Bespoke software development in Preston

Coherent is an expert software development agency in the northwest of England. We develop for mobile, cloud and desktop. Accredited Xero Developer and certified to ISO9001 and ISO27001.


Certified Xero Developer and certified to ISO9001 and ISO27001


Can we work together?

Why work with us

  1. We are a stone’s throw from Preston. If you’d like to meet in person, we can come to you, discuss your ideas and provide a technical viewpoint.
  2. We have credentials. They include qualifications on paper and a great track record of delivering projects on time and on budget.
  3. We’ve worked with businesses and organisations in retail, finance, research and other sectors.

Case Study: The Food Foundation

We improved efficiency by changing the Food Foundation’s spreadsheet-based system to a CRM.

The Food Foundation is a nonprofit think tank based in London. They have broad and multifaceted goals relating to food supply and distribution in the UK including to influence policy-making to support sustainable food supply.

The Food Foundation approached us for help moving away from spreadsheets to a CRM, to better focus their marketing efforts.

We presented CRM options to them and handled their transition to it. This included writing simple software to more easily import their existing data into the CRM system. We also provided training on how to use the system.

Questions about bespoke software development?

Who will own the intellectual property?

You will – we provide the resources for the project to happen and everything that’s created in that time belongs to you. This will free you from expensive software licences.

Is there any tie-in?

No. Just as owning a house gives you more flexibility that renting it, owning your software means that you don’t have to rely on anyone else.

Can I add more features later?

Yes. In fact, most of our customers engage us to do so. During the initial project, we’ll typically set aside some “nice to haves” and you might discover more after you’ve started to use the system. You’ll be able to get in touch with us to add them on.

What should I expect?

After discussing your wants, we’ll send you our proposal. Our proposal will describe the costs and times needed for each item we discussed. You’ll divide them into items to include and items to leave out. We’ll create the system, involving you for feedback where possible and will hand over the software at the end. Find out more about our process.

Do you work with X?

Maybe! We’ve worked with far too much software to fit in this box and it’s absolutely worth getting in touch to find out if we can help. Find out more about the technology we use.

What about hosting?

If your software is a web application (so that it can be used from anywhere in a web browser), it will need hosting. We offer managed hosting (hosting with support) and can also provide the support element on its own. Many of our customers choose to host on Amazon Web Services and engage us for support.