At Future Processing we believe that by optimising and enhancing data and how it is used, any organisation can work better than ever before.
Contact us and let our team of experts help you identify, fix and prevent data performance issues that may inhibit your company’s future.
Optimised business processes
A database that is slow and has an unintuitive user interface can affect the performance of your whole business.That is why companies seeking to out-perform the competition need to optimise their data storage, so as to attain greater operational agility and accessibility in the data usage. We believe that by optimising their databases any organisation can work better than ever before.
We can enhance your usage of software and IT equipment, speed up the processes within your organisation and bring about improved business outcomes.
Improved systems performance
Poor performance of IT systems can have a serious and negative impact on the operation of the entire organisation. Slow systems or delays put businesses at risk of lost income, increased operational costs or both.
Future Processing can fine tune your organisation’s data access so the systems used by your employees will work faster and handle more transactions; meaning more efficiency, less cost and greater profitability.
Improved data integration
In today’s world access to entire, accurate and up to date information in real-time is essential. Without it customer opportunities can be lost, business processes operate less efficiently and profitability suffers.
Future Processing has worked on several client projects to integrate databases and provide access to automatically synchronised and complete data.
The results for these customers have been massive savings on the time taken in the planning process, huge reductions in production downtime, longer access to systems that enable increased trading hours and an improved client experience and contact. In short, database performance tuning has a positive impact on profitability and revenue and at the same time mitigates operational costs.
Better quality of data
Over time databases will tend to accumulate inaccuracies and duplications reducing their integrity and effectiveness as a reliable source of information. After our database audits and implementations of personalized solutions, Clients have observed a 40% reduction in duplicated data whilst experiencing a significant increase in the quality of reports.
Having access to accurate, up-to-date data reduces uncertainty. It gives management confidence to make informed decisions based on relevant information that will benefit the business.
Peace of mind
Rapid data growth, with the accompanying prospect of changes to improve server configurations or infrastructure, can be disruptive to the business processes of the whole organisation. This may lead to expensive migration projects and, in a worse case, limit access to key systems while this work goes on.
Database analysis and administration will significantly reduce the chances of that happening, providing peace of mind and a less stressful work environment.
We believe that every Client is different. That is why, when working with any database, we always take the ‘specific problem-specific solution’ approach.
We always take a holistic view of the entire database, delivering information on its least efficient areas and suggesting changes to improve performance.
With our database consulting services, you will be able to increase efficiency, identify and fix actual bottlenecks and, last but not least, prevent them from happening in the future.
Recognised by industry
Being a member of the National Outsourcing Association (NOA) gives us access to the latest industry standards that can help carry your business forward. We have also been chosen as the NOA finalist in the Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year category.
We’ve won numerous awards, including the Ruban d’Honneur presented by the European Business Awards and a Forbes Diamonds Award.
We also ranked 23rd in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 fastest growing Central European companies in 2014.
Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
We’ve been a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner since 2007 and we are required to constantly develop our skillset which ensures that we have an exceptionally high level of expertise that is invaluable if your project uses Microsoft solutions. We boast an impressive list of certifications, in Microsoft technologies and beyond.
Teams of experienced software engineers at every stage of development
We provide you with access to experts in many fields (Security, Automation, Performance, UX, Graphic Design, etc.) who make sure that our end products are built according to industry best practice. As a result, most of our Clients come back to us time and time again.
Iterative development approach
Our practical experience has shown that an iterative approach as recommended by Agile methodologies is the one that works best, and that helps most towards generating optimal business value for our Clients. We provide experienced Scrum Masters who are eager to get the best out of their teams.
Choosing Poland for software development outsourcing provides obvious budget benefits. What’s more, Poland is in the same time zone as most Western European countries and is only an hour ahead of the UK.
Poland is also noted for its educational focus on IT skills and, as a consequence, now offers a large pool of programming and systems development talent.
To present our range of expertise we have selected diverse examples of case studies.
A client from the retail industry
The Client was an agent selling energy solutions. Its core business has been focused on sales and IT has not been apriority for the company, yet data about their clients was crucial for further development of the business.
The Client’s data was organised in a bespoke CRM database of 200GB with growth rate of around 4GB per month. The database was close to becoming inoperative due to technical issues and limitations, some of which were the following:
- 4,000 timeouts per month on the database
- A crucial process of importing new price lists took up to 8 hours to complete
- Average response time for critical business search functionality was up to 10s
- Backup process taking up to a few hours
Future Processing had provided a Database Administrator / Consultant and after a couple of months, working on the Live database, we introduced a lot of improvements resulting in, but not limited to:
- Eliminating the timeouts completely
- Crucial processes execution dropped from hours to a couple of minutes
- Average database response time about 100ms
- Backup strategy changed from full to hybrid (full + incremental)
- Reduced deployment process time for major application
- On-line reporting – implementation of incremental data warehouse load, using transactional replication and change-tracking functionality
We had also implemented Key Performance Indicators as well as Early Warning Indicators, thus, currently, the overall health of the database infrastructure is monitored automatically and seamlessly.
A client from the tourism industry
The Client was a tour operator in the tourism industry.
During a course of years, the company has gathered an enormous amount of data about their clients. The data was organised in multiple databases, but lacking a reporting solution.
Future Processing was involved as a consultant to design the reporting solution. We have been asked to choose the best tool available on the market. Taking into consideration our Client’s needs, the cost of the tool and the cost of implementation as well as having evaluated a few tools, we proposed Microsoft Reporting Services. We also implemented the first dozens of reports.
The outcome allowed us to gain behavioural information of our Client’s cruises, so they had started to tailor their offer based on different criteria that came from the aggregated data and reports.
All of the above was accomplished within 3 months.
Implementation of our solutions has seen our Clients achieving the following benefits:
Reducing the time necessary for planning process in the ERP system by 90%
Together with your people, your data is your most important company asset. And in the same way that the quality of your staff is vital to the future of your business, the management of your data and optimising its use within your organisation fundamentally impacts your efficiency, competitiveness, profitability and future.
But are you as attentive with your data as you are your staff? Do you conduct regular data reviews, ensure that data usage is optimised within your work processes and that access is efficient and secure?