20 Business Excellence Awards 2020

Scott Logic – Designing software that transforms the performance of world’s biggest and most demanding organizations


Software design is the process of setting a foundation for constructing your software structure code. This makes it the most important aspect of software development, yet there are many corner sights to it, which may give reasonable answers to the importance of software design. As software design is performed by creating modules, it makes the task easier to maintain. Tasks like finding bugs, debugging, restructuring, and changing the functionality of specific software application elements become quite easy due to software design. A good software design gives you the privilege of changing the appearance, functionality, etc., of the software by working on a specific module. For example, if you have already completed the creation of a software application, you need a change in its interface. You can make changes in the module related to the interface; you need not mess up with any other module. This is how software design helps in the maintenance of your software application.

Scott Logic is one such firm that develops and designs software using modern technologies to revolutionize the organizations. Whatever support you need, research and exploration will form the foundation of its delivery, since problems can only be solved effectively once they are understood. From here, the firm will collaborate with your team either through short design and build cycles that maintain business focus or through consultancy projects to deliver pragmatic advice on areas that matter most to your organization, whether that's data management, software testing, or more comprehensive technology processes.

Transforming software organizations with its innovative solutions and services

Architecture and technical strategy

Effective software architecture can be integral to the success of your business. It should fulfill the needs of its users and work seamlessly with existing IT systems and processes. It should be designed for today's tasks and anticipate and enable your organization's needs in the future. Even a small amount of advice from consultants can lead to significant benefits. Scott Logic can help you identify and integrate new technologies and help your staff close their own skills gaps. The firm has extensive experience in designing and building large-scale enterprise systems. They suggest tools and technologies that are tried and tested and can demonstrate that they work.

UX design

Creating the perfect user experience means appropriately marrying your business goals with your users' needs and desires. Everything the firm does around user experience design stems from a thorough understanding of both sides of that relationship. Its pragmatic, collaborative approach to design empowers stakeholders, users, and developers alike and aims to deliver a meaningful end-product with minimal waste by focusing on business value. Short, iterative cycles create frequent and natural checkpoints that allow for quick and inexpensive changes in direction or focus, resulting in more informed and effective projects. Customers' expectations of services are only ever-increasing, meaning digital innovation is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Scott Logic develops experiences that shift customers' interactions from tedious obligation to genuine engagement.

Bespoke software development

As your business grows and diversifies, you need your software to meet challenges and deliver new opportunities. All too often, the creation of effective software can be restricted by available staffing and resources, lack of technology expertise, and unclear project aims. This challenge is particularly relevant given the introduction of IR35 regulations in the private sector. Scott Logic has tackled complex, business-critical problems for some of the world's largest institutions across various industries, including financial services, government, energy trading, and sports betting. You can influence the direction of the project as it happens, and scale the number of team members up and down as required. The firm adopts a process of agile, iterative testing, and delivery that keeps you in the loop.

The mastermind behind the success Scott Logic

Gary Scott is the Managing Director of Scott Logic. He set up Scott Logic to build bespoke software for the world's largest and most complex businesses. Mr. Gary has an overall experience of 17 years in the field of global finance. Fuelled by his vision and direction, Scott Logic has grown to include offices in Edinburgh, Bristol, and London. He holds an MSc in Parallel Computing and is an expert in software development for financial institutions.

"At our core, we are pragmatists who enjoy delivering the right technology solutions to solve more complex challenges."