our peers. Find out more about our awards

Certifications

These aren’t just tick-box exercises for us. They shape how we work and act at all times.

Procurement Frameworks

Work with CDS with confidence using any one of a number of procurement frameworks for the public sector, utilities, education, NHS and the third sector. Discuss the best procurement route for your requirement.

Careers

The work we do matters. Can we count you in? Read more about our career opportunities here

Our process

Learn

Change is the only constant, so here we really listen, to understand the context of your change. We look at it from all angles to ensure nothing is missed so that we can make smart (intelligent) recommendations. The right answers often start with empathy.

Define

We make sense of what we’ve learnt to define the solutions and architectures required to solve the problems identified, grounded in real understanding. Our recommendations are pragmatic, intelligent, scalable, and sustainable, with a 360-degree view. The big ideas and their solutions must make things better for everyone.
 
There’s real benefit in the outcomes of this stage too, if you’re not ready to progress to implementation (it happens!) You’ll take away a new view, a roadmap, and a suite of artifacts to support whatever turns out to be the next step of your change journey.

Implement

No matter if the change is huge or tiny in scale, nor whether we deploy our ideas online or offline, we will deliver exactly what is needed - smoothly and with no sleepless nights for anyone. You’ll be right at the heart of decision making, in lockstep with us so that you and your team are both empowered and aligned.
 
And while we have an established partner ecosystem to call on, we’re free to recommend the approach and solution that is right for you. We’re laser focused on outcomes and making a positive difference.

Optimise

Not every change has a ‘Big Bang’ moment, change can often be incremental, so visualisation and optimisation are key tools to ensure that we’re constantly returning the outcomes and results that make a positive difference to you, your end users, and your teams.

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Our clients

A selection of companies we work with

Bank of England logo
Frist Direct logo
NHS logo
British Army logo
Wesleyan logo
Transport for London logo
British Business Bank logo
Metropolitan Police logo
Social Work England logo
National Rail logo
Planning Inspectorate logo
Asda logo
Middlesex University London logo
EE logo
Microsoft logo
Insight Investment logo
Morrisons logo
Coca-Cola logo

Our partners

Here at CDS, we have the pleasure of working with brilliant partners including several Gartner Magic Quadrant leaders. Together we have delivered game-changing, even life-changing, results.

As proud as we are of our network of partners, it's important to note we are technology agnostic. We will always recommend the solution we believe is best for you. We are constantly researching and evaluating the latest technology.

Appian

Application development – a revolution in digital transformation

Appian delivers capabilities enterprises need to achieve true digital transformation in a unified low-code automation platform. The platform makes it 20x faster to develop and build applications to solve complex business problems.

CDS is a trusted Appian partner with a highly skilled team of consultants, developers and designers creating innovative Business Process Management (BPM) and transformation projects.

With Appian, we can deliver the speed of enterprise low-code development together with the power of industry-leading intelligent automation. Appian combines business process management, artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, data and integrations into intelligent automation.

CDS’ experience includes using Appian’s low code platform to digitally transform regulatory body, Social Work England, and build a solution that could serve as the exemplar for all regulatory bodies.

MicroStrategy

Powerful business intelligence software

MicroStrategy provides powerful software solutions and expert services that empower every individual with actionable intelligence.

Together with MicroStrategy our mission is to make every enterprise a more intelligent enterprise.

CDS is a fully-certified MicroStrategy partner, licensed re-seller and business intelligence consultant. With over 10 years of in-house experience in delivering MicroStrategy, we are the ideal partner for any BI project.

Optimizley

Empowering customer engagement

At the heart of the digital experience ecosystem, Optimizely is the ideal choice for digital leaders who want to drive digital transformation in their organisation and deliver standout experiences for customers – everywhere they choose to engage.

Optimzely is a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management (WCM).

CDS are one of only a handful of ISO 20000 certified Episerver Premium Solution Partners. Our experienced web development team have delivered ground-breaking projects, including using Optimizely to build SOH the single digital platform for all UK policing.

Panintelligence

BI, analytics, and reporting

Data is an integral part of communication; without it, siloed teams can often spend time producing their own reports, which don’t always tally and align with other teams’ data.

Panintelligence is a central dashboard which connects directly to other software – whether that’s your core product or third-party systems – to create one true source, where everyone in an organisation who needs access to data can easily gain it.

CDS has partnered with Panintelligence to enable us to provide its market-leading software. The Panintelligence software suite is comprised of three modules: the central dashboard, a report builder and scheduler, and the predictive analytics module.

Umbraco

Powerful Open Source CMS

Umbraco is a free-to-use Open Source CMS, which powers more than half a million websites online.

Projects come in different shapes and sizes, with different needs and requirements; that's why Umbraco’s CMS is kept neat and open. Content should be easy, simple and friendly to create and edit.

CDS is a trusted Umbraco Gold Partner, and our 170-strong team of multi-award-winning experts is ready to deliver the most complex Umbraco projects successfully.

We used Umbraco CMS to build the Social Work England website.