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Bluefruit Software has delivered embedded software for 100s of products over the past 20 years.

We know every project is different.

A successful project is a balance between technical requirements, potential compliance obligations, business needs, financial pressures, and team dynamics. We find this is best met by taking a bespoke approach to every brief. Our team take the time to not only listen to your requirements but to explore them in depth together. This results in a detailed assessment of your software needs and a proposal that focuses on providing you value as early as possible, no matter where you are at in your project lifecycle.

Are you starting a new software project? Or are you looking to update an existing product?

Let us get to know you and give you a meaningful project proposal.

As a Lean-Agile company that believes in transparency, we don’t believe in creating overly simplified fixed-price project quotes. We’ve seen the damage they can create to projects and know that most initial quotes are wrong within the first few weeks of the project due to a lack of detail. 

We like to do things a little bit differently, trying to give you value even at this early stage. We will work closely with you to create an initial assessment of the project, building up a detailed understanding of your requirements and identifying any key risks and opportunities. To provide you with this assessment, we like to work with you to review your software needs in as much detail as possible. This involves a few meetings with our embedded engineering team to explore: 

  • The key skills mix are you looking for from our team 
  • Your software requirements 
  • Your current project scope 
  • Any quality and compliance requirements 
  • Any security requirements 
  • Your internal team mix and skills 
  • Your internal processes and any process requirements 
  • Your current plan for any hardware and manufacturing 
  • Your timelines, budgets, and any other business pressures such as funding phases or product demo needs 

Together we will form a plan of how we will deliver your project, assigning you a high performing team built around your needs. This will result in a detailed proposal with a final cost range and confidence score. 

All of this is done at no cost to you. 

Book in an Assessment Session with our Embedded Software Team

If you still have questions and would rather speak with us directly please drop us an email at [email protected] or call us on +44 (0) 808 18 000 55.

If you're looking to update or modify an existing product, we may want to dig a bit deeper.

If you have an existing product that you are looking to update or add new features to, we suggest a software quality assessment, in the form of a Bluefruit Software Illumination Report. For this, we will ask for access to your source code and a few other details so we can provide you with an initial review of your current situation.

The report will help us to identify how complex it will be to work in your existing code base and will help improve our estimates for the project. We will also try to identify any major project risk or the impact of things like technical debt.

Every Illumination Report is created by an experienced software engineer based on your project needs. Depending on your requirements, reports may include:

  • A code review
  • Technical debt review
  • Checks for test coverage and quality
  • Technical readiness assessment for any new features or functions
  • Reviews of software plan and Verification and Validation plan (for projects in compliance-focused industries)
  • An initial, high-level compliance review
  • Architecture review
  • Cybersecurity check

The outcome is a written Bluefruit Software Illumination Report. Our team will go through this report with you in person in a follow-up session, giving you a chance to ask any questions about what we’ve found. From there we can have a practical conversation about what your project looks like and the time and costs associated.

Book in an Illumination Report with our team

We provide an initial high-level report for free. If you need a detailed gap analysis of your current situation or are looking for specific recommended actions or a software strategy, we would be happy to put together a consulting project for you to provide a more in-depth report or project plan.

If you still have questions and would rather speak with us directly please drop us an email at [email protected] or call us on +44 (0) 808 18 000 55.

❝ With years of working together, we regard Bluefruit as a valued extension of our internal product development team. ❞

Lee Underwood, ELGA LabWater

❝ Bluefruit provide a professional, innovative and technical team in a very friendly environment. They display a culture of continuous improvement in everything they do for us, this and their positive approach to every challenge makes them a great partner to work with. ❞

Nancy Ashburn, Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group

❝ Paul and his team have worked with us on a number of projects and bring an extra dimension to software product development in terms of their commitment and technical expertise. ❞